Already here in East Tennessee, the frosty crystals of winter mornings are being supplanted by the white and pink petals and green leaves of early spring – and none too soon for those of us longing for more hours of sunshine in the day. (And just who thinks this “daylight savings” is a good thing? Why am I once again getting up before dawn? What I’d like to be saving is darkness for sleeping and daylight for getting up! Who’s with me on this?!) Wait, where was I?
March 12th thru June 8th join us for the annual Springfest celebration here in Pigeon Forge - after winter in the mountains, we know how to make the most of spring. On Friday, April 11th, Dolly Parton serves as grand marshall for the Dolly Parade, kicking off activities throughout the area. March 21st thru May 5th, check out Dollywood’s Festival of Nations, an annual event showcasing music, dance, art, and foods from around the world. In April, there’s the Spring Grand Rod Run, the annual classic car, truck, and motorcycle pilgrimage to the valley.
Here at The Christmas Place, we welcome back our Singing Santa for appearances Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting March 22nd! And don’t forget that the Easter Bunny will be here on Sunday, March 23rd, posing for pictures and handing out treats.
In April, we have a special week-long event on our calendar - Department 56 Village designer Bryon Shroats will be here in the store to rebuild our villages and showcase new pieces the week of April 7-11. We’re hosting a reception for Bryon on April 11th. Watch for more information about this event in the coming weeks.
April 25th thru 27th Tennessee offers up a tax-free shopping weekend, a great time to come by the store and stock up on goodies for next Christmas, as we are already displaying new 2008 products on our shelves.
Just up the road in Knoxville, the Dogwood Arts Festival takes place April 4th thru the 23rd. The calendar is crowded with events and art shows, contests and concerts, a parade and garden shows, and opportunities to experience the beauty of the area on neighborhood Dogwood Trails.
Jump in the car and come to East Tennessee! We’re “bustin’ out all over” for the chance to meet you.
~Janet @ The Christmas Place