Haven’t lost that romantic view of Christmas shopping, where you duck in and out of one-of-a-kind Main Street shops full of the Christmas spirit? The charming, historic village of Chepachet hasn’t lost the vision either, with their Annual Candlelight Shopping and Festival of Lights.
Located in Glocester, RI within the Blackstone Valley, the village invites you to enjoy a bit of Yankee hospitality while taking in the seasonal ambience. Local shops are decorated for the season and the streets lit with antique lights; holiday music and carolers aren’t hard to find; and some stores (and places like the Fire Station!) offer hot beverages and cookies to keep you warm along the way.
To keep your strength up, you might want to start with a bite to eat at Tavern on Main (1157 Putnam Pike), an early 1700s colonial tavern, which offers a wide array of choices. (It is also said to be haunted, but we’re sure he or she will be in good spirits.) At some point, you’ll probably want to follow up with some holiday eggnog at Chepachet Village Wine and Spirits.
Candlelight shopping is from 5-9 pm on Thursday, December 12, and also occurs the following week on December 19. If you’ve really got shopping to do, Candlelight Shopping occurs during the daylight hours (pretty much all of them – 10 am to 5 pm) on Saturday the 21st.