Published November 15, 2016


December Events
The holidays are upon us and one great place to spend them is in Pleasanton’s picturesque downtown. Thanks to the combined efforts of the Pleasanton Downtown Association and the City of Pleasanton, there are a number of events during the season which help provide that special holiday feeling for all, no matter their age.

Holiday Happenings
Whether it's music, dance, song or a festive social occasion, you will not have to look far for an opportunity to celebrate.  Additional event information can be found by following this link to Hacienda's event calendar.

November 19
The Pleasanton Downtown Association kicks off the season on Saturday, November 19 with the Third Annual Holiday Spirit Stroll. This event, which takes place from 5:00–8:00 p.m., allows participants to sample beverages from various sources while enjoying the offerings of downtown retailers. Over 30 downtown merchants will be paired with local breweries, wineries, and bars for a festive night sampling beer, wine, and cocktails. The evening, which is sponsored by Visit Tri-Valley, begins at the Museum on Main, at 603 Main Street, where participants can redeem their tickets for glasses, wristbands, and programs. Tickets cost $40 and are currently available online at pleasantondowntown.net as well as at Studio Seven Arts (400 Main Street) and Main Street Brewery (830 Main Street). If available, tickets will be sold on the day of the event at the Museum on Main beginning at 4:30 pm for $45 (cash or check only).

November 20
Both children and adults will find plenty to enjoy the following night — Sunday, November 20 — at the Magical Holiday Evening. This annual community favorite, which serves as both a downtown open house and a welcoming party for Santa and Mrs. Claus, takes place from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Downtown shops, restaurants, and businesses greet the holidays with festive decorations, live music, twinkling lights, and — at the Museum on Main at 603 Main Street — a visit from the North Pole’s favorite residents, complete with an opportunity for free photos with St. Nick.

December 3
The Saturday after Thanksgiving has been designated Small Business Saturday, which celebrates the Shop Small movement to encourage people to patronize local businesses. Over 30 downtown businesses will be participating in this day-long event, with many offering specials on dining, goods, and services. Balloons, stickers, shopping bags, pet bandanas, pens, and more will be given to customers throughout the day as a thank you for supporting local businesses. Downtown gift cards will be handed out throughout the day to randomly selected shoppers. Everyone is invited to get involved by committing to shop in Downtown Pleasanton on Small Business Saturday on the Pleasanton Downtown Association’s Facebook Page, and showing your support by taking selfies at your favorite downtown businesses.

December 3
The City of Pleasanton caps off the holiday event calendar on Saturday, December 3 with the Hometown Holiday Celebration. Main Street shuts down at 3:30 p.m. in preparation for the Hometown Holiday Parade, an annual community favorite, at 5:00 p.m. The event will feature all the elements that make parades so much fun, including floats, marching bands, community groups, and more. Following the parade’s conclusion at approximately 6:45 p.m., a tree lighting ceremony featuring live music, Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne, and Santa Claus himself will take place at the Pleasanton arch on Main Street. Further information on the parade, including details on how to participate and other volunteer opportunities, is available at hometownholiday.com, by calling the Hometown Holiday Hotline at (925) 931-5352, or via e-mail at HometownHoliday@CityofPleasantonCA.gov.

Additional Information
For additional information on the Holiday Spirit Stroll, the Magical Holiday Evening, Small Business Saturday, or any of the organization’s other programs, contact the Pleasanton Downtown Association representative below.

Contact Information
Pleasanton Downtown Association
Tiffany Cadrette
4725 First Street, Suite 200, Pleasanton, California  94566
(925) 484-2199  phone     events@pleasantondowntown.net  e-mail     www.pleasantondowntown.net  WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4305 Hacienda Drive, Suite 330, Pleasanton, California  94588-2738
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org  WWW