Best After-Christmas Shopping Sales

January 3, 2012 9:00 AM

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By Mary Wheeler

It’s that time a year again: time to stock up on all your end-of-the-year goodies at these top sales spots. Head to the below spots for pretty much anything you want, from Christmas decorations to clothes to electronics.
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Christmas Tree Shop
120 Hale Rd
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 648-9390

The “Don’t You Just Love a Bargain” is certainly true for post-Christmas sales. With four locations in Connecticut (Danbury, Manchester, Orange, and Waterford), now is the perfect time to stock up on next year’s wrapping paper, artificial Christmas trees, wreaths and decorations – all at a fraction of their original price). You can find all this at the Christmas Tree Shop’s various locations across Connecticut.

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Christmas Barn at Essex
4 Griswold Sq
Essex, CT 06426
(860) 767-1181
Hours: Mon to Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The perfect place to shop for decorations, this store has an abundance of hand-tied ornaments, custom local design ornaments, brass bells, angels and children’s figures, wrapping paper, beeswax candles, stockings, angels and tree toppers, nutcrackers, and Christmas cards. Must have items: the hand-crafted Santa figures by Diane Troutman and Jean Tatro Designs handcrafted wooden sled ornaments. Grab these up while they are on sale and save them for next year.

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The Historical Christmas Barn
146 Danbury Rd
Wilton, CT 06897
(203) 761-8777
Hours: Mon to Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This historic barn is filled with Christmas treasures including name brand ornaments like Christopher Radko and Patricia Breen as well as a great selection of nutcrackers and angels. Looking for something a bit more unique- check out their selection of Wee Forest Folk figurines, adorable miniature creations of mice going about their everyday lives. Sales start the day after Christmas on most items and last till, well until there is nothing left in the store. Shop early for the best deals.

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Best Buy: Look for deals on laptops, HDTVs, Blu-ray packages and of course all holiday music.

Target: You know Target always has great after holiday sales, sometimes even up to 75% off on select items.

J.C. Penney: Look for doors to open early after the holidays, much like on Black Friday, for sales reaching up to 75% off certain Christmas decorations

Barnes & Noble: Offering up the yearly “After Holiday Warehouse Clearance Sale,” you can find 50-90% off thousands of books. Discounts are also on music, DVDs, toys, video games, journals, calendars, and albums.

Hallmark: Hurry up and get to your local Hallmark store where you can find gift wrap, holiday cards, stationary, home décor, stationary and much more on sale.

Home Depot: Sales include whatever is left after the season from holiday décor, lights, trees or ornaments.

Mary Wheeler is a New York City publishing professional and freelance writer whose work has appeared in Redbook, Hamptons, Aspen Peak, Time Out New York,, and AOL’s Wheeler is a graduate of Lyndon State College where she majored in English and Journalism.

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