Holiday Open House coming November 2-4

Holiday-Open-HouseWhat better way is there to kick off your holiday season than to spend it in charming, festive Smithfield & Isle of Wight County at our Holiday Open House? You’ll enjoy fabulous sales and specials among our merchants and a cheery welcome at our restaurants. Come for the day, or make a weekend of it in Coastal Virginia’s #1 Weekend Destination, and plan your visit around one of the many holiday events taking place in the area.


Participating Shops


The Christmas Store

TCS 2018 Open HouseSaturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday  12:30 – 5:00 p.m.
108 Main Street, 757.357.7891
​No trip to downtown Smithfield during the holiday season would be complete without entering the magical Christmas Store. Visit Santa’s Smithfield headquarters during their Holiday Open House weekend for refreshments, door prizes, a free photo with Santa himself, specials, live music and more!
For more information go to The Christmas Store’s Facebook page.


Wharf Hill Antiques

wharf-hill-smithfield2.jpgClosed Friday November 3 to prepare
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. 
216 Main Street, 757.357.9524
A favorite of downtown visitors for their beautiful decorations and merchandise, Wharf Hill will hold a drawing each day for an assortment of beautiful holiday merchandise.
Celebrating 25 years on Main Street!
For more information go to Wharf Hill’s Facebook page.


Fleur de Fou

Fleur de Fou (5).JPGFriday & Saturday 10 a.m.  – 5 p.m. , Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. ​
338 Main Street, 757.357.7891
Fleur de Fou will offer their Holiday open house all weekend featuring Christmas decor and gifts. Enjoy this lovely shop decorated throughout with Christmas cheer. A free gift will be given to the first 30 customers!  They will also be taking pre-orders for all Christmas greens. Fleur de Fou is a full-service local florist for Smithfield, Rescue, Battery Park, Carrollton and Suffolk, Virginia offering flowers and gifts for any and all occasions.
For more information email Flowers@fleurdefou.com.

 


American Laser Arts

Amer Laser Arts Bird night light - CopyFriday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
207C Main Street, downtown Smithfield, 757.542.3684, americanlaserarts@charter.net
American Laser Arts create personalized gifts by laser engraving and dye sublimation on many types of items including cups, mugs, plaques, and unique specialty items. Avoid the Christmas rush, place your custom orders early to ensure delivery by Christmas.
​For more information go to American Laser Art’s Facebook page.


Finley’s General Store

IMG_5977Open House Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Christmas Season Hours:
​Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. , Sunday 12:30 – 4:00 p.m
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327 Main Street, 757.515.7665​
Visit Finley’s General Store and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas feeling. Charlie Smith will be playing banjo and telling stories on our front porch, and we’ll be fully stocked with our vintage and country-style Christmas decorations and gift items. Sample some of our popular Finley’s jams and salsas too!
For more information go to Finley’s General Store’s Facebook page.


Cure Coffeehouse

cure-coffeehouse.jpgFriday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. & Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
113 North Church Street, 757.542.4444
Visit Cure Coffeehouse during the Holiday Open House weekend for all of your winter warmers! Cure will be featuring specialty hot cocoas with house-made marshmallows as well as introducing new winter latte flavors. Cure is also excited to finally bring out the MULLED WINE – made in-house and heated to keep you warm through the chilliest of winter evenings and in the cozy atmosphere of Cure!
Holiday Hours: Wednesday, November 21: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Closed Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Closed Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
New Year’s Day, Tuesday, December 31: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For more information go to Cure’s Facebook page.


Isle of Wight County Museum

museum doorFriday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
103 Main Street, 757.356.1223
The museum’s wonderful gift shop will offer Holiday Open House special prices on their ornaments.

For more information go to the Museum’s Facebook page.

 


Victoria’s Rose

vic roseOpen House promotions begin on Saturday at Victoria’s Rose.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
301 Main Street, 757.365.4788
Featuring…
• Blanket Scarves Free monogram
• ¼ zips with monogram $38
• Free Gift with purchase
• Refreshments served
For more information go to Victoria’s Rose’s Facebook page.


