Clifton, NJ- On November 3, the annual Holiday House Boutique will open up in Clifton’s treasured landmark, Lambert Castle. Run by promoter Nancy Davis, the boutique is now going into its 25th year.
The Holiday House boutique features quality crafts, collectibles and jewelry. Handmade seasonal decorations and festive holiday gifts are also offered, as well as a wide selection of gourmet foods. Displaying the merchandise takes on its own art form- “All the rooms have themes; a vintage room, a jewelry room, two Christmas rooms, and more,” says Davis. A new feature this year? A mancave room, “to keep up with the times.”
The staff and volunteers begin prepping Lambert Castle in the middle of October, though Davis notes that picking merchandise to be in the show is a yearlong process. “We’ve really been trying to pick nice, affordable things–I’m like the personal shopper for Christmas–and it’s not just local, there are items from all around the United States.” With about 100 different vendors showing their wares, you can count on diverse and unique products.
The six-dollar admission fee and the raffle proceeds go to funds for the upkeep of Lambert Castle, notable because Davis says the Holiday House Boutique typically sees between 7,000 and 8,000 customers. “I think it’s the combination of the venue and the experience of merchandise that we show that makes the Holiday House Boutique so special.” Indeed, it is certainly a unique experience to shop through a holiday-decorated castle.
Before the grand opening on November 3, interested customers can preview the boutique on the 2nd, during a wine and cheese night. For $15 a person, you’re also getting two return visits to the boutique. For everyone else, the Holiday House boutique runs from November 3 to the 25th, open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit the Holiday House Boutique at Lambert Castle, and have a wonderful experience in a truly unique venue while you shop.