Mill Valley Lumber Yard owners Matt and Jan Mathews and their ever-growing roster of tenants have transformed the historic property into a winter wonderland in December, and they’ve got a pair of events to get people in the holiday spirit this week.

First up is the latest edition of ‘Enchanted Evenings,’ a series of holiday shopping happy hour events designed as “a great way for folks to shop for the holidays and have fun at the same time!” Jan Mathews says. The event is set for Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5-7pm at the Lumber Yard, 129 Miller Avenue. The series runs through Dec. 20.

Flour Craft Bakery and the soon-to-open Watershed Restaurant will provide “delectable baked goods” and “piping hot soup,” respectively, while MVLY’s host of retails tenants, including AmbataliaBloomingaylesThe EditFarmHouseUrbanMakers MarketSpirited Marin and the newest tenant, Aviator Nation, will be open for business. There will also be a wine tasting featuring local Bay Area wineries and live acoustic guitar music. Artists Victoria Mimiaga, Francis Whitnall and Guy Chambers will also have their MVLY studios open during these events.

Two days later, on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10am-5pm, Makers Market hosts its latest Outdoor Market. As usual, the event boasts more than 25 independent creators, artists and makers who will be showcasing their wares, including jewelry, handbags, ceramics, glassware, soaps, candles and more throughout the property. There will also be live music throughout the event. 

This month’s Outdoor Market also boasts a visit from Santa with photo opportunities, as well as holiday carolers and hot chocolate. 

NOTE: Help the environment and take advantage of the easy transit, pedestrian and bike access to the Lumber Yard, with 60 bike parking spaces onsite. If you need to drive, don’t park in front of neighbors homes as there is ample median public parking in the surrounding area.

Here’s a recent Bay Area People piece on the Mill Valley Lumber Yard by KTVU Channel 2: