We have no time for the bah-humbug types who bemoan the early splash of Christmas in shops and online. We would much rather they keep their opinions to themselves. It really isn’t hurting anyone and actually brings joy to those who revel in the Christmas build-up.

It is with those Scrooges in mind that we defiantly introduce fellow lovers of the season to a venue where Christmas is celebrated every day of the year. Welcome to ‘The Inn at Christmas Place’. Set in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in the southern United States this enchanting destination delivers Christmas cheer to its guests no matter the month. There’s always a fully decorated Christmas tree, a Glockenspiel in the lobby playing Christmas carols, wreaths in every room and a Singing Santa, who has been entertaining guests since the Inn opened in 2007. 

Santa Claus also presents regular story-time in the lobby. The resort is located at 119 Christmas Tree Lane (of course it is!) and its phone number is 1-888-HOLY-NIGHT (where, in true American style, the letters represent digits). Go to innatchristmasplace.com for more details and to have a 3D room tour.

Freedom to make visits in 2020 has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic – and it is yet to be seen how this will affect Christmas business this year.