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Holiday Ice Carving Competition & United Way Toy/Coat Drive

December 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - December 11, 2022 @ 4:00 pm


Join The Shops at Yale for our biggest holiday events of the year on December 10 & 11!

NEW this year, United Way of Greater New Haven will be accepting donations of NEW toys (ages 0-3) and NEW coats (all ages) to benefit your neighbors in need this holiday season on Saturday, December 10. Guests can also enjoy seasonal jazz music and magician Amazing Andy from 12:00-4:00pm. If you cannot make it to the event, please consider dropping off your new & unwrapped toys from November 25 – December 11 at Union League Café, dwell New Haven, L.L.Bean, Barnes & Noble/The Yale Bookstore, Katahdin Furniture, Walker-Loden, or the Yale University Police Department at 101 Ashmun Street. In partnership with United Way of Greater New Haven, Yale University Police Department, Market New Haven, and Town Green Special Services District.

Then on Sunday, December 11, watch as six professional ice carvers from all over New England will each transform 900lbs of ice into a spectacular sculpture in only 4 hours on Broadway Island (56 Broadway), across from Apple/L.L.Bean/lululemon. Great photo opportunities with the sculptures after the event. Vote on your favorites and automatically be entered to win one of five $50 gift cards! You’ll also be treated to performances by local a cappella groups. This event is free and open to the public. The City of New Haven Parking Authority offers free metered parking on Sundays throughout New Haven! Plus, free parking is available at the 150 York Street Garage. Bring your parking ticket to The Shops at Yale table under the big tent at the event to be validated.

Visit theshopsatyale.com/holiday for more details on these events as well as our other holiday promotions.


December 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
December 11, 2022 @ 4:00 pm


The Shops at Yale
Broadway and Chapel Street
New Haven, CT United States
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