Chocolate Chip Stroll


On Saturday, February 8th from 11-3 pm* local businesses will open their doors with free chocolate samples and special menu items. (*times vary, see merchant)

There's plenty of parking downtown, so bring your family and friends and hit the streets to sample chocolates in various forms and visit many of Willimantic Downtown's merchants. 


Here's who we know is participating!

Stay tuned, we've just started adding!


A Cupcake for Later - We will be handing out mini cupcakes in a few different flavors. (Chocolate Salted Caramel, White Chocolate Raspberry and Red Velvet). Also, buy 5 cupcakes, get 1 free!

BENCH Shop - Enter for a chance to win a Romantic Themed Gift Basket ($75.00 value). Plus we'll be offering chocolate incense!  (9:30 - 5)

BLiSS - we will be offering chocolate bliss kisses and chocolate coffee drinks and all customers get to spin our chocolate wheel for discounts and special chocolate treats. 10 – 6

BLiSS Marketplace – hosting 1st annual BliSS Ball, limited spots. Head this way for details.

Bousquet's Appliance - drawing for a $50 gift card, guess how many balls in the washing machine. They'll also be offering chocolate treats.

CADMarshall Framing - 10% off all gifts, offering chocolate dipped pretzel rods, 10:00 - 4:00

CT Eastern Railroad Museum at Sumner and Sumner

Edible Arrangements - samples of chocolate dipped fruits

First Congregational Church of Willimantic - serving two free chocolate chip pancakes. Beverages for purchase. 10:00 - 12:00

Garibaldis Mexican Food - Special menu item

Garo's Place - special menu item

Green Beauty - candy, drinks, discount cards

Grounded Coffee Company - special menu item

H&R Block - offering chocolates, handouts, and a prize drawing

Harp on Church - offering special menu items. Opens at 4

Hosmer Mountain Soda - offering samples of Chocolate Cream Soda

Jewels Verne Jewelers - chocolate surprises (including GF)

Kerri Art Studio and Gallery - Romantic Willimantic Cupid Jason Altieri performs

Landrop Comics and Games - stop by for a chocolate 

Quinebaug Valley Community College - at the Willimantic Public Library 

Rajean’s Antiques and Collectibles - in store sale, hot chocolate, Arrowhead Bakery and Winery from North Franklin, CT will offer chocolate samples, History of Chocolate with Bev York from 11:00 – 12:00.

Swift Waters Artisans Cooperative - chocolate treats - 10-4 

Taquitos Mexican Grill - offering chocolate abuelita and cookies 

The Shoe Smith - offering cookies from Culinary Expressions - 9:00 - 3:00

Thread City Diner - Giving out chocolate chip cookies and offering special chocolate menu items! Menu items include Red Velvet Waffles, Cotton Candy Pancakes, and Stuffed Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

Willimantic Brewing Company - Willibrew's SWAK Stout will be on tap, and they'll be featuring chocolate martinis for purchase

Willimantic Food Co-op - 40th anniversary celebration! Look for 40 homemade cakes, 10% off all purchases, free samples, door prizes, live music, and demos and vendors. 11:00 - 5:00

Willimantic Public Library -  Valentine Card craft for kids, chocolate, cookies, and displays. 10:00 - 1:30

Windham Historical Society - Teddy Bear Tea, Steiff Teddy Bear Exhibit, Offering hot chocolate, tea and cookies! Children are encouraged to bring their own teddy bears!

Windham Textile and History Museum (the Mill Museum) - Chocolate, Checkers, and Cards! Make chocolate creatures, stencil cloth checkerboards, and make Saint Valentine's Day cards. 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. 

Zok's Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies - chocolate beer samples - 12:00 – 4

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