Kick off the holidays with the artists and unique shops of the Velvet Mill as they host their 2nd annual Holiday Stroll on Saturday December 9 from 3-9 pm.
This year’s Holiday Stroll is scheduled to begin at 3pm, following the Stonington Farmer’s Market. The Stonington High School Chorus will perform then usher in the arrival of Santa around 5:30 pm. After Santa lights the tree, he will continue to his North Pole throne in South Studios, ready to take pictures with good little boys and girls.
Festive, warmly-lit shops will have some of the most unique and thoughtful gifts you will find anywhere, guaranteed to make your loved ones gush with appreciation. Indeed, there are many more shops that have recently joined the Velvet Mill family, so if you haven’t been here lately, come down and see what you’ve been missing! Many shops will be running sales or offering snacks or drinks so make sure you visit them all!
This year a gift-wrapping station will be set up and operated by The Rebels softball team. The girls will wrap your gifts for a donation to the team. A face painter located near the gift wrapping station will keep little ones enthralled and the Snow Queen will also be making an appearance, so bring your camera!
Also set up in the center of our main room and in south studios we will have hand-crafted artisans with even more opportunities to find a great gift! Greeters will be available in the main rooms and at most exits to help direct you throughout the Mill.
This was a very popular event last year and the businesses of the Mill are happy to bring it back again, so mark your calendar and bring the whole family. Remember: admission is free!