Whether you’re here for the holiday season or any other time of year, the Smokies is a great place for shopping for Christmas. Especially in light of the horrific tragedy experienced in the area with wildfires and evacuations, if and when you can support any of the area businesses, please do when it’s safe! Businesses rely on the Christmas season to cover their slower months.
If you would like to donate directly to the Gatlinburg Relief Fund, you can do so by going online, texting “PFG” to 91999, dropping off donations at any SmartBank location, or mailing PO Box 1910, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37868-1910. This information is courtesy of Visit Gatlinburg.
The Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge
Open since 1986, experience Christmas year-round (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) at the South’s largest Christmas shopping village. With over 43,000 square feet of space, you’ll find designer Christmas trees, Christmas lights, personalized items, ornaments, home decor, jewelry, apparel, and more. Complementing the shops is The Inn at Christmas Place, a Christmas-themed hotel. Every room includes Christmas decorations, like small Christmas trees, pillows, wreaths, and winter artwork.
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
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The shops are open year-round, and each one offers inventory from local artisans. You’ll find baskets, quilts, pottery, photography, paintings, and more. Journey through the 8-mile trail loop and hunt for a one-of-a-kind handcrafted gift from one of the 120+ artisans. If you want to make something for next Christmas, plan on attending the Arts and Crafts “Hands-On” Workshops from April 7-9, 2017.
The Island in Pigeon Forge
With more than 60 retail and specialty shops, you are sure to find a perfect gift at The Island. For the kids, you’ll find the Build-A-Bear Workshop, Gotcha!, Big Rock Candy Kitchen, The Toychest Company, and Puzzled. There is even a store dedicated to Christmas! At Christmas and More, they have seasonal products for other holidays, too.
Walden’s Landing in Pigeon Forge
If you’re looking for clothes for an American Girl doll or a Bitty Twins Doll, then the Doll Clothes Factory is the shop for you! Walden’s Landing has other stores like Harley Davidson and Outback Leather (also an authorized Pandora merchant), which will rev your shopping engine. If you want to experience something entirely different from shopping, head to The Tomb, a hands-on indoor adventure where you and your team take on mazes and puzzles to escape out of the darkness.
The Village Shops in Gatlinburg
Step back in time and walk on cobblestone roads while you explore all the 27 unique shops at The Village. At Alewine Pottery you can watch one of the working potters make a unique treasure. The Pepper Palace offers free samples of hot sauce, salsa, and BBQ sauces that will light up your taste buds. Visit U Name It to buy personalized gifts like purses, bibs, charms, coasters, and more. The Celtic Heritage shop has goods from the British Isles, like jewelry, tartans and kilts, perfumes and colognes, and food. Plus, you can pick up your family’s coat of arms.
If those spots aren’t comprehensive enough, remember that Gatlinburg has over 400 shops and five malls, plus Sevierville’s Tanger Outlets has dozens of stores. Where are your go-to shops in the Smokies? Let us know in the comment section below.
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