Five Places to Shop Small This Holiday Season
Don’t look at holiday shopping as something you need to get out of the way, look at it is an opportunity to treat yourself and others!
Enjoy your holiday shopping experience in the Tri-Cities while knocking out your gift list and shopping small! Everything from small gifts and stocking stuffers to big ticket items, in the same place you can get a bite to eat, sweet seasonal drink, or take an exciting break between stores!
Public Market @ Columbia River Warehouse in Kennewick
What once was a Welch’s juice factory is now the vibrant Public Market at the Columbia River Warehouse in the heart of Downtown Kennewick. This year-round indoor market is packed from wall to wall with local artisans, boutiques, antiques, bakeries, micro restaurants, home décor and more! Find gifts for everyone on your list, all under one roof and have a good time while doing it and even get lunch or snacks while you’re at it.
If you have an extensive list and need to find more shopping less than five minutes away…
Historic Downtown Kennewick
Explore the Historic Downtown Kennewick block to find antiques, trinkets, boutiques, art galleries, furniture, fresh roasted coffee, sweet treats and more unique stores.
On top of the many shopping options, you can may your holiday shopping a fun experience by taking a break to throw axes at Heber Hatchets or at the Take a Break wreck it room where throwing things and making a mess is acceptable and will really help relieve any seasonal stress…
The Uptown in Richland
A local favorite shopping center that has held onto its history, character, and charm since the 1950s, The Uptown is home to various antique shops, shops to find collectables and music instruments or albums galore! Looking for a new ride? Reborn bike shop has all your cycling needs from new to experienced riders on bikes of all kinds!
While shopping for everyone on your list, you can enjoy sweet or savory treats at Kagen Coffee & Crepes or potato flour donuts from the iconic Spudnut Donut Shop mid shopping trip! Or end your day of shopping with dinner at Dovetail Joint.
Find the perfect distraction and do a round of laser tag or axe throwing at Bullseye in The Uptown.
Knock gift shopping off your list in Downtown Pasco at Diva Fashion or Caballero Western Wear for new trendy threads, Griggs for department store shopping and El Torito MX for all of your party supply needs, Mexican candy and other sweets!
If you are looking to spice up your holiday recipes, this is the place to get inspiration and ingredients! Downtown Pasco holds a strong cultural influence for the Tri-Cities and if you are in need of unique food flare, flavor, or the best cuts of meat- look no further! Fiesta Foods is known for their selection of ingredients and baked goods or let Viera's Bakery or Vinny's Bakery take care of your holiday trays of sweet treats!
VTC tip: Have lunch at Vinny’s Bakery and try the Cuban sandwich, its Guy Fieri’s TOP choice! Vinny’s Bakery was one of Guy’s stopping points when filming an episode Food Networks “Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!”
The Parkway in Richland
Walk through the bustling Parkway in Richland and find unique gifts galore and end your day of shopping with dinner and a show! The Parkway has boutiques, outdoor recreation outfitters and equipment dealers, antiques and must try restaurants. Each location features different cuisine, fine wine, and craft cocktails. Let’s be honest, after a day of shopping- a good meal and beverage is just what you need. After dinner catch a show at The Richland Players Theatre!