Salem Oregon = Holiday Shopping Central!

large__8252905181Still got some holiday shopping to do? We can help!

Salem is a key shopping destination for the Willamette Valley perfect for holiday shopping. From major names in retail to unique shops with local products, Salem has it all. The best part?

No Sales Tax!! Think about how much you will save on a holiday shopping trip to Oregon!

Here are some local shopping tips to make planning your outing even easier:

Golden Ticket Program

Golden Ticket Program is a new program to encourage shoppers to buy from local stores by offering customers deals on boutiques and restaurants, entertainment and services from 34 downtown Salem establishments through December 31, 2013.  Click here to see the downtown businesses who are participating in the Golden Ticket Program for the 2013 Holiday Season.

Visit these businesses to learn how to get a Golden Ticket and what the redemption value is when you apply the Golden Ticket to a purchase. The terms for the Golden Ticket are established by each business. hoppers A list of participants and information about the program is located at www.travelsalem.com/Shopping.

Downtown Salem

You can find a gift for all tastes and budget in our city’s charming downtown shopping core, filled with boutiques, galleries, specialty shops and antiques.  Downtown Salem is home to a number of unique shopping destinations including Salem Center and the Reed Opera House

Lancaster Mall 

Mid-Willamette Valley’s largest enclosed shopping complex on one level with 200 popular and specialty stores for all your shopping needs. Conveniently located off I-5 on Lancaster Drive. www.lancastermall.com

Woodburn Premium Outlets

100+ brand name stores offer shoppers quality merchandise at irresistible prices – not to mention it’s the largest tax-free outlet center in the West! www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets

Aurora, “Oregon’s Antique Capital”

Just north of Salem , a visit to the historic town of Aurora will make you feel as though you have traveled in time.  Aurora’s historic buildings house over 200 antique dealers selling everything from fine vintage furniture, glassware, pottery, art, and popular collectibles. www.auroracolony.com

Salem Saturday Market’s Holiday Market December 14th & 15th

If you are looking for a unique and special gift for your loved ones this year, you will find something for everyone on your list at Salem Saturday Market’s Holiday Market! The market, held on the second weekend in December each year, is Willamette Valley’s largest holiday food, gift and decor event- and taking place this weekend: December 14th & 15th at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.

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