In the East End of Portland Maine
The East End Shops announce
This year’s Holiday Stroll
Saturday, December 4, 12 to 6pm
Portland’s East End Shops are buzzing with preparations for the annual Holiday Stroll, which takes place Saturday December 4th from 12 – 6 pm. Neighborhood businesses, aglow with lights and music, will offer strolling shoppers delicious treats, special deals, and a festive atmosphere in which to kick off the holiday season. There will be a trolley to transport eager shoppers around the neighborhood, and like last year, there will be a special raffle: shoppers who visit five or more locations on the Stroll and get their raffle card punched will be entered to win a prize from their favorite spot. The raffle cards will be available at each location where a prize will be offered. Some examples of prizes to be raffled are: hanging pendant lamps from Ember Grove; a Donna Wilson Rainy Day scarf from Eli Phant; a 16-piece box of Truffles from Dean’s Sweets; Cooking Down East and Good Maine Food from Rabelais and much, much more.
In the East End, new businesses have joined long-established ones to form a wildly eclectic mix that is alluring to those looking for unusual or locally-made holiday gifts. Original artwork, hand-printed cards, fabrics and fibers, ceramics and jewelry, antique books and hand-dipped truffles are just a few of the good things one can find in this part of town. And there are many excellent places to fortify oneself with fabulous food, drink and sweets, many of which are on the Holiday Stroll. All of this could add up to the perfect December shopping day: stroll, discover wonderful things, nibble, check off list, support local economy….and everyone goes home happy!
For more information on the East End Holiday Stroll, raffle prizes and the trolley route, visit eastendshops.com.
Check out these awesome raffle prizes! To enter to win the prize of your choice, pick up your raffle ticket at any participating shop on the day of the stroll. Then start strolling! Stop in five locations during the stroll, have them mark/stamp/punch your ticket, then drop off your ticket at the shop offering the prize you want to win. You may only enter one raffle. Good Luck!
Angela Adams: Wonderland Deer ($37.50 value)
Arm Factory: 10% off printing costs on your next custom screen-printing project
Arthur Fink Photography: “Dance” book ($24 value)
Carlson Turner Books: $25 Gift Certificate
Coffee By Design: 2 winners! Gift Baskets ($75 value)
Dean’s Sweets:16-piece Box of Truffles – winner’s choice of flavors ($27.50 value)
Duckfat: $25 Gift Certificate
Eli Phant: Donna Wilson’s Rainy Day Scarf ($60 value)
Ember Grove: Pair of Green Glass Hanging Pendant Lamps ($170 value)
Ferdinand: $25 Gift Certificate
Figa: $30 Gift Certificate
Hugo’s: $25 Gift Certificate
Katie Made Bakery: Holiday Sweet Platter ($25 value)
Portland Fiber Gallery: $20 Gift Certificate
Rabelais Inc: “Good Maine Food” by Marjorie Mosser & “Cooking Down East” by Marjorie Standish (one prize)
Silly’s: 4 winners! $5 Gift Certificate w/ Silly’s Wears (yoyo, hat, tee shirt, lunch box, or a mug)
Studio 72 Yoga & more: 5-Class Pass ($50 value)
Z Fabrics: $15 Gift Certificate