Pigeon Forge Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving and the Christmas Holidays

Holiday Hours for Pigeon Forge Restaurants

There are plenty of dinner options in and around Pigeon Forge, TN on Thanksgiving day if you don’t feel like sitting around basting a turkey, or you just want a more low key Thanksgiving this year. A number of local restaurants will open Thanksgiving Day in Pigeon Forge, some taking reservations for large parties. Here is a list of Pigeon Forge restaurants and their Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) as well as Christmas holiday operating hours:

Thanksgiving Day       Christmas Eve       Christmas Day         New Year’s Eve

Alamo Steakhouse 908-9998 3pm – 9pm 11am – 8pm Closed 11am – 10pm
Arby’s 453-6966 Closed 10:30am – 6pm Closed 10:30am – 8pm
Baskin RobbinsIce Cream 453-3337 11am – 10pm 11am – 10pm Closed 11am – 11pm
Bennett’s PitBar-B-Que 429-2200 11am – 9pmAll you can eatBuffet 8am – 8pm Closed 8am – 10pm
Big Daddy’s Pizzeria 429-7171 ? 11am – 8pm Closed 8am – 10pm
Blue Moose 286-0364 Closed 11am – 10pm Closed 11am – Midnight
Broken EggPancake House 453-4600 7am – 12:30pm 7am – 12:30pm 7am – 12:30pm 7am – 12:30pm
Bullfish 868-1000 Closed 11am – 8pm Closed 11am – Midnight
Burger KingSouth 453-9789 6am – Midnight 6am – 5pm Closed 6am – Midnight
Burger KingNorth 453-2615 6am – Midnight 6am – 5pm Closed 6am – Midnight
Calhoun’s Restaurant 868-1500 11am – 10pm 11am – 11pm Noon – 9pm 11am – 11pm
Captain Jims 453-0003 Noon – 8 pm Noon – 8 pm Noon – 8 pm Noon – 8 pm
Corky’s Ribs &BBQ 453-7427 11am – 9pm Normal Hours 11am – 9pm Normal Hours
Cracker BarrelSouth 428-4613 6am – 10pm 6am – 2pm Closed 6am – 11pm
Cracker BarrelNorth 908-4459 6am – 10pm 6am – 2pm Closed 6am – 11pm
Dairy-O 453-0255 Closed 11am – 4pm Closed 11am – 10pm
Denny’s Diner 774-5047 24 Hours 24 Hours 24 Hours 24 Hours
Domino’s Pizza 429-1818 Closed Closed Closed 11am – 2am
Five Guys Burgers and Fries 453-1445 Closed 11am – 5pm Closed 11am – 10pm
Flapjacks Pancake Cabin 908-6115 7am – Noon Normal Hours 7am – Noon Normal Hours
Food CityGrocery 453-4977 Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up
Funnel Cake Factory 453-3623 2pm – 10pm 11am – 7pm 2pm – 10pm 11am – 11pm
Fusion Café Asian Grill 453-5587 Closed 11am – 10pm 11am – 10pm 11am – 10pm
Geno’s Pizza 428-2496 10am – 1am 10am – 6pm Noon – 1am 10am – 1am
Golden CorralSteak House 453-1827 11am – 7pm Normal Hours 11am – 7pm Normal Hours
Happy Days Diner 774-7707 11am – 9pm Closed 4pm – 9pm 11am – 9pm
Hardee’s 774-7687 5am – 8pm 5am – 7pm 7am – 7pm 7am – 10pm
Restaurant Area code 865 Thanksgiving Day Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Years Eve
Huck Finn’sRestaurant 429-3353 Closed 11:30am – 5pm Closed 11:30am – 9:30pm
Hungry Bear Cafe 774-7863 Closed Closed Closed Closed
IHOP 429-2335 6am – 2pm 6am – 2pm 8am – 2pm 6am – Midnight
Johnny Carino’s 868-0790 Closed 11am – 8pm Closed 11am – Midnight
J T Hannah’s 428-4200 2pm – 10pm 11am – 9pm 2pm – 9pm 11am – 10pm ?
Kentucky FriedChicken 453-4371 10:30am – 10pm 10:30am – 6pm Closed 10:30am – 10pm
