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Special Events Serve Up Holiday Shopping

A couple of unique opportunities to get in some holiday shopping are being offered in and around Escalon.

Lorina’s Edible Garden, 17397 Enterprise Road, will host Christmas at the Barn over the next two weekends. There will be vendors galore with items ranging from handcrafted gifts to homemade jams and jellies, books, candles, Scentsy items jewelry and more. Special shopping days are Fridays, Dec. 2 and 9; Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10; and Sundays, Dec. 4 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. A Hot Chocolate Luncheon is also planned for Thursday, Dec. 8 at noon; $15 by reservation only. Also during the sale days, Lorina’s Edible Garden market will be open, featuring dried spice blends, soaps and lotions, home décor, herbs and succulents and gift baskets.

For more information, call 209-402-7567 or find them on Facebook.

In town, and open Wednesdays and Saturdays, the Escalon Historical Society Museum has put together special gift items for the holiday season.

The ‘Merry Month of Christmas Museum Sale’ runs through Wednesday, Dec. 21. Sales of items at the gift shop help to support the museum, and the holiday specials are offered during regular hours, noon to 4 p.m. each Wednesday and Saturday at the museum, 1630 Main St., Escalon.

There are children’s themed gift bags of train totes and grandma’s closet; goody-filled Norman Rockwell mugs, handmade Christmas stockings, vintage nutcrackers and a variety of other items. Historical books are for sale, there are T-shirts, puzzles and even the opportunity to purchase a commemorative brick as a way to support the museum and help preserve the city’s history.