3. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Visit the Inn at Christmas Place for an old-world feel that spares no detail. The Christmas décor astounds and is present all year, and there are activities all month long leading up to Christmas. You may even get a visit from a singing Santa or the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, Gerald, who may recite the “Christmas Carol” play. Across the street is Christmas Place, the American South’s biggest Christmas store!