The holidays are just around the corner and that means it’s time to start getting all of our shopping lists in order for our loved ones. One thing that makes Pigeon Forge so special is that we have so many locally owned boutiques in town as well as some bigger shopping chains for everyone to enjoy. You can truly find whatever you maybe looking for here as well as one of a kind pieces, so you’re sure to check everyone’s items off your list. While we all know that the holidays is usually when you’ll find the most people out and about browsing through the stores, but we also have plenty of visitors that come here on the weekends throughout the year just to do some shopping as well. That’s when you know you’re coming to a true shopper’s paradise! Is it your first time visiting our charming area? We know there will be so many places to choose from to check out from the moment you get into town, so how will you even know where to begin? Lucky for us, we have a few ideas up our sleeves since we are locals after all! Let’s take a look at our very own Pigeon Forge Shopping Guide so you can see some of our most recommended places to add to your list this holiday season.
Shops & Boutiques
To start your shopping adventure, we suggest visiting Outback Leather. It’s located on the main parkway and they will have all of the leather goods you maybe looking for. They have everything from boots and chaps to jackets and hats and will cater to kids as well as adults. They are locally owned and operated and they’re open 7 days a week from 9am until 9pm. Are you ready to step into a true winter wonderland? The Incredible Christmas Place is one of my all time favorite shops and I could honestly spend hours in here. The moment you walk into the door, you’re greeted by all things Christmas, it even smells like it! They sell everything you could ever need for the holiday including ornaments, candles, lights, artificial trees, and much more. Nothing beats getting to have a place that lets you feel like it’s Christmas every day, this is sure to become a new family favorite. You’re shopping local which we’re so grateful for. Three Bears General Store is another great shop to visit if you maybe looking for some individually crafted items to take home. They carry home and Christmas decor, specialty foods, dolls, handbags, jewelry, build your own bears, and more. They also have a homemade fudge shop, an arcade, a spa, and a bear habitat where you can feed the live bears. It’s a truly unique shop and we’re sure that everyone will love this place as much as we do. It’s also locally owned and operated and we love when visitors check out their shop. If you’re looking for a locals favorite to get your shop on at then Lid’l Dolly’s Factory Store is one location you may hear from all of us. If you’re looking for great gifts for the family, you will love this place. They have home decor, unique quilts, bags, clothing, and handmade Dolly Dresses! We’re sure that you will fall in love with all of our unique and individually owned boutiques.
Pigeon Forge is also home to some fantastic plazas full of all kinds of places where we can shop until we drop! The first one that always comes to mind if you’re looking for a shopper’s paradise is The Island. This one stop shop has all kinds of unique stores that sell everything from comic books to puzzles and even Christmas decor. They are also home to Emery’s 5 & 10, the oldest family owned 5 & 10 in the United States. You are sure to snag a gift here for everyone in the family. Another popular shopping destination is Tanger Outlets. This may sound familiar as there are other ones in different states. They have all kinds of stores like Nike, Forever 21, Bath & Body Works, Old Navy, Michael Kors, Kirkland’s, and so much more. Best of all, they have the Disney store that we’re sure the kiddos will absolutely adore. Make sure to get here early, this place fills up fast! Next up is the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall and if you’ve been here before, you know it’s what we call the red roof shops. This wonderful outlet has so many must visit shops like a Veterans store, Direct Tools, Rack Room Shoes, and more. You can find everything from clothing and jewelry to pet supplies. They have been here for so long that they have become a staple for visitors and locals alike. I know I’ll be there this holiday season! Last on the list of shopping plazas is the Old Mill. This popular destination is home to all kinds of unique shops that will sell kitchenware, homemade food and pantry items, pottery, jewelry and plenty of other gifts. You may just get lost here, there’s so many excellent shopping opportunities to check out.
Finally, there are a bunch of fantastic flea markets that we are sure you’ll want to check out if you’re looking for true handcrafted and unique items that you may not find anywhere else. The Great Smokies Flea Market is one of the most popular ones you’ll find in the area. They’re the most visited Flea Market in the state of Tennessee and they’re open year round every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8 am until 5 pm. You will be able to find antiques, home decor, pet products, jewelry, handbags, toys, and more. They have a huge clearance section as well as a lot of fresh produce. They have over 1,000 vendors that rotate in and out on the weekends and you are sure to head back home with so many presents. You’ll also find other little flea markets along the way like Flea Traders Paradise and more.
So now you’re all set with your very own Pigeon Forge Shopping Guide to take with you when you head out on your shopping expedition! Pigeon Forge is home to so many fantastic shops and boutiques that carry one of a kind pieces that we’re sure everyone back home will be asking you about. You can’t beat the shopping you’ll find in town and we’re sure we might just become your number one shopping destination now and in the future. When you stay with us at Bear Crossing, you’ll be right in the heart of Pigeon Forge and even in walking distance of so many of the places listed above. We have two and three bedroom luxury river view vacation condos that you all are sure to love. You need a comfortable place to come home to after a busy day at the stores. You even receive FREE TICKETS to a bunch shows and attractions in town to enjoy when you need a break from the holiday hustle and bustle. You can book online or give us a call at 1.866.453.9696 to secure your unit. Come and join our family, we would love to have you! Make sure to let us know what you think about this Pigeon Forge Shopping Guide and if you’re looking for more options, check out our Shopping in the Smokies blog!