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Small Business Saturday Returns to Downtown

‘Tis the holiday season with festive happenings in the heart of New Haven this year. From our exceptional entertainment scene to our endless variety of retailers and local boutiques, New Haven is delivering that “Hallmark movie” holiday feeling with our quaint New England charm. Visitors and locals looking to fill their calendars with joy and jingle bells will find a rich slate of festive events and special shopping promotions in downtown this season. 

Looking to finish your holiday shopping before cracking open your advent calendar? We’re closing out the month of November with the Small Business Saturday Pop-Up on November 26. From 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m at 1042 Chapel Street, shoppers will have the opportunity to fill their stockings with New Haven, while spreading good cheer and supporting local retailers. Forget big box Black Friday chaos and shop local. At any of New Haven’s local boutiques, you’ll find a hands-on, personalized shopping experience and leave with an irreplaceable, incomparable gift from the heart. 

Be sure to stop by local favorites like Strange Ways and Bark & Vine, or pop into our new women and minority-owned retailers like MINI PNG for handmade clothing; Soap-edi for organic beauty care; Uni Homelife for all your home and lifestyle needs; and many more. If you’ve ticked off every name on your list, come down with the kids and explore your creative side with free arts and crafts while enjoying delicious snacks, fresh hot apple cider, exclusive giveaways, and more for the whole family to enjoy. 

When it comes to our holiday happenings, Small Business Saturday is just the beginning. Throughout the month of December, visitors can grab a front-row seat to witness a magnificent ice-carving demonstration, performed by a professional ice carver who will transform two 300-pound blocks of ice into a holiday-themed work of art. Amping up the holiday cheer, visitors can also sing along to Yuletide Carolers decked out in traditional garb who will be performing classic holiday hits echoing all throughout downtown. For an ultimate guide on holiday happenings in Downtown New Haven this year, please visit www.infonewhaven.com/holidayhappenings

Grab your winter coats for a delightful day filled with holiday cheer and make this one of the most wonderful holiday seasons yet.

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