Dreaming of holiday shopping, strolling through a quaint New England village while sipping sparkling wine? Well, dream no more and come to Kent’s sixth annual Holiday Champagne Stroll. The Stroll will be held Friday November 23 and Saturday November 24, 2018.

Considered the benchmark for all holiday strolls, the town of Kent offers more than 25 shops serving champagnes and sparkling wines who will also offer different promotions and sales. Kent has distinctive shops operated by the owners themselves. You can find everything from antiques, stylish clothing, teas and coffees, jewelry to cowboy boots. Many of the shops are featuring special sales and promotional events.

The event coincides with Small Business Saturday, a marketing event campaign created by American Express, celebrating the small businesses that are the backbone of local economies.

Strollers have two options for check-in this year:  The Swift House, 12 Maple Street (Route 341 East) and Preferred Hardwood Floors, 19 Kent Green Blvd. (on the Kent Green on Route 7 North).   You can purchase tickets in advance by visiting or purchase tickets on the day of the event.  Ticket price is $22 for advanced registration; $25 on the day of the event.  Pre-registration guarantees you a spot in the event of a sell out.  Also there will be a separate line at check-in for pre-registration to speed you through and get you strolling!   Check in begins at 4:00 PM where you will pick up a champagne flute and map to use for the evening. The map divides the town into four zones. Visit at least three businesses in each zone, get your map stamped and your name will be entered into the drawing for one of three great bottles of champagnes. Once you have strolled, shopped and tasted, head to one of Kent’s fine restaurants for dinner where you will find unique menu items to compliment the weekend as well as more champagne. 

Everyone is welcome, but you must be 21 years of age and present valid ID at check-in to get a flute & map.  For more information, contact the Kent Chamber of Commerce at 860-592-0061 or

(2017 photos below courtesy of Don Hicks/Northsky Photography)