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Events at The Shops at Yale and in downtown New Haven

Celebrate your holiday season in historic downtown New Haven at The Shops at Yale. All events are free and open to the public.

November 24 – December 24, 2017

FREE 4-Hour Parking with Purchase
Fri, Nov 24 – Sun, Dec 24

Shop, Dine & Explore Holiday Giveaway – Win 1 of 5 $500 Shopping & Dining Packages
Enter at Barbour, dwell New Haven, Trailblazer and Yurway Boutique.

Laser Light Shows on Broadway
Friday, Nov 24 – Saturday, Dec 23, 5:00-7:00pm.

New Haven Tree Lighting
New Haven Green, Thursday, November 30, 4:00-8:00pm.

FEATURED EVENT: ICE CARVING COMPETITION
12:00-4:00pm, Sat, Dec 9 on Broadway Island.

Ice Carving Demonstrations at WAVE Gallery
1:00-3:00pm
, Fri, Nov 24, Sat, Nov 25, Sundays, Dec 3, 10 and 17.

FREE Downtown Horse & Carriage Rides
12:00-4:00pm,
Sundays, Dec 3, 10 and 17. Sat, Dec 23.

Story Time with Santa and Face Painting at Barnes & Noble / The Yale Bookstore, 77 Broadway
12:00-4:00pm,
Saturdays, Nov 25 – Dec 23.

Story Time with Santa and Dreidel Man at Claire’s Corner Copia
1000 Chapel St. 2:00-3:00pm,
Sundays, Nov 26 – Dec 24. (Dreidel Man Dec. 3, 10, 17)

 

View our full holiday events schedule, CLICK HERE!

Upcoming Events

Nov
24
Fri
Black Friday Weekend Events & Promotions @ The Shops at Yale
Nov 24 all-day

Celebrate your holiday season in historic downtown New Haven at The Shops at Yale. All events are free and open to the public.

 

Start a new holiday tradition this season at The Shops at Yale! Dress in style and save big with our jaw dropping Black Friday offers and surprise giveaways!

Black Friday Event Times:

 

  • Holiday Bear Ice Carving Demonstration (1:00pm – 3:00pm) |  in front of L’Occitane en Provence and WAVE Gallery, located at 1046 Chapel Street.
  • Holiday Laser Light Show (5:00pm – 7:00pm) | by CT Lasers on Broadway Island.

 

Don’t forget to enter to win one of five $500 Shopping & Dining packages at select retailers for our Shop, Dine & Explore Holiday Giveaway! Visit our website for more details on how you can enter!

To learn more about this event and how you can get FREE 4-hour parking, click here.

 

 

Holiday Ice Carving Demonstrations @ Wave Gallery
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ice Carving Demonstrations | 1:00pm – 3:00pm 

In front of L’Occitane en Provence and WAVE Gallery (1046 Chapel Street)

 

  • Friday, November 24th | Holiday Bear
  • Saturday, November 25th | Elm City Elf
  • Sunday, December 3rd | Bulldog (with appearance from Yale’s Handsome Dan)
  • Sunday, December 10th | Penguin
  • Sunday, December 17 | Snowman

 

Don’t forget to enter to win one of five $500 Shopping & Dining packages at select retailers for our Shop, Dine & Explore Holiday Giveaway! Visit our website for more details on how you can enter!

 

To learn more about this event and how you can get FREE 4-hour parking, click here.

Holiday Laser Light Shows @ Broadway Island
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Laser Light Shows

 

Holiday Laser Light Shows by CT Lasers will take place on Broadway Island every Friday and Saturday from November 24th – December 23th from 5pm – 7pm. Amazing laser light show projected onto area buildings and choreographed to holiday music!

 

Laser Light Show Dates:

 

  • Friday, November 24th
  • Saturday, November 25th
  • Friday, December 1st
  • Saturday, December 2nd
  • Friday, December 8th
  • Saturday, December 9th
  • Friday, December 15th
  • Saturday, December 16th
  • Friday, December 22nd
  • Saturday, December 23rd

 

Don’t forget to enter to win one of five $500 Shopping & Dining packages at select retailers for our Shop, Dine & Explore Holiday Giveaway! Visit our website for more details on how you can enter!

 

To learn more about this event and how you can get FREE 4-hour parking, click here.

Native Son at The Yale Repertory Theatre @ Yale Repertory Theatre
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 10:00 pm

Native Son

 

Chicago’s South Side, the 1930s. Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. After taking a job in a wealthy white man’s house, he unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. Native Son is an unforgettable theatrical experience that captures the power of Richard Wright’s iconic novel about oppression, freedom, and justice.

November 25, 2017; November 27, 2017; November 28, 2017; November 29, 2017; December 1, 2017; December 2, 2017; December 5, 2017; December 6, 2017; December 7, 2017; December 8, 2017; December 9, 2017; December 12, 2017; December 13, 2017; December 14, 2017; December 15, 2017; December 16, 2017

For more information, click here or call (203) 432-1234.

Nov
25
Sat
Small Business Saturday @ The Shops at Yale
Nov 25 all-day

Celebrate your holiday season in historic downtown New Haven at The Shops at Yale. All events are free and open to the public.

Small Business Saturday Events:

  • Elm City Elf Ice Carving Demonstration (1:00pm – 3:00pm) |  in front of L’Occitane en Provence and WAVE Gallery
  • Face Painting (12:00pm – 2:00pm) | at The Yale Bookstore
  • Story time with Santa (2:00pm – 4:00pm) | at The Yale Bookstore
  • Yuletide Carolers (2:00pm – 6:00pm) | roaming Chapel Street
  • Holiday Laser Light Show (5:00pm – 7:00pm) | by CT Lasers on Broadway Island.
  • Shop, Dine & Explore Holiday Giveaway (Nov. 24 – Dec. 24) | enter to win one of five $500 Shopping & Dining packages at select retailers.
  • Free 4-hour parking with same day purchase of $30 or more from retailers at The Shops at Yale. Friday, November 24 – Sunday, December 24 at 255 Crown Street, 161 York Street and 56 Broadway.

 

To learn more about this event and future holiday events, click here.

Story Time with Santa and Face Painting @ The Yale Bookstore
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Story Time with Santa and Face Painting | 12:00pm – 4:00pm

at The Yale Bookstore (Lower Level)

Events and Times:

 

  • Face Painting | 12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Story Time with Santa | 2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Selfies with Santa | 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Story Time with Santa & Face Painting Dates:

 

  • •   Saturday, November 25th
  • •   Saturday, December 2nd
  • •   Saturday, December 9th
  • •   Saturday, December 16th
  • •   Saturday, December 23rd

 

 

Don’t forget to enter to win one of five $500 Shopping & Dining packages at select retailers for our Shop, Dine & Explore Holiday Giveaway! Visit our website for more details on how you can enter!

To learn more about this event and how you can get FREE 4-hour parking, click here.