Once Upon a Christmas Weekend Kicks Off Today

KNOX, Pa. (EYT) – Knox’s 28th Annual “Once Upon a Christmas” begins on Friday, November 17.

On Friday and Saturday, shoppers can begin their quests for the perfect gift at the four business and crafters locations at Wolf’s Den, Wentling Corners, 512 Main, Shaffer Evergreen Rentals, and all six of Knox’s Business Open Houses.

Here is a printable map for your trip.

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Browse the beautiful handmade gifts, crafts, candles, oil lamps, essential oils, clothes, and much more.

There will be wine tastings at various locations.

Other Friday events:

Edenburg Presbyterian Church

On Friday, November 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., there will be a buffet style lunch consisting of soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts with a drink of choice. Take-outs available.

Edenburg Presbyterian Church is located Corner of Main & Railroad Streets 814-797-1167

Knox Borough and Knox Police Borough

On Friday, November 17, area families are invited to bring the kids to the Keystone SMILES park at 6:00 p.m., to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Afterwards, the community center will serve hot chocolate, cookies, and give local kids the chance to make a homemade ornament.

Other Saturday events:

Knox United Methodist Church

On Saturday, November 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Knox United Methodist Church Youth Group invites the public to stop by and enjoy a Chicken & Biscuit Lunch. They will be hosting the luncheon in their new church building at 9729 Route 338.

Knox Public Library Open House

Open House during regular library hours with RADA Cutlery, used books, and homemade cookies available.

Knox Public Library – 305 N. Main Street – 814-797-1054


Knox Business & Crafters Locations

Countryside Crafts & Countryside Quilts

6361 Canoe Ripple Road, off 1-80 Exit 53, Knox, PA

Step back in time and begin your Christmas season in the 1895 general store. There are two floors, six rooms with unique gifts, country and primitive home decor, a quilt shop that offers fabrics, books, patterns and classes for the beginner to advanced.

A women’s boutique with jewelry, apparel, purses and morem and for the babies, the store offer clothing, toys and more. Open year around. On Facebook become a “Friend” of Countryside Crafts, and “Like” Countryside Quilts. www.CountrysideCraftsAndQuilts.com

Knox Bakery

540 East State Street, Knox, PA

Knox Bakery opened on March 29th under a new owner, Kristina Taylor. The bakery offers donuts, cinnamon rolls, breads, cookies, pies, specialty cakes, and more. The bakery hours are Tuesday through Friday 5:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday, 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday and Monday. Facebook “Knox Bakery“.

Creative Country Gift Shop

5739 Rt. 208 West
(Closed Sunday)

Unique gifts await you in the beautifully decorated shop. Featured are hand-painted saws, slate, crocks, tinware; also lamps, candles, purses, garlands, and much more. Jill’s jams and jellies are also available for your holiday parties.www.JoycesCreativeCountry.com

State Street Studios

605 West State Street, Knox, PA 16232

Join us for a $10.00 Santa picture or a beautiful Christmas picture (Saturday only) in the old 1890s house, special gifts, Himalayan pink salt lamps, essential oils and wellness gifts, and exclusive Black Friday portrait sales. Facebook Page www.State-Street-Studios.com

Hit-N-Miss Ice Cream Co.

2660 Rt. 208 West
(Closed Sunday)

Stop at our home to see one-of-a-kind gifts. Sit by the fireplace and enjoy a warm apple dumpling, homemade cookies, fudge or breads. Our home is decorated in full Christmas Spirit. Stop for lunch or dinner. Live reindeer on Saturday.Facebook Page

Reclaim by Gina

346 E. State Street (Enter from Dean Alley)

Eclectic Crafts from reclaimed items. We have Eco-friendly, recycled materials such as roof slates, books, wine bottles, records, chairs, furniture and more. Stop in and check out the many unique, up-cycled gifts. Reclaim by Gina on Facebook. Facebook Page


Business, Crafters & Non-Profit at 512 Main

512 Main Street

Your one-stop shop for primitive country gifts, Christmas items and more. Make sure to try one of our delicious food items. Clark’s Donuts or Perry’s Ice Cream. Coffee and Cappuccinos available. Like us on Facebook. Open year round. Facebook Page 814-797-2030

Mt. Joy United Methodist Church

Our mission is to provide delicious nut­rolls and apricot-rolls. RADA cutlery is also available for purchase. Proceeds help needy families and fund other church projects such as the Blanket Ministry. Rose (814) 797-1268 Ginny (814) 797-1423

