GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The Uptown Holiday Shop Hop returns to Grand Rapids on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 4 P.M. to 10 P.M.
This holiday shopping event spans four business districts: East Fulton, East Hills, Eastown, and Wealthy Street and provides an opportunity to celebrate the unique style of the Uptown Corridor.
New to this year’s festivities is the addition of an event HUB at the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market.
The HUB hosts 20 artisan vendors, an espresso bar from Lantern Coffee Bar, Donuts from Rise GR and two food trucks: Blue Spoon and Patty Matters Gourmet Burger.
“We want to draw participants to the Farmers Market as a central location to meet up with friends, grab some food, find special holiday gifts, then catch the shuttle and hop around the district,” said Jen Shaneberger, Shop Hop Event Producer. “To make sure all attendees stop at the HUB, we’re offering a free gift to those who do.”
The event brings over 4,000 people to the Uptown Corridor to kick-off the holiday season by visiting many of the 150 participating businesses. The atmosphere is festive with carolers, Santa Claus, and general gaiety - a perfect way to ring in the holiday season. Shuttles run throughout the evening to transport shoppers between business districts.
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