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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

Dec
21
Thu
Late Night Thursdays at the Yale Center for British Art Museum Shop @ Yale Center for British Art Museum Shop
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
22
Fri
Holiday Laser Light Shows @ Broadway Island
Dec 22 @ 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.

Dec
23
Sat
FREE Horse and Carriage Rides @ The Shops at Yale
Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE Downtown Horse & Carriage Rides | 12:00pm – 4:00pm

 

Horse and Carriage Ride Dates:

 

  • •   Sunday, December 3rd
  • •   Sunday, December 10th
  • •   Sunday, December 17th
  • •   Saturday, December 23rd

 

Pick-up and Drop-off Locations:

 

  • •   On the corner of College Street and Chapel Street (across from New Haven INFO Center (1000 Chapel Street))

 

  • •   On the corner of York Street and Elm Street (across from Patagonia New Haven and GANT)

 

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.

Story Time with Santa and Face Painting @ The Yale Bookstore
Dec 23 @ 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.

Yuletide Carolers @ Broadway District and Chapel District
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Yuletide Carolers | 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Broadway District and Chapel District

 

Yuletide Carolers will be roaming the streets of the Broadway District and Chapel District from 2:00pm to 6:00pm every Saturday from November 25th to December 23rd.

 

 

Yuletide Caroler 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.

Holiday Laser Light Shows @ Broadway Island
Dec 23 @ 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.