Kinkaku Japanese Steakhouse 774-7598 2pm – 10pm 11:30am – 11pm 2pm – 10pm 11:30 am – 10pm
Krispy KremeDoughnuts 428-3222 6am – 11pm 6am – 11pm Closed 6am – 11pm
Kroger Grocery Store 429-0874 Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up
Krystal Restaurant 908-3210
La Carreta Mexican Restaurant 908-6270 11am – 10pm Closed Closed 11am – 10pm
Little House of Pancakes 428-0652 7am – Noon 7am – Noon 7am – Noon 7am – Noon
Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant 908-0555
Log Cabin Pancake House 453-5748 Closed Closed Closed 6:30am – 2pm
Long John Silvers 453-6204 Closed 11am – 11pm Closed 11am – 11pm
Louie’s GrillHoliday Inn 428-2700 Lunch: Traditional Meal 11am – 3pmDinner: Regular Menu 5pm – 7pm Breakfast only 7am – 11am Breakfast only 7am – 11am Breakfast: 7am – 11amDinner 5pm – 8pm
Mad Dog Creamery 774-5558 Closed Noon – 5pm Closed Noon – 10pm
Marble Slab Creamery 908-0276
Mc Allister’s Deli 908-9020 Closed 11am – 6pm Closed 11am – 9pm
Mc Donalds 453-9351
Mama’s Farmhouse Family Style 908-4646 11am – 9pm Special Menu 8am – 8pm Closed 8am – 10pm
Mel’sDiner 429-2184
Mellow MushroomPizza Bakers 286-2229
No Way Jose’s 429-7779 2pm – 10pm 10:30am – 10pm 2pm – 10pm 11:30am – 10pm
O’Charleys 429-2201 Closed 11am – 8pm Closed 11am – 10pm
Old Mill Pottery House Café &Grill 429-2511 10:30am – 8:30pm 11am – 3pm Closed 11am – 9pm
Old MillRestaurant 429-3463 10:30am – 8:30pm 8am – 7pm Closed 8am – 7pm
Papa John’s Pizza 428-7600 Closed 11am – 9pm Closed 10 am – Midnight
Partridge and Pear 868-0575 11am – 4pm 11am – 4pm 11am – 4pm 11am – 9pm
Restaurant Area code 865 Thanksgiving Day Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Years Eve
Pizza Hut 428-2400 11am – 11pm 11am – 6pm Closed 11am – 11pm
Red Rooster Pancake House 428-3775
Ruby Tuesday 429-5665 Noon -10pm 11am – 9pm Closed 11am – Midnight
Salsarita’sFresh Cantina 429-0991
Seaton’s Café&GrillGrand Hotel 453-1000 7am – 11am 7am – 11am 7am -11am 7am – 11am
Shoney’s North 453-1806 6am – Midnight 6am – 6pm? 8am – 6/7pm? 6am – 1am?
Shoney’s South 428-3453 6am – Midnight 6am – 6pm? 8am – 6/7pm? 6am – 1am?
Smokies Breakfast House 453-0624 Closed 7am – Noon or later Closed 7am – 2pm
Smoky Mountain Brewery 868-1400 Closed 11am – Midnight Closed 11am – Midnight
Smoky Mountain Pancake House 453-6746 7am – Noon 7am – Noon 8am – Noon 7am – Noon
Sonic Drive In 429-0452 Closed 7am – 2pm Closed 7am – 9pm
Starbuck’s 429-3124 7am – 4pm 6:30am – 6pm 8am – 4pm 6:30am – 9pm
Stone House Pizza 774-8884
Subway North @Faststop 429-2709
Subway South 428-7700 Closed 8am – 6pm Closed 8am – 11pm
SubwayWears Valley 429-3077
Taco Bell South 908-1193 Closed 10am – 7pm Closed 10am – 11pm
Taco Bell/ Power Pumper ExxonWears Valley 428-1740 Closed 10am – 9pm Closed 10am – 1am
Taste of India 428-8686
Texas Road House 286-1543 Closed 11am – 6pm Closed 11am – 11pm
TGIFriday’s 453-1750 4pm – 10pm Normal Hours 4pm – 10pm Normal Hours
Tony Romas 908-8777
Wendy’s 453-0149 Closed 10:30am – 5pm Closed 10:30am – 8pm
Wood GrillBuffet 429-3120 10:30am – 8:30 pm Closed 8am – 10pm 8am – 10pm

