Ice Carving Competition & A Cappella Concert
12:00-4:00pm, Saturday, December 7, 2019
Free & open to the public. Watch as 8 professional ice carvers each transform 900lbs of ice (3 blocks) into a spectacular sculpture in only 4 hours. Great photo opportunities with the ice sculptures after the event. View photos from 2018 here!
Hot cocoa and other specialty drinks are available at Crepes Choupette on Broadway Island, Maison Mathis New Haven and Blue State Coffee. Crepes Choupette on Broadway Island specializes in hot, fresh, made-to-order sweet and savory crepes. Come hungry! And don’t forget to enter The Shops at Yale raffle to win gift cards and other prizes.
A Cappella Concert:
It is incredible to hear how full a sound the singers can produce with just their pure voices and no musical accompaniment. You’ll be treated to performances by several accomplished a cappella groups, to be announced in Fall 2019. In the past we have been lucky to book groups such as, The Yale Alley Cats, Something Extra, Whim ‘n Rhythm, SCSU’s NOTEorious, The New Blue of Yale, Proof of the Pudding, Guilford Carolers (formerly Guilford Voices), Yale Out of the Blue and Yale Slavic Chorus!
After the event ends, stroll the Broadway District and enjoy great holiday shopping at L.L.Bean, Apple New Haven, J.Crew, Patagonia New Haven, lou lou boutiques and more, then head over to the Chapel Street Historic District where you’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts at Wave Gallery, dwellnewhaven and Derek Simpson Goldsmith. View all of our retailers here; TheShopsatYale.com
Free event parking at the 150 York Street Garage, 11:00am-7:00pm. Simply bring your garage parking ticket to The Shops at Yale tent for a validation during the event.
The Ice Carving Competition takes place on Broadway Island, located at 56 Broadway, across from Apple, L.L.Bean, J.Crew and Urban Outfitters. The event will take place, rain or shine.