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The TITANIC Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is a celebration of the ship, passengers and crew! It is said that the best way to respect and honor those who gave their lives is to simply tell their stories.
As the whole world remembers the world’s most famous luxury liner, the TITANIC Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge will continue to open the door to the past in it’s one-of-a-kind way – letting “passengers” experience what it was like to walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and Grand Staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers. As visitors touch a real iceberg, walk the Grand Staircase and third class hallways, reach their hands into 28-degree water, and try to stand on the sloping decks, they learn what it was like on the RMS Titanic by experiencing it first-hand.
Each guest entering the ship will receive a boarding pass of an actual Titanic passenger or crew. Feel their spirit presence in the galleries where over 400 personal and private artifacts are on display. Many are on display for the first time in the world. This collection is valued at over four and a half million dollars. This is a self-guided tour. Discover your passenger or crew’s fate in the Titanic Memorial Room where 2,208 names line this historic wall.
The heart of the ship is the Grand Staircase, constructed from the original Harland & Wolff plans with its oak carvings and cherub statue. Here, a magnificent glass dome reflects light off oak wall paneling and elaborate railings and iron scrollwork. Wide, sweeping steps and landings provide a spectacular area where the original guests of the RMS Titanic made their appearances. You’ll be surprised to learn what the floor was made of – something considered most expensive for 1912.
Titanic Pigeon Forge opened in 2010 and has already welcomed 2.5 million visitors. Named Winner of the 2012 and 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, “The Titanic Museum is not to be missed” declares USA Today. For additional information about the museums visit www.titanicpigeonforge.com or call (800) 381-7670.
Join us on November 6, 2018 in Patriot Park as we flip the switch and turn the Winterfest lights! The Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff is a fun, family-friendly event hosted at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge. Live music, food, games and, of course, the traditional lighting ceremony.
For full a Winterfest schedule of parades, events and more, visit www.PigeonForgeWinterfest.com.
There will be magic in the air Thanksgiving evening, November 21 when the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN, ignites the night in a glorious, live, outdoor special fireworks display to kick-off the 2017 holiday season, announces museum attraction co-owner, Mary Kellogg-Joslyn. “This will be our annual music, fireworks and musical fantasy wonderland, featuring singer, actor Caitlin Mesiano to be held outdoors at the Titanic Museum Attraction,” says Kellogg Joslyn. “This year promises to be even more spectacular with new fireworks displays, enchanting Titanic Crew performance and a chance for all to meet Titanic’s “Fantasy” Princess as she walks the red-carpet to start the fireworks” indicates Mary Kellogg.
The Night-of-Nights will be orchestrated to the sounds and voices of Christmas, with the ship’s crew on board to host the event and to welcome all the ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls in attendance. This special night heralds the arrival of a new holiday season of thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge, and throughout the evening & to the lives and legacies of all those who sailed on the RMS Titanic will be honored & glorified.
“This is a very exciting, once-a-year event that all of us at Titanic have been looking forward to, and now it’s almost Showtime. So, bring your cameras and get ready for some breathtaking photo opportunities with our Titanic “Fantasy” Princess, distinguished crew, holiday lights and the largest fireworks display of the year on the Smoky Mountain Parkway. To make the evening even more memorable, young ladies are encouraged to wear their princess costumes for a personal photo with our Fantasy Princess,” invites Kellogg-Joslyn.
At the conclusion of the outdoor holiday production, visitors can purchase tickets to continue the Night-of-Nights yuletide celebration inside the museum attraction. Here, Titanic’s merry crew will be waiting to take guests on an imagined, Gilded Age, Christmas holiday crossing aboard the incomparable RMS Titanic.
Information about other events at Titanic Museum Attraction can be found online at www.titanicpigeonforge.com. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN, opens daily at 9 a.m. Reservations are strongly suggested Thanksgiving evening before the fireworks display or just after the display. Titanic tickets are available online at www.titanicpigeonforge.com or by phone at 800-381-7670.
Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event!
Winter Magic Tunes & Tales will once again present strolling Christmas entertainment on the streets of Gatlinburg, beginning the Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 23-24 from 5:00-9:30 pm, followed by performances again on November 30 and December 1, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22. Holiday music will fill the air with a sacred-secular mixture of Appalachia, Bluegrass, and Country. Visitors will also enjoy visiting with Santa’s Elves-Frosty-Rudolph, a little bit of history, humor and more! This interactive program is a Holiday favorite, staged against a backdrop of millions of lights….making it truly a Winter Magical experience in Gatlinburg!
Yama-Con is coming to Pigeon Forge! The convention focuses on Anime and the Japanese culture, but will also feature other events that are related to video games, cards, board games, comics and more. Registration fees range from $25-$270 and can be completed online here.
Come celebrate everything nerdy, geeky and otaku! The Yama-Con event will take place at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. Visit the Yama-Con website for directions and start times.
A true fantasy for children, parents, grandparents and many others is to enjoy breakfast or brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus! This dream is possible and the place for this adventure to happen is at The Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge. Make a lasting memory for your children and the whole family by enjoying a delicious brunch with Santa Claus himself!
Enjoy Breakfast or Brunch with Santa at Pottery House Café & Grille. Breakfast will be served from 8:15 to 9:30 and brunch from 10:00 to 11:15. Also, enjoy a fun filled Kid’s Craft Tent from 10 am to 2 pm. Call 865-406-6558 for reservations beginning November 2. Reservations required.
On December 7, 2018, the 43rd Fantasy of Lights Parade will roll through Downtown Gatlinburg in celebration of the holiday season and the arrival of the man in the red suit himself, Santa Claus.
The excitement begins at 7:30 p.m. where the parade will step-off from Baskins Creek Bypass on East Parkway, before spanning through Gatlinburg and ending at traffic light #10.
An award-winning celebration, the Fantasy of Lights Parade has delighted over 20,000,000 people from around the world and is poised to enchant once more with a parade lineup that includes marching bands from all over the east, large balloons, dancers, musicians, and much more. Parade-goers are encouraged to arrive early to find a spot on the Parkway to watch the parade and to spread the festive cheer by wearing Santa hats.
Ring in the New Year with us on The Island! After our widely successful event last year we are back BIGGER and BETTER with a night packed full of fun! Live music & plenty of family fun, plus attractions!!
And what’s a New Year’s Celebration without a midnight countdown and fireworks? Its all brought to you FREE by The Island! The event kicks off at 10 pm so get there early to enjoy a full night of fun!