| I found this post at the Downtown Pleasanton Association news page previewing a special Friday night Nov. 19th: in downtown Pleasanton:
A MAGICAL HOLIDAY EVENING – Special Event
Celebrate the holidays at Downtown Pleasanton’s Magical Holiday Evening, the annual downtown open house. The streets will come alive with the sights and sounds of the holidays.
Start your holiday shopping from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, November 19, and celebrate the season with an evening of holiday festivities. Downtown shops, restaurants and businesses usher in the holidays with festive decorations, twinkling lights, banners, beautiful window displays and holiday treats. Experience Pleasanton’s beautiful and distinctive downtown with its hometown atmosphere and charm. Bring your family and friends to shop, dine and discover all they have to offer for the holidays!
— Little Valley Winery, 739 Main St., 12-9pm. Music by singer/songwriter Roger Kardinal. Wines that sparkle 10% off. Treats by Bibiane Bakery.
—American Harvest, 438 Main St., 10am-9pm. Featured guest folk artist Debbie Thibault will be signing one-of-a-kind Christmas collection.
—Jewelers Gallery, 614 Main St., 10am-9pm. Hot cider and cookies. Drawing for a pearl necklace.
—Museum on Main, 603 Main St., 11am-9pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus. 10-20% discount on merchandise. Holiday craft activity. Gingerbread house demonstration and decoration by Bibiane Bakery. Music.
—Gamma Salon, 739 Main St., 10am-9pm, 20% off all hair products. $20 off any hair service for new clients. Complimentary samples.
–-Pans on Fire, 310-B Main St., 9am-9pm. Musical entertainment, appetizers & cider, in-store sale items.
—Murphy’s Paw, 410 Main St., 10am-9:30pm. Enjoy hot apple pie, drinks, and enter a drawing to win a filly stocked dog stocking for the pooch in your life.
—Heroes & Villains Comics, 264 Main St., 11am-9pm. 10-50% off selected items including limited edition & signed comics, trading cards, manga, toys, and posters. Snacks will be provided.
—Sincerely Yours Cards and Gifts, 711 Main St., 10am-9pm. Baklava and Tea forte. In store raffle of Vera Bradley product gift basket.
–-Salon Nouvelle Vie, 4713 First St. Suite 235, 6pm-9pm. 10% off all holiday items, snacks and hot drinks, raffle for gift basket.
—Leslie Marie Body and Skin Care, 280 Division St., 6pm-9pm. Holiday treats and hot cider. Goodie bags while supplies last. 10% off gift certificates.
—Clover Creek, 670 Main St., 10am-8:30pm. 20% off Christmas tree ornaments. Cookies and/or brownies.
—The Bracelet Bar @ Serenity, 252 Main St., 12pm-9pm. 10% off any single item. Hot cider and cookies. Enter to win Louis Vuitton inspired leather backpack ($50 value).
—Serenity Stoneworks Fountains & Decor, 252 Main St., 11am-9pm. Holiday Princess Tea Party!
–-Berry Patch, 350-A Main St., 11am-9m. Local chef Claudia Imatt of Shall We Dine Personal Chef Service will sample one of her signature dishes. Store specials. Holiday treats and drinks.
—Ricks Picks, 719 Main St., 9:30am-9:30pm. Hot spiced cider, snacks. Progressive discounts, up to 50% off and more!
—Bicyles! Pleasanton, 537 Main St., 10am-9pm. Serving fudge. Holiday lay-away available. “Crazy Larry” sale – discounts on bikes, parts, accessories and clothing.
–Alexanders Fine Art, 608 Main St., 11am-9pm. Refreshments. Tuareg jewelry. Hand made knits by Deborah Trotter. Hand blown glass ornament by glass artist Gigi. Christmas Tree wood carving by Dan Dresser.
–Apparel & Co., 647 Main St., 10am-8:30pm. Homemade Portugese sweet cakes. $75 gift card drawing. $50 gift card drawing.
—Girlfriends & Co., 549 Main St., 10am-8:30pm. Homemade peanut cluster treats. $75 gift certificate drawing. $50 gift certificate drawing.
Studio Seven Arts, 400 Main St., 10am-9pm. Hot apple cider and tasty treats. Pom Jewelry Trunk Show – purchase two pieces and receive 10% off.
