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Head to the Roycroft Campus This Season for Their Holiday Craft Show, Handmade Gifts, & Getaway Packages

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Written by SOB Creative

Published on November 14, 2022

This article is a paid promotion sponsored by an SOB advertiser and designed to share valuable info with our readers.

Photo courtesy of The Roycroft Campus

It’s officially that time of year where snow flurries are just around the corner and the chaos of the holidays commence. To help you get a head start on your holiday festivities is the Roycroft Campus.

Located in the heart of East Aurora, the historic Roycroft Inn and Campus is one of the top destinations in the area when it comes to holiday events. From finding the perfect gift at the Copper Shop or Holiday Craft Show to planning a little staycation at the Inn, this National Historic Landmark is the perfect way to kick off the season. 

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1. Roycroft Campus Holiday Show 

Get in the holiday spirit at a National Historic Landmark in the heart of small-town East Aurora! 

There will be several shopping locations throughout five Campus buildings featuring many local artists and vendors. Don’t miss a visit on the grounds with some furry friends from Thistle Creek Alpacas. The best part: the event is free!

When: December 3rd & 4th 10am-5pm

More info: roycroftcampuscorporation.com/events/art-shows

Photo courtesy of The Roycroft Campus

2. Take a Tour of the Museum 

The Museum Tour begins on the Campus grounds with an introduction to the Roycroft history, then transitions to an exploration of our artifact collection on exhibit in the Campus Museum. Through a combination of rotating and permanent exhibits, visitors can see rare, one-of-a-kind artifacts, and learn more about the people, products, and philosophy that made Elbert Hubbard and the Roycroft an important part of the Arts & Crafts Movement. This tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

*** Did you know that the illustrator of “The Wizard of Oz”, W.W. Denslow, was also a former Roycrofter and designed graphics for many Roycroft publications? For a limited time, a special exhibit featuring the work of Denslow (primarily Roycroft related) will be on display at the Campus’ Museum, in partnership with the International Wizard of Oz Club. The exhibit is available to the general public through December. Guests must book one of the regularly scheduled public tours in order to gain access to the Museum (see link below).

When: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 2pm through December 23rd

Cost: $15

More info: roycroftcampuscorporation.com/visit-the-roycroft-campus/tour-the-roycroft-campus

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3. Find a Handmade Gift at The Copper Shop Gallery

No trip to The Roycroft is complete without browsing the selection at The Copper Shop Gallery especially during the holidays.

The Copper Shop is an artisan gallery and gift shop located on the historic Roycroft Campus, housing the work of over 100 local and international artists as well as a wide variety of unique gifts, seasonal home goods, and locally made food products. Don’t forget to check out the rotating exhibit located in the Copper Shop Gallery Loft – currently exhibiting the work of Bill Bale, woodwork, and Wendy Bale, paper cuts.

Shop Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm (Extended Hours will begin in December: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10am to 5pm, Sunday 12/4 10am to 5pm in conjunction with Holiday Show, 12/11 and 12/18 11am to 3pm.)

More Info: (716) 655-0261

Shop Online: roycroftcampuscorporation.com/shop

Photo courtesy of The Roycroft Campus

4. Book a Staycation at the Roycroft Inn for some R&R

If you’re making the trip from out of town or just need an excuse to be a tourist in your own city for a few days, booking a staycation is the perfect option for you.

Dine & Stay – $229 (Available Sunday-Thursday)

  • Overnight stay in a luxury suite
  • $50 certificate to use in the restaurant
  • Two stemless keepsake wine glasses

Ski & Stay – $289 

  • Overnight stay in a cozy suite
  • Two passes to Kissing Bridge Ski Resort (An easy 20-minute drive from the Inn) 

Call directly to book your getaway at (716) 652-5552.

*Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers

*Some restrictions may apply

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5. Celebrate a Special Event

Celebrate your holidays at the historic Roycroft Inn! Let their team’s expertise, passion and attention to detail produce an unforgettable event, from intimate showers, engagement parties, weddings and more. Now booking into 2023-2024.

While they are currently closed for lunch, they are open for private holiday afternoon celebrations for 20 people or more. Ask the sales department about their holiday menu and room pricing.

Call (716) 652-5552 ext. 224 and start planning your historic day!

The Roycroft Campus

31 S Grove St, East Aurora, NY 14052

roycroftcampuscorporation.com

The Roycroft Inn

40 South Grove Street, East Aurora

roycroftinn.com

This article is a paid promotion sponsored by an SOB advertiser and designed to share valuable info with our readers.

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