Shop Local, Dine Local: A Sturbridge Holiday Guide 

October 31, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, Sturbridge, Massachusetts is gearing up to offer visitors an unforgettable shopping and dining experience. With Black Friday and Small Business Saturday just around the corner, there’s no better time to support local businesses and enjoy a unique holiday shopping spree in this charming New England town. 

Where to Shop

Sturbridge is a haven for those seeking unique and independently owned stores. If you’re on the hunt for one-of-a-kind gifts, look no further than our diverse array of local merchants. You’ll find everything from antiques and jewelry to garden accessories and home decor. 

Shop unique gifts at places like Sadie Green’s Curiosity Shop, the Sturbridge Flea Market or Chickadees. Find handcrafted goods at Sturbridge Potter or Twiddle T’s Pottery. If you’re looking for special jewelry, be sure to check out The Painted Stone Emporium or Garieri Jewelers. 

The possibilities are endless when it comes to local shops in Sturbridge. With Small Business Saturday coming up, remember to support independently-owned businesses and know that your purchase is making an impact in the community! Click here to explore all of Sturbridge’s local shops.  

Where to Dine

After a day of shopping, refuel at one of Sturbridge’s many restaurants. The town is well-known for its variety of dining options, which include Asian, seafood, Italian, and American fare. 

For a modern dining experience, check out the offerings of Cedar Street Grille or The Duck. If sushi is more your style, Baba Sushi is a must-visit. If you’re looking to stop for lunch while you’re shopping, Sturbridge has some great cafes including Cedar Street Café, Saw Dust Coffee House and Soup to Nuts Cafe 

Making the Most of Your Visit

To help you plan your trip, Sturbridge offers detailed itineraries tailored to your personal interests. Whether you’re focused on shopping, hiking, or touring attractions, we’ve got you covered. 

Finally, don’t forget to check out our regular events, such as Thursday Night Trivia at Altruist Brewing Company or Geeks Who Drink Trivia at Timberyard Brewing Company. These fun-filled evenings offer a chance to unwind and enjoy some local entertainment after a busy day of shopping. 

Sturbridge is more than just a place to shop and dine; it’s a place to make memories. So why not make the most of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday by supporting local businesses and experiencing all that our town has to offer?