7 Things To Do This November

As the holidays begin, tourists will make their way to The Great Smoky Mountains looking for events, things to do, and more. Visitors love the fall colors, shopping, and fun events that take place in Pigeon Forge. We’ve compiled a list of events and things to do all November long for you and your family! So pack the car, and head to The Smokies for a Fall family getaway! 

Titanic Thanksgiving Fireworks Celebration 

The Titanic Museum Attraction has so much to offer all month long!  Come out for this year’s fireworks spectacular featuring singer, actor Caitlin Mesiano outside the Titanic ship. The festivities begin November 28th at 7:00 PM. Not only can you experience all the excitement outside, but there will be a festive tour inside the ship until 10:00 PM. See the magnificent ship decorated for Christmas and ready to spread the holiday spirit.

30th Annual Winterfest

With more than 5 million holiday lights, Pigeon Forge transforms into a winter wonderland for all tourists and locals to admire! The season long event will begin on November 22nd and continue through February 17th. From winter light displays to captivating holiday shows and so much more, here are just a few of the fun ways you can experience the delightful Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration.


Christmas Dinner ShowsDolly Parton's Stampede Christmas Dinner Show christmas lights decoration

It’s finally time to start celebrating the holidays here in the Smoky Mountains! One attraction we always look forward to is the start of Christmas themed dinner shows. Christmas at Pirates Voyage Diner and Show officially begins on November 1st through January 4th. Experience an epic battle between the Crimson and Emerald pirates as they compete for the coveted Christmas treasure on land, on deck, in water and high above two full-sized pirate ships! You and your family will enjoy a four-course holiday feast as you watch the action! 

Dolly Parton’s Stampede will begins their Christmas season on October 30th through January 4th. Snow falls softly as the breathtaking scenes fill you with tidings of good cheer. The Stampede arena is magically transformed into a true fantasyland complete with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar holiday music. Don’t forget to come hungry and enjoy the four- course feast!


Old Mill Square Holiday Open House

Head to The Old Mill on November 9th from 10 am to 4 pm for tips and tricks on mastering your holiday crafts and decorations! The Open House offers seasonal flavors, and holiday gift ideas all while exploring the historic area!  

Additionally, on November 28th you and the family can spend Thanksgiving at The Old Mill. Both of the restaurants will be open from 10:30am – 8:30pm, serving a Traditional Thanksgiving Feast. All shops will also be open for you to get a head start on Black friday shopping!


Black Friday Shopping at Tanger Outlets

The perfect place to shop during Black Friday and the holiday season is Tanger Outlets?! Moonlight Madness & After Thanksgiving Sales begin November 28th and go through December 1st. Tanger Outlets in Sevierville will begin the sweetest deals Thanksgiving evening starting at 6:00 PM. Even better, you can shop ALL NIGHT LONG through Friday! All deals will continue into the weekend to kick off the Christmas Season!


Fall Foliage

couple in autumn nature boots pigeon forge

When the leaves change colors, there’s one perfect way to see the magnificent mountains. Whether your on a family hike or taking a ride with Pink Jeep Tours, there’s so many ways to see the beautiful colors! Check out these places to see the foliage at it’s peak during this season! 



There’s no better views of the gorgeous fall colors than at Anakeesta Mountain in Gatlinburg! Enjoy the scenic ride up the mountain on their Chondolas or check out their all NEW Ridge Ramblers. Once you reach the top of the mountain you’ll see shops, attractions, and even many options for a great meal! Take a ride on the Rail Runner or Dueling Ziplines!

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