Santa Shopping Stroll

Saturday, December 16, 11am – 7pm

Grab a map and a festive New London Santa hat at any of our participating locations. Explore the charming streets of downtown New London as you shop for holiday gifts. Check out the list of special offers from the businesses participating on that day. Make sure to visit all the locations to collect Christmas stamps on your map. Turn in your completed map at Flavour of Life for a chance to win a fabulous DNLA merchant gift basket. Enjoy this delightful day-long holiday shopping extravaganza!

Live music by Ledyard Carolers stroll the street from at 11 am to noon. Saxophone Santa  performing in front of the Hygienic from 12:30 to 1:30 pm

  • Spindrift Guitars– 10% discount on any brand-new piece of gear (that isn’t already on sale)
  • NLMS Custom House Museum gift shop– 10% discounts in the Shop on both days: November 24 and December 16
  • New London Ink– Free t-shirt with every gift card purchases over $40 for the holiday’s.
  • The Golden Owl – Take a picture under the mistletoe and tag a friend.
  • Studio 33 – 10% off special on all beaded jewelry, handcrafted wood gifts and gifts and all sea glass wrapped items will be 10% off.
  • Woodfellas offers complimentary hot chocolate to-go for both kids and adults. Kids receive a plain hot chocolate, while adults can opt for a boozy version for just $6. Additionally, we provide a 10% discount on in-house dining. For families of four, we have a fantastic deal that includes Cheesy Garlic Bread, Hughie’s Love Salad, a 12-inch Pepperoni Pizza, and four warm cookies or brownies, all for just $39.99.
  • The Annex– Visit from 2 pm to 7 pm and indulge in some local shopping while sipping on your favorite beverages. Don’t miss the chance to explore our Handmade Holiday Market!
  • Thames River Gallery– offering a 10% discount as well as serving Scones by Helena Houlis from Simsbury as written up in the Courant Sunday 11/19.  So we’ll have hot chocolate, homemade cookies by Ms Susan Aguilar and scones by Helena Houlis of Scones & Company, Simsbury, CT
    • Live demonstrations of wood carving by artists Ray Johnson & Hillaire Cote making all sorts of unique one-off affordable Christmas presents.
    • Brand new large collection of turned wooden vases and bowls all at very affordable prices from the New England WoodTurners Association.
    • New & unique items to our inventory at very affordable prices for that special person on your holiday list.  Christmas wrapping available.
    • The Gallery is offering a 10% discount across the board of all new and existing art & artifacts in the collection.
    • Serving all day long hot chocolate and homemade cookies by Ms. Susan Aguiar of Thames River Gallery fame.
    • Special hours for Christmas shopping 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • The social Bar & Kitchen – free hot chocolate with a candy cane.
  • Garde Arts Center Give the Gift of the Garde Arts Center HOLIDAY RUSH TICKETS: Available November 26th – December 31st, 2024 at the Box Office ONLY.
    • 50% off select available ticket inventory IN PERSON @ THE BOX OFFICE for the following 2023-2024 Garde Arts Center Presentations and Performances, A Magical Cirque Christmas, Artrageous, ECSO presents MOZART, MARX & BEETHOVEN,  ECSO presents SOUNDS OF SCOTLAND, Another Tequila Sunrise, A Bronx Tale, Artimus Pyle, Les Ballets Trockadero, The Life and Music of George Michael, 360 All Stars, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, David Sedaris, Tommy Emmanuel, David Foster & Katharine McPhee, Invincible, Cassette Roulette, Rumors: Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Colin Hay, Blippi: Wonderful World Tour, Whose Live Anyway * On Sale November 17th *.
    • In addition, purchase $100 in Garde Gift Cards, and we will have a complimentary 4-pack single ticket admission to the 2024 Breezeline Winter Cinema Series in a Stocking Stuffer just for you!
    • Disclaimer: Not valid on VIP, Meet & Greet, Garde Circle or Front Loge tickets. Limit 4 tickets per order. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Order processing and per ticket fees not discounted. Some restrictions may apply. Limited quantities available in select locations. All ticket purchases are final, once the order has processed discounts cannot be applied. No refunds. No exchanges.  Call the Garde box office! (860) 444-7373 ext 1.
  • Angus Macaulay Gallery & Studio– Soft opening 2pm-6pm with light refreshments.  The gallery will have some seasonal items available for purchase. Complimentary hot chocolate available.
  • The Blue Duck– 7pm- 9pm Sip and build a gingerbread house.  9 pm- 12 pm Christmas Carol karaoke with DJ deelish.
  • Flavours of Life Santa Letter Drop-Off, Visit Flavours of Life and use our special mailbox to send letters directly to Santa Claus!
  • Telegraph (137 Bank Street) –Our indie record store be hosting a Back Stage Bazaar featuring favorite local artisans and makers selling their unique one-of-a-kind goods curated with gift-giving in mind. They’ll also be hosting holiday indie rockers Thrice A Chuckle performing a special set of their original tunes at 5pm in what has become an annual Telegraph tradition. Look for holiday specials and sales throughout the store to help wrap your giving needs! Open 11am to 6pm daily.
  • Thames River Heritage Park – 20% off Hop-on Hop-off Harbor Cruise Season Pass when purchased on-line between NOV 26 and DEC 31 using the promo code MerryDays. Show your receipt at Flavours of Life or Garde Arts Center box office to get your map stamped for a chance at the Santa Shopping Stroll merchant gift basket.
    TRHP Added Bonus – Purchase $100 in TRHP Gift Cards and receive a complimentary 4-pack for a Happy Hour or Sunset Harbor Cruise during the 2024 summer season. Gift cards may be used for history-themed boat tours; hop-on, hop-off harbor, full moon, sunset and fireworks cruises, Stories of the Thames Reception/Lecture Series, Docent Academy and merchandise.
    TRHP Disclaimer: Enter promo code at checkout. Order processing and per ticket fees not discounted. Some restrictions may apply. All ticket purchases are final, once the order has processed discounts cannot be applied. No refunds. No exchanges. Need help, call (860)333-6706.
  • Hygienics Annual Holiday Show, “Art=Gift” is back! This year’s show features handcrafted, affordable art by local and regional artists