To kick off the most wonderful time of the year, the Genoa Merchants will sponsor their Holiday Open House the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 28 and 29.
The special holiday event will offer the perfect occasion for family members and friends to get together, get a jump on their holiday shopping and maybe enjoy a leisurely lunch – one that doesn’t include turkey leftovers.
Some of the merchants will be offering specials, drawings and a chance to get away for some great shopping for unique gifts for the holidays.
Among the shops participating in the Holiday Open House is Packer Creek Pottery, where shoppers can find unique and colorful majolica pottery created by artist Jan Pugh. Among those who have purchased her pieces are Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Bush family, and the Queen of Jordon. Pugh specializes in handcrafted items in a wide variety of patterns and designs, including festive holiday patterns.
Just next to the pottery shop is Genoa Custom Interiors, which features rooms of home-decorating and gift ideas including furniture, jewelry, purses, scarves, silk floral items, etc.
On Main Street, find a bit of nostalgia at Ivy’s Vine. Shoppers should plan to take time to check out all the shop’s nooks and crannies for the eclectic array of collectables, specialty items, beading materials and more.
At Genoa Jewelers, also located on Main Street, shoppers will discover an amazing assortment of clocks and collectibles. Owner Frank Frank Komives will help shoppers find or even design that special piece.
Hours for most of the merchants are Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come watch as the village tree is lighted on Friday evening. In addition, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the Town Hall in an historic open fire truck., while Genoa school students fill the air with Christmas carols. Refreshments will follow at the Gazebo.