December 4th, 2019
To immediately be put in the holiday spirit, head to The Shops at Yale holiday events. Perhaps the most festive area of New Haven during the holidays, they have a great lineup of holiday-inspired celebrations running now through the end of the season. You can even grab free parking with a $30 purchase at any of the shops.
Events kick off the day after Thanksgiving, with yuletide carolers and ice carving demonstrations in front of Neville Wisdom Fashions and WAVE Gallery. They’ll take the ice carving up a notch on December 7th with the Ice Carving Competition & A Cappella Concert which will run from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Broadway Island. The competition will highlight professional ice carvers creating masterpieces from 900-pound ice blocks right in front of your eyes while you’re serenaded by some of Yale’s a capella groups. This will also be one of the first days to enjoy a festive horse-drawn carriage ride around the area.
Check-out the full lineup online so you can plan your holiday celebrations accordingly!