If you have yet to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in the southeastern corner of Tennessee and western North Carolina, you’ve missed one of the most beautiful areas of the United States. The mountains are called the Smokies because their dense forest coverage and rainfall frequently generate a canopy of ‘smoke’ and mist that hangs over the mountains and drifts into the deep valleys. The National Park Service reports that this park is the most visited in the nation.
Nestled in the foothills of these beautiful mountains, Hurshel and Marion Biggs founded The Incredible Christmas Place over 20 years ago in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Owned and operated by three generations of the family, Christmas Place has grown into the South’s largest Christmas gifts and decorations store and village. With over 30,000 square feet of themed shops and displays to wander and enjoy, we are a premier destination. Spectacular decorated trees, floral displays, and a life-sized, carved nativity displayed in front of a two-story, stained-glass window, make us one of the most beautiful destinations as well.
Each year, the professionals in our Floral Gallery and decoration departments recreate an incredible variety of fully-decorated Christmas trees throughout the store, in styles ranging from traditional and elegant to contemporary and whimsical. The selection of trees, lights, ornaments and adornments is updated annually. The floral design team is continually creating centerpieces, wreaths, and swags, including many custom creations, in uniquely beautiful themes. They will gladly help you design an entire tree from the top down!
The Christmas Place gift selection includes many popular, well-known collections by artists such as Thomas Kinkaid, Christopher Radko and Jim Shore. You’ll also find Fontanini nativities, Possible Dreams Santas, Lee Middleton dolls and San Francisco music boxes, along with Department 56 snow villages and Snowbabies.
The Christmas Place Village Shops offer a variety of treats. The Personalizing Gallery has hundreds of ornaments waiting to be personalized for loved ones and friends. Baby’s first Christmas, sports themes, pets, weddings and traditional Christmas images are among the styles available with free personalization. Toys and Trains and Santaland have delights for the kids, including scheduled appearances and photos with the Singing Santa.
Opened in March, 2008, The Boutique carries an extended selection of Vera Bradley bags, the Crabtree & Evelyn luxury skin care line, and a selection of jewelry, fragrances, accessories, and gifts. Second Nature is a gallery of nature-inspired art, gifts and decorations for your home and garden. Treat yourself with a visit to Mrs. Claus’ Candy Kitchen, where each day we make fresh fudge, turtles and chocolate treats. The lunch menu features Mrs. Claus’ Chicken Salad Sandwiches, which you can enjoy with a refreshing drink and finish off with a dish of ice cream. We have both indoor and courtyard seating.
The Christmas Place and Village Shops surround a paved courtyard filled with lighted trees, topiary, and an outdoor train set. A giant cuckoo clock chimes the hours with dancing figures above a row of hardy carolers. Lighted shop windows filled with Christmas treasures add a colorful and charming backdrop to the scene. Visit this beautifully landscaped, Bavarian-style village and step into Christmas year ’round.
In 2007, The Inn at Christmas Place, a picturesque Bavarian hotel with Christmas decorations and themed rooms and suites, joined the Christmas Place family, just across the parkway from the shops. Already Pigeon Forge’s top-ranked hotel, the Inn offers unsurpassed elegance and superb hospitality to guests year round. Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains, just minutes from the national park and area dining and entertainment attractions, we are perfectly situated to help you experience the spirit of Christmas and enjoy all the area has to offer in comfort and convenience. We are located at Christmas Tree Lane between traffic lights #2 and #3 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.