Tired of Winter: Try Retail Therapy

Want to shake off the winter blues? How about a snow-free evening of fun? Flights of Fancy is downtown New Haven’s popular wine tasting and shopping event.   It starts at 4 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m.

The event also features special discounts and giveaways at more than 20 shops and boutiques. Free parking is available at The York Street garage. All you have to do is show your ticket during registration at the Shubert Theater for validation. There are also heated trolley rides between the shopping districts.

Participating Flights of Fancy merchants include:

Archetype clothing

Ashley’s Ice Cream

Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Yale

Blue State Coffee

Campus Customs


Claire’s Corner Copia


Derek Simpson Goldsmith



 Hull’s Art Supply & Framing


Owl Shop

Peter Indorf Jewelers



The Study Hotel at Yale

Thom Brown

Tracy b



Wave Gallery

Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea

Yurway Designs

“Flights of Fancy has been a very successful event that I've greatly enjoyed participating in,” said Kimberly Pedrick, owner of Idiom on Chapel Street. “It is a fun and festive evening that exposes my business to hundreds of people and results in several new customers for me. I'm very much looking forward to the third one!”

Flights of Fancy is sponsored by the Chapel and Broadway Merchants Associations, The Wine Thief, The Shubert Theater and organized by the Town Green Special Services District and Yale University Properties.

Flights of Fancy is limited to the first 700 registrants, reservations are strongly encouraged. For more information click here.  

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