Celebrate the Holidays with Livermore Downtown

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Livermore Downtown releases details for holiday events in historic Downtown Livermore.

A chill is in the air with the smell of hot apple cider and a warm, cozy fire. This means the holiday season is right around the corner. Kick off the 2013 holiday season with Livermore Downtown. They have something to offer for everyone, whether it’s a local or a visitor coming downtown for the first time and exploring all it has to offer, or someone on a serious shopping mission.

Shop local this year in beautiful, historic Livermore Downtown. Year round, Livermore Downtown offers a variety of specialty boutique shopping that provides shoppers with uniqueness both in product and experience. It is a treasure hunt of items, handpicked by shop owners that want to bring one-of-a kind offerings to their consumers. Downtown Livermore shop owners take that seriously. Local art, local culinary products, local wines and local jewelry will be discovered by shoppers as they stroll the shops. From toy stores to fashion, special can definitely be found in Downtown Livermore specialty boutiques.

Livermore Downtown’s Earlier than the Bird event will be held from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 23. Get an early start on holiday shopping as Downtown Livermore’s Shops and Boutiques will be open and ready to serve with special deals, offers and treats. There will be a free giveaway for all wearing pajamas (Sweats are not pajamas and therefore will not be eligible for the free giveaway).

For those who are not big shoppers, Livermore Downtown has them covered. Visit http://www.livermoredowntown.com to order the Livermore Downtown Gift Card. The Livermore Downtown Gift Card gives the gift of choice and can be used at over 40 locations. Five different Downtown-themed card designs are available to choose from. A personalized gift card can be delivered right to shoppers’ homes or they can have it sent to someone else’s home as a gift.

Livermore’s Downtown restaurants offer an eclectic culinary experience that is globally-inspired and locally-enhanced. There is an attraction for every palate, including traditional holiday specials, paella, stuffed bacon-wrapped dates, bubbling fondue or an amped-up hot dog. Livermore’s restaurants and bars offer local wine, beer and other specialty drinks that pair nicely with menu items. Casual comfort and diverse menus make Downtown accessible to all. There is an overwhelming excitement amongst the local family ownership inside these establishments. Patrons leave feeling like they’ve just become part of the family.

This holiday season, Livermore Downtown has several down home traditions scheduled:

  •     Menorah Lighting – Nov. 30 after sunset in front of Bankhead Theater.
  •     The 2013 Home for the Holidays – Dec. 7, Noon-4 p.m. Snow Play at Lizzie Fountain for children ages 10 years and younger, compliments of Marcel Orthodontics.
  •     Merchant Open House All Day with shopping specials and refreshments throughout Downtown Livermore.
  •     2013 Holiday Sights and Sounds Parade – Dec. 7, 6 p.m. Featuring local marching bands, music, lighting displays and Santa Claus. Parade route is First Street between “M” and McLeod Street.
  •     Lighting of “Bruce Sprucetree” to follow the Parade. Corner of South Livermore and First Street.

Last but not least, be sure to check out Livermore Downtown’s Entertainment scene. Within a six-block area of Livermore Downtown is more than 20 locations offering live entertainment. This includes classic rock, jazz, blues, acoustic, alternative, opera, country and theater productions. Visitors can spend an entire evening sampling the talent of the East Bay at these multiple venues. They can enjoy an intimate lounge, performing arts center or a rocking garden patio. For those who would rather take in a film, Downtown Livermore has the state-of-the-art, Livermore Cinema 13 Screen Movie Theater with all of the latest releases on one end of the Downtown and the Screen Vine Cinema and Alehouse on the other.

All entertainment venues will be offering holiday specials, so be sure to be on the lookout for schedules as they become available. Plan corporate, family or friends holiday parties now as dates are booking fast. For more information, visit http://www.livermoredowntown.com.

About the Company:
Livermore Downtown is committed to preserving Livermore's historic downtown district as the destination place for Livermore residents who want to eat, drink, shop, gather to meet neighbors, and enjoy cultural activities in their hometown.

Livermore Downtown is a member of the California Main Street Association. Backed by the National Historic Trust and the National Main Street Center, Main Street projects take a holistic approach towards economic development. By promoting historic preservation and downtown merchants, and supporting a coordinated approach to design and development, Main Street projects help towns preserve their past as they revitalize their economic and cultural present — they truly become vibrant hometowns that future generations can enjoy.

Livermore boasts a beautiful downtown area, steeped in history reflecting the cattle and wine industries that created a thriving community. Livermore has a very eclectic selection of restaurants and retail shops offering everything from home decor to gift items, fine wines, and, of course western wear.

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