A festive holiday stroll in Garden City

The Cranston Herald ·

Garden City Center was crowded with shoppers during the two evenings of the Garden City Stroll. The stroll offered a jolly, festive atmosphere for all.

On the Friday night, shoppers enjoyed a performance by both the Hope Highlands Middle School Chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Tomassi, and the Jazz Band under the direction of Mr. DiMaio.

Walking around the center on Friday evening was Santa Claus, (VOX) The Voices of Christmas, Brown Derbies, The Christmas Present Carolers and Ten31 strolling snowman.

Shoppers also enjoyed a live ice carving by Art in Ice (Louis Manzoni) and steel drummers, which were presented by Paul Borrelli Entertainment.

“Garden City Center is so special for holiday shopping because we offer a wonderful outdoor shopping experience unduplicated anywhere in New England,” said Janice Pascone, marketing director for Garden City Center/The Wilder Companies. “Garden City Center has a unique mix of national, regional and local shops; and with easy access and parking, holiday shopping here is a breeze.”

During the Holiday Strolls there were store sales and special promotions for shoppers.

“The holiday strolls are designed to be a festive night and a shopper’s delight,” said Pascone. “There is no better place to be than Garden City Center this holiday season.”