The Saturday after Thanksgiving is the annual Simsbury Celebrates festival; a magical time where downtown Simsbury turns into an early winter wonderland! Since it also coincides with Small Business Saturday, it was the perfect time to explore and do some Christmas shopping!
I got to downtown Simsbury an hour before Simsbury Celebrates began, since I knew parking would be a challenge. I was itching to find some Christmas presents that were unique and “locally sourced”, and walking down Hopmeadow Street led me to a brand new shop called Via 9. Via 9 celebrates the unique and beautiful in everything. The building has gorgeous exposed brick, ductwork and hardwood floors, including a large mezzanine that is used for daily yoga classes! The store is on the first floor, and includes products made by artisans committed to sustainability. I was excited to find a soy candle scented with essential oils that will be the perfect Christmas gift! Continue reading “Simsbury Celebrates”