Newton Highlands Holiday Stroll, Sing-along & Ca$h Mob!

A new group, called the Newton Highlands Village Merchants Coalition, has put together a full schedule of holiday events, culminating with a tree lighting and candlelight holiday sing-along at 7 p.m.

Here’s a sample of the happenings:

  • Green Planet Kids: visit with Santa from 6-8 p.m. $10 gift certificates to the first 50 families who stop in starting at 6 pm. Crafts for Kids on the 2nd Level.
  • Newton House of Pizza : 99 cent slices from 5 to 9 pm
  • Village Kids  $10.00 gift certificates for the first 50 families who come in starting at 6 pm 20% off all Ugg Boots
  • Bread & Chocolate Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Social to benefit the Newton Food Pantry. Donate  one can and get a soup & sandwich supper for only $5. Donate $5 cans and get  your supper for free! Or pre-purchase an $8 ticket and $3 will be donated to  the food pantry.
  • Indulge  Candy contest. Two winners will go home with a fun Candy Bar  Centerpiece.
  • Davis Salon $20 Wash and Blow Drys from 5 to 8 pm.
  • Limited Editions Wine and cheese and a Harbor Sweets tasting. Enter to win a  $50 gift certificate.
  • 51 Lincoln Free hot mulled cider to keep you warm while you stroll the Village.
  • Marcia & Bea Antiques  Cider and cookies plus 15% off any purchase.
  • Skin Innovations Skin Care & Spa A complementary mini makeover and take 20% off any purchase.
  • Town Cleaners  Effie’s homemade Baklava and pick up a 20% off coupon for dry- cleaning and tailoring.
  • Keller Williams Realty Cider and the use of our restroom facilities during
    the stroll.
  • Walnut Market A wine & beer tasting plus a free bottle of wine to the first 50 households starting at 6 pm
  • Lincoln Street Coffee Free mini hot chocolate for all kids!
  • Salon Capri Champagne,  cookies and a raffle
  • One Stop Cleaners  Pick up a discount coupon for a future dry cleaning.
  • Indalo Gallery & Studio  Drop in and learn how to create a beaded snowflake ornament.

In addition the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce is inviting residents to gather in the plaza at 6:15 in front of Bread & Chocolate for a “cash mob.”  Similar to “flash mobs,” a “cash mob” is an event where a group of people gather together but instead of singing a song or doing a dance, they agree to spend some money.
In this case, we’ll meet at 6:15 p.m. , hand out free “Shop Local” shopping bags and then encourage attendees to spend $10 (or more) at any store, restaurant or service business along Lincoln or Walnut Streets. After exploring and shopping for 45 minutes, we’re inviting participants to regroup for the sing-along.

As you know, our local merchants give so much to our community all year long, in the form of gifts cards and donations to local charities and school groups. This is a chance for us to give back and enjoy a festive evening at the same time.

–Greg Reibman