And, just like that, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. In Chatham County, all is merry and bright. You’ve finished your last of the Thanksgiving leftovers and are preparing for a festive frenzy during the month of December. Loved ones may be visiting, you may have time off of work, you may be in the market for a holiday activity that does not require driving to the North Pole. Hop on our sleigh and we’ll guide you in navigating your to-do list!
Sure, the calendars just flipped into November, but the holiday season is on its way. With meals to prepare, plans to organize and gifts to purchase, get a head start with some creative shopping ideas, all local to Chatham County. Store-bought gifts are great, but try on local, try on handmade for size. Give the gift everyone will remember!
Your Chatham County craft supply store, The Creative Goat in Pittsboro has everything you need to feel equipped for your holiday crafting. Offering a variety of crafting classes, learn how to stain, paint, crochet and stitch all season long. On Tuesday evenings from November 2 – November 16 at 6 p.m., sign up for Dixie Belle’s Make and Take classes.
On November 2, you’ll join a workshop in learning to paint wooden signs, all in the spirit of the holidays. On November 9, make your own Christmas stocking; now, there’s a holiday staple you can use year after year. Finally, on November, 16, experience the art of the Cricut in making the T-shirt of the season! Learn to cut the vinyl designs on the Cricut, press your design onto the shirt. Wear your specialized design home that evening! To keep the craft Tuesdays going, register for the workshop on November 23 at 6:30 p.m. to create your own Thanksgiving centerpiece. All other Tuesday evening workshops begin at 6 p.m. Registration prices may vary; however, materials are included in the price.
On Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m., try your hand at hoop art! What is hoop art? Using a wooden hoop as the border, create intricate embroidery designs to display how you choose! A great class for beginners and experts alike, create a Christmas-themed embroidery design for gifting or for keeping. The choice is yours!
For the grand finale, the 18’’ Merry Christmas Vintage Truck Sign – Sip, Stain and Paint will take place on Thursday, November 18 at 6 p.m. Unwind as you bring your vintage truck sign to life, and bring something to sip on as you go!
The Christmas magic returns to Silk Hope Farm Heritage Park on Saturday, November 6. Located at 4221 Silk Hope Road in Siler City, shop from local vendors from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. That’s a full day of shopping for jewelry, handbags, beauty products, kitchen items, wreaths, handmade soaps and lotions, woodwork, baskets, scarves and more. With so many gifts to choose from, don’t plan on leaving emptyhanded.
Keep on shopping local at the Makers Market Series at MOSAIC at Chatham Park in Pittsboro, kicking off on Saturday, November 13. Enjoy music, a market with craft vendors and refreshments. The music starts at 1 p.m. with sounds by Counterclockwise String Band. The Makers Market, hosted by Pop-Up Raleigh, will take place from 1 – 5 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for the music and plenty of holiday cheer!
The presents have been wrapped, some even opened. Stockings have been hung with care, awaiting a visit from a resident of the North Pole. There is an excitement in the air, leading up to a new year, full of new expectations and opportunities. Known as a time for renewal, the New Year is upon us, meaning a total reset is on the horizon. End the holidays and welcome the New Year by keeping the festivities going!
This holiday season, shoppers can expect some delay in gift delivery as online retail is expected to grow by nearly 20 percent. With more and more people celebrating the entirety of the holiday shopping season in the comfort of their homes, offline sales are expected to decline, having a direct impact on smaller local businesses.
Take the rush out of rush ordering and support Chatham County businesses while shopping safely. Many of your local favorites are hosting open houses and annual shopping events, all while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Is your gift list ready?
From decking the halls to decking your holiday calendar, there is no doubt that December is a hectic time of year. Save some time to simply enjoy the season with the ones you love. There’s no better place to do that than home. We invite you to explore the many seasonal offerings in the area, with our help, of course!
Who says you can’t celebrate the holiday season this early? According to many local vendors in the Chatham County area, the holiday shopping season is already in full swing. With the stress of all things end-of-year, get one item on your to-do list checked off. We can practically hear Santa’s workshop buzzing with excitement from here – that means it’s time to get started!
Whether you have lived in Pittsboro your entire life or are enjoying a weekend visit, your one-day bucket list won’t be complete without these destinations. The perfect getaway from anywhere in the Triangle area, Pittsboro welcomes you to revel in its rich history, culture and attractions. Who knows, maybe your daytime adventure will lead to planting roots in the area. We have houses for that!
When it comes to lodging, dining, shopping and spa treatments, Fearrington Village has your list covered. What you may not know is that Fearrington Village is called home to many local artists and their studios. This month, artists will be opening the doors to their very own studios to invite you to see their creativity at work for free. From Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th, we hope to see you with your own new piece of art!
Within this guide to Fearrington Village’s Open Studio Tour, find some useful tips for purchasing your first piece!
It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday shopping season! As holiday decorations line the brisk, festive streets of Chatham County, stores open their doors to early bird shoppers looking to find their treasures a bit earlier this year. Beat the late December crowd when you start your holiday shopping earlier at the best local shops and restaurants in the area.
Powell Place, a community for new homes and townhomes in Pittsboro, NC looks forward to welcoming you as their new neighbor! With affordable options available in a variety of styles and sizes of beautifully furnished homes, it is no wonder that the award-winning real estate company, East West Partners, is behind the design. If you are looking for a convenient, cost-effective opportunity to settle down, Powell Place has your answer.