(Chelsea Update would like to thank D&B Strategic Marketing for the information in this story.)
#Shopchelseamich downtown merchants will be hosting Chocolate Extravaganza 2023 on Feb.11 starting at 10 a.m. with many businesses staying open until 8 pm.
The following schedule of festivities will be happening throughout the day while you are shopping and dining.
10 a.m.-noon: Mindo Chocolate Makers – Informative fun facts about all things chocolate plus hot chocolate samples @ Agricole Farm Stop
11 a.m. while supplies last: A Penguin Egg Hunt. Children ages 2-7 can hunt for chocolate-filled penguin eggs located inside and outside of participating downtown stores. Look for the penguin fliers on doors and window fronts to find participating businesses.
11-3:30 p.m.: Chelsea Chamber sponsored Vendor Market (Click HERE for vendor Lineup) @ Chelsea First Congregational Church on Middle Street.
Noon-2 p.m.: AG Chocolates – the art of making chocolate plus samples, shared by Chris Kitley, Owner. @ Agricole Farm Stop
Noon-2 p.m.: Juggling master Willy Wonka will be juggling throughout downtown, adding to the merriment.
12:30-1:15 p.m. and 1:45-2:30 p.m.: Lakehouse Bakery Owner Keegan Rogers will share his knowledge of all things chocolate in a presentation @ Chelsea First Congregational Church. Keegan will have special chocolate items for sale!
3-4:30 p.m.: Chef Emily of Chelsea Alehouse will be sharing her experience cooking with chocolate @ Chelsea First Congregational Church on Middle Street
All day: There will be four drawings;
1) Jiffy Mix– 24-box assortment plus a cookbook
2) One Night Stay at Chelsea Comfort Inn featuring a King Whirlpool Room with complimentary hot breakfast and two tickets to the Purple Rose Theatre
3) Gift basket full of Chelsea Goods
4) a $250 gift card to participating merchants, compliments of Mykala Mortgage Planning. Enter to win at Agricole and at the Chelsea First Congregational Church.
Participating merchants will be featuring unique items and specials for the day. A sampling of what to expect on Saturday includes:
Delicious treats from Beetons and you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your special someone at Whitetail Chocolate Rose Elixir all day, and special guests – Mindo Chocolate, Gingie’s Cookies, AG Chocolates, and Ferris Nut Company at Agricole; Chocolate-covered cherry old-fashioned at Chelsea Alehouse; place an order for a beautiful Valentine’s day flower arrangement at Chelsea Village Flowers; an additional 10 percent off all clearance items at Merkel Furniture and Carpet One; samples of Harvest Chocolates with wine and beer pairing at Withington’s; a drawing for a $50 gift certificate and featuring Gilbert’s chocolates all day at The Cottage Rabbit; try a Coco Puff Old Fashioned at Smokehouse 52 BBQ; pretty cotton baggies of European chocolates and a book-ish paper flower with each purchase at Serendipity Books; super creamy, yummy, handmade heart-filled goat milk soap, and nurturing massage candles at FarmSudz; chocolate truffles, free jewelry cleaning, and a jewelry giveaway drawing throughout the day at La Jolla; 20 percent off all Valentine’s gnomes, plus a free chocolate treat with every purchase at The Garden Mill; and a chocolate lover’s oasis – 21 treats ranging from chocolate biscotti, gluten free chocolate cake, and chocolate meringue tarts to chocolate espresso chia pudding at Zou Zou’s.
A special thank you to #shopchelseamich partners for their support – Chelsea First Congregational Church, Agricole Farm Stop, Chelsea Update, Sun Times News, The Guardian, City of Chelsea, Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce, Chelsea Comfort Inn, Purple Rose Theatre, Chelsea Milling (Jiffy Mix) and Mykala Mortgage Planning.
Chelsea is a small community with a big heart and a lot to offer. If you share a passion for chocolate, you must join this decadent Chocolate Extravaganza. Take advantage of the perfect opportunity to celebrate Valentine’s Day and purchase gifts for your loved ones. A gift card from your favorite Chelsea business is always in style and fits.
Thank you Mykala Mortgage Planning for being a local lender who supports local businesses.