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Pigeon Forge visitors celebrate different Christmas traditions

(WBIR - Pigeon Forge) What if you spent Christmas day not next to a Christmas tree or unwrapping gifts -- but fly 400 feet in the air, or next to a wax statue of Elvis?

Thousands of visitors flocked to Pigeon Forge this Thursday to celebrate in an unorthodox way. Whether it's part of the Flights of Wonder hot air balloon, or the Wax Museum at Pigeon Forge, many attractions were open.

"My family is from Kansas, and we wanted to try something different," said Jaime Swanson, who was visiting from Knoxville. "Never seen the views, and thought in a hot air balloon would be something different and memorable for Christmas."

"Today's a really beautiful day," said Benjamin Mooreson, who manages the Flights of Wonder. "No clouds up there. You get to see over 30 miles away,"

Others traveled farther away to visit Sevier County, only to bump into these open attractions.

"We decided to travel, and see the world, and this one of the spots we wanted to do," said Sharon Adams of Jacksonville, Fla., who was visiting the wax museum.

"That was never a thought," she laughed. "But it turned out to be very interesting, we had a good time."


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