SDDA plans special shopping, dining event

Two dozen of Staunton’s independent merchants will be showcasing the sights and sounds of a vibrant downtown at the Staunton Downtown Development Association’s annual Sparkles & Sweets shopping and dining event on Friday, Nov. 4 from 6-9 p.m.

Participating shops and restaurants will pamper guests with delicious treats and sparkling drinks while inviting them to explore the downtown experience.  Free entertainment will add to the festive atmosphere, featuring strolling musical groups Baldwin Charm and Bella Voce Singers, the Blue Ridge Magic Club, costumed characters and the Queen City Fire Circus.  Carriage rides will be available throughout the evening for small fee.

Participating Businesses

17 East Beverley Antiques
Bears & Buddies
Cocoa Mill Chocolate Company
Cranberry’s Grocery & Eatery
Crown Jewelers
Design @ Nine
Downtown at the Clocktower
The Emporium
Fretwell Bass & Acoustic Instruments
Grandma’s Bait
Golden Tub Bath Shop
H.L. Lang & Company Jewelers
Monica Wilson Photography
Mugshots Coffeehouse & Café
Ox-Eye Vineyards Tasting Room
Pufferbellies Toys & Books
Queen City Marketplace
Schmid’s Printery
Short Box Comics
TEASE hair design
Turtle Lane
Virginia Accents
Wilderness Adventure
The Wine Cellar

Other special events going on around downtown that evening include:

Carriage Rides by Classic Carriage~6 & under free/7-12 $3 /adults $5
Fill Out a Wish List at Crown Jewelers & $5 will be donated to charity
See the Last Minute Band at Fretwell Bass & Acoustic Instruments
Visit H.L. Lang & Co. Jewelers & Receive 15% off your next purchase
FREE Buff & Polish/Make-up Application at TEASE hair design
Cupcakes & Sparkling Drinks at The Darjeeling Café
The return of ELFis, Staunton Downtown Development’s popular gift card mascot.

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