Sip, shop, mingle at the Betts Store

There will be prosecco, nibbles, and pop-up shops at the Holiday Sip and Shop — Wilton Historical Society’s sociable opening to the holiday shopping season on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 to 4.

Decked out in its holiday finery, the Betts Store museum shop presents not only its regular and holiday offerings, but a select group of area artisans and their wares for one day only. Most pieces are made by hand — stocking stuffers, winter warmers, hostess gifts, and sparkly treats.

Also offered are locally made, one-of-a-kind items, many hand-crafted, such as jewelry, scarves, soaps, letterpress note cards, toys, games and puzzles for kids. There is also a selection of home accessories and hostess gifts — unusual candles, artwork, mugs, vases, and cups. The store is committed to supporting local craftsmen and businesses; some items are made in Wilton, some in Connecticut, and all are made in the U.S.

New offerings this season are an expanded section books; puzzles for all ages; cheese serving boards and baguette cutting boards; honey infused with bourbon, and salted honey made in North Carolina; silk-screened tote bags, purses, and zipped pouches; candles in new shapes and colors by Greentree Home; Little Bee of Connecticut beeswax candles; and made-in-Maine wind bells, plus collectable Carol Andrews ornaments, cashmere scarves, and Pendleton blankets.

Making its Wilton debut is Cotelac, an internationally known line of women’s clothing and accessories.

There are also Wilton-themed items featuring local landmarks including dish cloths, mugs, plates, key chains, holiday ornaments, and hand-painted marble coasters with familiar Wilton buildings.

The Betts Store at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 4, and during the holiday season on Sundays, from noon to 4.