Who would have known that back in 1986, a small gift shop in Pigeon Forge, TN would grow into a 43,000 square foot palace celebrating nearly everyone’s favorite holiday?
But that’s exactly what happened with Hurshel and Marian Biggs family business, located next to the town’s Old Mill center. Over the years, the family acquired more property and expanded its holiday store.
A Smoky Mountains Christmas Store
Today, you can visit the result of this decades-long undertaking – the Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge. It’s the South’s largest holiday-themed retail business, the number one shopping stop in town and an enjoyable side trip if you’re visiting the Smoky Mountains.
While you can go onto their website and buy your holiday decorations, gifts and collectibles on their website, there’s nothing like visiting the store itself. You’ll notice the Christmas spirit right away when you approach the store, which is really like visiting an old world village. Twinkling lights of every color drape the trees and bushes and hang from the rooftops. It’s a sparkling winter wonderland that will delight the kid in everyone, all year long.
The Ultimate Christmas Emporium
But the light show has just started. Step inside, and you’ll see them illuminate each department. Most come from sixty designer Christmas trees around the store and from the strings of decorative lights that adorn displays for ornaments and decorations. Elaborate model train railroads run both inside and out, so if you’re a big fan of this hobby, you’ll be thrilled to see these displays. Other merchandise includes apparel, music, jewelry, indoor and outdoor home décor and nearly anything you can think of for the holidays.
In fact, you’ll find the largest selection of Department 56 collectibles in the entire country right here. These charming ceramic artworks first started with their Christmas villages. They’ve now branched out into child-themed Snowbabies, Santa scenes with Possible Dreams, and other holiday-centered figurines.
Your Experience at the Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge TN
A must-do on your visit is getting a personalized ornament. With over 700 different kinds, you’re sure to find one that suits your personal taste and your Christmas spirit. Also, be sure to check out their designer tips page for helpful instruction on making your own holiday decorations spectacular.
One thing you’ll discover when you come to the Incredible Christmas Place is the helpful and friendly staff. If you’re looking for the most obscure holiday item that just can’t be found anywhere else, they can definitely assist you in whatever way they can.
The perfect place to end your shopping and discovery day is stay at the Christopher Place, your Smoky Mountains resort. Relax with a drink in Marston’s Library Pub, or in your own private hot tub suite. Contact us and reserve your room today.
Photo courtesy of the Incredible Christmas Place.