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The Mayville Merchants have joined together for the 6th Annual Holiday Open House slated for November 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the entire Mayville region.
The Holiday Open House was started six years ago by a small number of local merchants, but now has expanded to include twenty unique shopping experiences at both well-established Mayville shops and new locations. Each participating merchant will have maps and punch cards. For a chance of winning prizes visitors can have their punch cards validated at each stop. Every shop will have special sales for this weekend only. Check the punch card for a few Saturday only shops.
The businesses participating in Mayville’s Annual Holiday Open House are clustered along a ten-mile stretch of Route 394 and can be visited in any order. At the south end, visit Reverie Creamery for handmade artisan cheeses and gourmet food products. The next stop heading north on Rt. 394, Timeless Treasures, is a boutique shop with a wide range of interesting home and fashion accessories. A side trip to Stedman Corners will give visitors and opportunity to stop for a cup of freshly ground coffee and a tasty bite to eat. Nearby is the Pam Gifford Pottery.
Back on Rt. 394, Two Chixx and Chautauqua Miniatures offer collections of handcrafted miniatures from artists around the world, and great family games and a large selection of toys upstairs in Toyland, all housed in a beautifully restored 1890 barn.
Continuing north along with Mayville’s Annual Holiday Open House, Mayville Living Glass Studio presents original stained glass designed by Denise Williams and other fine art and gifts. Webb’s Candies is a great stop for stocking stuffers for those with a sweet tooth. And Webb’s Cottage Collection gift shop is filled with unique cottage style furnishings and gifts.
Rte 394 also highlights two stops for the boaters, kayakers, fishers and all outdoor lovers. The Chautauqua Marina store and Evergreen Outfitters are launching pads to enjoying the regional lakes and streams.
Two sisters run two antique shops on this Mayville Holiday Open House tour. The first is “Our Little Barn” located behind the Mayville Docks Restaurant, owned by Susan and Cathy whose motto is, “We love to shop, so we have to sell,” meaning reasonable prices for their customers.
In the village business district the Annual Holiday Open House Uptown Dresser has been selling style since 2011, not only high quality consigned fashions for adults but also furniture and accessories. The rumor is that Santa will also be appearing here on Saturday. For a donation of a non-perishable food item or $5 a photo of you or your child will show up in your email box.
Cross the road to find Little Sprouts Boutique, featuring consigned clothing and baby items for young children. Not far away Shear Style is tucked in behind Tops Markets, offering beauty products. Terri Crandall will be waiting for visitors at nearby 4 Vista Drive with Mary Kay products/baskets.
Sit down to a burger at Tammy’s Burger barn and get free curly fries with your burger and ornament decorating for children. Before heading out of town stop in at the Sweet Shop housed in the former County Clerk’s 1859 office for the unusual pleasure of eating your lunch in a vault, along with free hot chocolate with a sandwich purchase, and wonderful desserts, homemade soups, sandwiches and salads. They also have a great collection of children’s gifts, stationery, Christmas items and Inspirational gifts for the Mayville Annual Holiday Open House.
Head north out of town to visit “Our Little Shop”, the second of the two sisters’ antique shops, featuring special one-of-a-kind vintage and antique items, all much loved and slightly used tables, lamps, chairs, antiques, primitives, contemporary items, wall art, jewelry, bookshelves, and local historical finds.
Finally, along the trail of the Mayville Annual Holiday Open House tour, just a stone’s throw north, waits the Portage Hill Art Gallery, the studio and gallery of Audrey Kay Dowling, featuring Audrey’s pottery with her specially formulated nature Great Lakes Colors glazes, one of a kind sculptures in clay, paintings and unique mixed media paintings along with custom framing.
Every shop will have special sales for this Annual Holiday Open House weekend only. Sales will vary from shop to shop and range between 10 and 40% off selected items.
So hop in your car, look for red and green balloons designating stops, check out this amazing diversity of offerings, and get a great start or finish to your holiday shopping in an enjoyable way that supports your local businesses at Mayville’s Annual Holiday Open House.