Fireworks set off by Titanic Pigeon Forge on Thanksgiving. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge held a firework display and made snow on Thanksgiving day to conclude the remembrance of the 100 year sinking of the ship.
All year, Titanic Museum has paid tribute to the the 2,208 souls aboard Titanic and Thursday's fireworks were designed to celebrate the lives and legacies of the ship’s passengers, crew and rescuers.
"It's our 100 year anniversary, so what a fitting way to end out the year on Thanksgiving day than to have Fireworks and Snow," said John Joslyn, expedition leader of the first private exploration dive to Titanic and co-owner of the Titanic Museum Attraction. "Our Phone rooms lit up the time we announced it, They've been pre-booking tickets for weeks already. So we knew it would be fine."
It was the largest fireworks event on the Smoky Mountain Parkway since the Titanic Museum Attraction’s grand opening in 2010.
Snow was also a part of the evening. The annual tradition of a magical snowfall from the ship’s bow will continue every Saturday in December. Father Christmas, dressed in a style most familiar to the children aboard Titanic in 1912, will also be visiting the Pigeon Forge museum on those magical snow days to greet the museum’s guests.