This Saturday, November 21st make Downtown Brentwood a must stop location. Between the hours of 2-5PM the Downtown Businesses are hosting our Annual Winter Walkabout followed by the lighted Holiday Parade starting at 5PM.
As both a mom and a shop owner I LOVE this event! It is truly fun for the whole family! I am so excited that Little Miss Everything gets to host Santa this year. We are transforming our Party area into Santa's Village. Santa will be there to listen to everything on your little ones list and make sure to bring a camera because you will be able to snap your own photos. And in true Little Miss Everything fashion expect to see a Princess or maybe even a Queen while you wait to meet Jolly Old St. Nick.
Besides Santa's Village at Little Miss Everything we have over 20 businesses participating as "Elf Stops" this year. What's an Elf Stop you ask? Why just FREE ACTIVITIES for your little one to do all afternoon long. Stop by the Brentwood Press to write a letter to Santa or J. James Bridal to make Jingle Bell Bracelets. Many of the businesses have specials during the walkabout too so it's the perfect time to start your holiday shopping.
At your first Downtown Stop make sure to ask for a "Blackout Bingo Card". This will be your map to the day's activities. It will tell you addresses to participating businesses and give you the chance to participate in Downtown's "Blackout Bingo". Visit all participating Elf Stops and collect a "stamp" and you will be able to turn your card in at the end of the event to be entered into a raffle. All full cards (ones who visited everyone and received validation) will qualify for the raffle and the prize will be an AMAZING combination of gifts from the Downtown Businesses!
You might be thinking "What about Adults"? The Restaurant Tasting Tour will give you the perfect taste of Downtown Brentwood. For just $15 you get a taste from 11+ restaurants in the Downtown Area, including restaurants not even open yet like Zephyr Grill (yes, you read that right. Zephyr Grill from Downtown Livermore is opening another location here in Downtown Brentwood. They will take the place of the Orleans building) and Downtown favorites (like TL Cakes, Sweeneys, Caps... I could go on and on). My husband and I participated in the tasting tour last year and it does not disappoint. We were absolutely stuffed before we had even tried them all. Restaurants like La Fuente had servings sizes much more just a "taste" and man was it delicious. This year has even more participants (plus some adult only establishments which are always fun) so needless to say I'm a little jealous I will be working and not getting my eat on. If you want to participate in the tasting tour make sure to buy your tickets ahead of time because they have sold out prior to the event the last couple of years.
After you've walked all around Downtown, your kids are filled with holiday spirit and you are stuffed from tasting all Downtown has to offer, whip out your blankets and grab a spot on the curb to watch the Lighted Holiday Parade. This year the parade will start on First at Chestnut and will head down to Maple, then to Second, and then a left onto Oak to end at the new Chamber of Commerce location. All the participants do such a great job stringing their floats with lights and Santa will be at the end for a big finale. The Walkabout is always one of my favorite Downtown events and this year is even bigger and better than years past. We can't wait to see you all this Saturday, November 21st!