SOURCE: Woodloch Pines Resort

Woodloch Pines Resort

November 01, 2011 11:30 ET

Woodloch Pines Resort Provides Holiday Shopping Without the Bustle While Supporting Local Small Businesses

HAWLEY, PA--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2011) - Woodloch Pines, a Poconos family resort, is busy testing its light strings and polishing the snow globes in preparation of the overnight transformation into the holiday season on November 25. The staff works around the clock to switch gears from Thanksgiving to the holidays in less than twenty-four hours! That is not all they do to get into the holiday spirit. This year, like in years past, this all-inclusive resort offers guests a priceless holiday memory: the opportunity to get the holiday shopping done while spending quality time with the family and celebrating the true meaning of the season. As the lyrics go, city sidewalks, busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style...children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile is not always how it feels during the busiest time of the year.

"We created the Holiday Craft Show over 20 years ago as a way to support our local craftsmen as well as provide an opportunity for our guests to purchase one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for their loved ones, all while enjoying each other's company," says John Kiesendahl, Owner and General Manager of Woodloch Pines Resort. "Guests return year-after-year to simply escape the commercial frenzy that takes over during this time and get back-to-basics of simply enjoying their families while still getting the holiday shopping done."

The Holiday Craft Show includes approximately 45 local craftsman who have been hand-selected to retail their work during two spectacular weekends. Hand-crafted goods include items such as jewelry, pottery, natural skincare, wine and cheese accessories, hand-painted craft items and more. The retailers are all from the 60-mile vicinity and are small business owners or entrepreneurs that will only sell hand-crafted items. During National Small Business Week, 2011, it was announced that there are 27+ million small businesses in the United States and approximately 50% of them last five years or more. Between 60% & 80% of all new jobs created in the United States can be attributed to small businesses. "Supporting small businesses and providing guests with the best gift of all, time with their loved ones, is a win-win for everyone," notes Kiesendahl.

The Holiday Craft Show will take place on December 4th and 11th from 10:00am - 3:00 pm, during Woodloch's "Magic of the Holidays Weekends." These weekends feature an endless array of activity themed around the season and the warm holiday spirit around the property makes guests feel like kids again! The "Magic of the Holidays" rates start at $199 per adult, per night and include 3 meals daily, admission to the Holiday Craft Show as well as endless activities, amenities and nightly entertainment.

About Woodloch Pines Resort:
Creating a magical experience for families since 1958, Woodloch Pines Resort's signature warm hospitality keeps guests returning year after year and offers a truly unique all-inclusive family vacation experience fitting for everyone's taste. An award-winning family resort, championship golf course and sister property featuring a luxury destination spa is just 95 scenic and convenient miles from New York and Philadelphia nestled in the Pocono Mountains Lake Region. For more information call 800-966-3562 or visit

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    Brooke Jennings Roe
    Woodloch Pines Resort
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