We assembled a blend of festive experiences, free and open to the public, and exciting shopping rewards redeemable all November & December 2021! Shopping and dining local helps support our local workforce, contributes to city and state taxes and helps maintain vibrancy.
Present a same-day paper receipt for $25 or more from participating retailers (see retailer list and rules & regulations below) at The Shops at Yale during November and December 2021 and receive one free gourmet hot cocoa from Claire’s Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel Street or Blue State Coffee, 276 York Street.
Free 2-hour parking with a same-day purchase of $25 or more from any retailer or restaurant at The Shops at Yale. Participating locations include the following surface lots; 56 Broadway and 255 Crown Street. Simply show your paper or electronic receipt to the parking lot attendant in the booth when exiting the lot.
Shop local, get stamped and enter to win November 1 through December 19! This holiday when you spend $25 or more at any three of 45 participating retailers in downtown New Haven, collect a stamp in your official passport and enter for a chance to win a prize pack valued at $1,125! Three winners will be chosen. Visit infonewhaven.com/holidaypassport, for official rules, regulations and the complete list of participating retailers. This promotion is produced in collaboration with Market New Haven, Inc. and Town Green District. (The city of New Haven requires face masks indoors, except when seated in a restaurant.)
Santa and Mrs Claus will visit The Shops at Yale and read stories to children for the first hour from 1:00-2:00pm, followed by selfies with families from 2:00-3:00pm. Free and open to the public. (The city of New Haven requires face masks indoors, except when seated in a restaurant.)
–Saturdays, November 27, December 4 at Book Trader Cafe, 1140 Chapel St.
–Saturdays, December 11 & 18 at Claire’s Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel St.
–Sundays, November 28, December 5, 12 & 19 at Barnes & Noble – The Yale Bookstore, lower level, 77 Broadway
Two groups of four festive carolers will be performing simultaneously in the Broadway and Chapel Historic Districts wearing traditional garb. Great photo opportunities!
–Saturdays, 12:30-4:30, November 27, December 4, 11 & 18.
A exclusive shopping, food & wine tasting event in historic downtown New Haven in the Chapel & Broadway Districts. Enjoy 22 sipping, tasting and shopping stops, souvenir wine glasses and event bags, exclusive shopping discounts and promotions, raffle prizes, giveaways and more! Tickets are only $25 each. Purchase yours today!
Visit us in historic downtown New Haven for a special night with exclusive shopping and dining discounts, free gifts with purchase, free parking with purchase, and so much more starting at 4:00pm! Check-in not required. Just show any picture ID with address to the store or restaurant associate to redeem your special offer. (The city of New Haven requires face masks indoors, except when seated in a restaurant.) Click here for a list of offers!
Join the City of New Haven for their official Tree Lighting Ceremony, followed by festive activities on the New Haven Green Thursday, December 2. Shop small at The New Haven Holiday Village, featuring more than a dozen local businesses on The New Haven Green, Thursday, December 2 through Saturday, December 4.
6 professional ice carvers from all over New England will each transform 900lbs of ice into a spectacular sculpture in only 4 hours on Broadway Island (56 Broadway), across from Apple/L.L.Bean/lululemon. Great photo opportunities with the sculptures after the event. Vote on your favorite and automatically be entered to win one of five $50 gift cards! You’ll also be treated to performances by several accomplished Yale A Cappella groups including, Something Extra, The Yale Alley Cats, Whim ‘n Rhythm, The Spizzwinks of Yale University, Yale Out of the Blue, and Yale’s Proof of the Pudding. This event is free and open to the public. The City of New Haven Parking Authority offers free metered parking on Sundays throughout New Haven! Plus, free parking is available to the first 200 cars at the 150 York Street Garage. Bring your parking ticket to The Shops at Yale table under the big tent at the event to be validated. Since this event is tented and many guests are expected to attend, face masks will be required.
Enjoy the festive sounds of solo horns and tubas at Sherman’s Alley, next to Union League Cafe, and on Broadway Island.
–Black Friday, 1:00-4:00pm, November 26
–Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm, November 28, December 5, 12 (Chapel only) & 19.
Win 1 of 4 pairs of L.L.Bean Boots! One entry per person. Must be 18 or older to participate. Enter between November 1 and by end of day on December 19, 2021. Drawing will be held on December 20, 2021. Winners will have 10 days to respond, at which time a new winner will be chosen. ENTER NOW!
Present a same-day paper receipt for $25 or more from participating retailers in the Whitney-Audubon Retail & Arts District during November and December 2021 and receive one free regular sized cupcake from Katalina’s Bakery, 74 Whitney Avenue.
Carolers will be performing in front of merchants on Whitney Avenue wearing traditional garb. Great photo opportunities!
–Saturdays, 12:00-3:00, November 27, December 4, 11 & 18.
Spend $25 or more at one of the participating retailers at The Shops at Yale listed below and receive a free regular hot cocoa at Claire’s Corner Copia (1000 Chapel Street) or Blue State Coffee (276 York Street only). Offer valid from November 1 and ends on the earlier of (i) December 31, 2021, (ii) the date this offer is cancelled. Offer valid only at Claire’s Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT or Blue State Coffee, 276 York Street, New Haven, CT. Limit 1 per household, per day, with same-day paper receipt from a participating merchant. Store employees at any retailer at The Shops at Yale are not eligible. Offer may be cancelled and end at any time.
Participating retailers at The Shops at Yale are limited to the following:
• Atticus Bookstore Cafe (retail only)
• Barnes & Noble – The Yale Bookstore
• Book Trader Cafe (retail only)
• Campus Customs
• Derek Simpson Goldsmith
• dwell New Haven
• Grey Matter Books
• Hull’s Art Supply & Framing
• idiom Boutique
• Lou Lou Boutiques
• Neville Wisdom Design Studio
• Patagonia New Haven
• Raggs for Men & Women
• Shiana Hair (retail only)
• Sneaker Junkies
• Urban Outfitters
• Warby Parker (opening November 2021)