The historic Merwinsville Hotel Museum located in the quaint town of Gaylordsville that is part of New Milford is hosting its annual Christmas Shoppe on November 23, 24, and 25 and November 30, December 1 & 2. The weekend hours are 10-5 pm and the Friday hours are 10-6 pm.
The Merwinsville Hotel and Museum is transformed into a winter wonderland every year for Christmas in Gaylordsville, a world of snow villages, model trains around the Christmas tree, caroler’s displays of snow globes, nutcrackers, and music boxes.
Art, crafts, jewelry, weavings, birdhouses, and photography by local artists are among the tempting items for sale. Pick up a fresh Christmas tree and browse through a large assortment of home-made baked goods for sale.
A highlight is the extensive collections of Dickens Villages, World’s Fair Amusement Park Miniatures, the model train, and over 100 wooden nutcrackers. Kids will enjoy the story time every Saturday at 11 a.m. Coffee, tea, and the best hot chocolate south of the North Pole are complimentary.