The City of Chelsea will present its Wine, Women, & Shopping event on November 11th, 2017. For those not familiar with the event, it is the unofficial kick-off for the holiday shopping season. Chelsea provides the perfect venue for the occasion with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and local artists’ booths offering numerous sales and exclusive discounts, along with trunk shows, demonstrations, and complimentary snacks in many of the stores throughout the day. Participating restaurants and cafés will offer food and drink specials.
As the popularity of the event, now in its 12th year, has grown, so has the variety of activities. Originally conceived as a day for girlfriends, sisters, mothers, and daughters to do a little shopping, it has expanded for many into a social occasion that includes shopping, of course, but also dinner at one of the numerous restaurants and a play at the Purple Rose Theatre. For shoppers looking for an alternative to a long drive home there are a number of choices including Bed & Breakfasts and hotels.