Some shoppers, on this Black Friday, decided to take the road less traveled and found the scenic country side has plenty to offer. With Black Friday’s commencement, the hustle and bustle for the Christmas season is upon us, like it or not.
“Huge Christmas person, I have seven Christmas trees up in my house decorated right now,” Jan West said.
“We’re still on Thanksgiving, we don’t have any decorations up or anything like that,” Diana Hews said.
There’s usually a big rush to bridge the gap between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but those who come to a Country Christmas, find, it’s a little more relaxing. “We like low key,” Larry Taylor said.
Larry and his wife Linda opted out of the Black Friday crowds to find some unique craftsmanship. “Usually anytime we know something’s going on down here, we try to be here, I don’t know, just love it here,” Linda said.
“Something peaceful about Bridgeton, you know,” Larry said. It’s not just the crafts, it’s the decor, the atmosphere and perhaps, the chicken and noodles. “It’s nice, it’s very comfortable, cozy, cold, but it’s nice,” Jan West said.
Diana Hews and her family weren’t expected to stumble upon Christmas festivities at the Bridgeton Mill, Friday. “We’re out here exercising off our turkey meal and enjoying some fresh air, and coming to see some neat Indiana history.”
But found the artistry alluring. “I like things that are hand made, that are old timey, so maybe carved wooden things, not necessarily modern… More sort of pioneer style,” Hews said.
Country Christmas hours are 10 am through 7 pm Friday and Saturday. And 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Both this weekend and next. You can even catch Santa there and he’s set up shop in a log cabin.