Block Island Chamber

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2018 Holiday Shopping Stroll


NOVEMBER 23 – 25, 2018

Looking for something to do Thanksgiving weekend?
Mark your calendar

Why not make a trip to Block Island for the 28th Annual Christmas Shopping Stroll. This event is held every year on Thanksgiving weekend, this year November 23 – November 25, and becomes more popular with visitors and Island businesses. The Stroll begins Friday through Sunday with local retailers opening their shops, from 10 am – 5 pm, to offer discounts for all Shopping Strollers.

On Saturday the 14th Annual 5K Turkey Trot will begin at the Fred Benson Town Beach at noon. Walk or run off your holiday meal.  Application available on our web site below. What is a Christmas Shopping Stroll? It is a chance to visit all of your favorite Island retail shops, take advantage of incredible sales, and possibly win one of the many fabulous raffle prizes.

All shopping strollers must first pick up an entry form at the Chamber of Commerce office, at the ferry landing, between 10 am and 3 PM, Friday or Saturday. After you receive the entry form you must visit each shop listed on the form and have it stamped by the shop owner or employee to be eligible. Once all shops have been visited you may return the completed form to the Chamber office. Be sure to check the days and hours of each shop so you do not miss them. The raffle drawing will take place on Sunday afternoon, November 25, at 1 PM, at the Chamber office. Participants do not need to be present to win! For further information contact the Block Island Chamber of Commerce at (401) 466-2474.


Shops and merchants who participated in 2017 are listed below:

Block Island Ferry
Begin your day by purchasing a Block Island ornament for a souvenir at the concession stand aboard the Block Island Ferry and receive a free magnet.

1. North Light Fibers – on Abrams Farm, Spring St
2. Spring Street Gallery – Spring St
3. Jessie Edwards Gallery – 2nd Floor Post Office Bldg.
4. Island Bound – Water St
5. Strings n Things – Water St
6. Greenaway Gallery – Water St
7. Block Market – Water St
8. Tipsy Mermaid – Water St
9. Glass Onion – Water St
10. Block Island Sport Shop – Water St
11. Star Department Store – Water St
12. Building Blocks – Water St
13. Wild Flowers Boutique – Water St
14. Jennifer’s Jewelry – online shopping only
15. Mutt Hut – Chapel St
16 Adrift – Chapel St
17. Golddiggers – Chapel St
18. Bonnie & ClydeWater St
. Wave – Water St
20. Solstice – Water St at the National
21. B.I.Tee’s – Water St at the National
22. Photo Dog – Water St
23. Block Island Trading Co. – Water St
24. True North Outfitters – Water St National Hotel
25. Marye-Kelley – Dodge St
26. Lazy Fish – Dodge St
27. Red Bird Liquor Store – Dodge St
28. Diamondblue Surf Shop – Corn Neck Rd
29. Block Island Historical Society – Ocean Ave

Restaurants that will be open include:

A. Bethany’s Airport Diner – Center Rd

* Open 6:30 am – 2 pm

B. BI Grocery – Ocean Ave

* Open 9 am – 6 pm

C. Topside Café – Ocean Ave

*Open 7 am – 2 pm

D. Pots and Kettles – Taxi stand @ ferry landing

* Open Fri – Sat 11-5, Sun 11 – 3

E. Kimberly’s – Ocean Ave

* Open Fri, Sat & Sun 11:30 – 9

F. Island Free Library – Dodge St

Serving homemade soup on Sat only 11-2

G. Spring House Barn – Spring St

Serving Dinner  Fri & Sat

H. McAloon’s – Corn Neck Rd

*Open Fri 5pm, Sat 11:30 – 9, Sun 11:30


Special Events

17th Annual Thanksgiving Beach Walk  to honor the Late Capt. John R. “Rob” Lewis
Friday 9 a.m. Meet at the Town Beach Pavilion

Holiday Open House ~ @ 1661 Inn
Friday,  4-6 p.m. The Nature Conservancy is hosting an Open House to give thanks to the Island community for supporting their programs. Please stop by after the stroll for some holiday cheer!

Island Fitness – Ocean Ave (BIMI building)
“Turkey Burn Class” register at:
Sat 8:30am

Island Free Market at the Library – Dodge St
Many local artists, boutique foods, handmade crafts and much more Saturday Only 10-2

 14th Annual 5K Turkey Trot
Sat – 12:00 Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion
You can register the day of the race at the starting line. Pre-registered guaranteed t-shirt

 Yellow Kittens
Soups, baked goods and tag sale
Saturday only 11-3
Benefits Nature Conservancy Field Trip


** Check ferry schedules the High Speed Ferry is running for the Stroll!