The merchants in downtown Barrington will host a Holiday Wine Walk from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. The event kicks off the holiday shopping season by introducing shoppers and visitors to the unique shops and restaurants in Barrington.
More than 30 shops and restaurants are participating. The Holiday Wine Walk will offer free wine tastings and other tasty treats at each of the merchant stops. In addition, there will be wine tastings at The Annex, Vin Chicago and Grassroots from 2 to 6 p.m.
Customers can begin the Holiday Wine Walk at any participating business by picking up a location map for the tastings.
"The Holiday Wine Walk is a wonderful opportunity for shoppers and visitors to experience the shops and restaurants in the downtown Barrington, the Shops on Lageschulte and Ice House Mall to highlight their merchandise, unique gifts and specialty items," said Anne Garrette, marketing and events coordinator for the village.
She suggested people "plan to spend the day walking around town, tastings good wine, socialize with friends, find that unique one of a kind gift, then settle in for a wonderful dinner on one of our fine dining establishments in Barrington."
The participating stores and restaurants in the Holiday Wine Walk include these merchants in the center of the village: Acacia Organics, Anderson's Candy Shop, Angelina, Barrington Flower Shop, Bravura Home & Gift Shop, Gene Ann's Yarns, Grassroots, Mia Sorella, Notice, Re-de-Find, The Annex, Urban Flair and Vin Chicago.
At the Ice House Mall, participating merchants are the Barrington Cultural Arts Center, Once in a Blue Moon, Savvy Spirit, Solisq, Tina Han Gallery, Tommy Terri and Tootsies.
At Barrington Commons, they are Carol & Company, Fleur di Lis Salon and Pink Heaven Bakery.
At Shops on Lageschulte Street, they are Norton's U.S.A. and the Pink Geranium.
The wines for Saturday's event are being provided by Heinen's Fine Foods, Near Restaurant, McGonigal's Pub, The Annex, Grassroots, Ciao Baby, Jewel-Osco, Cooper's of Barrington, Vin Chicago and Chessie's.
For more information, call Anne Garrette at (847) 304-3479, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.