Imagine Art Gallery

Imagine Art Studios Holiday Open HouseImagine Art Gallery
​Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
318 Main Street, 757.542.4900
Imagine Art welcomes all to their new location featuring two floors (2100 square feet!) of great art for that special gift to enhance your home. The gallery offers something for everyone: gifts, bronzes, originals, prints and custom framing and a variety of artwork – everything from historical to whimsical. Refreshments offered daily.
Get 10% off all Margaret Furlong angels and Robert Bissell puzzles and 2019 Calendar.
​For more information email wayne@imaart.com.


The Arts Center @ 319

Arts-Center

Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

319 Main Street, downtown Smithfield, 757.357.7707
The Arts Center @ 319 hosts an exhibit entitled “Masterworks by Members of the Artists Gallery,” opening on Saturday with refreshments, artist demos, creative gift ideas, original art and handmade jewelry. Shop! Indulge! Release your inner creativity while you find artful treasures for that special person.
For more information go to the Arts Center @ 319’s Facebook page.


RM Designs

rm-designs.jpgFriday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm., Sunday 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
409 South Church Street, rmdesignsva@gmail.com
RM Designs will host an evening with two celebrated artists, Topaz and C. Edward Vann on Friday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. RM Designs will also have all summer clearance items on sale plus lots of new gift ideas for Christmas. Light Refreshments will be provided.
For more information go to RM Design’s Facebook page.


Relics

relics.jpgFriday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm., Sunday 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
237 Main Street, 757.357.4085​
This beautiful shop will be all decked out for the holidays. Stop by for Christmas cookies,  music and a raffle.

For more information go to Relic’s Facebook page.


Perfectly Natural Soap

IMG_6917Saturday 10:00 a.m. –  6:00 pm., Sunday 11:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.
202 Main Street, 757.542.3818​
Enjoy the sights and scents of the holidays at Perfectly Natural Soap as they debut their Holiday Line of products, hold weekend-long raffles, and offer sweet treats in store for all!

For more information go to Perfectly Natural Soap’s Facebook page.


Maggie Casey’s Celtic Treasure

Maggie Caseys (4).jpgFriday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
124 N. Church Street, 757.542.4333
Holiday Open House Special:
Get a $5.00 “Holiday Treasure” gift certificate for every $50.00 spent! ​Certificate is redeemable from November 5 – December 24.
This beautiful shop carries unique jewelry, knitwear, handbags, accessories, gift-wear, teas, sweets and much more from Ireland, Scotland and Wales! Maggie Casey’s will be open late for the town’s special holiday events!

For more information go to Maggie Casey’s Facebook page.​


Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter 2.jpgFriday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
120 N. Church Street, 757.357.3968
Stop by for gingerbread and hot cocoa and specials for the Holiday Season.

For more information go to Gimme Shelter’s Facebook page.​

 


Mansion House Art & Antiques

Mansion HouseFriday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
120 N. Church Street, 757.357.3968
Mansion House Art & Antiques will offer light refreshments and special sales during the Holiday Open House. Stop by to pick out something unique for that special someone on your list!​

​For more information go to Mansion House Art & Antique’s Facebook page.


Beyond Main

Beyond MainFriday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
224 Main Street, downtown Smithfield, 757.582.4353
Beyond Main will serve refreshments and offer holiday daily specials throughout the weekend.

For more information go to Beyond Main’s Facebook page.


The Schoolhouse Museum

The School House Museum by Tina L. Hill.JPGFriday, Saturday & Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
516 Main Street (across the street from Main St. Baptist Church), 757.365.4789
The Schoolhouse Museum will offer an open house this weekend with notecards, prints, t-shirts and Christmas ornaments for sale and no admission fee charged (though donations will be greatly appreciated).
​For more information go to The Friends of the Schoolhouse Museum Facebook page.

 


The Nelms House

nelms.jpgFriday, Saturday & Sunday 12: 00 noon – 6:00 p.m.
Open Wednesday – Saturday 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
308 Main Street, 757.357.0431
The Nelms House, a Victorian Styled Venue for gatherings and events, is featuring a Floral Designer Showcase & HeART Exhibit that begins during the Holiday Open House Weekend of Nov. 2-4, and runs through New Years Weekend. Tour the seasonally designed rooms by regional florists to admire, buy, or order for deliveries. While visiting, enjoy the Tea/Coffee Room, Local Art Gallery and Boutique.
​For more information email Anne at awhgarland@yahoo.com.


