Walking through to see the lights during Christmastime is one of the reasons to visit. It seems like all of the trees on the property are wrapped in lights and everywhere you turn is a light display.
About an hour-and-45-minute drive from NYC and an hour from Phillly, Peddler's Village looks more like a small colonial town than an outdoor shopping center, but that's its charm. You won't find Gap or other mall staples here. Instead, there are galleries and quirky shops like Turn Me Loose, a store that hawks '50s, '60s and '70s nostalgia, such as old-school Coca-Cola paraphernalia and neon art. Or Glass Masters, a place that sells Christmas ornaments, sculptures and paperweights all made of glass.
There are also restaurants and snack stop-offs like Skip's Candy Corner, which claims to "chocolate-dip everything," and The Nut Kettle, which makes kettle corn and roasted nuts. Buy some mulled cider and some treats and stroll the grounds to see the lights and do some holiday shopping.
[Photo: Jennifer Kester]