Don’t fight the crowds… Come to Miami County.

Why fight for a parking spot, walk miles through wall to wall people and indoor noise, only to buy the same things everyone is buying for everyone else? Why not spend next weekend in a boutique town in search of something unique and interesting from a locally-owned shop or gallery?

You may find just what you never knew you were looking for…And perhaps along the way, you may find a little slice of life in Miami County, Ohio… Cool finds, festive neighborhoods, and cozy cafés are all right here! Avoid the holiday shopping masses to find unique places and specialty stores all around Miami County Ohio!

Join the downtown shoppes of Covington for the 25th Annual Candlelight Christmas Open house, November 11th-12th.  Shine the light this Holiday season! Enjoy lighted sleigh rides, pictures with Santa, home tours and special shop hours.


During the weekend of November 12th and 13th, the shopkeepers of historic downtown Tipp City warmly invite you to their open house. Don’t miss this “Yuletide Winter’s Gathering” or the visit by Santa, strolling carolers, musicians, and carriage rides.  This is indeed, one of the best communities to visit before the holidays to shop for wonderfully unique gifts and collectibles!

The Specialty Shoppes of West Milton have a long tradition of holiday spirit with their annual open house. The  Annual Holiday Open House is November 17th -20th where you’ll find uncommon gifts from traditional to modern and everything in between.


Stroll down Main and Market Streets in downtown Troy for some holiday shopping before seeing thousands of lights switched on for Troy’s Hometown Holiday and Grand Illumination on November 25th.  With roaming carolers, local merchants and everyone filled with holiday cheer, this is the perfect kick-off to the holiday season!


If it’s Christmas-themed shopping in a charming small town you’re looking for, be sure to check out downtown Piqua. Browse along Main Street where you’ll find antique shops, art galleries, and local baked goods shops in this charming step into the past.  Piqua’s Christmas on the Green event is held on December 2nd and features caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides, children’s activities and live entertainment.  It’s certainly a “must do” on many area calendars.

New in 2016 is Piqua’s Holiday Horse Parade on Nov 11th! The fun begins at 7pm right in downtown Piqua where you’ll see beautifully lighted carriages and hitches along with individual riders and horse teams!

Miami County, Ohio will always embrace the festive spirit during the holidays in each of its art, antique, gift and jewelry shops with a historical flair and local charm.  Each of our downtowns sparkles during this time of year which adds that “something special” to your shopping experience.  You’ll enjoy every minute without the noise and crowds you find at those big box stores. Leave all of that behind and take a trip to Miami County, Ohio.

Be sure to take a look around our website to find other great holiday events, activities, and places to go!