Early Bird Christmas Shopping

Get Ready, Get Set, Go!!!

We know it’s taboo to bust out the holiday decorations too early, but what about the shopping bags? While gift-giving is a blast, the shopping can take a toll on your wallet. And when you’re already busy with holiday-season activities, Christmas shopping can feel rushed and strained. That’s why getting it out of the way early makes your holiday season a little—or a lot—less stressful. Plus, it’s way more fun…

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA - We've got it all in the bag!   Fort Wayne is home to two outstanding destination-style malls and dozens of your favorite national retailers!  Looking for something you can't find anywhere else? Then you'll love our unique specialty shops! Let us help you find what you're looking for - we can guarantee that you won't leave empty handed. >MORE


SMALL TOWN HOLIDAY FUN  is combined with big city flavor in Medina, featuring one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities and attractions like the famous Root Candles and world-renown Castle Noel, Visit the many fabulous, unique shops and outlets to find all your holiday gifts during the holiday season.  For example, The Log Cabin shop features re-enactors, supplies and muzzle-loading guns along with a large collection of new and used books.  Visit the antique shops, antique malls and consignment shops in the Village of Seville. There are numerous  locally-owned and operated gift shops in Wadsworth, Brunswick, Seville and around Medina’s Historic Square.  > MORE



Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem® PA

Experience the historic charm that the “Christmas City” has to offer in Bethlehem. Over the past two decades, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem has delighted almost one million guests from near and far with its mix of unique gift ideas, old-world charm and holiday cheer. This dynamic festival celebrates the magic of the holidays with a five-week run that features more than 125 vendors each week. Experience delicious food, live Christmas music, and beautiful handmade works by some of the nation’s finest artisans. Each travel package includes overnight accommodations and admission tickets to Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem®. Christkindlmarkt travel packages are valid thru Dec. 18, 2016. >MORE

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When most people think of Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks, generally on-the-water activities like boating or fishing come to mind.   in a recent multi-state survey of over 2,000 visitors, the activity most people participate in while staying at the "Best Recreational Lake" in the nation is... Shopping! > MORE

Shop for the Perfect Christmas Tree

Western North Carolina is known for its “perfect” Christmas trees and many visitors make it an annual tradition to head to the Blue Ridge Mountains for a choose-and-cut tree. But only Mitchell County is the home to a Christmas tree so perfect that it helped reinvigorate a community. The Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree project began in 2003 when author Gloria Houston gave the rights to her book The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree to the town of Spruce Pine, where the local economy had been devastated by the loss of the town’s largest employer. The Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree shop and mail-order website were soon born and became non-profit sales outlets for artisan crafts people, farmers, musicians and authors from Western North Carolina. Handcrafted ornaments from the project were selected by First Lady Laura Bush in 2006 to be featured on the White House trees. Now called the Market on Oak, the new and expanded Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree store has supported more than 120 local crafts people and small businesses while also providing scholarships for local high school students.paradise for great shopping, offering everything from candles and quilts to clothing and artwork.