First Selectman Mike Tetreau is inviting the public to participate in Fairfield’s 5th Annual Holiday “Shop & Stroll” on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The event is being co-sponsored by the Town of Fairfield and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.
Participating shops in downtown Fairfield will offer extended hours and an assortment of complimentary hors d’oeuvres and seasonal refreshments to shoppers. Traveling carolers and musicians will fill the air with holiday cheer, and local restaurants will be offering dinner or drink specials.
“This is a great opportunity to support our local businesses and to get some of your holiday shopping done while enjoying a fun night out with family or friends,” said First Selectman Tetreau.
This year’s event will again feature a 90-minute ice-sculpting demonstration beginning at 6:00 pm at Sherman Green by world renowned ice carver Bill Covitz of Ice Matters. Mr. Covitz will be exhibiting his considerable talents and skill carving a single block of ice into a holiday motif. Additional ice sculptures will be on display at several downtown locations, courtesy of Kleban Properties, Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers and Fischel Properties.
The Town and the Chamber are also collaborating to make “Fairfield SPARKLE” … by creating a Winter Window Wonderland. All downtown businesses and merchants are encouraged to participate by decorating their windows with classic white lights, to not only create a festive holiday shopping experience, but also establish an annual showcase of Downtown Fairfield.
This year’s Holiday Stroll will feature caroling by the Fairfield Warde High School Chamber Singers, Fairfield Ludlowe High School (Close Harmony) and Fairfield Prep High School (Encords). The Fairfield Ludlowe Brass ensemble and Flute choir will also be appearing.
Weary shoppers looking for a quick pick-me-up can swing by Sherman Green for free hot cocoa and a chance to win a $500 gift card courtesy of Judy Mitchell of William Pitt Sotheby’s Realty. No purchase is necessary to enter the drawing for the gift card.
Shoppers can also participate through Sunday, December 11th in a special drawing for a chance to win a Fairfield shopping spree and other great prizes. Shoppers can pick up an entry form beginning the day of the Stroll at the Old Town Hall, Independence Hall, the Fairfield Public Library or any one of the following retailers participating in this special promotion: Apricot Lane, The Beehive, Capri, Fairfield Center Jewelers, Fairfield Theatre Company, Fairfield University Bookstore, Giuliana Boutique, Henry C. Reid & Son, In the Mood Intimates, Island Outfitters, La Moda Fashions, No. 299, Saltwater, soundRUNNER, Snappy Gator, Swim ‘n Surf, Vintage Garden. No purchase is necessary. Only one entry per household.
Fairfield Chamber of Commerce President Beverly Balaz added, “The Chamber of Commerce is happy to be partnering with the Town on this festive event as it will give our businesses another opportunity to open their doors to the community, meet new customers from surrounding towns, and together, help celebrate the holiday season with a wonderful shopping experience!”
The Town and Chamber gratefully acknowledge the following businesses for helping to sponsor this year’s “Shop & Stroll” event: Kleban Properties, Fischel Properties, Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers and Charles Schwab. Media sponsors include Fairfield TownVibe, Fairfield Magazine, Hearst Media Group and Fairfield Citizen-News.
The public is invited to visit the event website at www.fairfieldct.org/shopnstroll for further information on participating retailers, restaurants, activities and special offers.