Get ready for the 31st Annual Block Island Holiday Stroll

The Block Island Holiday Shopping Stroll, now in its 31st year, has become one of Rhode Island’s premiere after-Thanksgiving shopping experiences. Downtown is transformed almost overnight into an enchanted village with wreaths and garlands, twinkling lights, and the signature Lobster Pot Tree.Over 40 stores will open their doors for this three-day shopping extravaganza. Did you even know Block Island had 40 stores? They’ll be stocked with lots of special holiday merchandise as well as all your special favorites from summer, much of it at deep discount. Shopkeepers will often greet you will a warm drink and a tray of cookies. They’ll certainly be smiling as the Stroll returns to its full glory after two years of Covid.Back are the Chamber of Commerce raffles, and this year there are several ways to “earn” a ticket or two, or three for a chance to win gift certificates. It all starts with picking up your raffle sheet at the Chamber’s office by the ferry parking lot. Then, visit every participating location – or as many as you can – get your sheet stamped and return it to the Chamber to receive three raffle tickets.Can’t get to all the stores? A simple

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