Ohio weekend getaways in January don't miss the annual Pajama Party in Berlin. It started several years ago with Country Craft Cupboard on Main Street in Berlin, Ohio. They opened their doors at 6 a.m. to customers dressed in their pajamas. There were "bouncers" at the door and if you were not in pajamas then you could not enter. During the hours of 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. there were huge discounts, such as 40% off merchandise, and refreshments. It didn't take long for other Berlin merchants to jump on board and make this an annual event. They usually open at 7 a.m. Some people really get in to the pajama party by putting curlers in their hair and wearing big, furry slippers. Some ladies come in groups with matching PJs or slippers. The deep discounts are from 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. When the stores open for regular hours at 10 a.m. they some times offer smaller discounts. This is a fun weekend for mothers & daughters or a girlfriends getaway. The 2011 date is January 28.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com