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    Nothing like a little wine and shopping to start off your weekend. Flights of Fancy is tonight in downtown New Haven.

    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.