Christmas time is here and the spirit of the season is in full swing. This means that there is plenty of delicious desserts around. And you can find all kinds of amazing desserts at “The Joy of Cookies: Cookie Tour” in Lawrenceville, which takes place on December 6,7,8. During the fun holiday (and free) event you can shop at over 40 businesses along Butler Street and Penn Avenue. And make sure to sample cookies at each stop! 

The Joy of Cookies Tour Lawrenceville
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Some of the cookie stops include Chocolate Moonshine Co., Naturoll Creamery, Beer on Butler, Songbird Artistry, Lawrenceville Pet Supply, Beauty Shoppe, and so many more. This is where having the official cookie tour map helps in guiding you the right way. So make sure to grab one because you’ll be trying a large variety of cookies. You can also vote for the best cookie– Cinderlands Beer Co. are the defending champs. 

The Joy of Cookies Tour Lawrenceville
Photo Credit: The Joy of Cookies

After all the cookies and shopping you’ll need a little break. There are 12 take-a-break stops where you can enjoy a meal, coffee, and cocktail. Stops include Condado Tacos, Industry Public House, Roundabout Brewery, and a bunch more. Well, might as well have some drinks and feel the joy! 

The shopping tour began in 1997, with the event growing more popular each year and eventually adding cookies in 2000. According to lvpgh.com, the “tour has become Lawrenceville’s signature business district event, one which helps the business district grow economically, attracting new visitors and exemplifies the strong spirit of community in Lawrenceville.” 

The Joy of Cookies Tour Lawrenceville
Photo Credit: The Joy of Cookies

On December 7th you can hop on Molly’s Trolley from 12-6. How cool is that?! The stops on the tour will have sidewalk signs. The major pick-up points will be the lots of Busy Beaver at 4743 Butler Street, with more to be announced. The tour is a great way to support local shops and enjoy the holiday spirit in the community!     

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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