11/13/2017 - Town and Chamber to Host 5th Annual Holiday “Shop & Stroll” - First Selectman Encourages Residents to “Shop Local” for the Holidays

First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that the Town of Fairfield and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor the 5th Annual Fairfield Holiday “Shop & Stroll” on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

Participating shops will stay open late and will offer an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and seasonal refreshments. Traveling carolers and musicians from local schools will fill the air with holiday cheer, and local restaurants will be offering dinner or drink specials.

“This is a great opportunity to support our local businesses and get your holiday shopping done while enjoying a fun night out with family and friends,” said First Selectman Tetreau.

Chamber of Commerce President Beverly Balaz added, “The Chamber of Commerce is happy to be partnering with the Town on this festive event as it will give our businesses another opportunity to open their doors to the community, meet new customers from surrounding towns, and together, help celebrate the holiday season with a wonderful shopping experience!”

First Selectman Tetreau also called upon residents and non-residents alike to take advantage of special shopping opportunities on “Small Business Saturday” immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday on Saturday, November 25th. The Town and Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a welcome station as part of “Santa’s Arrival” festivities on Sherman Green from 10AM until 2PM on “Small Business Saturday”, at which shoppers may receive a complimentary “Shop Small” canvass shopping bag, courtesy of American Express, as well as other free goodies, while supplies last.
"Small Business Saturday" started in 2010 as a way to celebrate and support small businesses. This past year, more than 112 million shoppers participated nationwide, spending an estimated $15.4 million at participating small businesses. 

First Selectman Tetreau remarked, “The Town is pleased to serve as a neighborhood champion for this event. “Small Business Saturday” is a terrific opportunity to kick off the holiday season by remembering the small businesses that help make Fairfield special, and we would encourage all to "Shop Small" throughout the year, but especially during this festive time of year.”

Businesses that wish to participate or sponsor the Holiday "Shop & Stroll" event should contact Community and Economic Development Director Mark Barnhart at (203) 256-3120 or Chamber of Commerce President Beverly Balaz at (203) 255-1011 by Monday, November 20, 2017.