Troy, Ohio – October 13, 2011 – Why fight for a parking spot at the mall, walk miles through wall to wall people and indoor noise, only to buy the same things everyone is buying for everyone else? Why not spend your holiday shopping weekends in a boutique town in search of something unique and interesting from a locally-owned shop or gallery?
You may find just what you never knew you were looking for…And perhaps along the way, you may find a little slice of life in Miami County, Ohio… Cool finds, festive neighborhoods and cozy cafés are all right here! Avoid the holiday shopping masses to find unique places and specialty stores all around Miami County Ohio!
During the weekend of November 12th and 13th, the shopkeepers of historic downtown Tipp City warmly invite you to their open house. Don’t miss this “Yuletide Winter’s Gathering” or the visit by Santa, strolling carolers, musicians and carriage rides. This is indeed, one of the best communities to visit before the holidays to shop for wonderfully unique gifts and collectibles!
The Specialty Shoppes of West Milton have a long tradition of holiday spirit with their annual open house. The 22nd Annual Holiday Open House is November 17th -20th where you’ll find uncommon gifts from traditional to modern and everything in between.
Stroll down Main and Market Streets in downtown Troy for some holiday shopping before seeing thousands of lights switched on for Troy’s Grand Illumination on November 25th. With roaming carolers, local merchants and everyone filled with holiday cheer, this is the perfect kick off to the holiday season!
If it’s Christmas-themed shopping in a charming small town you’re looking for, be sure to check out downtown Piqua. Browse along Main Street where you’ll find antique shops, art galleries, and a local baked goods shop in this charming step into the past. Piqua’s Christmas on the Green event is held on December 3rd and features caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides, children’s activities and live entertainment. It’s certainly a “must do” on many area calendars.
Miami County, Ohio will always embrace the festive spirit during the holidays in each of its art, antique, gift and jewelry shops with a historical flair and local charm. Each of our downtowns sparkle during this time of year which adds that “something special” to your shopping experience. And why not make it a weekend shopping excursion and stay at any one of our affordable hotels found in Tipp city, Troy or Piqua.
You can find these wonderful communities along I-75, just minutes north of downtown Dayton. From town to farm, experience country charm without the noise and crowds you find at those big box stores. Leave all of that behind and take a memorable holiday shopping trip to Miami County, Ohio.
Build your itinerary at www.VisitMiamiCounty.org or call 1-800-348-8993 for more information.
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