‘Tis the season for my favorite shopping event in Uptown, Grand Rapids: Holiday Shop Hop! The holiday season feels so magical in Uptown and I can’t get enough of the adorable shops, boutiques, restaurants, breweries and of course – the glitzy, creative decorations that come out for Shop Hop!
Uptown has four different business districts – East Hills, East Fulton, Eastown and Wealthy Street – you can visit this Thursday from 4-10pm; all boasting unique shops to pick up some wonderful holiday gifts. Learn more about the neighborhoods, districts and businesses in Uptown here.
The past year has been an exponentially great one for Grand Rapids and for Uptown – the tourism is up, community engagement and involvement is helping the neighborhoods to fulfill planned initiatives and we have quite a few new businesses that joined the ranks since last year’s Shop Hop.
Some of the new businesses that you should stop in for this year’s event are:
- Louise Earl Butcher in the Wealthy Street business district
- Books & Mortar in the East Hills business district
- Lightfast Coffee Bar + Art Collective in the East Fulton business district
- D’arts Donuts in the Eastown business district
View the full list below of participating businesses and what each one is offering from shopping discounts to some free sips and snacks for tomorrow’s event:
There is a free shuttle service to take you from one district to the next. Use the map below to reference pickup and drop off locations (maps will be available at participating businesses in Uptown and from volunteers working the event tomorrow).
It does look like a bit of rain is to be expected tomorrow with chillier temperatures when the sun sets so make sure to dress for the weather and bring an umbrella.
Come on up and visit this thriving part of Grand Rapids! Happy Shop Hopping!