No matter how many things look different this holiday season, one thing remains the same; it feels good to give. We all have people in our lives who deserve the perfect gift, so we invite you to explore our shopping destinations including outlets, shopping centers, shopping malls, farmers markets, and specialty retailers to get started on your gift list. Whether you’re into antiques and treasures, edible souvenirs like jellies, jams, craft beer, wine, and spirits, or CHOCOLATE, we know you’ll find something sweet!
With more than 60 stores among the likes of Polo Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, American Girl, Vera Bradley, and Coach, you might be coming to Tanger Outlets for the shopping alone! Shopping in Hershey & Harrisburg is marked by convenience with the Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace located off I-81 and Harrisburg Mall nearby I-83 & I-283. We’d recommend, of course, making your trip an overnighter where you can kick back after a long day of browsing and show off your new shoes at brunch the next morning! (Speaking of an overnighter – don’t forget that gifts don’t have to be material. Give the Gift of Travel by making plans to visit our region with friends or family!)
Don’t think you can leave town without buying some chocolate for your family and friends! Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction has Hershey’s Largest Candy Store with seasonal varieties, hard-to-find candies, and supersize sweets like half-pound Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! For something a little more gourmet, try Chocolates by Tina Marie, just 10 minutes down the road in Hummelstown.
Sometimes the best souvenirs are the ones you never intended to buy like the vintage teapot at Crossroads Antique Mall identical to the one your grandmother used to own or a sparkly statement necklace from Knock Knock Boutique. For the kid who has everything, pick up a fun find at Toys on the Square or a rare book for you at Midtown Scholar Bookstore. While you’re here, make time to visit that small shop around the corner.
While shopping for others, don’t forget to grab a little something for yourself! Remember to leave some room in your suitcase for a few jars of local jams and jellies. Our region’s proximity to lush farmland yields some of Pennsylvania’s best produce and ingredients. Take home local flavor fresh from the Broad Street Market. Our region has more than two dozen vineyards, breweries, and distilleries who bottle up the best beverages for you to enjoy when you get home. Download the Brew Barons Beer Trail mobile app to check in while you’re picking up a growler! The more you check-in, the more free prizes you can earn. If that’s not holiday cheer, we don’t know what is!