Make Oro-Medonte your home base for holiday shopping this year and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Shop for local artisanal gifts and take in impressive holiday markets, meet an adorable alpaca at local shops and soak up a celebratory atmosphere while staying close to home.
Here in Oro-Medonte you can find unique decor, jewelry, flower bouquets, art, gifts, furniture items, cuisine, locally made products and more. Support local businesses and fill your shopping bags with unique items. Avoid crowded big box stores and see Oro-Medonte light up for the holidays.
Magic and merriment abound!
Shop with Monty The Alpaca
Meet an adorable alpaca at local shops and businesses while you get your holiday shopping groove on. Monty the alpaca is Oro-Medonte’s Chamber of Commerce new mascot, and he’s ready to make special guest appearances at local shops and have his photos taken with fans.
Monty the alpaca is part of the Oro-Medonte Chamber of Commerce shop local program, which encourages people to make a difference by supporting local and family-owned businesses.
Snap your own Insta-worthy image with Monty at The Lovely Teahouse on Hwy 11 on December 11 from 3 to 5pm, at North Bound Rustic on December 18th from 12pm to 3pm and on December 12th at Warminster Parade.
The Lovely Teahouse
Experience stellar tea service, homemade meals, unique gift shopping and more in this authentic Victorian house. The Lovely Teahouse, formerly known as the Flowered Cow, is now in a brilliant new location on Highway 11 at Line 5 South, the Teahouse has flourished and grown to include greater shopping and dining options. The main floor is home to the Teahouse which seats about fifty guests in three charming theme rooms. Enjoy afternoon tea, with scones and cookies, or special high tea evenings with shepherd’s pie or Irish stew on the menu. For the winter months, cozy comfort soups, quiche and salad have been added to the menu, along with a variety of new scones.
On the second floor, get your “retail therapy” fix while supporting many local artisans. Several fabulous female-run businesses are now based here, offering beauty products, home decor, painting supplies, ladies and children’s wear, flower bouquets and more. Currently, many holiday themed items are available including pillows, throws, tea towels, signs and more.
Get your tickets for an upcoming special Christmas Tea as well as The Lovely Teahouse “Sip & Shop” a private shopping event which includes holiday tea trays, swag bags for each shopper and chances to win door prizes.
This year has seen an exciting new collection of holiday markets taking place on weekends in Oro-Medonte.
The first annual Christmas Market at Quayle’s Brewery has been drawing weekend crowds with its collection of artisanal gift vendors, open-air beer garden, special holiday menu and more. Visit on December 4th and December 5th from 11am to 4pm to join in the fun! Stop by the beer garden and see all of the decorated trees. The trees were sponsored and decorated by local businesses, vote for your favourite. Live music at Quayle’s on Friday & Saturday night.
The Christmas Market at Braestone Farm is the perfect place to browse for elegant Christmas decorations, handmade jewelry, artisanal cuisine, local clothing brands, knitting, handmade décor signs, local artists, farm-fresh products, pottery and more. This family-friendly market takes place on December 5th from 9am to 2pm.
Integrated Farms is holding a special holiday market featuring a range of high-quality, pasture-raised meats and more. Meet adorable farm animals and shop for premium chicken, 100% grass-fed beef, heritage/pasture/forested pork, rabbit, eggs and more. Swing by the farm on December 4th and 18th from 11am to 2pm and fill your fridge with mouthwatering grocery goodies.
A Merry Meal: Dining & Shopping in Oro-Medonte
Holiday shopping can be made even more enjoyable when you treat yourself to a meal at one of Oro-Medonte’s fabulous restaurants.
Book a table at Ktchn located at Braestone Club, for an upscale lunch or dinner with a spectacular ambiance and breathtaking view. Relax and dig into a tasty pub meal at HQ Restaurant & Taphouse or order take out from Loobies in Craighurst or the Crazy Horse Pub or ElevenO1 TapHouse & Kitchen at Horseshoe Resort.
Support local producers by purchasing their locally made products and giving unique gifts to family and friends this holiday season. Including bright and beautiful custom coasters from Art on Stone, delicious cheese from Say Cheese, tasty maple syrup from a number of producers, locally made honey and more. Check out a full list of producers in the Township.
Don’t forget to check out Chelsea Chocolates for holiday handmade treats, Dwellings for holiday and interior decor and Lovely Teahouse for artisan creations and many more local shops and take out restaurants. Support & shop local and keep #oromedontestrong
Plan ahead! Before heading out, check out the latest updates and guidelines from local businesses.