A unique collection of more than 65 local boutiques, national brands, cafes, restaurants & attractions with convenient parking in historic downtown New Haven. 

Welcome New Haven & The Shops at Yale!

NOW OPEN – Pedals Smoothie & Juice Bar, 284 York Street

An environmentally conscious, plant based and gluten free cafe serving Smoothies, Cold Pressed Juice, and Smoothie Bowls! Learn more about Pedals and view their menu.

Upcoming Events

2021 Holiday Shopping Passport @ Downtown New Haven
Nov 1 – Dec 19 all-day

Shop local, get stamped, and enter to win! This holiday when you spend $25 or more at any three of 45 participating retailers in downtown, collect a stamp in your official passport and enter for a chance to win a prize pack valued at $1,125! Three winners will be chosen. Visit infonewhaven.com/holidaypassport for official rules, regulations, and the complete list of participating retailers. This promotion is produced in collaboration with Market New Haven, Inc. and Town Green District.

Free 2-Hour Parking with Purchase @ The Shops at Yale
Nov 1 – Dec 31 all-day

Free 2-hour parking with a same-day purchase of $25 or more from any retailer or restaurant at The Shops at Yale. Participating locations include the following surface lots; 56 Broadway and 255 Crown Street. Simply show your paper or electronic receipt to the parking lot attendant in the booth when exiting the lot.

Free Gourmet Hot Cocoa with Purchase @ The Shops at Yale
Nov 1 – Dec 31 all-day

Present a same-day paper receipt for $25 or more from participating retailers at The Shops at Yale during November and December 2021 and receive one free gourmet hot cocoa from Claire’s Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel Street, or Blue State Coffee, 276 York Street. Participating retailers include Apple, Atticus Bookstore Cafe (retail only), Barnes & Noble – The Yale Bookstore, Book Trader Cafe (retail only), Campus Customs, Derek Simpson Goldsmith, dwell New Haven, FatFace, Grey Matter Books, Hull’s Art Supply & Framing, idiom Boutique, J.Crew, L.L.Bean, Lou Lou Boutiques, lululemon, Neville Wisdom’s Fashion Design Studio, Patagonia New Haven, Raggs for Men & Women, Shiana Hair (retail only), Sneaker Junkies, Urban Outfitters, and Warby Parker (opening mid-November 2021).

Win a Pair of Classic L.L.Bean Boots @ Window display at 1046 Chapel Street near Sherman’s Alley & Union League Café
Nov 1 – Dec 19 all-day

Scan the QR Code on the window display to enter to win 1 of 4 pairs of classic 8” L.L.Bean Boots ($140 msrp)! One entry per person. Must be 18 or older to participate. Enter between November 1 and December 19, 2021. The drawing will be held on December 20, 2021. Winners will have 10 days to respond, at which time they forfeit their prize, and a new winner will be chosen.

City of New Haven Tree Lighting & Holiday Village @ New Haven Green
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm


The City of New Haven’s Holiday Village is a winter market featuring a variety of local artisans selling their crafts and merchandise on the New Haven Green!


Kicking off the night of the New Haven Holiday Tree Lighting, the Holiday Village will feature holiday entertainment, photo opportunities with Santa & Mrs. Claus, and many more surprises for the whole family! This event is family-friendly, pet-friendly, FREE to attend and enjoy with retail goods perfect for holiday gifts all while supporting local entrepreneurs.


Celebrate the holidays in the Greatest Small City in America – New Haven!


Dates & Times

Thursday, DEC. 2: 4-9pm

Friday, DEC. 3: 12-8pm

Saturday, DEC. 4: 12–6pm



Connecticut Yuletide Carolers (Roaming) @ Chapel & Broadway Districts
Dec 4 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Two groups of four festive holiday carolers will be performing simultaneously in the Broadway and Chapel Historic Districts wearing traditional garb. Great photo opportunities.

L.L.Bean Boots Giveaway