(Closed Sunday)


Katie Bashline with KABlessings makes signs, snowmen, and ornaments. All items are handmade with love using pallet wood and slabs of trees. Everything is hand painted using acrylic paint then coated with polyurethane. Custom orders can be placed for Christmas. 814-221-9581

Business & Crafters at Shaffer Evergreen Rentals

2687 Rt. 208 just 4.5 miles west of Knox

Elk Mountain at Knox Winery Outlet


Over 30 flavorful wines with fun Risque names. Stop in and try some of our famous Jack Ass Red or Pink Beaver. Check out our Holiday Wines and pick up a gift basket for those special someones on your list. 814-797-4053 Facebook Page

The Boy Scout Troop 55 will be located at Shaffer Evergreen Rentals again this year with their Princess Pine Wreaths.

A Basket of Herbs-Nancy Fox

We have beautiful hand-woven baskets, dog biscuits, 4 flavors of hot pepper spreads, herb mixes, herb vinegars, herbal teas, mulling spices, and so much more! Come taste what you can make! 814-849-0160

LuLaRoe Tami Stevenson VIPs

Simply comfortable and simply beautiful clothing designed to let your simple beauty shine through.  Dresses, skirts, shirts and those buttery soft leggings! 814-657-6196 Facebook Page


Crafters at Wentling Corners Community Hall

266 Tippecanoe Rd off 1-80 Exit 53, Handicapped Accessible

Barrett’s Seasons of the Heart

A holiday shopping experience awaits you here! Affordable priced “Unique” all hand-painted items can be found here for that special gift. An assortment of ice-skates, windows, bowls, buckets, lighted wine bottles, suitcases, ornaments, pins and more items are featured here. 814-782-6433

ET Creations – Ellie Telesz

All bracelets are hand-beaded and come in a variety of sizes and colors. The beads used are glass, stone, clay, porcelain, and plastic. Bracelets are$ 3.00 each. Makes great gifts! 814-221-3631

Backyard Rustic Goods

Hand-crafted wooden yard games. Scrabble letters, and various primitive crafts sure to add that unique touch to your holiday gifts. Visit me on Facebook, Backyard Rustic Goods. 814-227-7266


Business & Crafters at Wolfs Den

Wolfs Camping Resort
291 Timberwolf Runoff 1-80 Exit 53, Handicapped Accessible

Deer Creek Winery, Inn B&B and Event Center

wolfs-den-1000Deer Creek Winery, Inn B&B and Event Center is the best kept secret of the area as it expands to provide our guests great wine, live music weekends, and now lodging. See us in the Wolf’s Den. 814-354-7392 www.DeerCreekWine.com

BeautiControl- Cindy Curran Consultant

Experience our Instant Manicure and your hands will feel amazing! We offer products from skin care to foot care to the latest makeup. Also try Cindy’s delicious dips. A flavor for everyone! www.beautipage.com. 814-797-1321 or 814-221-0709

doTerra Essential Oil Wellness Advocate

I am committed to sharing and making products with therapeutic-grade essential oils that will enhance personal and conventional use. 814-221-8153

WCR Crafts & More

Fall and winter items for your decorating ideas! We have holiday and winter-themed hanging snowflakes, as well as, wall and table swags plus decorative garlands for your mantles, handrails or windows. Holiday chairs and stools and fun pencils for stocking stuffers and more! 814-797-1103

Tastefully Simple, Judy Whitling, Consultant

Tired of spending time cooking? Simple solution, try “Tastefully Simple!” Tasty and easy products create a homemade taste using store-bought items. Keep your life simple with Tastefully Simple! 814-797-1493

Lavender Green Farm

Experience the fragrant, calming scent of lavender in our cottage crafted, natural lavender products and gifts made by local artisans. Tour our farm in the summer and stay connected on Facebook.lavendergreen.com. 814-797-5117

Little Hollow

Handcrafted wooden yard decorations. Gingerbread themes, grinches, nativity, snowmen, penguins, and more. We also have fleece sleeping bags for toddlers and infants. Blankets, scarves, bracelets necklaces, heating pads, hard tack and a selection of Raleigh products. 814-797-2588

Melissa’s Boutique & Pam’s Accessories

Let me help you put your perfect outfit together. Stylish, fashionable, clothing, cardigans, dresses, leggings, tops, skirts, and Palazzo pants. Accessorize to show your own personal style. Various types of scarves, purses, belts, ponchos, etc. 814-758-1618 Facebook Page


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