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Events at The Shops at Yale and in downtown New Haven

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS


November 23 – December 24

Free 4-Hour Parking, Horse & Carriage Rides, Storytelling with Santa, face painting, Free Crafts, Yuletide Carolers, Ice Carving Competition & A Cappella Concert and more. 

Click here to view the full holiday schedule.

Upcoming Events

Nov
23
Fri
Free 4-Hour Parking with Purchase @ The Shops at Yale Parking Lots
Nov 23 – Dec 24 all-day
Free 4-Hour Parking with Purchase @ The Shops at Yale Parking Lots | New Haven | Connecticut | United States

 

Free 4-hour parking with same day purchase of $30 or more from retailers at The Shops at Yale. Friday, November 23 – Monday, December 24 at 255 Crown Street, 161 York Street and 56 Broadway. Simply show your receipt to the parking lot attendant when exiting. (Store employees are not eligible).

 

Shop, Dine & Explore Holiday Gift Card Giveaway @ The Shops at Yale
Nov 23 – Dec 24 all-day
Shop, Dine & Explore Holiday Gift Card Giveaway @ The Shops at Yale | New Haven | Connecticut | United States

Enter to win 1 of 4 $250 Shopping & Dining packages, Friday, November 23 – Monday, December 24, 2018. Enter at all 4 locations to improve your chances. Click here for Rules & Regulations, https://theshopsatyale.com/2017-holiday-giveaway-rules-regulations/.

Entry locations:
-dwellnewhaven at 1022 Chapel Street
-Wave Gallery at 1046 Chapel Street
-Lou Lou Boutiques at 23 Broadway
-Patagonia New Haven at 1 Broadway

Dec
16
Sun
Ice Carving Demonstrations @ The Shops at Yale
Dec 16 all-day
Ice Carving Demonstrations @ The Shops at Yale | New Haven | Connecticut | United States

Watch as professional ice carvers create a themed ice sculpture in front of Wave Gallery and L’Occitane En Provence at 1046 Chapel Street. The skilled ice carvers, from Ice Matters in Cheshire, CT, will begin with a 300lb solid block of clear ice, measuring 40″ tall x 20″ wide and transform it into a Holiday Bear on Black Friday, the Elm City Elf on Small Business Saturday, Handsome Dan (12/2), a snowman (12/9), Santa (12/16) and a Nutcracker (12/23). The ice carvings will be accessible for photo opportunities after the demonstrations end.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides @ The Shops at Yale
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides @ The Shops at Yale | New Haven | Connecticut | United States

 

Revel in horse drawn carriage rides on four Sundays in December, and Saturday, Dec. 8, from 12:00-4:00pm in downtown New Haven. Pick-ups and drop-offs will take place on the Corner of College & Chapel Streets on College Street, (across from the New Haven INFO Center at 1000 Chapel Street) and at the corner of York Street and Elm Street (across from Patagonia New Haven and GANT). Rides are free with a purchase of just $30 or more from any retailer at The Shops at Yale.  

 

Storytelling with Santa @ Claire's Corner Copia
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Storytelling with Santa @ Claire's Corner Copia | New Haven | Connecticut | United States

 

Santa will visit The Shops at Yale and read various stories to children from 1:00-3:00pm. Free snacks will be provided. Great photo opportunities for the whole family. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Free Weekend Craft Activities @ The Yale Bookstore
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Weekend Craft Activities @ The Yale Bookstore | New Haven | Connecticut | United States

 

Family-friendly craft projects like Thanksgiving Day and Holiday Card Making, Rock Painting, Gel Plate Painting and much more. These craft activities are free and open to the public.