Vice Mayor Urban Carmel urged attendees to “view this project in the broader context. For a long time, Mill Valley has made absolutely no affordable housing – for the past three decades, and just three developments (Shelter Hill, Alto Station and Pickleweed Apartments) over the past five decades. That’s just not enough.”
Winterfest, the 94941’s annual holiday celebration, returns to the Downtown Plaza on Sunday, Dec. 4, featuring yet another fantastic lineup of singers, dancers and musicians to perform throughout the day. We’ll have a bunch of great children’s games and activities like the giant rainbow slide, a jumpy house, cornhole and an array of additional activities. 12-5pm, Depot Plaza.
Froelich is set to show his work on the walls of the Mill Valley Chamber’s space at 85 Throckmorton Ave., including a reception on Tuesday, Dec. 6, as part of the Mill Valley Arts Commission’s First Tuesday Artwalk (5:30-7:30pm). Aside from the First Tuesday Artwalk, the Chamber’s office is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12-4pm.
When Winterfest is in the rearview mirror at 5pm on Sunday Dec. 4, the quasi-virtual, hugely popular Winterfest Holiday Hunt, a three-week, scavenger hunt-style contest at dozens of businesses throughout Mill Valley, runs through Dec. 16th.
“Part of what is unique about us, is that we do this for the happiness of our clients. It’s not about ‘killing it’ or being ‘number one,’ we do it because we are so enthusiastic about bringing people to Marin, and particularly Mill Valley.
Starting Dec. 1, Fideaux has a fun dog advent calendar that is filled with holiday squeaky toys. “Every day, we will post a secret word in our Instagram story and the first person to come into the shop and tell us the word gets to open the box for the day and keep the toy. Just a fun little holiday game! Our instagram in @fideauxshops.
To celebrate the holiday season as part of a four-day, multi-faceted Holiday Faire event at MVLY from Dec. 8-11, Flour Craft is hosting a Gingerbread Decorating workshop on Sunday Dec. 11, 2:30-4pm in the flex sheds across from the bakery entrance. Ages 6+. Advance registration is required.
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The Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center is located in the historic Depot building, right on the downtown Plaza. Painting courtesy of Linda Rosso Studio.
Nestled at the foot of Mount Tamalpais and extending to the marshland surrounding Richardson Bay, Mill Valley has the charm of a small European village that’s an equal draw for hikers and runners, musicians and artists, foodies and fashionistas, and moms and dads with strollers.
Mill Valley hosts a range of cultural activities such as the internationally recognized Mill Valley Film Festival, which brings in leading filmmakers and movie aficionados from across the country. Locals throughout the Bay Area come for the annual events, including Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival and Winterfest. They also enjoy Mill Valley’s nightlife, with live theatre, music and comic venues, where famous guest artists are known to “drop in” for an evening to entertain.
Mill Valley’s vibrant business districts offer a variety of shopping delights, from one-of-a-kind boutique clothing shops, salons and yoga studios to pet stores. Mill Valley has the best selection of restaurants per square mile in Marin — you can find everything from top-rated chops, to local craft beer, artisan coffee, handmade pizzas, freshly baked bread, gourmet burgers and more!
Whether you plan to enjoy Mill Valley for an afternoon, a weekend or a lifetime, its small-town ambiance, unique cultural activities and lush natural scenery are sure to delight your senses.