JOIN DOWNTOWN PETALUMA MERCHANTS AS THEY HOST THEIR ANNUAL HOLDAY OPEN HOUSE!

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17th December

Petaluma merchants open their doors to Christmas merriment, entertainment and great shopping during this holiday extravaganza!

 

On Saturday, December 6th from 11am to 5pm, downtown merchants will host their Annual Holiday Open House. Businesses open their doors to Christmas merriment, entertainment, & great shopping. Don’t miss Santa who will be making a special appearance in the Lan Mart building for photos and Holiday wishes.

 

The Holiday Open House is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy great shopping deals and cross a few more people off your list. Enjoy Horse & Wagon rides through Scenic Downtown, find Morris Dancers, roaming carolers, face painting, balloon art, treats and more. .  It’s great fun for the whole family and absolutely free to attend.Each participating store will offer Holiday festivities, and each will vary, so make sure to visit the list of events … Read More »


SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS ARE COMING TO PETALUMA FOR THE 2014 SANTA’S RIVERBOAT ARRIVAL

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17th December

Petaluma, known for its community spirit, will once again glow brightly with holiday cheer this season, beginning with Santa’s Riverboat Arrival on Saturday, November 29th. This traditional kick-off event for Petaluma’s holiday season begins at 11:30am when a variety of performers will be on hand at River Plaza shopping center to entertain the crowd as they await Santa and Mrs. Claus’ arrival at about noon. After they make their way from the boat dock to the shopping center, Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet the children and hand out candy canes assisted by costumed dancers from the Petaluma School of Ballet’s “Nutcracker.” Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available at River Plaza for hearing holiday wishes and taking pictures after their arrival.

Santa and Mrs. Claus have come to Petaluma by tugboat for decades.  Long ago, Petaluma’s thick winter fog … Read More »


Trick or Treat Downtown Halloween 2014

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17th December

This Friday October 31st is the annual Trick or Treat Downtown event, held from 3:00PM to 5:30 PM in the heart of Downtown Petaluma . All your little monsters at home are invited to trick or treat their local merchants in the downtown area. This is a great opportunity for kids and parents alike to cruise the downtown circuit for sweets, fun, and maybe even a few tricks as well as treats!  Find a map of all participating merchants here or grab a copy  at the Petaluma Visitors Center located at 210 Lakeville St. Come downtown dressed up in your best Halloween costumes and follow the black and orange balloons to each vender location. Have a safe and happy Halloween and hope to see you there!


THE PETALUMA VISITOR CENTER WILL BE CELEBRATING THE CENTENNIAL ANIVERSARY OF THE NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC DEPOT!

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17th December

Petaluma’s original hub of commerce, the Petaluma Train Depot, will be celebrating its 100th year on October 25th, 2014. Join Mayor David Glass, the Petaluma Visitor’s Center, and the Petaluma community from 11 AM-1 PM in a champagne toast to one of Petaluma’s iconic historical landmarks, located at 210 Lakeville Street, in the heart of Downtown Petaluma.

The event is free to the public and will include a Proclamation from Mayor Glass. Come rub elbows with some of Petaluma’s finest; we will be popping off champagne to commemorate the event, with sparkling cider for the kids. There will a cake-cutting ceremony, made possible by Petaluma’s own Lucky Supermarket. There will be historic photos, a musical accompaniment by the rag-time band piano playings of Petaluma Pete, as well as a photographer taking free photos, and of course, the famous Petalumans … Read More »


Petaluma’s Harvest Days Are Here!

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17th December

Petaluma’s downtown merchants are inviting you to come to Petaluma’s Harvest Days and “Scarecrows on the Town,” held October 24th-26th. Events will be happening in local merchant locations at various times all three days, as we gear up the community in a Fall celebration.

There will be pie tasting, pumpkin carving, delectable Harvest menus, a cupcake cook off & bake sale and SO much more.  And for the 3rd year Scarecrows will be donning their best attire and taking up residence in Downtown.  Many merchants will create unique and inspired Scarecrows to showcase during October for “Scarecrows on the Town”. Download a map of all participating merchant locations at www.petalumadowntown.com under the festivals and events tab.

We encourage you to participate in a plethora of events including I Leoni’s “Hocus Pocus Cupcake Bakeoff” and sale from 10AM to 3PM. Show off … Read More »