Unique Christmas Shopping Experience
As you walk the main Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg this Christmas season, be sure to stop in at The Village, an old-world-styled enclave of wonderful specialty shops! You’ll enjoy taking a break from the crowded sidewalks resplendent with the joy of the season long enough to find something for everyone on your Christmas list!
One of the most popular stops inside The Village, Alewine Pottery is a very special experience. There are often potters at work while you shop, offering the opportunity to see how the beautiful pieces for sale are created. When you enter the store, you’ll feel your blood pressure fall as the joy of browsing the colorful and very tasteful pottery, all of which is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe, washes over you.
The Lamplight Gallery affords the opportunity to buy a very unique gift for someone special on your list. The prints, many of them already framed, feature the works of established as well as up-and-coming artists like Mark Keathley, a Texas native with a gift for capturing the heart and soul of nature, as well as images reflective of his Christian faith.
The Village also features gift shops like The Honey Pot or Verbena’s, which are full of elegant and whimsical gift choices. For the athlete or young person on your list, try The Day Hiker or the Tervis store. There is even a pajama store – The Lazy One of Gatlinburg – and a store devoted exclusively to socks, The Sock Shop. Stop in at God’s Corner, a Christian book and gift shop in The Village, and get something for yourself!
After checking off everyone on your list, you can pause for something sweet from the Donut Friar, or have lunch at The Hofbrauhaus Restaurant, which serves authentic German fare. The Village is, truly, a one-stop Christmas shopping solution for those who want to surprise and delight their friends and family this year. Since it’s not far from your cozy Ridgecrest cabin, why not work The Village Shops into your Christmas season trip to the Smokies? Be sure to grab your discount coupons before you go!