A Taste of Holiday Shopping

November 03, 2009

The holiday season is just around the corner and old man winter is getting ready to blow into town. So, we thought what better way to ring in the Holiday spirit than with a variety of open house celebrations to get an early feel for such a wonderful time of year!
A display of Christmas items at Effie's Attic & Tea Room.
Effie’s Attic & Tea Room, on the Village Square in Milan, is holding their Christmas Open House November 5 – 7 (Thur & Fri: 10 am – 5 pm, Sat: 10 am – 4 pm). Take the time to sample new menu items, desserts and tea, receive 20% off all Christmas tea pots and more.

Tre Sorelle Cioccolato invites you to help celebrate their Second Anniversary and Annual Holiday Open House on November 14, 10 am – 3 pm. Sample fresh, hand-crafted tantalizing creations and see great gift ideas for Christmas and Hanukkah. Gift baskets, boxed chocolates, coffees and cocoas and more! Whether you need gifts for business or family, they are sure to have the perfect solution!

Stroll leisurely down the sidewalks of Vermilion’s Old Village during the 24th Annual Harbour Town 1837 Historic District Christmas Walk. Peer through the gaily-decorated shop windows and pause to admire the natural greens, the big red bows and the lights that decorate the shops and streetscape in the village. Take time to shop, browse and talk with the merchants during the weekend holiday celebration. Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of an old-fashioned Christmas in this quaint nautical town. Don’t forget that free trolley rides are offered on Friday & Sunday from 1 – 4 pm & Saturday from 12 – 5 pm.
A sample Christmas basket from the Berlin Fruit Box Company.
The Berlin Fruit Box Open House is held at the company workshop November 27 – 29, December 5 – 6 and December 12 – 13. It includes log veneering & clipping demonstrations, basket weaving, refreshments and more. They feature 30 styles of household baskets and are open Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, for all of your holiday shopping needs!

Downtown Genoa merchants open their doors November 27 – 29 for extended hours to showcase the many unique items offered during their Holiday Open House.

Kick off the holiday season at Matus Winery’s Open House on November 28 (1 – 6 pm) and enjoy fine wines and a variety of snacks. Bring your holiday list and choose from ready-made gift baskets or place an order for customized gift baskets. Jewelry party by JoAnn Hall. Tastefully Simple: cash and carry items available.

Looking for a place with great Christmas shopping and hourly gift certificate drawings? The Christmas Special at Jamie’s Flea Market is the place for you! Don’t forget your free picture with Santa, offered from 11 am – 2 pm.
Wine collection at Firelands Winery.
Live entertainment, amazing food and world class wines awaits you at Firelands Winery’s Annual Holiday Open House on December 12 from 12 – 4 pm. What could be better on a cold Ohio Saturday? While you’re there be sure to get that holiday shopping done with their award-winning wines and beautiful gift baskets. There’s sure to be something for everyone on your list.

Know of another holiday open house celebration? Share it with us!

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