Additionally, if you’re looking for lodging accommodations in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, or Sevierville over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, check out our listing of luxury cabins in Pigeon Forge, as well as Sevierville cabins. Also, check out the latest Pigeon Forge Calendar of Events for fun things happening just down the Parkway this time of year.

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas (Nov. 10 – Dec. 30)

If Christmas lights and good, old-fashioned holiday songs are what jingles your bells, then don’t miss out on Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas and its many events over the next few months.

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas has become as much of a Christmas tradition in Pigeon Forge as catching the Salvation Army at Wal-Mart. Between Dollywood’s two-month and Winterfest, the town is literally covered in Christmas lighting from November until New Years. Some residents even keep decorations up through the winter nowadays.

What we’re talking about is 4 million lights, all wrapped around every pole, roof, tree, and bush in the park. It really is a winter wonderland. Most of the same shows you’ve enjoyed in years past are back this year including Dolly Parton’s all-time favorite Christmas in the Smokies. Looking for a safe and fun place to bring the kids this Christmas season, come see a few, or all of the performances put on by Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas.

While you’re there, make sure to check off Santa’s Workshop from your list. Everyone loves the life-sized toys as well as the 18-foot-tall Christmas tree – a park favorite. Your mouth will drop once you see the giant wagon, sailboat, dollhouse and all the other Christmas goodies sitting under the tree. Santa and his elves will be trying to put the finishing touches on what should be a Christmas to remember for a number of little boys and girls. Miss out on Santa while you’re at the park? You can also catch him in the Parade of Lights, along with a number of brightly lit floats and colorful characters.

Here are all the big events taking place during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas this year:

Dollywood’s Christmas on Ice
The Ice Theater of New York performs Dollywood’s Christmas on Ice.

Christmas in the Smokies
Featuring a 12-member cast and seven-piece band, this Christmas tradition at Dollywood includes performances of local holiday favorites that celebrate the joy of the Christmas season.

Appalachian Christmas
The Back Porch Theatre puts on an acoustic Chrsitmas show every year called Appalachian Christmas that is not to be missed. Everyone loves Christmas music that takes you back to a simpler time.

Carol of the Trees
Thousands of lights synchronize with holiday music each night during the holiday season to transform our Rivertown Lake into a symphony for the season.

Christmas with the Kingdom Heirs
The Kingdom Heirs lift your spirits as they perform a Southern Gospel Christmas with your favorite Christmas hymns and songs.

Dolly’s Christmas Chapel
The Robert F. Thomas Chapel hosts worship services at 5:30 p.m. each Sunday throughout Smoky Mountain Christmas festival.

O’ Holy Night
Live out “The Christmas Story.” Three wise men help a little girl looking for an angel.

Parade of Lights
Dollywood’s daily Parade of Lights features Christmas floats of every shape and size adorned with brightly colored Christmas lights. Don’t miss this parade!

“The Polar Express 4-D Experience”
THE POLAR EXPRESS 4-D EXPERIENCE is the popular book set to life at Dollywood. A young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole and along the way discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
A mysterious, white-bearded stranger helps one family find a Christmas miracle in this delightful musical featuring a five-piece band and a 12-member cast.

