Late Night Sip & Shop
What’s New for Sip and Shop 2020
Stores will be open late for 4 NIGHTS THIS YEAR to be more Covid-friendly and help you avoid the larger crowds. Join us Thursday and Friday November 26th and 27th, and again, December 3rd and 4th from 6-10pm for late night shopping.
What You Can Expect
Horse-drawn Carriage Rides, Carollers, Santa Claus, a DJ and Food Trucks available outdoors. Provost Lane will be closed to host the food trucks and allow for social distancing. Santa will not be situated in one location or be able to have kids on his lap – but he will be downtown from 6-9pm so you can still see him, say hi and take a picture! We are unable to host a ‘Tree Lighting’ ceremony as we cannot have crowds gathering – but make sure to wander down the Riverwalk to see the lights in Templin Gardens and grab a bite indoors at one of our restaurants. There will be a DJ playing holiday tunes while you stroll the streets and shops downtown. You can help support your local businesses this holiday season while enjoying an old-fashioned Christmas at our Late Night Sip and Shop in downtown Fergus!
Food and Drink
Food Trucks will be joining us this year to bring you Food and Beverage as stores will be unavailable to provide the sips and snacks they usually do. You can also plan to dine indoors at one of the many downtown restaurants.
There will be Hot Chocolate sponsored by local businesses who want you to enjoy your time out in town!
Food Truck Schedule:
Thursday November 26th: FO Cheezy
Friday November 27th: BeaverTails and FO Cheezy
Thursday December 3rd: BeaverTails and SWAT
Friday December 4th: BeaverTails, SWAT and Ish & Chips
Please remember to bring a mask for shopping indoors and to respect the 6 foot distancing protocol. Most shops will have capacity allowances and we ask that you have patience with us as we adhere to the Covid guidelines. We’ve decided to have this event over the 4 nights so that it can be an enjoyable but safe time for all. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Shopping Local this Season
The downtown shops look forward to helping you this season get all those holiday preparations done. Many stores have websites and offer store pickup if you want to shop from home and restaurants offer takeout – making it easier to stay safe this holiday season while still supporting your local community.
Thank you to all our supporters and volunteers this season – we couldn’t do it without you!