Chocolate Chip Stroll


On Saturday, February 9th 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. 


Look for:

A Cupcake for Later - Salted Chocolate Caramel, Red Velvet, White Choolate Raspberry, and Red Hot mini cupcakes

Art Star Tattoo - Tootsie Pops

Bhakti Center CTJoin as for a rewarding and fun yoga practice dedicated to Radha and Padma, the goddesses of love and romantic longing. 10-11:30 (donations) Also Ayurvedic goodies, spiritual coloring pages, samples

BENCH Shop - FREE Chocolate Incense Sticks & Enter for chance to win our  ROMANTIC WILLIMANTIC Gift Basket ($50.00 Value)

BLiSS - bliss chocolate kisses and coupons

CADMarshall Framing - chocolate covered pretzels, a vintage dish of sweets for sale, and 20% off other items in the store (10 - 4)  

Cafemantic – offering their special Valentine’s Day menu, reservations recommended by calling 860.423.4243

CT Eastern Railroad Museum (at Sumner and Sumner) – Featuring the off-season activities of the museum.  Active model railway features the workings of a railway yard.

Eminence Ink

Eastern Connecticut State University Students (at the Steps Academy, 832 Main) - Facepainting

First Congregational Church – (10 - 12) - two free chocolate chip pancakes, and beverages for purchase 

Friendly's Ice Cream - a free single scoop of the Nor'Easter Pothole - a chocolate ice cream  with a cookie creme swirl inside

Garo’s Place - featuring Nutella flan, chocolate and vanilla flan cake, treats for kids

Green Beauty - treats

Grounded Coffee Company - A chocolate given with every purchase plus a gift card contest where entries come from tagging and checking in.

H&R Block - samples

Hosmer Mountain Soda - Chocolate - Cream Soda for sampling and available for purchase

Jamaican Me Crazy

Jewels Verne Jewelers – chocolate surprises, and a 20% off sale

Jillson House Museum - featuring an old fashioned candy shop display as well as a drugstore display. Providing marshmallow roasting for children.

Kerri Art Studio and Gallery – Let Them Eat Cake chocolate cake contest and silent auction (10 – 2); Cupids Bruce John and Jason Altieri perform (12:00 – 1:30)

Liberty Bank

Limberia Tropical algarte - Nutella Hot Chocolate, Coquito Limber samples

Mountain Dairy at 699 Main Street

Pleasant Pizza - offering a cinnamon and sugar, chocolate, and marshmallow filled calzone for $10

Quinebaug Valley Community College (at the Willimantic Public Library)- passing out chocolate and sharing information about the more than 50 academic associate degrees or certificates available at QVCC, scholarships, financial aid and more. (10am-2pm)

Rajean’s Gifts, Antiques & Collectibles - (10 – 3) - Bev York gives the history of chocolate at and 11, 11:15, 11:30; free hot chocolate samples

Also at Rajean's - 

A Williwalk Tour learn about Main Street history and architecture for Chocolate Festival meet in front of Rajean's Gifts   10 a.m   (30 to 40 minutes- depending on temperature)  (bring your own coffee mug)
Schiller's Sewing Circlefree sewing project, collectible pin and some sewing themed chocolate goodies

Swift Waters Artisans’ Cooperative - (10-5) - chocolate samples

Taquitos Mexican Grill - free chocolate Abuelita(Mexican hot chocolate)

The Moon and the Monocle - Rose incense 

The Shoe Smith - free box of chocolates

Thread City Diner - chocolate chip cookies

Willimantic Brewing Company – special menu items. SWAK Stout, Chocolate Martinis, Chocolate Mousse

Willimantic Food Coop - 39th birthday party, free samples, 10% storewide

Willimantic Pharmacy

Willimantic Public Library -

For Kids: DIY Valentine's Day Cards (10 - 2)

For All: Join us for the closing reception of the art exhibition "The Recrudescence of Lew Lappert" (11-2)

Willimantic Renaissance, Inc. - selling Romantic Willimantic t-shirts

Willimantic Records - 7th Birthday Celebration, 10% off everything in the store, live music beginning at 2 pm

Windham Public Schools/PTO (at the PATH Academy, 832 Main) - Lock in for literacy and culture

Windham Textile and History Museum – Chocolate, Checkers, and Chess! Eat chocolate and  play games..Enter the tournament   (12 - 3) Acitivity taking place in the Kenton Room on Union Street.

Yoga on North

Zok's Homebrewing & Winemaking Supplies – (11 – 4) – samples of chocolate beer brewed especially for the Chocolate Festival


Restaurants featuring special menu items:

 Cafemantic - Valentine's Week Menu Additions

Roasted East Coast Oysters

chorizo, lemon, herb breadcrumbs

Torchon of Hudson Valley Foie Gras

huckleberry, balsamic saba, pickled pearl onions,  brioche

Red-Wine Braised Beef Shortrib 

yukon gold potato puree, horseradish gremolata

Whole-Roasted Organic Chicken for two

garlic, rosemary, thyme, truffle-chicken jus

Hand-Rolled Potato Gnocchi

truffle butter, castelmagno, fresh shaved black winter truffles


Garo's Place

 featuring Nutella flan, chocolate and vanilla flan cake


Pleasant Pizza

cinnamon and sugar, chocolate, and marshmallow filled calzone for $10


Willimantic Brewing Company



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