THIS WEEK-- Celebrate Shelton upcoming events

After last weekend’s Plaid Friday Kick-Off and Small Business Saturday Handmade Market, Celebrate Shelton creators Nicole Heriot-Mikula, Michael Skrtic & Jimmy Tickey are excited to continue the Celebrate Shelton events:

Community Tree Lighting

Dec. 4, 5:30pm @ Veteran's Memorial Park

Free entry. Join us for our Second Annual Community Tree Lighting at the Veteran’s Memorial Park along with a performance by Center Stage, and a special appearance by Santa! We encourage all families to bring their own ornament to help decorate the tree. Boys & Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley will be selling hot cocoa and baked goods. All proceeds go directly to their club. Sponsored by City of Shelton, Valley Community Foundation, Center Stage Theatre and Jones Family Farms.

Holiday Handmade Markets

Dec, 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Free entry. Featuring live music and over 75 handmade artisan vendors! Each week we will have new and different vendors than the week before, so please keep coming back throughout December!

This week’s artisans include: Art by Noah, Bambooties, BBA Bracelets Bead Dangle Design, Decor from the Shore, Grateful Pawz, Greystone Bookworks, Hipponotic Candle, Home Brewed Crafts, Julemi Jewelry, KnitBeadRepeat, Lilla Rose, Liquid Lunch/GROW, Lisa's Soaps, Little Feet, The Little Dog Laughed, Look & Sea, Middle Sister Styles, Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies, Origami Owl Jewelry, Oronoque Farms, Positiv-A-Tea LLC, Quark Tees, Quilts by Nancy, Re-Designed by Elizabeth, Reid's BBQ Sauces & Rubs, Sacred Mystery Arts, Spirit & Sage, Tiny Hobo, The Two Oh Three, Upcycle and Vinyl Delights.

The Conti Building Shops include: BringtheHoopla, The Glass Source, Memories From Aunt Helen's Attic, Nikki's Attic, Periodic Tableware, Shadee Lady, Written Words Bookstore and more!

Food Vendors include: Mama Dee's Italian Kitchen and Riverhouse Cafe

Live Music by: The New Paradigm Theatre, Matt Miklus & Radio Play.

Celebrate Shelton's Holiday Downtown Handmade Markets are sponsored by: Bricks & Barley, Electri-Cable Assemblies, Bic Corporation, Griffin Hospital Occupational Medicine Center, Jones Family Farm, J&L Enterprises, People's United Bank, Minuteman Press, Center Stage Theater, City of Shelton, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, Valley Community Foundation and the Sound Magazine.

Celebrate Shelton, a city-wide initiative, was created by small business owners - Nicole Heriot-Mikula, Michael Skrtic and Jimmy Tickey. Learn more about Celebrate Shelton and follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (