For those of us still making our lists and checking them twice, time is of the essence as the countdown to Christmas begins. Before making that dreaded trip to the mall amid the crowds of crazed shoppers and generic gifts, why not shop locally?
This weekend, Dec. 17-18, the will be sponsoring a trolley to run between the Boston Post Road and Palmer Avenue business districts, making stops in front of the on Chatsworth Avenue and on Larchmont Avenue. The cost for the trolley is $1, but will be free for anyone that shows a receipt from a Larchmont business.
All proceeds from the trolley will be donated to a local charity.
“We’d like to get out-of-towners in to shop here and take part in the events we’re offering,” said Cindy Vieira, an administrator for the Chamber and owner of in Larchmont.
Several stores will be offering specials to kick off the weekend. on Palmer Avenue will have a buy one get one holiday beverage special from Dec. 17-20 from 2-5 p.m. will be offering a two-course prix fixe lunch for $12.95 throughout December and will offer free delivery and installation as well.
Many stores will be offering free gift wrapping over the weekend including , , and Vieria Organics (free gift bags too). Stores will be open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday and the trolley will be making stops during this time as well.
“Why go all the way to the mall when you can just shop here,” said Jaine Elkind Eney, deputy mayor of Larchmont.