When it comes to the Smoky Mountains, it seems that the area and the Christmas season go hand in hand. Nowhere in the area is this more apparent than The Christmas Place, one of the largest Yuletide-themed shops in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area.
If you are looking for any Christmas decorations for the house, office, or anywhere…the chances are pretty good that you’ll find it at The Christmas Place. There, you will find over 50 themed Christmas Trees, ranging from the Old West, to Gingerbread, to trees of many different colors. Have you ever seen an upside down Christmas tree? Well, venture on over to the Christmas Place and you’ll see just that.
Of course, what’s a tree without lights? The Christmas Place contains one of the largest selections of lights anywhere. From the usual red, blue, and green blinking lights, all the way to snowmen to peppermint candy, you’ll find what you’re looking for…and beyond. One of the most unique sets of lights, at least to my eyes, is the ones with the theme of Hamburgers and French fries. To say they are different would be an understatement.
There are all kinds of home decorations that you will find at The Christmas Place. One of my favorites is a television that when turned on, has a Christmas village inside it, with holiday music coming out of the speaker.
And, there is so much more. If you know a sports fan, you can find decorations to please fans of almost every major SEC and professional team in just about any sport. I have picked up many a Dallas Cowboys decoration over the years. You can also pick up many of the essentials at The Christmas Place, from Christmas cards to stockings to many of the classic musical sounds of the season—ranging from Bing Crosby to Dolly Parton.
Look across the street from The Christmas Place, and you will find one of the newer hotels on the Parkway—The Inn At Christmas Place. Open for just a little over two years, the Inn offers a complete Yuletide experience, whether it’s in the heat of July or during the holiday season. Each suite is decorated in Victorian holiday style, and many of the rooms come equipped with fireplaces. What better way to spend the holiday season?
Santa Claus appears at the Inn for breakfast and milk and cookies quite frequently from May through December, and the hotel even serves a delicious breakfast each morning—with omelets (one of my weaknesses!) made fresh, and to order.
Basically, if you consider yourself to be a person that loves the holiday season, you need to schedule a visit to The Christmas Place, as well as The Inn At Christmas Place. If you’re not in the spirit when you arrive, chances are you will be by the time you leave the parking lot!
More Info & Directions:
The Christmas Place
2470 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
The Inn At Christmas Place
119 Christmas Tree Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN