With more unique shops and boutiques then ever, Morgan County’s a great place to enjoy a day of shopping in a friendly, relaxed small town setting.
Holiday Open House events are the perfect excuse to indulge in a day of shopping, and several will be hosted by shops in Morgan County this season, beginning the first weekend of November. Below are a couple shops we are highlighting this month where you’ll find one-of-a kind gifts and awesome deals to start off the holiday shopping season in November and December! Check out the Visit Morgan County shopping page for more fun independent shops and boutiques to visit, and watch their calendar for more event opportunities!
Berries & Ivy Country Store
The transformation from Halloween to Holidays is a big on at this fun shop – so big that they’ll completely close up shop on Nov. 6 to make the switch, then unveil their holiday spirit on Nov. 7! This family-owned shop is a Martinsville tradition, and so is their annual Christmas Open House event! Seriously, there are typically people waiting in line outside the store when the doors open at 10 am. Why, you ask? Well, to get a jump on that holiday shopping, of course… and because the first 50 customers in the door receive a special gift! No matter what time you arrive, you’ll find holiday home decor and gift items to delight those on your shopping list (or maybe yourself).
Martinsville Candy Kitchen
The Martinsville Candy Kitchen will kick off their 101st Candy Cane Season on Saturday, Nov. 7. Enjoy one of three candy cane pours throughout the day, shop for your favorite candies and chocolates, indulge in some ice cream… and don’t forget to place those holiday candy cane orders if you haven’t already! (If you aren’t already familiar with this iconic Morgan County sweet shop, see our Candy Cane FAQs for more info on this fun holiday tradition.)
Third Thursday Shop the Square Event: Shop Small
Downtown Martinsville merchants will be kicking off Shop Small Saturday a bit early this year! That’s right, come out on the Third Thursday of November for an evening of shopping, food and fun. It’ll also be the kickoff to downtown’s Small Business Saturday passport program. That gives all you shoppers time to get out and shop small before the official Small Business Saturday date on November 28. Pick up your passport anytime, beginning on Thursday, November 19 and take as much time as you like between the 19th and the 28th to shop small businesses in downtown Martinsville!