A Touch of Health, 377 St. Mary St. 10am-9pm. Serving hot cider & treats. Holiday gifts at 20% off. Book an appointment this evening and receive 20% off your services. Buy 5 gift certificates @ $75/each, get 1 FREE (value $75).
Savvy Seconds, 550 & 560 Main St., 10am-9pm. Holiday music by Ken Maffeo. Savory food by http://www.almondskitchen.com. In-store raffle & discounts.
Stork’s Nest, 55 W Angela St., 10am-9pm. Holiday refreshments 6-9pm. Free custom handprint ornament from Bumblebee Handprint with purchase of $75 7-9pm. 20% off one item (Cannot be combined with other promotions. Special orders & jewelry excluded) 6-9pm. Free drawing for a large plush yellow lab!
Towne Center Books, 555 Main St., 10am-10pm. Taste samples from Farmer’s Market Desserts w/Jennie Schacht 6:30-8pm. Drawing for $50 gift card w/ purchase. Kids make turkey decorations.
Passionate Athlete, 440 Main St., 10am-9pm. In-store sale, raffle, snacks.
Alberto’s Cantina, 435 Main St., 11am-9pm. Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal from 4-9pm.
Rising Loafer Cafe & Bakery, 428 Main St., 6-9pm. Peppermint brownies, red velvet cupcakes, hot chocolate, coffee, orange spice tea. Drawing for $40 gift certificate.
Nonni’s Bistro, 425 Main St., 11am-10pm. Choice of free appetizer or free dessert with a purchase of two entrées.
Amelia’s Deli & Bistro, 55 W Angela St. #110, 7:30am-9pm. Free fountain drink with sandwich purchase.
Jiou Yuan Mandarin Bistro, 30 W Angela, 5pm-10pm. When you purchase a gift card $50 or more, get 15% off your dine in experience.
Main Street Meat & Fish Market, 700 Main St., 10am-10pm. 15 % off entire purchase from 6-10pm. Free food tasting.
The Farmer Restaurant, 855 Main St., 11am-9pm (dining room). Family style fried chicken dinner for 4 $34.95 (Fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, veggies) only on Friday!. RodeoHouse band – live country music 8:30pm in the bar/lounge.
Redcoats Bar, 336 Saint Mary St., 11:30am-1am. Buy one cocktail, beer or glass of wine and get the second 1/2 off. Pair of gift-wrapped glasses with purchase of $40 or more gift card.
Gourmet Works, 420 Main St., 10am-9pm. Sampling of fudge, peppermint crunch. Drawing for a $100 gift certificate.
Primrose Bakery, 350 Main St., 10am-9pm. Samples and $50 gift certificate to the winner of the “Guess how many Cookies” game.
Enopi Pleasanton Learning Center, 4713 1st Street #152. 6pm-9pm. No Enrollment Fee Coupon ($45 value), refreshments will be served.
SANTA’S ELVES & HELPERS will also be on hand passing out candies and collecting your holiday wish lists and letters for Santa… just in case you’re too busy shopping or dining to sit on Santa’s lap!
MINIATURE HOLIDAY HORSES – Forget about reindeer, we will have delightful and gentle miniature horses from Horizons East Stables on hand to meet and greet you as you stroll throughout the evening.
MUSEUM ON MAIN will host Bibiane Bakery as they construct an amazing gingerbread house! They will also be providing all the materials to make your own ornament!
SILVER WIND FLUTES – Talented musicians will be playing beautiful holiday music at Pans on Fire (310-B Main St.). Be sure to stop in between 6 and 9p.m.
VALLEY CONCERT CHORALE – This wandering and wonderful band of carolers will stroll throughout our downtown singing your holiday favorites from 6 to 9 p.m.
SINGING BLUE STARS – This lovely group will wow you with their harmonies and holiday tunes!
AMOS PROS – Want to hear your favorite holiday song? Our delightful DJ will be spreading holiday cheer in front of the Museum on Main.
About the Pleasanton Downtown Association
The mission of the Pleasanton Downtown Association is to promote the economic vitality and hometown character of downtown Pleasanton. The PDA is a strong downtown community of dedicated individuals and business owners who, by cooperative efforts, community events and activities work to make the downtown a richly rewarding place to visit and shop.
Promoter: Pleasanton Downtown Association 925 484-2199