Holiday Shopping Around Picturesque Hunterdon County

The holiday season at Woolverton Inn is always a favorite time of year – from our Manor House decorations to the sometimes snow covered countryside around our property, it is a “can’t miss” time to visit!  It is also the perfect time for holiday shopping at unique shops and artisan boutiques throughout the region. Step into a winter village and a Dickens Christmas in historic Clinton, explore antique shops and unique stores in Lambertville and New Hope, enjoy beautiful art and artisanal stores in Frenchtown, discover the historic Prallsville Mills and their unique holiday events, and so much more!

A Dickens Christmas in Historic Clinton

Drive along the country roads from Woolverton Inn to the charming Town of Clinton. For Christmas time, they go all out, particularly on the weekend of November 25-27th, known as “Dickens Days.”  Horse drawn carriage rides, groups of carolers, actor portrayals of Victorian Era characters, and traditional decor are beaming with holiday spirit! In the center of town, you’ll find  the Winter Village at the Red Mill Museum. This German Style Christmas Market adorns the grounds of the mill, which is located across the old iron truss bridge over the waterfalls from the downtown. The grounds are also filled with the Festival of Trees, which are incredibly decorated with various themes – you can even vote for your favorites! This is a truly “can’t miss” event! Even If you are unable to visit on that special weekend, Clinton is still a favorite place to see throughout the season. The town is decorated impeccably, and with many unique shops and eateries on Main Street, it is well worth the trip!

Lambertville and New Hope, PA – From Antique to Unique

Lambertville and New Hope are filled with fantastic antique stores and art galleries for all to enjoy. But, if you are looking for something a little more unique, explore the many different shops with creative items that will make any visitor excited! When the store fronts are decorated with the holiday spirit, these two communities are that much more beautiful! The Antique Center at the People’s Store is like a museum itself – with several levels of antiques to peruse, you can spend plenty of time exploring every corner! If you’d like  to see some fine examples of art from the New Hope School? Stop by Jim’s of Lambertville to see their impressive collection of these well-known paintings. Looking for something a bit more low key? Stroll across the Delaware River via the bridge and browse an outstanding book collection at Farley’s Bookshop! Right nearby is another great stop for lunch or snacks, at the New Hope Ferry Market.

Funky Frenchtown

Frenchtown is known for its unique shops and galleries – from  the Art Yard’s art experience, to the eclectic Sunbeam General Store, there is always something  fun to see! For the holiday season, garland and lights drape across the downtown area, and stores get decked out in the spirit too! Recently renovated and filled with amazing books, the Frenchtown Bookshop is a great place for the readers on your gift list. Across the way is Modern Love, a modern décor inspired shop filled with items big and small. Looking to find something truly special? Pop into Sublime to find a special item for yourself and or someone you know! Plant lover in your life? The Gather Flower Shop has lots to offer! For lovely women’s clothing and classic accessories, stop in at Lord Ivy,  and then have lunch at the famous Frenchtown Café!

Stopping Back in Stockton

After exploring around the area for your holiday shopping experience, step back into the charming town our inn calls home. The Prallsville Mills are a perfect stop, not only for the holiday selfie you’ll want to take with this magnificent backdrop, but also for checking out the Winter Fine Arts and Crafts show on December 3rd and 4th. This very special show is a two-day event featuring the works of artisans, artists and jewelers from around the region. Looking for a fine bottle of wine to gift someone, or to take back to your room after a day of shopping? Look no further than Stockton Fine Wine & Spirits.

Tis the Season at the Woolverton Inn

Looking for something different? Give the gift of time, rest and peace……A gift certificate to Woolverton Inn says it all. Click here for to purchase online,  or speak to an innkeeper to place your order in person 609.397.0802.

Now… about all that shopping?  It’s your time to relax and warm up by the fire in our living room with coffee or hot cocoa, always fresh in our dining room. Grab a tasty treat of fresh baked cookies – or take a sip of Dubliner whiskey to warm you up! We love welcoming you for a holiday season getaway to our inn, whether for shopping or just a peaceful time away, the Woolverton is here to provide you with warmth and cheer this season!

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