Dread Holiday Shopping?
Make this Year a Unique Experience in Bucks County, PA!

(Bucks County, PA) Looking for an alternative to your traditional mundane shopping malls? Head over to Bucks County, PA for a true shopping “experience”! Bucks County has much to offer shoppers with a flair for country style, crafts, antiques, and collectibles. 

Bucks County is home to Byers’ Choice, the makers of America’s beloved Caroler figurines.  Patrons are encouraged to visit the premises and watch the skilled artisans from an observation deck as they meticulously piece together Caroler figurines by hand. Design your own Caroler for that special someone in mind this holiday season. www.byerschoice.com  

No shopping excursion can be complete without a trip to Peddlers Village, with over 70 one-of-a-kind specialty shops set amidst 42 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and brick walkways, located just outside New Hope. Peddler’s Village affords visitors with an option of splendid dining in any one of six unique restaurants, and luxurious accommodations in any of the 70 rooms in their luxury inn. Enjoy shopping while witnessing one of the most splendid winter lighting displays in Bucks County. www.peddlersvillage.com  

Take a leisurely stroll across the street from Peddlers Village to Penn’s Purchase Factory Outlet Stores to discover discount opportunities with name-brand stores. Bucks County’s premier outlet shopping destination offers a frequent shopper program- just sign up to obtain your FREE card and receive special offers and discounts at participating merchants throughout the center. Stores include Coach, Brooks Brothers, Gymboree, Nine West, Izod and many many more! www.pennspurchase.com  

Lavender is a scent that wafts across our fields here in rural Doylestown at the Peace Valley Lavender Farm with more than 3,000 plants blooming on our hillside. With all the raw material produced, the farm boasts a beautiful gift shop showcasing a wide variety of lavender products including sachets, pillows, candles, dried decorative arrangements, shea butters, gift baskets and more! All produced by homegrown lavender and essential oils. www.peacevalleylavender.com  

With nine wineries, we are privileged to contain more wineries than any other county in Pennsylvania! Experience the Bucks County Wine Trail- each with their own distinct flair- from small country barns to dramatic castles with sweeping views- our wineries are not only breathtaking but award winning too! The gentle rolling hills and moderate climate combine to make Bucks County one of the premier grape growing regions of the east coast! While there create your own custom label or purchase our award winning wines for the wine enthusiast in your family. www.buckscountywinetrail.com  

The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, a National Historic Landmark, is maintained as a "working history" museum that produces handmade tiles in a manner similar to its founder and builder, Henry Chapman Mercer. Come visit and take a self guided tour through this enchanting concrete museum and witness original installations, and the process of current tile production. Their extensive gift shop includes handmade reissues of tiles and mosaics made in the American Arts & Crafts tradition. Check out their online catalogue or visit them for a truly remarkable experience to gather tiles for decoration, a fireplace, kitchen, floor or wall! http://www.buckscounty.org/government/departments/tileworks/index.aspx  

Perfect for the History Buff! Bucks County is home to Washington Crossing Historic Park, the site where George Washington and his men of the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 and marched to Trenton. This event is re-enacted every morning on Christmas Day with over 12,000 loyal re-enactors and onlookers participating in this historic event. Their visitors’ center offers a variety of books for adults and children regarding the site's history and topics such as Colonial cooking, medicine, taverns, women's history, local interest, and more! Also available are historic games, redware pottery and souvenirs! While visiting be sure to take a guided tour of the historic homes and view the sight where Washington Crossed the Delaware! http://www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing/index.htm  

The Denoon Museum Shop at the James A Michener Art Museum offers unique gifts inspired by the Lenfest Collection of Pennsylvania Impressionists, handcrafted items created by local artisans and an extensive selection of books and handmade cards. While shopping for your favorite art enthusiast, stroll through the exhibits and witness a world class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings. Named after the Pulitzer Prize winning writer, the Michener Art Museum is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the arts & cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. www.michenermuseum.org  

Discover the legacy of the first American woman to receive the Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes at the home of this author, activist and humanitarian, the Pearl S Buck House. This 68 acre estate houses an 1825 stone farm home, beautiful gardens, barns, milk house and more! Tour her home then take a stroll through their extensive International gift shop influenced by the author’s years in China boasting unique and beautiful collections of Asian giftware and a selection of Pearl S. Buck books including “The Good Earth”. www.psbi.org  

Travel along Route 202/263, locally known as Antiques Row, for a multitude of stores along this country highway, a great destination for antique aficionados. You are sure to find the rarest of items- from high-end decor to unusual collectibles.

Talk about an experience! This one square mile town of New Hope is jam packed with creativity, diversity and culture! Explore over 200 diverse art galleries, antique shops and boutiques. Each store offering a unique blend of local art, culture and individuality for that special individual in mind. www.newhopechamber.com  

Boasting over 225,000 sq. foot of an indoor and outdoor Flea Market, Quakertown’s Farmers Market is “Shopping That's Worth Waiting For The Weekend!” Spend a day looking for unique items from vendors selling everything from new and used merchandise to antiques and collectibles from 120 Indoor Vendors and 450 Outdoor Vendors. Tired of shopping? Why not try your luck at the new Walk In Bingo! www.quakertownfarmersmkt.com  

Thousands of people flock to Bucks County’s oldest market every Tuesday and Saturday to experience an outdoor bargain hunter’s paradise! Set on 30 acres, Rice’s Sale and Country Market offers some of the most famous name brands in clothing, antiques, handmade collectibles, handbags, Amish baked goods, jewelry, household & gift items and more! www.ricesmarket.com  

The Bucks County Visitor Center's gift shop features items only available in Bucks County including clothing, art work, cook books, note cards, mugs, preserves and food items from local farm markets, bicycling and walking guides and more! www.visitbuckscounty.com  

For a complete list of holiday shopping ideas in Bucks County, please check out our website www.visitbuckscounty.com

Contact: Michelle Greco, Public Relations Manager
Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau
215 639 0300 x231