Tuesday, December 4, 2012


NEW HAVEN  – "If you’re looking for a fun way to get in the holiday spirit, head to New Haven’s Historic 9th Square"  on Dec. 7, is what organizers of Shine On9 say about this upcoming event.
It will be held 6 to  8 p.m.

"Shine On9 celebrates the season by providing opportunities to give. Toys for Tots and the Holiday Cookie Crawl are two opportunities provided by the 9th Square business community to share holiday cheer with others," organizers said in a release.
The event is a chance to bring toy donation to Shine On9, and there will be collection boxes at Project Storefronts, Elm City Market, English Building Market and Luck & Levity, the release said. Further, the Holiday Cookie Crawl supports the “Neighbors in Need” dinner held by Gateway Community College.
"Participants gather a baker’s dozen of festive treats while visiting 9th Square businesses."
Tickets have been presold, but a few may still be available at The Grove, the release said.
The $15 donation includes a keepsake cookie box and a map of participating businesses, the release said.
A release from Gatreway said tickets to the Cookie Crawl are available here.

"Gateway’s Culinary Department is baking thirteen different types of cookies for the event, including the traditional coconut macaroons, thumb print, sugar, spritz, and ginger cookies. Other favorite recipes include snickerdoodles, butterscotch brownies, oatmeal craisin, and pecan bars. Chocolate lovers will delight in the chocolate chocolate chip and chocolate oatmeal selections," a release said

Also in the release: Shine On9 is the final 2012 installment of this collaborative first Friday open-house evening happening every month in this neighborhood famous for innovative art, food, music and experiences. On9 is coordinated by Town Green Special Services District, the City of New Haven’s Department of Arts Culture & Tourism Project Storefronts and the businesses of 9th Square in an effort to create events and spark vitality for the shops & eateries, residences & cultural arts centers in their community.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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