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 air while supporting local businesses. This is a three-part series, find part 1 here, and part 2 here.
Visit Brunswick between November 8 and December 22 and experience their Popup Holiday Marketplace featuring homemade products from local farms and art studios. The Brunswick holiday parade and Christmas tree lighting will be held on December 7. Grab lunch and get your shopping done at Beans in the Belfry. They have cookie cutters, candy assortments, mugs, and coffee beans.
You’ll find Harpers Ferry full of shopping and snacking opportunities. Holiday themed candy and gift baskets from True Treats Historic Candy will make great gifts. True Treats will satisfy history buffs and sweet tooth’s alike, as it has candy that goes back to the 1500s and tells the story of each era. At Tenfold Fair Trade Collection you’ll find apparel, accessories, and homeware packaged in reused materials. Shop in person or online.
Harpers Ferry and Bolivar will host the 49th annual Olde Tyme Christmas, the longest running holiday celebration in the canal towns, December 6-8 and December 14-15. Events include a nativity play, horse and wagon tours, one-man production of A Christmas Carol, children’s craft and activities, and a strolling Father and Mother Christmas.
Enjoy your holiday shopping in the Canal Towns!
Brunswick, Harpers Ferry, and Bolivar are part of the Canal Towns Partnership. Learn more about the CTP here.