Get your holiday shopping done early, and you’ll thank yourself for it later. If you are looking for secret Santa gifts, stocking stuffers, gifts for family member of all ages, or holiday decorations, the Canal Towns have you covered. Grab a hot drink and snack to fuel your shopping spree in the fresh Western Maryland and West Virginia air while supporting local businesses.
Shepherdstown is a town that loves to shop. With 6 art galleries and studios, you’re sure to find a special piece. Four Seasons Books has best sellers, local authors, and children’s books. O’Hurley’s isn’t your average general store — you’ll find modern cooking appliances and railroad hats, alpaca sweaters, classic kid’s toys, board games, and glass blown ornaments there. Stop by Mountaineer Popcorn Company for some seasonal popcorn like harvest mix, caramel apple, or pumpkin spice cookie crumble to fuel your shopping, or bring some home in bulk for your holiday party.
Rhodes Welding & Metal Works is a family-owned store in Williamsport that hand-makes metal home signs and decorations. Find ornaments and seasonal decorations, yard signs, home signs, magnets, and many options for personalized signs. Shop in store or online.
Join Rhode Welding & Metal Works on December 14 for their 1st “Crawl into Christmas” event. Complete your merchant password to win a gift basket. Visit Williamsport on December 6 for their annual Christmas Parade and Park Lighting.
Victory Garden Ranch (VGR) sells products produced by veterans and serves as a community wellness center. VGR will be closing its Sharpsburg storefront December 21 and moving to Boonsboro, so this is your last chance to visit them in Sharpsburg.
One of their most unique features is their time period canned soups and pastas including VGR Vegetable, Antietam Furnace Fiery Black Bean, and Stonewall Stroganoff. You can also find jams, candles, hats, scarves, and other holiday décor and treats.
Enjoy your holiday shopping in the Canal Towns!
This is a three part series. Find part 2 here and part 3 here.
Shepherdstown, Sharpsburg, and Williamsport are part of the Canal Towns Partnership. Learn more about the CTP below.