‘Chardonnay Shopping’ in Friday Harbor on Dec. 9

Submitted by Merri Ann Simonson.

Bring your masks, your wallet and join the fun on Dec. 9.

To the many new residents on the island, Chardonnay Shopping is an annual event where we shop on a specific day to support our local businesses and restaurants. Most of the businesses and restaurants entice shoppers with special discounts, extended hours, or drawings with purchase. Some even offer snacks and beverages.

On our Facebook Page, “Chardonnay Shopping 2021,” we will post the offerings from the retailers so you can plan your schedule on the town for your shopping needs.

Many people get a small group together and wear fun holiday hats or something festive to identify themselves as Chardonnay Shoppers. Some choose to start in the morning and then go to lunch at their favorite restaurant and then continue shopping. We all meet at Haley’s at 1 p.m. to rally and of course, have a glass of chardonnay.

We need help spreading the word so please share this information or share the Facebook page so we can get as many shoppers to participate as possible.