Fireworks are probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Thanksgiving. In the Smoky Mountains, however, pyrotechnics are a Turkey Day tradition! Since opening in 2010, the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee has celebrated the holiday season with a spectacular fireworks display. Read on for all the details about this unique Thanksgiving event in Pigeon Forge.
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Where and When
America’s only Thanksgiving fireworks show will kick off at 7 p.m. on November 27, 2014. All of the fun will be at the Titanic Museum Attraction, located at 2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.
What to Expect
The Titanic Museum’s fireworks are meant to honor the more than 2,000 passengers and crew who sailed on the RMS
Titanic. John Joslyn, the co-owner of the Titanic Museum, explains that the fireworks are a way to “usher in a Christmas season of hope and promise for us all”.
It’s hard not to feel the holiday spirit when watching this incredible pyrotechnic display. As the largest fireworks show on the Parkway, this impressive event always attracts lots of visitors and locals alike. Guests can expect to see the Smoky Mountain sky light up with a festive mix of colors and designs.
The amazing fireworks will be accompanied by another Titanic Musuem tradition: falling snow. A snow making machine hidden in the ships’ bow will produce a gentle shower of fresh powder. Be on the look out for Santa Claus, because Old Saint Nick is know to drop by for the Titanic’s celebration!
Holiday Season at The Titanic
Holiday fun at the Titanic Museum isn’t just confined to Thanksgiving night. Throughout November and December, the museum will be decorated for the season. From port to starboard, the ship will be covered in authentic 1912 Christmas decorations. The Grand Staircase will be a focal point for the holiday cheer, as it will be lined with dazzling lights and flanked by Christmas trees.
According to Titanic Museum co-owner John Joslyn, “Especially during the holidays, we remember and honor the men,
women, and particularly children who sailed on the Titanic. At this special time, our guests truly experience what it was like onboard the ship in 1912, and how it might have looked on a Christmas voyage 102 years ago”.
Visit the Titanic Museum official website for more information about this great attraction: www.titanicpigeonforge.com
Where to Stay
When you stay at Park Side, you’ll be minutes away from the Titanic Museum’s Thanksgiving event in Pigeon Forge! Our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals have everything you need for an incredible holiday getaway, including fully furnished kitchens, wood burning fireplaces, flat screen televisions, bubbly Jacuzzi tubs, and spectacular mountain views. Whether you’re planning a trip with your immediate family, or a family reunion, Park Side has the perfect accommodations for your party.
To start planning your vacation in East Tennessee, give our friendly staff a call today. We can’t wait to help you pick out your dream cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains!