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It's almost that time again to break out the Christmas displays and start planning your Black Friday shopping sprees. It's hard to believe that we are already approaching the holiday season, but the shops of Amish country are in full force and ready to spread some holiday cheer.
Be sure to check out this month's event calendar as many of our stores will be holding their Christmas open houses which means some pretty amazing discounts for you! Don't forget to relax and take in all that the heartland has to offer as the Berlin Nativity Parade will be taking place giving you a taste of how the Amish celebrate the holidays.
Holmes County's largest book signing will be taking place once again this year at Gospel Book Store. If you're a "book-a-holic" like one of Gospel Book Store's employees, you will enjoy strolling the shelves of popular authors. While their main focus may be inspirational items, they also enjoy highlighting the local talent right here in Holmes County.
Make sure as you plan out your holiday shopping stops that Charm Harness and Boot is on your list. Their fabulous selection of shoes, apparel and accessories is sure to have something for everyone on your list. Ever since I discovered this western style shop last year, it has become one of my personal favorites. It reminds me of one of my favorite western shops in Columbus: Rod's Western Palace. Some may even compare it to a small scale Cabela's.
After all that shopping and exploring you are going to do, you will probably find yourself growing mighty hungry and maybe even a little chilled from the weather. Make your way over to Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen for a warm, home cooked meal that will make you feel right at home among the locals and other travelers. Be sure to check out their specials and don't forget to finish the meal off with a slice of pie.
This month is jammed packed with things to keep you busy during your holiday visit to Amish country. Don't get too swept up in the shopping frenzy and forget about the beautiful countryside that surrounds the towns. Schedule some time to get lost in the gently rolling hills of Amish country and take in all that nature has to offer. It's a great way to relax and recharge.