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.
We’ve got a fantastic lineup of singers, dancers and musicians to perform throughout the day, and we’ll have a bunch of great children’s games and activities like cornhole, “snow ball” toss and a giant Connect4 game. The giant rainbow slide will be the dominant feature on the Plaza to thrill the kiddos. We’ll conclude with some carols and a Tree-Lighting ceremony!!
City officials have made it clear that they are dead serious about pulling every lever possible to create the conditions that would significantly expand on the city’s approximately 6,670 current housing units and support the amount of additional housing for which they’re on the hook, according to ABAG.
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.
The project calls for the construction of a two-story building with 10 studio apartments and 11 studio extended-stay hotel rooms at 150 Shoreline Hwy., near the flood-prone Manzanita Park & Ride lot within the flood zone.
But while there’s still reason for safety-first caution with in-person shopping, there’s retail gold to be found in Mill Valley’s commercial districts, from the apparel and jewelry shops downtown and the the ever-vibrant Mill Valley Lumber Yard to funky Miller Avenue, eclectic Tam Junction and the vast Strawberry Village outdoor shopping center.
As is evident from a stroll on Miller Avenue or the Mill Valley-Sausalito multi-use path just about any time of day, the popularity of e-bikes has exploded in recent years, and looks to continue to surge for years to come. And lucky for local e-bike lovers – and even those intrigued by what the fuss is all about – Mill Valley has two of the best e-bike shops in the Bay Area.
Redwood Credit Union (RCU) and the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to connect individuals and businesses to support our local businesses. We both care about our community, we share core values and we want to share the love. RCU has generously agreed to pay the first year MV Chamber Membership dues for 36 individuals (a $75 value) who join Redwood Credit Union. Businesses are also eligible and can receive $75 off a Business or Nonprofit Membership.* It’s a win-win-win – for the greater good of the community.