Park Slope 5th Avenue’s family-friendly, homegrown holiday festival, High 5 for the Holidays, is back this year to celebrate the season and kick off the “Shop Local” movement from American Express. Selected by American Express as one of the most representative districts for Small Business Saturday, Park Slope 5th Avenue is a great mix of 500+ independent shops, bars and restaurants.
Saturday, November 28 is not just about commercialism and Christmas creep. You can shop all day, but there’s more. The tree lighting ceremony happens at 6:30pm until 9pm at the corner of 5th Avenue and 4th Street in Park Slope, with lights, Santa Claus, free hot chocolate and treats from Du Jour Bakery, The Chocolate Room and Le Pain Quotidien.
You’ll get a chance to meet or at least wave at Santa Claus as he zips along in a sports car, doling out candy canes to onlookers.
Music will be provided by Rolie Polie Guacamolie featuring Amelia Robinson of Mils Trills, 15-year-old pop opera sensation Sarah Stevens, plus carolers from Opera on Top.
Beyond music, there’s arts and crafts for the family, too. Check out the puppets from Puppetry Arts and Prospect Park YMCA.
Theater lovers will have a chance to win Broadway tickets as well as High 5 for the Holidays shopping bags.
The festival happens all day – more information at http://parkslopefifthavenuebid.com/high5 or at the shops, restaurants and bars along the 30-block stretch of 5th Avenue from Dean Street to 18th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn.