Block Island Chamber


2017 Holiday Shopping Stroll


NOVEMBER 24 – 26, 2017

Looking for something to do Thanksgiving weekend?

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 24 – November 26, 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 13th Annual 5K Turkey Trot will begin at the Fred Benson Town Beach. 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 26, 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 will be open include:

1. North Light Fibers – on Abrams Farm, Spring St

2. BI Health & General Store High S
Stop in for those holiday stocking stuffers
*Open Fri & Sat 11 – 5, Sun 11-1

3. Jessie Edwards Gallery – 2nd Floor Post Office Bldg.

4. Island Bound – Water St
Browse through our great selection of Block Island books, best sellers and titles for all ages. Also available are stationery, gifts, puzzles and a large selection of children’s books and activities. 20% off hardcover books and in store specials
*Open Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-3

5. Strings n Things – Water St
We have combined with Full Moon Tide and Island Dog for 3 times the savings.  Clothing, jewelry, giftware, and pet items.  Also secret “Stroll Specials”
* Open Fri & Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 3

6. Greenaway Gallery – Water St
Wonderful photography by Malcolm Greenaway.  Stop in and purchase your holiday gifts.
* Open Fri & Sat 10 – 5, Sun 12 – 2

7. Tipsy Mermaid & Bonnie & Clyde – Water St
All of your favorites from Lilly Pulitzer, Southern Tide and more now.  We also moved in a large selection of Bonnie & Clyde items from Free People, BB Dakota and Wooden Ships.  Clearance Items price as marked.
* Open Fri – Sun 10-5

8. Glass Onion – Water St
Cashmere and wool sweaters, books, ornaments, beautiful bowls, gorgeous jewelry, eclectic table top, warm rugs and much more. Sale on most items 30-50% off.
*Open Fri & Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 3

9. Block Island Sport Shop – Water St
Well stocked with cozy fleece, outerwear and gift ideas. Score great deals and enjoy some of Marion’s homemade chocolate chip cookies!
*Open Fri & Sat 10 – 6 Sun 10 – 5

10. Star Department Store – Water St
T-Shirts, sweatshirts, and other clothing on sale. 20% off everything for the strollers this weekend.
* Open Fri & Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 3

11. Building Blocks – Water St
30% off everything! A great selection of toys, games, puzzles and arts & crafts still in stock along with kid’s t-shirts & sweatshirts.
*Open Fri – Sat 10-5, Sun 10-3

12. Wild Flowers Boutique – Water St
Enjoy some holiday cheer and Happy Holidays.
*Open Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10 – 4

13. Madhatter – Water St
Stop in for some holiday shopping specials.
* Open Fri – Sun 10 – 5

14. Koru Eco Spa – Water St (401) 654-9960 or 466-2308
*Open Fri – Sun 10-2

15. Jennifer’s Jewelry – online shopping only
Sterling Silver & Fine jewelry for any one’s budget. Sneak peak of the new 2018 Designs! Visit our web site

16. Mutt Hut – Chapel St
Looking for a special treat for your 4 legged friend? Come by and see what we have for your pets. 20% off excluding food
*Open Fri – Sun 10 – 5

17. Golddiggers – Chapel St
*Open Fri & Sat 10-6 Sun 10-3

18. Wave – Water St
Large selection of family clothing, hats, and accessories. Block Island merchandise 20% off, name brand merchandise up to 50% off
*Open Fri – Sun 10 – 5

19. Solstice – Water St at the National
Stop in and check out our Holiday sales, 30-50% off select items.
*Open Fri – Sat 10-5, Sun 10-3

20. B.I.Tee’s – Water St at the National
$12 short sleeve tees, $20 long sleeve tees, 30% off sweatshirts and Columbia Logo Wear.
*Open Fri – Sat 10-5, Sun 10-3

21. Photo Dog – Water St
New! Holiday candles, Christmas ornaments, one of a kind jewelry, handmade signs, local art and pottery. 20-50% off selected items.
*Open Fri & Sat 10-5 Sun 10-3

22. Block Island Trading Co. – Water St
Warm up with great holiday gift ideas throughout the store.
*Open Fri & Sat 9-6, Sun 9-5 and ONLINE 24/7!

23. True North Outfitters – Water St National Hotel
We have moved inside BI Tees for the off season, visit us on the front side of the National! 40% off North Face & Helly Hansen.
* Open Fri & Sat 10-5 Sun 10-3

24. Marye-Kelley – Dodge St
Beautiful handmade decoupage gifts. 33% off all in-stock items.
*Open Fri & Sat 10-5 Sun 10-3

25. Lazy Fish – Dodge St
Fun funky home store: full of vintage furniture, lighting, accessories, jewelry, clothing, ceramics and local art work. 25% off selected items..
* Open Fri & Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 3

26. Red Bird Liquor Store – Dodge St
Large selection of fine wines & microbrews. Stop in and pick up your favorite holiday cheer. Block Island ornaments available.
* Open Fri – Sun 10-6

27. Diamondblue Surf Shop – Corn Neck Rd
Unique island shop offering t-shirts, sweatshirts, backpacks, sportswear, surf gear, sunglasses and much more. Sales up to 50% off boards on sale also!
* Open Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4


Restaurants that will be open include:

A. Bethany’s Airport Diner – Center Rd

* Open 6 am – 2 pm

B. BI Grocery – Ocean Ave

* Open 9 am – 6 pm

C. Topside Café – Ocean Ave

*Open 7:30 am – 2 pm

D. Pots and Kettles – Taxi stand @ ferry landing

* Open Fri – Sun 10am – 2:30pm

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. Club Soda

Serving Lunch & Dinner 12 – 10pm

I. McAloon’s – Corn Neck Rd

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



Special Events

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

13th Annual 5K Turkey Trot
Sat – 1:00 Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion