Holiday Champagne Stroll set in Kent
The town of Kent will play host to the sixth annual Kent Holiday Champagne Stroll which will be held Nov. 23-24 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. each day.
The event coincides with Small Business Saturday, a nationwide marketing campaign sponsored by American Express, which celebrates and recognizes small retail businesses as being the backbone of local economies.
More than 25 shops will be open for shoppers and serve champagnes and other bubblies, and a variety of sales and discounts will be offered at participating stores.
Strollers can check in at two locations beginning at 4 p.m.: The Swift House at 12 Maple St. or at Preferred Hardwood Floors, 19 Kent Green Boulevard on the Kent Green.
Tickets are $22 in advance at www.kentstroll.com and $25 the day of the event. Pre-registration guarantees a ticket in the event should the stroll is sold out. A separate line for guests who have pre-registered will be available at check in.
Guests will pick up a champagne flute and map for the evening at the check-in table at either location.
The map divides the town into four zones. Strollers who visit at least three retailers in each zone and get their map stamped will be entered into a drawing for one of three bottles of champagne. Winners do not need to be present to win.
While the annual stroll ends at 7:30 p.m., strollers are invited to extend their evening by patronizing downtown restaurants.
Guests must be 21 or older and present a valid ID upon arrival in order to get a flute and map.
For information, call the Kent Chamber of Commerce at 860-592-0061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.