Sail Away to Block Island This Black Friday

The Holiday Shopping Stroll is back for its twenty-eighth year.
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Photograph courtesy of Block Island Chamber.

Island Holiday

Bundle up and sail away on the Block Island Ferry to get into the Christmas spirit. The Block Island Holiday Shopping Stroll is back for its twenty-eighth year from November 23 to 25 with retailers getting festive and offering discounts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This is a perfect chance to not only walk off your Thanksgiving splurge, but to enjoy that crisp autumnal breeze during the last pleasant days of fall. Shoppers can pick up a raffle entry form at the Chamber of Commerce office at the ferry landing between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on either Friday or Saturday, then visit each listed shop and have the form stamped by an owner or employee to be eligible for various prizes. Stops that are open during the stroll include Bethany’s Airport Diner, Kimberly’s, Island Free Library, Spring House Barn, McAloon’s, Block Island Grocery and more. Check the website for an updated list of the more than thirty participants — everything from art galleries to boutiques. Some of the businesses may also have adult beverages or eggnog available. Cap the stroll off with a stop by the lobster pot Christmas tree (made entirely out of stacked lobster pots) in Esta’s Park.