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Join us as we transform our arena into a Holiday Marketplace

Sunday, November 16, 2014 • 12:00PM – 4:00PM

snowflake-bullet-14pxMore than 60 booths will offer merchandise from some of local Connecticut’s popular craft, jewelry, gourmet food vendors and more, perfect for starting off your holiday shopping.

snowflake-bullet-14pxHungry?  Stroll outside and visit the “hottest” area food trucks including the Whey StationRolling Tomato, Taco Pacifico, Four Mile River FarmMunchies Food Truck, Flanders Fish MarketFryborg,and Meriano’s Bakery and Cannoli Truck. Keep the family entertained with games, arts and crafts and face painting.

snowflake-bullet-14pxTo celebrate Veterans Day we’ll be offering showings of a new short documentary Riding My Way Back.  This half hour documentary chronicles the powerful healing of therapeutic riding for one soldier after he returns from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).High Hopes is one of 110 screenings that will be held around the country during Veterans Week.

Admission to the Holiday Market and all these activities  is free with a suggested donation of a non- perishable food item for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens.  At last year’s Holiday Market we collected over 2,300 pounds of food just in time for Thanksgiving.  Help us top that amount this year!

Who's going to be there?

You can expect all the food trucks, sweet treats, live music, lotions & potions, paintings & fine creations, whittled wooden wares, edible fare, jewels, kids crafts, photos, charms & baubles, cozy apparel, abodes for birds, up-cycled finds, perfect presents and earthenware that you’ve come to love.

For the Kids

The Connecticut ATTACK


ATTACK – it’s not a mascot, it’s a mindset. Our athletes are fierce competitors that honor the game, play with integrity and compete at the highest levels.

We play hard and ATTACK both ends of the court. We approach each possession with purpose and unity. No matter what the game presents, we ATTACK – tough opponents, pressure situations, uphill battles…we embrace challenge and turn adversity into opportunity. We never back down.


Live Music: The Brazen Youth

The Brazen Youth (Nick Lussier and Charles Dahlke) will be playing live at Holiday Market! Their prior albums (under their former name The Company) titled Elysium and Something About Broken Records  have ranked in the top 200 Singer/Songwrtier albums on iTunes and have placed the group in the top 100 Rock Artists on Reverbnation. Their new album, New Life, is due out this Winter.

But wait, there's more!

Fox Glove Farm will be providing hay rides for all ages to enjoy, and don’t forget about our door prizes!

Enter to win in the Raffle!

Purchase Tickets for $20 at High Hopes


John Deere 550 Gator


Samsung 60 Inch HDTV with WiFi


NYC Getaway for Two


Justin Testa Torrino Cowboy Boots

Drawing at 3:00 at Holiday Market - You don't have to be present to win!

Our Sponsors

We are pleased to have the following companies as sponsors of the Holiday Market.

If your company is interested in becoming a High Hopes sponsor, you may download and fill out our sponsorship form, or contact Sara Qua at for more information.


Lorensen Enterprises, Inc.
Music Sponsor


Caulfield & Ridgway
Program Sponsor


Program Sponsor


Shoreline Pediatric Neuropsychologic
Program Sponsor


Companion Animal Hospital
Vendor Sponsor

Deb Welles

Deborah A. Welles
Vendor Sponsor


Flanders Fish Market
Vendor Sponsor


J. McLaughlin
Vendor Sponsor


The Joy Of Lighting
Vendor Sponsor

Meriano’s Bakery Truck
Vendor Sponsor


Next Step Living
Vendor Sponsor


Uplands Energy Solutions
Vendor Sponsor


Westwinds Herb Alchemy
Vendor Sponsor

We’ll see you there!