As the holidays approach, so does the times of hot cocoa, roasting marshmallows by the fireplace, and most importantly: shopping! Gift giving and receiving is obviously a highlight to anyone’s holiday season and Peddler’s Village is an ideal destination to accomplish this task.
Every year, in true Village fashion, Peddler’s holds their Grand Illumination celebration! This event is one of the more special and uniqe happenings at Peddler’s Village and takes place on November 16th at 6:15 p.m. However, the shops open at their regular time 10:00 a.m. Grand Illumination symbolizes many things. Mainly, it symbolizes the six weeks of holiday shopping.
Grand Illumination also incorporates Santa himself! At 6:15 p.m. on the dot, Santa switches on all of the holiday lights in Peddler’s Village. This takes place in the middle of Peddler’s Village on what is known as the main green. This highly publicized even catches the eye of many local news stations and is perfect for children of all ages! By 6:16 p.m. the entire village is lit up with festive lights of all different colors and shapes! Its truly beautiful.
There is free admission and free parking for this event. In addition to Santa, retail shops are also open until 10:00 p.m. This is the one night of the year in which the Village is open that late. Don’t miss a great opportunity to get a head start on holiday shopping for the ones you love!
Families are also welcome to indulge in free cider and marshmallow roasting while they walk around the Village and preview the merchant’s holiday inventory.
For the six weeks following November 16th, Peddler’s Village store hours change to the following: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. This allows for people to do their holiday shopping after work, instead of having to rush to get here before six or spend their weekend walking the crowded sidewalks of the Village.
The Saturday and Sunday following Grand Illumination, Peddler’s Village holds its open house. Most shops have cookies or some sort of free snack for customers to munch on. It’s essentially an opportunity for customers to feel welcomed within the Village as they commence their holiday shopping.
Sterling Leather is gearing up for Grand Illumination. Like all other shops, we too have strung garland throughout the store and decorated for the holiday season. We carry affordable, appropriate gifts for all ages and tastes.From single and double wine totes to children’s cowboy boots and moccasins, make sure you stop by Sterling Leather!
Everyone always looks forward to this time of year. A time to spend with family and friends and pretty much let all those close to you know how much you love and value them. Whether you’re coming to shop, walk around, or spend time with your family, Peddler’s Village truly embodies the holiday spirit and will undoubtedly prove to be a positive experience for you and your loved ones.