The holidays certainly have a way of sneaking up on you, and they're right around the corner. Scratching your head on what to get everybody this year? Support local this season by purchasing a product or experience from a Laurel Highlands business!
Immersive Touchstone Workshops and Classes
If you have a creative soul to shop for, consider gifting them an experience at Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington! Touchstone offers workshops of all mediums, including blacksmithing, ceramics, drawing and painting, glass, and other special topics. To celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2022, they're adding metal and jewelry workshops back into the mix. Touchstone's workshops aren't just for those who are artsy, beginners are welcome. This is also a perfect gift for a date night or those who are looking for a new hobby or skill. And they get to take home the coolest souvenir- their artwork!
At Living Treasures, visitors get the chance to reach out and touch wildlife, give the animals a snack, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Purchase a season pass for the entire family for unlimited days at the zoo in 2022! Season pass holders can visit the Laurel Highlands and Moraine Living Treasures locations, as well as Keystone Safari in Grove City. Your season passes don't just provide free admission to the parks, you also get a discount on gift shop items, including animal feed. Purchase your season passes at the gift shop during their Holiday Extravaganza event or give them a call and they'll mail them to you.
This is the ultimate gift for the outdoor adventurer in your life! Wilderness Voyageurs' whitewater and adventure season pass grants you the opportunity to experience everything that Ohiopyle State Park has to offer, from hiking, biking, stand-up paddleboarding, events, and more. Details include unlimited guided tours on the Lower and Middle Yough and Cheat Canyon, raft rentals for the Middle and Lower Yough, unlimited bike rentals for the Great Allegheny Passage, free Middle Yough shuttles, stand-up paddleboard rentals, discounts on food and lodging, and more. Plus, up to five people accompanying the season pass holder receive 15% off, so they better bring you along for the fun!
The Creamery at Pleasant Lane Farms Gift Box
Give the best gift of all this year: FOOD. Skip the fruitcakes this year and pick up a Pleasant Lane Farms gift box for your coworkers, friends, and family members! The gift boxes are packed with an assortment of delicious farm fresh cheeses and snacks to serve with them, like pretzels, crackers, honey, and mustard from local businesses. If you're lucky, you might even be able to snag their two new cheddar flavors for your boxes!
A Snowy Adventure at a Ski Resort
A winter wonderland of fun awaits in the Laurel Highlands! If you're shopping for a winter sports fanatic, or somebody who wants to try skiing or snowboarding, snag a few ski lift tickets at one of the region's four ski areas for a day full of shredding the slopes. For more downhill thrills, three Laurel Highlands ski resorts features a unique snow tubing park. Gifting snow tubing tickets provides a fun night for the entire family, full of laughs and unforgettable moments!
Idlewild and SoakZone Season Passes
The Laurel Highlands' very own amusement park, Idlewild and SoakZone, is the perfect place to take the kiddos during summer break. Gift the little ones in your family season passes for bonding time and endless fun for the entire family in 2022! There are four different packages to choose from with a variety of perks, including free guest tickets and admission to HALLOWBOO!, the park's Halloween event. From Storybook Forest to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and SoakZone to Hootin' Holler, there's no shortage of unique attractions and live entertainment to make each visit special.
After the hectic holiday season is over, everybody is going to need a getaway. And who every said you need the beach and sun to make a vacation?! There are many places to rent for a few days in the Laurel Highlands, even during the snowy winter months. There are small cottages and tiny houses perfect for a couple's getaway, a cozy cabin fit for a family weekend trip and cottages big enough for a family reunion. Gift them a weekend away, and they'll be able to choose the activities to fill their itinerary!
GO Laurel Highlands Gear
Stop by the GO Laurel Highlands Visitor Center in Ligonier to do some holiday shopping for the Laurel Highlands lover! They can wear their love for the region on their sleeve (literally!) with our line of high quality clothes including super soft t-shirts, zip-up hoodies, and crewnecks for the whole family. We also sell awesome accessories like tote bags, hats, mugs, stickers that are durable enough for car windows, and more.
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