Christmas is in full swing and everyone is out shopping for their loved ones. Have you marked everyone off your list? With the recent fires that have struck our beautiful area we are encouraging everyone to Shop Local this Christmas! Our area thrives on the tourist industry and what makes Sevier County unique and special are the many local shops full of one of a kind treasures. Today we’re going to discuss some of many local places you can shop at this Christmas.

Outback leather is your go to shop for leather this year! Located off the main Parkway in Pigeon Forge and Old Mill Ave their family owned shop is full of boots, chaps, jackets, and more for each member in your family. They have another location in Walden’s Landing or if you are not physically here but still want to support this local shop you can visit their website and order online! They are open 7 days a week 9am-10pm.

What better way to get into the Holiday spirit than by shopping at The Incredible Christmas Place. They do Christmas better than I’ve ever seen and you are sure to find something wonderful for anyone on your Christmas shopping list this year. They are also currently holding a toy drive for all children who were affected by the fires. They are open 7 days a week 9am-10pm. However, they close at 5pm on Christmas Eve, and are closed on Christmas Day. You can also purchase from their website and it is organized beautifully by theme, brand, or product.

We have talked about Lid’l Dolly’s Factory Store multiple times but it deserves another mention. This store is huge and full of a variety of items that would make great gifts. From home decor, quilts, bags, clothing, and of course those popular and adorable handmade Dolly Dresses (my daughter owns one!) Christmas shopping should be very easy this year. Located right in the heart of Pigeon Forge at Traffic Light #4. You can also shop on their website.

Owned by our favorite Sevier County native, Ms. Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the perfect way to spend time with loved ones this Christmas season, and you can get some shopping done as well. Dollywood offers a variety of shops that include souvenirs and some classy items you wouldn’t find anywhere else but in Dollywood. Their hours of operation vary so be sure to check out their calendar to decide when your next trip will be! Be sure to go when the sun is down, the beautiful Christmas lights that are all throughout the park is truly magical! Dollywood definitely knows how to bring the Christmas cheer to life. To view all the happenings Dollywood puts on for their Smoky Mountain Christmas be sure to check out their website.

There are so many places to Shop Local this Christmas, whether you are visiting Pigeon Forge or shopping online. Many people are asking how they can contribute and help during this devastating time for our town. The truth is, come and visit! We are a tourist town and that is how we thrive and survive. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville have so much to offer anytime of year, especially during the Holidays. Give us a call at 800.429.4361 and one of our friendly Reservationists at Resort Property Management will be happy to find the perfect luxury condo for you and your family. Get that condo book, come see us, and Shop Local this Christmas! We look forward to seeing you.