Shop Local for Holiday Magic
As I dismantle my house in preparation to move, there are memories of milestones including past holiday celebrations. Moving is not easy especially during the holiday season.
Admittedly, I am quick to shop online for ease and convenience when it comes to the basics. Certain items need to be experienced or touched. Being more of a touchy, feely buyer, I love creative, crafted, artisan pieces. I’m also a scent snob and prefer a fresh clean scent without floral notes. You cannot experience all the senses shopping online.
If you want to experience holiday magic, put the Sugar Loaf Craft Village on your radar. Nothing like seeing Santa drive and Christmas carolers to chase away the ‘bah humbugs’.
Sugar Loaf Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 12:30 pm – 5 pm
The Sugar Loaf Community Foundation in partnership with the Sugar Loaf Methodist Church brings an old-fashioned holiday celebration to the hamlet. Complete with horse-drawn wagon rides, strolling carolers, a visit from Santa, and shops decked out with unique gifts for family and friends. There will be refreshments and crafts at the fellowship hall during the day and a tree lighting ceremony with caroling at the church in the afternoon.
12:30-3:30: Horse and wagon rides with Santa
3:30 -4:30: Meet with Santa at the Church for photos
4:30-5:00: Tree lighting and caroling at the Church
The shops will be celebrating all day offering refreshments, sales, and specials. Here is a sample of some of the stores in the Sugar Loaf Art & Craft Village
Merrily -1375 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf
Merrily is a lifestyle boutique that offers carefully curated artisan cards, gifts, books and decor in a beautiful and relaxed setting. Featuring the illustration work of owner and artist, Kat Parrella, it is also the home of her Merrily Paper line of stationery goods.
Bliss Co-Op -131 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf
Bliss Co-op located at the end of Romers Alley. Bliss is an artist cooperative made up of 55+ women artists from the Hudson valley region. You will find pottery, jewelry, kids items, home decor, food items and more.
18th Century Furniture -58 Wood Rd, Sugar Loaf
Pete VonUchtrup of 18th Century Furniture and Kourtney Mills of Kenland has teamed up in this store that is off the beaten trail. All Furniture is made from antique lumber on premise and all home decor and seasonal decor is handcrafted. They have antiques that come from the deconstructed barns that are used for our lumber.
About the Sugar Loaf Art & Craft Village
The hamlet of Sugar Loaf is a unique community of working artisans, boutique shops, galleries and restaurants all nestled under Sugar Loaf Mountain in the picturesque Warwick Valley. Surrounded by apple orchards and wineries, the eclectic and charming village was transformed into a crafts center in the 1970’s and remains true to that heritage today as the year round home to dozens of independent business men and women, with many of these artisans living and working in the original historic barns and buildings dating back to Revolutionary times.
That special gift can be found a short drive away. Check out those small businesses in your area. Happy holiday shopping!