When to Find Happy Holidays in Florence

By Sandy Dale
   We here in Florence wish everyone joy during this holiday season. Come and visit our beautiful little winter wonderland. The advertisers here would like you to know their winter hours so you can plan your holiday adventures accordingly. I have also listed my favorite restaurants because one must be well nourished for their adventures.


B&B Pawn & Antiques – Mon thru Sat 9 to 5 Bell Tower Cultural Center – Tues thru Sat 10 to 4, closed Christmas week


Barn & Barrel – Wed thru Fri 11 to 5, Sat 10 to 5, Sun 11 to 4, closed Mon, Tues
Heartland Gifts & Antiques – Tues thru Sat 10 to 5, Sun 12 to 5, closed Mon
Heartland Boutique – Tues thru Thurs 11 to 5, Fri & Sat 10 to 5
Heartland Classic – Thurs thru Sat 12 to 5
The Loralie – Mon thru Sat 10 to 5, Sun 11 to 4
Blue Spruce Arts & Antiques – Mon thru Sat 10 to 5, Sun 11 to 5
Antique Warehouse – Wed thru Sat 10 to 5, Sun 12 to 5
Willies Antiques – Mon thru Sat 10 to 5
Florence Antiques – Tues thru Sat 10 to 6, Sun & Mon 11 to 6
Salvage, Antiques, Vintage, Etc. – Sat thru Wed 10 to 5, closed Thursday
Rustique – Tues thru Sat 10 to 5, Sun 12 to 5, closed Mon & 12/22 thru 1/6


Most of our other wonderful merchants close Sundays and/or Mondays during the winter. And here are the hours for my favorite Restaurants. Remember, too, that our Super D Grocery has fabulous soup and a great deli, Domino’s has super sandwiches and, of course, pizza, and we have a Subway and a Carl’s Junior – so you won’t go hungry on any day you come to visit.


Pour House Coffee Shop – Mon thru Sat 7am to 5, closed Sun
Aspen Leaf Bakery – Tues thru Thurs 9 to 4, Fri and Sat 8 to 5, closed Sun & Mon Two Sisters – 6am to 3 everyday
Rosebud Café – Tues thru Sat 6am to 2, Sun 7 to 2, closed Mon
Ito’s – Mon thru Sat 11 to 9, closed Sun
Turmeric – Tues thru Sat 11 to 9, Sun 11 to 7, closed Monday
Quincy’s – everyday 4 to 9
El Alazon – opening Dec. 1, open 7am to 8pm
Papa’s Pizza – Mon thru Thurs 11 to 8, Fri & Sat 11 to 9, Sun 12 to 7


The annual Downtown Merchants Holiday Celebration is December 8 featuring live holiday entertainment, Santa, stores open till seven and a great old time country concert at the Rialto Theatre. (With cookies and punch in most of the shops!) And don’t forget the Pickle Contest. Don’t know what that is? Come on down and find out.
   Come visit Santa every Saturday at Petal Pushers, our new flower, gift, and antiques shop (more about this great new shop in Jan.)

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