Shopping is an American pastime, and during the holidays it can become a full contact sport for those vying for limited sale items. But shopping doesn’t have to be a competition, especially when you’re on vacation.
This year you can plan a relaxing Great Smoky Mountain Vacation and shop at your leisure with a serene mountain backdrop. Visitors to the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area will be wowed with the amazing gift selections at a wide variety of speciality shops, craft stores and retail outlets. Shoppers will find many types of unique gifts that can only be found in the Smokies. These treasures can be shared or kept as a memento of your time here for years to come.
Great Smoky Mountain Arts & Crafts Show
For those visitors who want to find those one-of-a-kind gifts created by area artisans, this arts and crafts show will not disappoint. Scheduled to take place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center November 26 – December 2, this show will feature over 200 local and national craftsmen and their work. Shoppers can not only buy hand made artisan work but meet the craftsman who created them and understand their creative process. In addition, shoppers can enjoy daily entertainment, food, and demonstrations.
For more information visit: www.tnvacation.com/events/7301
The Village Shops
The Village Shops, located in the heart of Gatlinburg, offers twenty-seven unique boutique, clothing, and gallery shops. Shoppers will feel like they have been transported to a historic European City with The Village Shops old world design. In addition there are many places to sit and enjoy the beautiful architecture, landscaping, and plazas woven into this shopping landmark. Don’t miss a fresh, home-made donut from The Donut Friar, serving Gatlinburg visitors since 1969.
For more information visit: www.thevillageshops.com
Nantahala Outdoor Center-Gatlinburg
This 18,000 square foot store provides an impressive collection of outdoor gear, apparel, and souvenirs for the outdoorsmen on your gift list. Expert salesmen will offer guidance on the latest state-of-the-art gear to keep the adventure seekers in your family safe and comfortable for their next outdoor excursion. Why not give your loved one an experience they will never forget? You can book guided white-water rafting, hiking and fly fishing trips all at this one location. An experience is the perfect gift to please the people on your list who already have it all.
For more information visit: www.noc.com/noc-gatlinburg
The Christmas Place
The Christmas Place is a wonderland for those Christmas Crazies in your group. This one stop shop features everything Christmas, from all types of decorations, to fine jewelry, to specialty Christmas toys. Visitors to the store will be awed by the sixty Christmas trees uniquely decorated and displayed throughout the store. The south’s largest Christmas store, The Christmas Place specializes in personalized ornaments. So get that Scrooge on your list an ornament like no other and put them in the Christmas spirit!
For more information: www.christmasplace.com/
Tanger Outlets Sevierville
For those Bargain hunters in your group, Tanger Outlets Seveierville is the perfect spot. This outlet mall is a shopping destination spot for people searching for deal from all over Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina. With brand name clothing and apparel stores such as Levi’s, J. Crew, Adidas, Disney Stores, Gap and much more shoppers won’t know where to start. This outlet also features children’s apparel, house wares, and speciality shops so you can find something for every one on your list. AAA and AARP members can present their membership cards at the Tanger Outlet Shopper Services center to receive a free Tanger Outlet coupon with hundreds of dollars in additional savings.
For more information visit: www.tangeroutlet.com/sevierville