Downtown Westport supplies last-minute Christmas Eve shopping needs

Shopping local isn’t just something from Christmas past - it’s integral to Westport’s Christmas present, and future.
Anything a last-minute holiday shopper could need could be found downtown, even on Christmas Eve.
Over at the brother-and-sister-owned “The Toy Post” downtown, their team will make sure customers don’t just show up with a gift card. They’ll shop with them and wrap the items for them.
“It’s been really busy,” said co-owner Annie Hedrick. “Some people are coming in just for last-minute stocking stuffers. Other people are doing their whole Christmas shopping today.”
“People really enjoy shopping in stores,” said co-owner Nathan Shaprio. “They like seeing the toys, they like meeting the people, and they have fun shopping and they love coming in here. And, we really appreciate them coming in here.”
It just isn’t a holiday gathering without the food. Just a stone’s throw from The Toy Post, the team at Mrs. London’s Bakery was busy decorating holiday desserts while keeping up with the brunch rush.
And for the main course, Fjord Fish Market was the place to be Sunday morning, but customers had to get there early.
For families celebrating Christmas Eve with the Feast of the Seven Fishes, Fjord offers plenty to choose from.
“This time of year, to be honest, everything is so popular, especially the lobster, caviar and salmon,” said manager Luis Castillo. “It’s hard [work], but we’re happy to be doing it for the community.”
There was one thing shoppers had to buy Sunday - the Department of Consumer Protection reminded residents that there will be no alcohol sales on Christmas Day. Marijuana dispensaries, however, can remain open.