Painted Garden Gallery

painted-garden.jpegFriday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m., closed Sunday
324 Main St., Paintedgardengallery@yahoo.com
The gallery offers a “Holiday Vintage Clothes Collection,” original art – from Pop to Fine Art, gifts, collectibles, antiques and light refreshments.
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For more information go to the Painted Garden Gallery’s Facebook page.


Sesroh Tack Shoppe

sesroh 3Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays (in November) 11:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
1607 S. Church Street757.356.9234
Sesroh will be offering 30% OFF THE ENTIRE STORE of horse-themed gifts, jewelry, clothing and of course, horse care items.
​For more information go to Sesroh’s Facebook page.


Special Events taking place that weekend


Open Mic Christ Church (1).jpeg“Open Mic Night” at Christ Episcopal Church
Friday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m., 111 S. Church Street in downtown Smithfield

The public is invited to share their music, poetry, humor, stories, etc. with friends (new and old) at this monthly Open Mic night featuring a “coffee house” atmosphere, coffee bar, and snacks counter. Held the third Friday of each month. All donations and “coffee bar” proceeds will go to Christ Episcopal Church Outreach Programs. For further information call 410.340.3464.
For further information call 757.357.2826 or cecadmin@christchurchsmithfield.org.

Floral Designer Showcase & HeART Exhibit at the Nelms House
Friday through Sunday, November 2 – 4, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m., 308 Main Street in downtown Smithfield
Continuing Wednesday’s through Saturday’s, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m.
The Nelms House, a Victorian-styled venue for gatherings and events, is featuring a Floral Designer Showcase & HeART Exhibit Opening that begins during the Smithfield Open House Weekend of Nov. 2-4 and runs through New Years Weekend. Tour the seasonally designed rooms by regional florists to admire, buy, or order for deliveries. While visiting, enjoy the Tea/Coffee Room, local art gallery and boutique.
​For more information email Anne at awhgarland@yahoo.com or call 757.357.0431.

Meet the Artists Topaz and C. Edward Vann at RM Designs
Friday, November 2 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., 409 S. Church Street, downtown Smithfield
RM Designs will host an evening with two celebrated artists, Topaz and C. Edward Vann for an art showing. RM Designs will also have all summer clearance items on sale and lots of new gifts for Christmas. Light Refreshments will be provided.
For further information email rmdesignsva@gmail.com.

First Friday Game Night at Cure Coffeehouse
Friday, November 2, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., 113 N. Church Street, downtown Smithfield

Don’t miss out on our First Friday’s game night! Cure provides board games in-house (including Settlers of Catan) and you’ll receive a 10% discount if you bring your own! Visit Cure Coffeehouse during the Holiday Open House weekend for all of your winter warmers when Cure will feature specialty hot cocoas with house-made marshmallows as well as introducing new winter latte flavors and bringing out the MULLED WINE.
For further information call 757.542.4444​.

Smithfield Little Theatre presents Legally Blonde – The Musical

Thursdays through Sundays through November 4, 210 N. Church Street in downtown Smithfield
All performances at 8:00 p.m. except for Sunday Matinees at 2:30 p.m.

Legally Blonde is the well-known story of sorority president Elle Woods whose life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle generously charms her into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex, but quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. Tickets: Adults: $18, Students: $10.
​​​​For tickets or more information call 757.357.7338.

First Friday Wine Tasting at Pagan River Wine Merchants
Friday, November 2 at 7:15 p.m., 409 South Church Street​ in downtown Smithfield

Each monthly wine tasting will have a special guest speaker who will discuss six or more wines. Wine glasses are provided but feel free to bring your own. A cheese and fruit tray will be provided. Cost is $10 per person. RSVP by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event.
For further information email prwm@smithfieldstation.com or call 757.357.5375.

“Reflecting on Vietnam” Lecture at the Isle of Wight County Museum
Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m., 103 Main Street in downtown Smithfield
As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the museum will host speaker Tom Orlowski who will give a brief synopsis of the war and its origins, detail its legacy, discuss some of the misconceptions concerning service in Vietnam. He will share some of his experiences from his 1966 to 1967 tour.
​​​​​For more information call 757.356.1223.