For a few helpful tips on Dollywood, check out our suggestions for Dollywood visitors. Whether you’re riding the coasters or lounging in the lazy river during the summer, or checking out Santa’s workshop in December, they’re applicable for the season ticket holder and first time guest alike.

2012 Incredible Christmas Place Events

Listing of various Christmas Place events for 2012.

As it gets later in the year, the Smokies not only become a destination for nature-lovers and those of us looking to get in that last getaway before the holidays, it also tends to transform into a shopping mecca. And while most of that is due in large part to places like Tanger Five Oaks Mall, other more regional spots enjoy quite the seasonal traffic. Nowhere is that more apparent than the Incredible Christmas Place.

Just like its name, you can find just about anything having to with the Christmas season at the Christmas Place. And the closer you get to the month of December, the more crowded it gets. From ornaments, to Christmas trees, various holiday statues, cloth, you name name, if it’s related to Christmas they’ve got or they now where to find it. Another draw are their annual events and signings. all year long the Incredible Christmas Place plays host to a slew of events and various signings at the store, such as entertainment events including crafts, sidewalk sales, kid-related activities, and how-to’s like wreath-making.

Below is a list of remaining events for 2012 fall and winter season:

October 20, 11 am – 4 pm – Egyptian Glass Signing
Linda Paul will be at the Christmas Place signing her extraordinary glass art. Some of her most sought after include German glass & paints and a variety of one-of-a-kind glass ornaments, vases, and decorative pieces. Call the Christmas Place, order your piece, and have it held until the event.

October 20-21, 10 am – 4 pm – R.J. McDonald Signing
R.J. McDonald who specializes in Santa paintings and prints will be in store. Meet R.J. get him to sign your own personalized piece of holiday art. As always, if you go ahead and place an order now, we’ll hold until the event.

October 27, TBD – Ne’Qwa Signing with Trieste
Ne’Qwa artist Trieste will be making an appearance at the Incredible Christmas place signing her works.Guests can also view the fine art of painting on the inside of glass ornaments.

November 3, 12:30 – 3 pm – Department 56 Artist Signing
Scott Enter, a village designer will be signing holiday pieces.

November 3-4, 9 am – 5 pm – Department 56 Secondary Market
This big event allows artists to sell retired items from their own personal collections. There will also be a signing event on Saturday, Nov. 3rd as well. To reserve a sale table, contact Teresa Hughes at 1-800-445-3396, ext. 148 for details.

November 15, 2 – 4 pm – Fontanini Nativities Signing with Stefano Fontanini
Stefano Fontanini, one of the founding members of Fontanini will be signing pieces in store. Fontanini nativities are extremely sought after for their lifelike appeal and attention to detail. The Christmas Place has nativity sets, both figures & structures, available in all sizes. So place your order now and we’ll hold it until the event for you at no charge.

November 17, Noon – 2 pm – Christopher Radko Signing with Mario Tare
If glass ornaments are your thing then you won’t want to miss an appearance by Christopher Radko in mid-November. There is also an exclusive ornament available just for this signing, Worth the Wait, Santa waiting to hear the Christmas wishes of the next child.

November 17-18, 10 am – 4 pm – R.J. McDonald Signing
Tennessee artist R.J. McDonald will be signing pieces of his collection of beautiful Santa paintings and prints in store. Have some of R.J.’s artwork personalized just for you, a family member, or anyone special. As always, if you go ahead and place your order now,we’ll hold your piece until the event at no charge.

December 8, 11 am – 4 pm – JingleNog Signing
Melissa Byrne, designer of mouth-blown and hand-painted European glass ornaments, headlines this signing event. Find that perfect Christmas ornament – colorful, classical and intricately detailed, for anyone on your list.

December 15-16, 10 am – 4 pm – R.J. McDonald Signing
R.J. McDonald will be at the store signing his beautiful Santa paintings and prints. Get R.J. to sign a piece of his wonderful artwork and treasure it for years to come. The perfect gift for any friend, family member, or just the person that really enjoys the holidays.