The Titanic Museum gets decked out (pun intended) for the holidays

Titanic at Christmas
The Titanic Museum is a popular place to visit during the holiday season (archive photo courtesy of the Titanic Museum)

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A huge replica of the ill-fated Titanic sitting on the Parkway of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., may seem misplaced. Decorating the ship for the Christmas season may seem downright odd.

But it somehow works for the attraction and its visitors.

The Titanic Museum is currently decorating for the Christmas season as of this week, and guests can expect to see the ship’s Edwardian-era decorations at the attraction through the end of December 2020.

Inside and out, the Titanic Museum is magical during the winter holidays. Guests are invited to enjoy the sights, sounds and joy of the season that surrounds the holiday spirit as the ship glows in glittering lights and festive decorations. 

About the Titanic Museum attraction in Pigeon Forge

The Titanic Museum contains more than 400 artifacts linked to the original Titanic. The museum offers guests a chance to learn about the real-life ship and the men, women and 133 children who sailed on the maiden voyage in 1912.

Guests also learn about icebergs and even get the chance to experience their ice-cold temperatures.

For a personal touch, as you begin your journey, your ticket will contain the name of a unique passenger. At the end of your visit, you will learn the fate of that person.

Titanic at Christmas
The Titanic Museum decorates in an Edwardian-era style for the holidays (photo courtesy of the Titanic Museum)

Insider tips for the Titanic Museum

When you visit the Titanic attraction, take all the pictures you want to take outside of the ship. Visitors are not allowed to take photos inside. 

If you visit the Titanic museum during the holiday season, be sure to check out the gift store, because it’s revamped for the Christmas season as well. 

And yes, you can get a replica of the necklace made famous by Kate Winslet in the film. Crystal in a precious metal will set you back $99-199, but sometimes they have more cosmetic versions for roughly $20.

Will face masks be required at the Titanic Museum? 

The Titanic museum is following CDC guidelines and recommendations from health officials. Guests five and older are required to wear a face covering during their visit. Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing and wash hands with soap and water. 

The Christmas season is one of the busiest times for the Titanic museum. Reservations are required for your visit. To reserve your tickets, visit them online or call (800) 381-7670. 

Will the Titanic Museum have fireworks in 2020? 

Unfortunately, the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge is not scheduled to have their annual fireworks display this year.

According to their website, the property where the Titanic attraction normally shoots fireworks from is under development and unavailable for use.

Special offers from the Titanic Museum 

If you happen to have a “Titaniac” in your life, the museum offers some unique items that make great gifts – anything from Legos to jewelry and anything in between.

They also offer activity kits for girls and boys and holiday-themed kits that the adults would enjoy as well.

The kits range in price from $35-100 and have different themes – such as the “Baby It’s Cold Outside” kit that features a Titanic throw, polar earmuffs, a Titanic-shaped pillow with sound and more.

For more information, visit their website.

Titanic at Christmas
The Titanic Museum gets ‘decked out’ during the holidays (photo courtesy of the Titanic Museum)

How to get discounts to the Titanic Museum 

For the month of November, the Titanic Museum is offering free admission to all past and present military. Keep in mind that military members will still need to make reservations by calling (800) 381-7670. 

During the holiday season, the Titanic attraction also offers combination discounts with other attractions such as Anakeesta, Wonderworks, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud and more. For more information on the combination offers, click here

Plan your visit to the Titanic Museum

Admission costs $27 for age 13 and over. Children 5-12 are $14 and children under four are free. A family pass is $95 and covers two adults and up to four children ages 18 and under.

The Titanic Museum is located at 2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge TN. Events and schedules are subject to change. For more information, visit their website at titanicpigeonforge.com.

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