Happy Holidays to all!
We hope you can join us on Fourth Street this season as we have so many things happening. No matter what you have planned, don’t miss the holiday light show on every night this season at dusk. It really is a sight to be seen, 3 blocks worth of sparkling color!
STROLL WITH US, DAZZLING HOLIDAY LIGHTS **** 11/16 EVENT CANCELLED
Holiday lights will be turning on at dusk for the season, but we dont want families out in the smoke any more than is necessary. Our thoughts are with those effected by the fires.
Friday, 11/16 from 5-7pm
Kick off the holiday season with family and friends as we invite you to stroll the street at dusk to see 3 blocks of amazing street lights! Live Jazz at 1776 Fourth Street. Free Hot Beverages at: Artis, Market Hall Foods Berkeley, Peet’s, Sur La Table, Tacubaya & Teance. Caterpillar Puppet Shows at 5:45pm and 6:30pm across from Peet’s. Lastly but certainly not least, our friendly neighborhood Snow Fairy on stilts may be surprising us with a visit. More details here.
SHOPS OPEN TILL 7PM, EACH FRI & SAT
Starting Friday, 11/16 - Saturday, 12/23
Participating shops may vary, call specific shop for details.
WARM COAT & RAIN GEAR DRIVE
Starting Friday, 11/16 (at all locations except Santa’s Forest)
Fourth Street will be collecting new and gently used coats and rain gear (boots, rain hats, rain jackets) to be donated to B.O.S.S., a long-time neighboring organization that helps individuals and families who are currently homeless.
• Santa’s Forest (Weekends only, at visiting/photo area at Delaware & Fourth Street)
• Essentia (1799D Fourth Street)
• Peet's Coffee & Tea (1776 Fourth)
• Rejuvenation (1717D Fourth Street)
• Sephora (1785 Fourth Street)
STREET SPONSORED SPECIAL EVENTS
• Santa’s Forest
Saturday & Sunday, 12/8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 from 12-4PM, FREE
Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Fourth Street forest. We have created a snowy woodland where Santa and his partner will be ready for you in his antique, red sleigh. Bring your camera and hop up into the sleigh for pics. Bring a gently used or new coat to donate if you can, benefit for B.O.S.S. Rain or Shine!
• 4th Street Maker’s Row
Every Friday-Sunday from 11AM-6PM
Shop from local maker’s selling everything from jewelry, art, apparel, handbags and more. Each day is different! Location: Enter near Warby Parker or behind Soul Cycle at 1910 Fifth Street.
• Monkeypalooza Toy Event
Saturday, 12/1 from 11-4pm
• Caterpillar Puppet Show
Sunday, 12/2 shows at 2pm & 3pm
• Create Fused Glass Ornaments with Stained Glass Garden
Saturday, 12/9 from 12-4pm, across from Peet’s, FREE
A holiday tradition, this project allows you to design glass pieces into an ornament or sun catcher shape then staff put it in their kiln and call you in a week for pick up! Good for ages 3 and up. More info about Stained Glass Garden here.
• The Fratello Marionettes Show
Sunday, 12/9 shows at 2pm and 3pm across from Peet’s, FREE
We are so excited to host two shows from the famous Fratello Marionettes. They will perform The North Pole Review. Each show will be 30 minutes long. Rain may cancel.
• Decorate a Holiday Stocking
Saturday and Sunday 12/15, 16 from 12-4pm, across from Peet’s, FREE
Come select a holiday stocking to decorate with a variety of your favorite charms and characters. All materials provided, stocking included. Rain or shine!
• Caroling with Us
Saturday and Sunday, 12/15, 16 from 2-3:30pm, start at Peet’s, FREE
Bring your voices to sing carols with us. We will gather near Peet's and walk from there or stay put for an old fashioned sing-a along. Rain does NOT cancel - just bring your umbrella!
• Hot Cocoa Bar
Saturday and Sunday, 12/22, 23 from 12-4pm, across from Peet’s, FREE
Come enjoy a warm cup of cocoa and customize it with your favorite tasty toppings: whipped cream, marshmallows, sprinkles...oh my! Rain or shine.
LIVE MUSIC EVERY SAT & SUN, FREE
We have arranged for an array of live performances by various groups for this holiday season, every Saturday and Sunday. See the event listing called MUSICA on our website for more details including locations. Rain cancels music ;(
Happy Holidays to all!