Special July Savings at The Inn!

Just in – a special offer from The Inn at Christmas Place for those who can sneak away for a Pigeon Forge holiday before August 7th!  Follow this link to the savings.  Christmas in July is in full swing – here are a few photos of vacationers finding ways to get around the dog days of summer at our hotel.

Hula hoop games… 

A little macarena action by the cool blue waters….. 

The classic waterslide for a blast of fun!

 When are you checking in??

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. Free daily family activities for hotel guests continue through the end of July – lots of memories waiting to be made right here in the Smokies.

Gerald Dickens is Back!

We’ve just finalized plans to have Gerald Dickens, great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, return to The Inn at Christmas Place for a second season – and this year, for 3 performances of his one-man enactment of A Christmas Carol!  We are already accepting bookings for our hotel-dinner-show and hotel-show packages – follow this link for details.

Gerald Dickens

Performances will be on Sunday night & Monday afternoon, banquet seating (around tables) with refreshments, including a dessert from The Partridge & Pear Restaurant created especially for the event (plum pudding??); and Monday night, theatre seating.

Oh- the dates!  November 13th & 14th.

That same weekend, we’ll be hosting a Dickens festival at all three companies.  On Saturday, Barbara Lund, the lead designer for Department 56 houses, will be at the store for a signing.  On Saturday & Sunday (Sept. 12-13), our Department 56 Secondary Market, private sales of retired pieces, will be taking place in the courtyard.  We’re planning for other entertainment and special events at the store, hotel and restaurant that weekend, too.

Mark your calendars – and make your reservations now!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

We had a Party!

Oh, what a GREAT party it was, too!  Beautiful sunny day (mostly), comfortable temperatures, lots of balloons and popcorn and hotdogs and cake, entertainers, activities, music – and most of all, plenty of smiles & laughter all day long!

We are officially 25 years old now, and celebrating for the rest of the year both in the store and through our online catalog and our Facebook presence – you’ll find special sales offers and giveaways, so come along as we keep the party going.

Let’s get to it – a gallery of photos from June 15th!

Let's get this party started!

Elf tatoo in the house, y'all!

The Floral Ladies are Soda Girls for the day!

Phil Williams gets to meet the Chairman!

So we moved the party inside…

Phil Williams, who hosts a daily radio talk show in Knoxville, Tennessee,  brought his show to our property that afternoon.  His mother was our first employee in Tennessee!  He led a wonderful interview with his mother, our owner, Marian, and two other long-time employees, Marg & Jama – right in the middle of the store.

Lennis got to meet the Chairman just before his bedtime:

Just a couple of junior elves on the scene, givin’ it up for Santa!

We plan to continue the celebration all year, so whenever you come to the store, we’re including you in the party!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. If you were able to celebrate with us that day, please share your photos, too – easiest way is at www.facebook.com/christmasplace