May 29, 2020

The Village of Chepachet in Glocester, RI Opens Its Doors for Candlelight Shopping and Holiday Cheer

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 The Village of Chepachet in Glocester, RI will once again open its doors (in and around downtown) for some Yankee hospitality and Candlelight Shopping. Kicking off the festivities will be a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. at the Pavilion at Kent Field.

“Each year the Town of Glocester comes together to celebrate many of our great holiday’s, opening our streets and businesses to Rhode Islanders and visitors alike,” said George (Buster) O. Steer, Jr., President of the Glocester Town Council. “Candlelight Shopping is a great small-town, USA, event showcasing our historic town and local businesses. It’s events like these that continue to cultivate and strengthen our sense of community.”

Festivities take place on Thursdays, December 5, 12 and 19 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, December 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Local shops will be decorated and the streets will be lighted with the antique street lights. Holiday music and carolers will add to the old-fashioned ambiance.

“Candlelight Shopping has been a mainstay since the 1990s and welcomes 1,000-1,500 shoppers a night during the shopping hours of 5-9PM,” said Charlie Wilson, Chair of the 2019 Candlelight Shopping and Festival of Lights. “Once again our great sponsors, Glocester Heritage Society, Glocester Business Association and MouseWorks Website Design & Hosting, have come together to create another memorable year.”

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