Saturday’s Stroll To Bring Carols, Giveaways (And Deals) Downtown

Just 2 shopping days remain before the 2nd annual Holiday Stroll.

Which is fine. The Stroll — on Saturday, December 3 (5 to 7 p.m.) — is where you can take care of all your holiday shopping.

Plus: Where your kids can meet Santa, enjoy face painting and get balloon animals.

All with live caroling (you can join the singers!), and lots of free food nibbles and hot chocolate (some happy hour drink prices too).

The Holiday Stroll — co-sponsored by “06880” and the Westport Downtown Association — covers a wide swath. The main tent will be on Main Street (in front of Cold Fusion).

Over 40 stores and restaurants have joined in, from Sconset Square to the Post Road, Church Lane and across the bridge to the west bank of the river too.

Highlights include Greens Farms Academy’s Harbor Blues (5 p.m.), and the Staples High School Orphenians at 6:30.

Staples’ Orphenians return to the Holiday Stroll. New this year: Greens Farms Academy’s Harbor Blues, and professional singers leading carolers (starting at Sconset Square at 5).

There’s more! Professional singers (and 1st Selectwoman Jen Tooker) will start at 5 p.m., at Casa Me (the new Sconset Square restaurant). Everyone is invited to tag along (and sing), as the group makes it way up the Post Road and onto Main Street.

All week long, retailers and dining spots have added their names to the Stroll Here’s the latest list of participants, and what they offer:

    • Artistex Salon & Spa: Oribe gift box $125 — choose any 3 Oribe products, plus free service card
    • Awesome Toys & Gifts: $10 gift card to first 100 kids
    • Bartaco: Hot chocolate on their patio
    • Basso: 15% discount to all diners mentioning the Stroll
    • Black Bear Wines & Spirits: 15% off all wines
    • Blossom + Stem: Complimentary mini-bouquets, and a chance to win a fresh holiday prize
    • Bobbles & Lace: Glass of wine & Bobbles Bucks ($$$ off your purchase)
    • Bridgewater Chocolates: Complimentary chocolate tastings and hot chocolate
    • Brooks Brothers: The entire store is 30% off all weekend
    • Capuli: Giving out churros
  • Capuli’s churros are some of the many restaurant treats. Nearby Post Road neighbors like Jeera Thai and WEST are also joining the Stroll.

    • Chocolatieree: toasted peppermint s’mores
    • Cold Fusion Gelato: Handing out wrapped chocolates
    • Don Memo: Giving out festive adult and children’s beverages
    • Fred: Complimentary holiday treats
    • Jeera Thai: 20% off on takeout meals
    • Joe’s Pizza: Garlic knots
    • Kerri Rosenthal: 15% off read-to-wear and accessories
    • La Fenice: Buy 1 regular coffee, get 1 free
    • Le Rouge Aartisan Chocolates: Free hot chocolate
    • Lift Wellness Group: Discount on bundled psychotherapy and nutrition services; gift cards with 10% discount
    • Lux Bond & Green: Refreshments and surprises
    • Manna Toast: Hot chocolate
    • Megan’s Martha’s Vineyard Boutique: 20% off, and a giveaway bundleMoxie Salon & Beauty  Bar: Spin The Wheel to Win! 20% off hair extensions; $20 off voucher; $25, $50, $75, $100, $200 gift certificates; complimentary spray tan or blowout; $50 off Balayyage or Ombre; complimentary makeup application, girls hair tinsel and/or braids
    • Nomade: Candied almonds in bamboo cone, and cookies
    • Noya Jewelry: Hot holiday drinks
    • Rye Ridge Deli: Free hot chocolate, tea, coffee
    • Savvy + Grace: Holiday treat, and mailbox for kids to drop off letters to Santa (Parents: include a stamped, addressed envelope, and Santa will write back!)
  • Kids can drop off letters to Santa at Savvy + Grace. With a stamped, addressed envelope, he’ll write back. Photo/Lynn Untermeyer Miller)

    • Scout & Molly’s: 20% off purchase, light snacks
    • Sorelle Gallery: Gift boxes with discounts from 5 to 15% for any Holiday Collection item; light festive refreshments (prosecco, candy canes, sparkling water, etc.)
    • Sundance: 30% off apparel with a $150 purchase
    • The Cashmere Sale of Westport: Holiday candy
    • The Tailored Home & Studio Café: Complimentary Santa’s cookies and hot chocolate; 50% off sale on all pillows
    • The Toy Post: A small toy for each child
    • Tiffany: Complimentary standard engraving on new purchases
    • ‘Upnorth: 20% off, and a giveaway
    • Vuori: 20% off purchases
    • WEST: Raffle for $150 gift card (no purchase necessary); winner drawn at 7:30 p.m.
    • Walrus Alley: Happy hour prices for food and drinks
    • Westport Book Shop: Free book, and a coupon for a future visit
    • Winfield Street Street Coffee: Hot cocoa and cruffins (pecan cinnamon rolls with a croissant dough)
    • Yoga45: Participation in a yoga event.

The event is all about giving back, too. A box will be set up for donations for the Westport PAL holiday toy drive. Everyone is invited to bring an unwrapped, new gift (or two!).

See you Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.,  at the Stroll! (For more information, click here.)


3 responses to “Saturday’s Stroll To Bring Carols, Giveaways (And Deals) Downtown

  1. Terry Brannigan

    This is awesome

  2. Carolanne Curry

    We had a lot of time learning the pain of “6-ft social distancing” just a short time ago. And Saturday’s Stroll is a visual, vocal, and visionary response that brings us a wonderful lesson of joy and community. I am grateful.

  3. Matthew Haynes

    Dan – please add Chocolatieree to your list. This store is participating and offering toasted peppermint S’mores.