Free Freight Promotion!

Now through the end of July, we’re offering free freight on all orders over $50 at!  It’s a great time to get a head start on your Christmas shopping ~ for both decorations and gifts.  Do you need a new Christmas tree this year?  There are so many terrific styles to choose from these days!

We’re adding new items to the shopping site every day as our 2010 gifts and decorations arrive at the store.   We’ve also added a few new themes to the Christmas Place web site to help you organize your decorations, including “Diva Decor” and “Hillbilly Happenins'” – a couple of fun, unique themes for the holidays or year-round decorating.  Or try “Ballerinas & Tutus” or “Animal Planet”.

Enjoy this little summer shipping gift in your (early) Christmas stocking!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place


Opening Day!

The Partridge & Pear will be opening on Friday, July 16th, at 4 p.m. for our first public dinner service!  We’re putting the finishing touches on the menu now, and, speaking from experience, it will all be fantastic.

When should we expect you for dinner?

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Restaurant Update

I know already, your first question is, do we have an opening date?  As of the time I am writing this, we do not – but it should happen in the next week or so – we’re so very anxious and excited to welcome you to dinner with us!

Here we are, looking all planted and new-pavementy!  We’re looking just as pretty on the inside, now that the plastic is off the carpeting.  (.. just giggling about the sticky notes on the restroom doors for girls & boys ..)

In the mean time .. well, staff have been enjoying the fruits of the kitchen’s labor.  The owners have very generously been using us as test diners, and we have graciously agreed to subject ourselves to all the wonderful tastes coming out of that kitchen.  I am personally staking a claim to the pear & gorgonzola vinaigrette dressing, creamed corn, and pear cheesecake.  And pretty much everything else they cook.

Lessons with Chef Aaron

 Out of this unique, custom-painted Santa mixer are coming the most delicious concoctions, I tell you! 

Santa Mixer

Of course, the table would not normally be covered with so many dishes at one time, but remember, we’re trying everything they are sending out.

This cake is so good, I might even consider sharing it with someone really special .. if they were being exceptionally good that day.  Or if they were sharing their Manadarin Orange Cake with me.

So, what are you having for dinner tonight??  Stay tuned!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Christmas in July at The Inn

We began our second celebration of Christmas in July at The Inn at Christmas Place last week – and our guests are having a lot of fun!  Crafts, pool-side games, free Sno-Cones, story telling, Christmas caroling, and Santa concerts are among the events taking place throughout the month.  If a vacation in July is on your calendar, we’re offering a Manager’s Special this month, too – stay three nights, and receive a 15% discount Sunday-Thursday and 10% discount Friday-Saturday nights.  It’s not too late to make your reservations!

Here are a few pictures of the fun.  Make a Christmas ornament with some glitter, pine cones, and a dab of hot glue …

Uncle Sam, Santa, and Elf CC (Candy Cane!) were on hand to help.

Later, we stepped out for the first annual Christmas Costume Parade – the Junior Reindeer really enjoyed this one.


Santa, CC, Uncle Sam, our own Angel, Mrs. Claus, and one of the Kings helped make it a special afternoon for hotel guests.

The Littlest Reindeer!

The Littlest Reindeer meets Santa Claus.

We sure hope you get to join us for Christmas in July this year!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place