Take the kids to see the holiday windows along the Victorian streetscape of Historic Downtown Bowmanville. Each year they tell a different story and every Saturday in December Santa’s Elves are onsite so bring your ‘list’ and a rosy smile for a photo together!
Maybe dad hasn’t started his Christmas shopping, or mom needs time to run around collecting last-minute extra’s, but fresh sidewalk shopping makes it an adventure for all. Unique finds, old-fashioned customer service and complimentary gift-wrapping has you checking your list with ease! Mosey into The Village Card & Gift Shoppe for the girl boss in your life, find unique sweaters and scarves from Gather as well as their signature cotton receiving blankets for the mommy-to-be. Don’t neglect yourself; pick up your standout party shoes from The Glass Slipper.
For a mid-shop perk-me-up, cozy up at Coffee & Cakes where you can relax, check your list and share bites. Walk one block north, and you will find the beautiful Clarington Museum Bowmanville where you can drop in for a house tour of Edwardian Christmas splendor with decked halls just the way the original family would have at the turn-of-the-century.
Cap your day with a visit to the Archibald’s Estate Winery Christmas Market, just 10 minutes north of town. Stretch your legs, sample award winning ciders, dessert wines for your holiday menu or build a gift basket while you wait for the ‘oh so nice’ foodie on your list. Cheers!