A Hocking Holiday Mallternative


As the last of autumn’s fashion show falls to the ground our attentions turn to the upcoming holidays. Do you wait till the last minute and fight the crowds and traffic at the mall? This year begin a new holiday tradition and head for the Hills for a Holiday Treasure Hunt.

From November 1 through December 13 discover hidden gems during the Hocking Hills Holiday Treasure Hunt. Visit six of the twenty-seven participating shops, collect stickers on your treasure map and you’ll not only find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your shopping list you will also be entered for one of more than fifty prizes and a Grand Prize Getaway for four to the Hocking Hills.

Artists and craftsmen are inspired by the beauty of the Hocking Hills. Their creations are available in several boutiques, galleries and gift shops.   The Hunt includes a wide range of shopping choices. Prizes run the gamut of gift cards to power tools. Best of all, the lucky folks on your holiday shopping list will receive unique gifts they will never see in the mall. It’s the perfect mallternative to holiday shopping.

The Treasure Hunt is pretty easy. Collect six stickers on your treasure map. Drop your completed entry off at the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center or stick it in the mail by December 10. On December 15 winners will be drawn. Prizes will be sent no later than December 17 to ensure delivery by December 24.

The Grand Prize Getaway includes 2 nights in a Hocking Hills cabin for four at Valley View Cabins. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours will provide zipline tours for four. Canoe tour and mini golf for four is compliments of Hocking Hills Canoe Livery and Adventure Golf. Everyone will get the opportunity to create a custom scented candle at Hocking Hills Candle Works. The Grand Prize Getaway also includes lunch and dinner for four. That would make for one great present under the tree.

Pick up your Hocking Hills Holiday Treasure Map at the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center located at 13178 State Route 664 S, Logan; download the map from the website or pick one up at any participating shop.

In addition to discovering the perfect gift for everyone on your list you will be treated to some of the most stunning scenery in the Midwest. This year say so long to packed parking lots and long lines. Take a step back from the hustle and bustle. Support small, family owned businesses. Enjoy holiday shopping again. Give yourself a mallternative.