A few ideas for the holiday season and they are all within walking distance.
West End/ Railroad Square:
November 30th- Saturday 11- 4 p.m.- Railroad Square Complimentary Horse and Carriage rides. Every weekend after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve day (weather permitting). Location: Historic Railroad Square
November 29th– December 22nd– A Christmas Story– Through the nostalgic recollections of his grown up self, we follow nine year old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas! Location: GK Hardt Theater, 6th Street Playhouse
November 30th, Saturday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. & December 1st, Sunday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.- Santa Paws. A holiday tradition for dog lovers- a photo with you best 4 legged friend with Santa. Proceeds benefit Canines Companions for Independance Location: Western Farm Center 21 W. 7th St.
December 6th-8th & 13th-15th- Cinderella’s Christmas- Theater for the young audience- a unique retelling of classic Cinderella story set against the snowy backdrop of the holiday season. Tickets are $5 and go on sale before the performance in the lobby. Check website for hours and more info http://www.actorstheaterforchildren.com Location: Kid Street Learning Center 709 Davis Street
December 7th, Saturday 12-5 p.m.- Railroad Square Merchant Open House. Carolers, refreshments, sales and holiday cheer… a good way to enjoy your holiday shopping. Location: Historic Railroad Square
December 7th, Saturday 6-7 p.m.- Memorial Hospice Tree lighting and ceremony at Depot Park. Location: Historic Railroad Square
December 8th, Sunday- West End Farmers Market/Shop Party– This is a special Holiday WEFM event. We are teaming up with Shop Party and Art Start on December 8th. Shop inside and outside of the Round Barn. Location: Donahue Street & DeTurk Round Barn
November 29th, Friday- 5- 7:30 p.m. Winter Lights Traditional tree lighting, pictures with Santa, live music and more! More info at srcity.org Location: Courthouse Square
December 7th & 8th- Luther Burbank Home & Gardens 34th Annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy tea and cookies in the greenhouse. www.lutherburbank.org Location: Luther Burbank H & G- Santa Rosa Ave. at Sonoma Ave.
Local Success- The West End Neighborhood Association sponsors are West End resident owned or West End/Railroad Square area businesses. As sponsors, they support our neighborhood activities and events. As loyal customers we help their businesses prosper. That’s micro-local success!
The West End Neighborhood, home of the West End Farmers Market where urban-ism, preservation, art and people come together. For the latest updates, calendar of events and photos go to srwestend.com