You may have noticed that people do a lot of things a little differently in the Poconos. The pace is a bit more relaxed than it is in urban or suburban areas. People are even a little bit more laid back about the hectic holiday season. In the Poconos, they even put their unique twist on Black Friday. With that in mind, here's a look at the best 2019 Black Friday/Christmas shopping in the Poconos.
Make Black Friday Fun Again
Remember when “Black Friday” was kind of a new thing and it was packed with excitement and a little bit of fun? It signaled the start of the holiday gift-buying season and it was always interesting to see what deals where available. Over the years, it’s lost a bit of its luster. Increasingly, “Black Friday” has come to mean crowds and a lot of stress. Leave it to the Poconos to make “Black Friday” fun again with unique and intriguing shops that aren’t overcrowded. Let’s take a look at some of the best places to do your Christmas shopping in the Poconos region.
Just like the Poconos area, there is a lot of variety when it comes to places to look for great holiday gifts. Not only will you find presents that are out of the ordinary, but you'll also find the shopping experience itself to be a treat. Anybody can camp out in front of a big box store to get the best price on a big-screen television, but not everyone gets to enjoy the experience of shopping in quaint, fun, and unique shops that lend themselves to browsing and exploring.
Here are just a few of the outstanding shopping experiences within easy reach (with lots of choices at each one) that will put all kinds of tantalizing sales opportunities within your grasp. And another advantage is that when you step out of the door of one intriguing shop, you won’t be in some huge parking lot or on a busy street. You’ll find yourself on a street with plenty of other options.
The Emporium of Curious Goods in Jim Thorpe is situated in a beautiful Victorian home and offers gargoyles, fairies, vintage reproduction holiday collectibles...and curiosities of all sorts, including Old World Christmas decorations.
The Country Kettle is a candy and gift shop in East Stroudsburg that offers more candy selections than you’d think possible! They also have jewelry, fashion items, collectibles, candles, and much more.
Holley Ross Pottery, in LaAnna, is the place to go if you're looking for pottery of any kind (Dinnerware; Glassware; Stoneware; Gardenware; or more). You can even watch your gift being made right before your eyes! Or you can simply watch one of the free pottery demonstrations.
Sellers Books & Fine Art is the place to go in Jim Thorpe if you’re looking for unusual used books or fine art. They offer an eclectic selection of interesting books in more than 50 categories. It’s a great place to find one-of-a-kind items.
Backroads Antiques and Collectables in Henryville has been called one of the most fascinating antique shops in the northeast. It’s packed with unusual items of every description. Even if you aren’t looking for antiques, it’s worth a visit just to look around!
The Pocono Peddler's Village Antique Mall showcases an ever-changing inventory of antiques of different categories. Their selection includes high quality and affordable items that are big on quality and small on price. Whether you’re looking for glassware, decor, jewelry, furniture, vinyl records, or something else, there are plenty of treasures to catch your eye!
Light Up the Season
What better way to light up the holiday season than with the warm glow of candlelight? There are plenty of places to shop and pick up just the right candle for your family room, dining room, or entranceway. You’re sure to find what you want at one of these great shops.
Sometimes The Mall Has It All
There may be times when you’re into some power shopping and need to hit a lot of stores in a short time. That’s the way life is sometimes! In those instances, it’s hard to beat the convenience and concentrated options you’ll find at a mall. Sometimes, the mall really has it all. Here are a couple of choices within easy driving distance in the Poconos.
The Crossings Premium Outlets
The Crossings Premium Outlets® is nestled in the heart of the Pocono Mountains region and features 100 brand name and designer outdoor outlet stores. Conveniently located off of
Interstate 80, Exit 299, you will find everyday savings from Gap Factory Outlet, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, The North Face, Under Armour & more. Various dining options are available whether you grab and go in our food court or sit down at the Log Cabin Bar & Grill. Check their “Deals” page for specials as Black Friday approaches!
The Mall is located at 344 Stroud Mall Rd, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 and is home to nearly 70 stores including Aéropostale, Bath & Body Works, Bon Ton, Christopher & Banks, Claire’s, Finish Line, Foot Locker, Gertrude Hawk, JC Penny, Kay Jewelers Maurices, Payless Shoesource, and many more. Click here to check out deals before Black Friday!
Palmer Park Mall
Palmer Park Mall, at 123 Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA is a 457,981 square foot regional mall that is home to many national chains including American Eagle Outfitters, Boscov's, Claire's, Spencer Gifts, and more—as well as several local vendors. In addition to great shopping, they also offer plenty of restaurants—and they host regular events throughout the year.