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Beginning Saturday, November 28th get your (socially-distanced) photo taken with Santa in downtown New Haven every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-2pm! Bring your masks, cameras and family, friends and (leashed) pets to The Shubert Theatre plaza on the dates listed below for free photos, giveaways and raffles.

EVENT SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20

Weather-related updates will be posted here.

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See below for list of Healthy & Safety Guidelines.

Bring your phone or camera and snap your own memories! (Name and email registration of every adult is required to to participate. Event staff wearing gloves are happy to take your family photo if needed!)

Bring your phone or camera and snap your own memories!
(Name and email registration of every adult is required to to participate. Event staff wearing gloves are happy to take your family photo if needed!)

Park for free at the Temple Street Garage or Crown Street Garage! Sunday metered street parking is always free! (Garage vouchers available to event-goers only. Limit 1 voucher per family/group.)

Park for free at the Temple Street Garage or Crown Street Garage! Sunday metered street parking is always free! (Garage vouchers available to event-goers only. Limit 1 voucher per family/group.)

The first 50 event visitors daily receive Downtown NHV 2020 holiday ornaments or mugs, and everyone is entered into a raffle! (Limit 1 each per family/group.)

The first 50 event visitors daily receive Downtown NHV 2020 holiday ornaments or mugs, and everyone is entered into a raffle!
(Limit 1 each per family/group.)

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Santa will sit, wave and say hello via microphone from his sleigh against a beautiful wintry backdrop, while you and your family & friends stand 6ft in forward behind the front of Santa’s sleigh. When you say “cheese” and take the photo, it will look like you are riding together!


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After registering at the check-in table, all attendees receive a postcard with listings of New Haven business promotions exclusive to event guests!

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Must present physical postcard to redeem any event business promo. Postcards are available to event guests only.
Promos marked with with an * (asterisk) are valid Saturdays and Sundays through December 20, 2020 ONLY. Promos not marked with an * are valid any time. any day until end of day December 20, 2020. Other exclusions may apply. Ask business for full details.

EAT & DRINK

*Olives & Oil | $5 off total check of $25 or more
Elm City Social |
$5 off total check of $25 or more
Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea |
Buy 1 hot or cold specialty beverage, get 1 free
Havenly Treats |
Free piece of baklava with any purchase
Temple Grill |
1 free glass of house wine with purchase of any entree
BNatural Kitchen |
Free small peppermint mocha drink when you spend $15 or more
*The Trinity Bar | 15% off entire meal
Sitar Indian | 10% off any dine-in or call-in orders
Pataka Indian | Free drink with purchase of a build-a-bowl
Garden Catering | Free potato cones with purchase of $10 or more
Skappo Merkato | Free hot chocolate with purchase of 2 bomboloni (Saturdays 12-5PM)
Elm City Market | Free cup of coffee with the purchase of ANY pastry in ECM pastry case
Taco Bell Cantina | Free regular taco with the purchase of any adult beverage (2-5PM daily)
Crafted By Hand | 10% off entire check, in-store only
Katalina’s Bakery | Buy one cupcake, get one free
Basta Trattoria | 10% off your dining check
Zinc | Local hot apple cider, with fresh nutmeg and cream (spike – $10, unspiked – $5)
*Claire’s Corner Copia | Complimentary Fairy Cake dessert with the purchase of any hot drink (take-out only)
*Ben and Jerry’s | Buy 1 small cup of ice cream, get 1 free

SHOP

J. Press | 15% off your entire purchase
EBM Vintage | 20% off one item
Civvies Vintage | 20% off one item
Enson’s Menswear, Inc. | 10% off entire purchase
Artist & Craftsman Supply | 15% off all regularly-priced items
Strange Ways | 15% off in online shop at strange-ways.com (Use code: SANTASALE)
idiom Boutique | 15% off one full price item
Elm City Games | 20% off one item
Ten Thousand Villages | 10% off total purchase
Bridal Trousseau | $100 off a gown & free veil from House collection with gown purchase
FatFace | 20% off one full price item
*dwell New Haven | Free canvas Shop Small bag with $35 purchase and free specialty gift wrapping
*The University Store | 10% off purchase
Gilden’s Jewelers | One $5.00 battery replacement (one per coupon)
JoyRide Cycling + Fitness | Free first class
Beauty Plus | 10% off select wigs


HEALTH & SAFETY EVENT GUIDELINES:

  • The event is FREE to attend, RSVP is not required. Guests are required to register names and contact info upon entry to the event.

  • All photos will be socially-distanced. Santa will be in his sleigh against a wintry forest backdrop, while your family and friends will be 8ft forward. Taken from another 8ft back, it will all align perfectly to look like you are riding with Santa in his sleigh!

  • Masks must be worn while waiting in line, signing in, and at ALL times, but can be taken off ONLY for photos. Masks will be available, but please plan to arrive with your own. Those waiting in line without them or wearing them improperly may be asked to leave.

  • Event staff reserves the right to remove any guest or group found not following these health & safety guidelines.

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
NOV. 28 – DEC. 20

WEATHER-DEPENDENT.
(WEATHER UPDATES WILL BE POSTED TO THIS SITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA)

FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED UPON ENTRY. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULT 18+.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY.
(LEASHED) PET-FRIENDLY.

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The Shubert Theatre’s Next Stop: New Haven at home holiday event is coming on Sunday, December 13 at 4:00pm! Tickets include: a curated party box of holiday cookies, snacks and beverages, a 45min streamed program of musical entertainment, trivia, carols & more!