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Winterfest Holiday Hunt Returns – Here’s Your Guide to Unlock the Participating Businesses, Find Iridescent Stars All Over Town and Win Holiday Gift Cards!

Winterfest Holiday Hunt Returns – Here’s Your Guide to Unlock the Participating Businesses, Find Iridescent Stars All Over Town and Win Holiday Gift Cards!

While we ready the return of an in-person Winterfest, we’re bringing back last year’s quasi-virtual, hugely popular Winterfest Holiday Hunt, a three-week, scavenger hunt-style contest at dozens of businesses throughout Mill Valley. Kids accompanied by a parent can travel around town, preferably by bike or on foot, to take photos of iridescent stars, as selfies in front of the stars they choose, in at least eight of the 40 participating businesses, including some amazing local restaurants and retail shops.

Give Back @ Winterfest: We’ll Have One Warm Coat and Toys for Tots  Donation Stations – Dec. 5, 1-5pm, Depot Plaza

Give Back @ Winterfest: We’ll Have One Warm Coat and Toys for Tots Donation Stations – Dec. 5, 1-5pm, Depot Plaza

One of the most important elements of the annual Mill Valley Winterfest  is an opportunity to give back. On Dec. 5 from 1–5pm at the entrance to the Depot Plaza, we’ll have a Donation Station dedicated to giving you the chance to do just that. We’ll be accepting unwrapped toy donations for the Toys for Tots program and the Performing Stars of Marin via the Mill Valley Fire Department and One Warm Coat.

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MV Chamber Mural

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. 

Its close proximity to San Francisco enables visitors enjoy the bustle of the city and the beauty of Marin County. Just minutes away are Muir Woods National Monument and Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which attract vacationers from around the world. Outdoor enthusiasts find plenty to do in Mill Valley, and staying in Mill Valley provides the perfect jumping off spot for day trips to the Point Reyes National Seashore, West Marin and the Sonoma and Napa wine country.

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.