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Tackle That Whole Holiday Wish List with a Shopping Trip to Schuylkill County
Capture that rural holiday spirit and celebrate the season in small unique settings throughout NEPA’s charming coal country.
One of the biggest items on everyone’s holiday to-do checklist is shopping. The time crunch is real, and so is the frustration. While we may not be able to help you with the time, we can definitely assist when it comes to all that frustration. Check out Explore Schuylkill’s Holiday Spirit List.
All over Schuylkill County, our local holiday shopping scene offers a relaxing, festive and enjoyable experience. Discover cool places like The Arts Barn and The Nature and Discovery Store. Load up on farm fresh goodies and more at the Leesport and Hometown Farmers Markets. Pick up those hard-to-find gifts at Lewis General Store or Alchemist Cove Games and Comics. Hunt for those romantic items at Murphy Jewelers, or surprise someone with something BIG from Schaeffer’s Harley Davidson and Motorsports.
And, when you need a little break, stop by Pressed Coffee & Books for a long sit with a warm drink.
Whether you’re seeking handcrafted beverages, delicious foods, art, recreation gear and accessories, or fun, educational children’s toys, we got it covered. Maybe you have adventure seekers, history buffs, curious kiddos, stressed moms, or beer-loving dads on that list. We’ve got all that too. And if you’re just plain stumped, bring that wish list to Schuylkill County. We promise. You won’t go home empty handed.
Add memorable and enjoyable experiences to your shopping trip.
Hope Hill Lavender Farm’s Holiday Open house on December 5th will enchant and delight you. Named number 3 of Travel Channel’s most beautiful lavender farms you can visit in the US, Hope Hill Lavender Farm in Pottsville has a beautiful farm store stocked with the highest quality lavender, beauty and culinary products, friendly animals, and unsurpassed scenic beauty. They’ve also come up with a creative “ticketed” shopping experience to ensure everyone’s safety.
Vintage 61 Storehouse in Orwigsburg is a one-of-a kind mother-daughter owned business with an affection for all things vintage. Peruse timeless antiques a in a cool warehouse specializing in refinished furniture. You’ll also find CeCe Caldwell Chalk & Clay Based Paints, Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paints and a full line of gift items as well. Vintage 61 Storehouse is known for quality, innovation, and their outdoor marketplace weekends complete with food, beverages, and tons of creative vendors. Stop in for their Very Vintage Christmas on December 12th and check them out for yourself.
Stroll through local holiday markets and, while you’re at it, pick up that perfect tree.
Pottsville’s historic Yuengling Mansion welcomes holiday shoppers and nostalgia seekers alike. Pop in on Saturday and Sunday, December 5 & 6 for The Schuylkill County Council for the Arts’ 12th Annual Christkindlmarkt. The traditional German holiday market features local artisan vendors, crafters and so much more. Even if you’re not shopping, you don’t want to miss this elaborately decorated, early 20th century marvel of Tudor-Jacobethan Revival architecture.
The Schuylkill region consistently ranks high in Pennsylvania for Christmas tree production. Pioneer Evergreen Farms in Orwigsburg offers beautiful trees and an abundant assortment of gifts and décor. While Christmas carols fill the air, friendly staff will greet you and be sure you know exactly where to go. The folks at Pioneer Evergreen invite you to bring the family out and plan to cut your own Christmas tree this year. They offer free baling and trunk drilling, convenient on-site parking, and hot chocolate to complete this old-fashioned yuletide experience.
Bring home some holiday spirit(s).
Wineries, distilleries, and breweries abound with holiday cheer and delicious hand-crafted gifts. Pick something up for that lager lover on your list with a stop at the iconic Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville. Head over to Stoker’s Brewing Company in Tamaqua for a true craft beer fix. And, if wine is more your thing, enjoy a tasting at Long Trout Winery in Auburn. While you’re there, grab a few bottles for the holiday table. Perhaps you know someone who enjoys his hooch a bit on the strong side. Then, Main Street Moonshine in Schuylkill Haven has everything you need.
You can even shop local, spend local and support local from the comfort of home. Plenty of our small businesses and organizations offer online shopping options as well.
Visit Explore Schuylkill today for virtual tours including unique shopping venues, pour tours and foodie videos. Peruse our local shopping section. And plan your visit using our events calendar. We’ve got the resources to help you have an authentic, warm, wonderful, locally-sourced and supported holiday experience. Join us in Schuylkill County this holiday season!