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Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party

Daisy McClellanComment

The Hayes Valley Merchant Association is hosting its 26th annual Holiday Block Party this Friday, December 2nd from 6-9 and Saturday, December 3rd from noon-3p. Free and open to everyone, all the shops in the neighborhood will be open for extended holiday shopping accompanied with festive food, beverages, music, and fun! 

At gather we will be hosting some of our local artists for two days of fun!

Friday, December 2nd at 6-9p

Local designers Amy and Anya from Theia Grazi  Clothing Co. will be joining us for a special trunk show featuring their locally made clothing. Meet the designers and have them help style you for your holiday parties. They will have dresses, tops, and skirts from past and current collections. 

Also joining us Friday is Erin from Feed the Fish Co. Erin make whimsical felt pennants and will be making custom ones on the spot. Step right up and request a pennant with your name or favorite phrase. The make the ultimate holiday gift. Watch her while she makes your pennant or just shop around until she is done (each takes about 15 minutes to make). 

Additionally Kelly from Elizabeth Street Cosmetics will be popping up with a Holiday Lip Color Bar starring Hayes and Octavia St glosses to spotlight our neighborhood. Full range of their lipstick shades will be available for purchase during event hours. Each lip color application comes with a personalized lip color chart done by the creator and designer of the line. This is the perfect opportunity to find your fall color to wear to all your holiday shindigs!

Warm cider will be flowing all night and all customers who make a purchase will be entered in to win a gift basket from the shop. 

Saturday December 3rd noon-3p

Meet Joanne and Andrew, the duo behind Alamere Designs when they bring their newest creations to the shop on Saturday. Locally made clothing meant to take you from your bike, to the bar, to your day job, to camping, and all your adventures in between. Their stylish men's and women's designs are made with the best technical fabrics with features like waterproofing and warmth. Fans of the brand rave about the exceptional quality and athletic fit. Talk to the designers about their process and check out their latest designs you can't find anywhere else.

Local designers Sharon and Mattias from Blue Gnome will be joining us for a special truck show featuring their journals, tote bags, pillows, cards, and magnents. Meet the makers and learn about their artistic process while picking out unique holliday gifts. 

We will also be offering a FREE mini workshop with any purchase. Learn how to make your own bath salt soak. You will leave with a jar that you persoanlly mixed - the perfect holiday gift. While supplies last.  

We will be sering up mimosas and all customers who make a purchase will be entered to win a gift basket from the shop. 

See you both days!