Skip the mall and head to Kent for a weekend of shopping, dining and champagne sipping. What better way to experience a quintessential New England town during the holidays than to come to the 5th Annual Kent Holiday Champagne Stroll, November 24 & 25, from 4:00 – 7:30 pm?
Considered the benchmark for all holiday strolls, the town of Kent offers 30 shops serving 30 champagnes and bubblies, and offering 30 different promotions and sales. Kent has distinctive shops operated by the owners themselves. You can find everything from antiques, stylish clothing, teas and coffees, jewelry to cowboy boots. Many of the shops are featuring special sales and promotional events.
The event coincides with Small Business Saturday, a marketing event campaign created by American Express, celebrating the small businesses that are the backbone of local economies.
Strollers have two options for check-in this year: The Swift House, 12 Maple Street, or at SoDelicious HomeMade Bakery, 1 Kent Green Blvd. You can purchase tickets in advance by visiting http://www.kentstroll.com or purchase tickets on the day of the event. Ticket price is $22 for advanced registration; $25 on the day of the event. Pre-registration guarantees you a spot in the event of a sell out. Also there will be a separate line at check-in for pre-registration to speed you through and get you strolling! Check in begins at 4:00 PM where you will pick up a champagne flute and map to use for the evening.
The map divides the town into four zones. Visit at least three businesses in each zone, get your map stamped and your name will be entered into the drawing for one of three great bottles of champagnes. Once you have strolled, shopped and tasted, head to one of Kent’s fine restaurants for dinner where you will find unique menu items to complement the weekend as well as more champagne. Everyone is welcome, but you must be 21 years of age and present valid ID at check-in to get a flute & map. For more information, contact the Kent Chamber of Commerce, 860-592-0061.