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 Black Friday 2018—and the best places to shop in the Poconos.
If you’re wondering where to go for Black Friday deals, the Poconos have you covered. 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.
The small towns in the Poconos are home to all kinds of interesting and unique small shops.
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!
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!