Celebrate Valentine’s Day early at The Shops at Yale on Sunday, February 12 with FREE Downtown New Haven horse & carriage rides, ice carving demonstrations and photo opportunities with Yale University’s Mascot Handsome Dan XVIII. Plan a half-day in New Haven — come down early to visit the Yale University Art Gallery and Yale Center for British Art (both offer free admission), grab lunch or dinner at one of our award winning restaurants like, Tarry Lodge, Union League Cafe, Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant, Claire’s Corner Copia and Shake Shack, and find your special someone a Valentine’s Day gift at J.Crew, Lou Lou Boutique, WAVE Gallery, Derek Simpson Goldsmith, L’Occitane en Provence, Origins, Urban Outfitters, The Yale Bookstore, Barbour and many more. View our full shopping and dining directory online at theshopsatyale.com
Schedule of Events for Sunday, February 12
12:00pm – 4:00pm | Free Horse & Carriage Rides in Downtown New Haven. Pick-up locations are 1000 Chapel Street, across from the New Haven Info Center, and 268 York Street, across from GANT.
1:00pm – 3:00pm | Ice Carving Demonstration of Lovebirds with hearts, in front of L’Occitane en Provence and Wave Gallery, at 1046 Chapel Street.
2:00pm – 4:00pm | Ice Carving Demonstration of Yale Mascot Handsome Dan XVIII with an appearance from Handsome Dan himself (2:30-3:30) at Broadway Island, 56 Broadway (across J.Crew, Apple and Lou Lou).
PARKING: The Shops at Yale surface parking lots offer the most competitive rates in the city and are conveniently located adjacent to shops and restaurants – 56 Broadway, 40 Dixwell Avenue, 255 Crown Street or 161 York Street. Also, the City of New Haven offers free on-street parking on Sundays