Do you drive electric? Then you should stay with us!

Several months ago, we installed something pretty cool here at the hotel – two charging stations for electric vehicles!

We’re always looking for opportunities to be a “greener” property.  If you see something green that you think might work for our guests, please drop me a line about it.

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Tuxedo Strawberry!

Here are our chocolate-dipped strawberries – and check out the one in front – dressed in a tuxedo for this special day!


Call the Candy Kitchen at 865-453-0415, extension 146, to reserve your selection.

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Valentine’s Yummies!

Mrs. Claus’ Candy Kitchen has the freshest Valentine’s sweets in Pigeon Forge!  Feast your eyes on our selection of goodies:  Chocolate & candy dipped apples with heart sprinkles, chocolate covered pretzels, cherries dipped in white, dark, or milk chocolate, a chocolate-and-candy covered cherry bonbon, and a variety of Ritz Peanut Butter Sandwiches and Oreo cookies covered in chocolate and heart sprinkles!

Even now, they are dipping fresh, sweet strawberries in chocolate.  You know you have time to stop on your way home today…

Happy Valentines Day Eve!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

On the 200th Birthday of Charles Dickens

Charles Huffam Dickens was born on February 7th, 1812.  Many of you have had the opportunity to meet Gerald Charles Dickens, his great-great-grandson, at The Inn at Christmas Place.  In the past two years, he has performed his one-man enactment of one of Charles’ most famous tales, “A Christmas Carol,”  at our hotel each November.  We’re really hoping he’ll fit us into his performance schedule again in this momentous year!

Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens

Gerald has been honored with two very special invitations to kick off the celebrations.  This Tuesday, he’ll participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Charles Dickens’ burial site in Westminster Abbey, followed by a grand banquet at Mansion House, home of the Lord Mayor of the City of London.

Then, on February 14th, he’s been invited to a reception in honor of his great-great-grandfather at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh – a singular honor.

We join fans everywhere in congratulating Gerald on these honors, and wishing him a grand year of celebrating his family member’s history and legacy!

Stay tuned for information about a 2012 appearance with us at The Inn.

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Valentine Beauty

About 2 weeks ago, our floral designer Dori showed me this beautiful custom wreath she created for a guest for Valentines.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  White willow wreath decorated with velvet magnolias and heart ornaments, ribbon, and greenery.  What an elegant decoration for a home or business. 

If you’d like to give it a go yourself, we have the ornaments, flowers, wreath, & ribbons on our site:

All you need to add is the hot glue, hard work, and creativity!  Or, you could call Dori.  I think I’d call Dori.

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. Would you like to share a gourmet goody basket with your sweetie for Valentines?  The Inn at Christmas Place will have 2 baskets available for cash & carry after February 7th.  Here’s a picture of the larger basket:

The baskets will be filled with a variety of chocolates and treats, such as red raspberry hearts, chocolate covered pretzels, cheese straws, shortbread, heart-shaped truffles, and more, packaged in a red basket and tied up with beautiful Valentines bows.  Small – $40.00; large (pictured) – $60.00.  Just stop at the front desk of the hotel to pick up your basket – and remember to add a card .. and remember to sign the card ..

(We use nut-free products in our baskets.)