There might be no other place more appropriate to visit in Gatlinburg this time of year than Santa’s Claus-et, found in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. Not only are they 364 days a year Christmas, they make sure you know it when you come by.
Recently, Santa’s Claus-et took home this year’s Craftsmen’s Award in the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Decorating Contest. The award goes to the best decorated business in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community every year as part of the town’s Winter Magic festival of lights.
Santa’s Claus-et itself is a store that offers everything Christmas-y you could want in the Smoky Mountains. From gourmet holiday food to ornaments, all kinds of Santas from the collectible to the decorative, to holiday videos and ornaments as far as the eye can see.
You can see people’s eyes and noses perk up when you say something like “gourmet foods,” and for good reason. We’re talking about the best in mixes, fruit butter, jelly, preserves, pickles, syrup, honey, salsa, relish, salad dressings, and so much more.
As mentioned, ornaments run the gamut of the eclectic to the eccentric to the exotic. You’ll see Santas lying on the beach on one shelf and sports ornaments on another. Looking for a Smoky Mountain ornament? Santa’s Claus-et has lots of local, personalized gifts and ornaments that will put a smile on any child or adult’s face. They also offer videos, as well as local Christmas music, that you just won’t find at many other places.
So stop by the store next time you’re in Gatlinburg and stock up for this Christmas or the next. Santa’s Claus-et is open Monday through Sunday from 10 am till 5 pm in Gatlinburg’s Arts & Crafts Community. Happy shopping and have a Merry Christmas!
608 Glades Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738