Yep! Time for Holidays in the West End

Nov 29, 2014 in Animals, Lost Pet, Entertainment, Events, Holiday, West End Farmers Market

 West Enders can enjoy many holiday delights without ever leaving the neighborhood. Raining? Don’t let that stop you- it’s called an umbrella…. use it!

West End Farmers Market– Only 2 more weeks to go! Buy fresh, buy local just minutes from your front door. Avoid the big box for unique, high quality gifts. Rain or Shine!


December 6th, Saturday 10:00a.m. – 4:30 p.m. & Dec. 7th Sunday 10:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Santa Paws is coming to town! Have your pets picture taken with Santa Paws. Friendly, leashed dogs & pets are welcome! One weekend ONLY! For a $20 Donation you receive a framed 4×6 photo which includes a digital print emailed to you. All proceeds benefit Canines for Independence Location: Western Farm Center 21 W. 7th St.

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December 6th, Saturday Annual Holiday Merchant Open House. Complimentary Carriage rides from 11 to 4 p.m., Roving choral groups from 11-3, Open house at the Depot and Memorial Hospice Light up a life tree ceremony at 5 p.m. Location: Historic Railroad Square


December 20th, Saturday-  Goodman’s Delicatessen Hanukkah Feast Pop-Up– A Sephardic-style Hanukkah celebration in the West End! A portion of our ticket sales go to benefit the West End Farmers Market EBT program for 2015. Wind up your fingers and get ready to play with dreidels and win some gelt. Renowned soprano and Yiddish classical artis: Heather Klein will serenade celebrants.  Adults $70- Bring the family, kids under 10 eat free, and kids 10 and over are $20! Menu: Canapes- egg & gribines on seeded matzoh, bowls of crispy coriander-spiced chickpea snacks; Family Style: Bastilla – Moroccan chicken and almond pie, Crispy za’ahtar potato latkes, home made creme friache and raw applesauce, Bazargan – Syrian cracked wheat salad, tamarind, walnuts and parsley, Crispy fried cauliflower, toasted pine nuts and barberries, Whole roasted lamb shoulder with pomegranate, Bowls of loukamades, sugared almonds, chocolates, candied oranges
**Vegetarian available upon request So book those tickets early!


Did You Know?

Western Farm Center has Secret Santa Tree?– Gifts for Pets whose owners need assistance at Western Farm Center. What a great idea! WFC has old style service with a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Locally owned and operated since 1967.

Historic Railroad Square Survey: The Historic Railroad Square Association has created this survey to see what you think about the district. Please spend a few moments to take the brief survey and you’ll be entered to win a dinner for two at La Gare French Restaurant!

There’s a new Wilson St. Mural- Read about it in the Press Democrat

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Artist Judy Kennedy and volunteers in front of the new mural


Jolly Juliana – Until Dec 21st– An Original Melodrama & Holiday Vaudeville A delightful, heart-warming, extravaganza commemorating the roots of American theatre; sing-a-long, hiss, boo and cheer for a villain, hero and heroine. A merry company of players will bring you a menagerie of entertainment sure to be a highlight of your holiday season. Location: 6th St. Playhouse, G.K. Hardt Theatre


Santaland DiariesDecember 5th– December 14th Limited, 6-performance engagement! It’s the Holiday Season, and an out of work slacker (played with devilish merriment once again by David Yen) decides to become a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch. Show contains adult themes. Alcohol is served as part of the performance.  Only patrons 21 years and older may partake of the alcohol during the performance. Location: 6th Street Playhouse, Studio Theatre


Christmas with Hansel & Gretel- Dec. 5 & 12th, Friday at 7 p.m., Dec 6 & 13th Saturday at  1 & 3:30 p.m., Dec 7 & 14th, Sunday at 3 p.m.-    The classic Grimm’s Fairy Tale has a new twist. Location: Kid St.
Learning Center 709 Davis St.

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Beyond West End and Railroad Square:

November 16 & December 7 at 6 to 8 p.m.- Pet Photos with Santa Santa Rosa Plaza will be hosting two Pet Photo Nights. Please enter through the lower main doors near Forever 21. Location: Santa Rosa Plaza

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December 6th Saturday & 7th Sunday at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.- Luther Burbank Holiday Open House. Experience a charming reminder of bygone days when you tour the home decked out in Victorian holiday finery. $2 Admission. Location: Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, S R & Sonoma Ave, Downtown Santa Rosa


West End Neighborhood Association sponsors are locally owned business that support our community. We can return the favor by shopping, eating or using the services of our wonderful local sponsors.

Franco American Bakery is a West End Sponsor

Franco American Bakery is a West End Sponsor

The West End Neighborhood home of the West End Farmers Market, where urbanism, preservation, art and people come together! For the latest updates, crime alerts, full calendar of events and photos- go the West End Neighborhood website. Click Here!