All photos by Gary Ferber Photography.

We all know that this deluge of rain over the past week was much needed. But after rain forced the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce to postpone the 2014 Enjoy Mill Valley Winterfest for one week – followed by Wednesday’s rough, Waterworld-esque morning commute (seriously, this guy seemed to have it all figured out), we’re ready for a change of pace.
Let’s play in the snow!
We’re having a sledding hill’s worth of snow trucked down from the Lake Tahoe area for Winterfest, set for Sunday, Dec. 7, 11am–6pm in the Depot Plaza downtown. We’re also getting a visit from Santa himself from 1–3pm, so make those lists and check them twice.
We’ll have an array of children’s activities, including a snow ball toss, a dreidel game and holiday arts & crafts, as well as a day-long lineup of live entertainment. And don’t get us started on the food and drinks from some of the best restaurants in town.
In the spirit of giving back, we’re hosting drives for both the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank and Toys for Tots, so bring your non-perishable and/or canned foods, as well as unwrapped toys, to help those in need celebrate the holiday season.
Click here for more info about Winterfest.

Sunday, Dec. 7, 11am–Sunset
Downtown Plaza, Mill Valley

Featured Food/Drink Vendors
Piazza D’Angelo
Sweetwater Cafe
Pasta Pomodoro
Equator Coffees & Teas

Red Tricycle

Snow Hill
Visit from Santa (1–3pm)
Snow Ball Toss
Holiday Arts & Crafts
Fun Holiday Games and Activities
Tree Lighting Ceremony

Entertainment Schedule (all times pm)
12:30–1:00 – Singers Marin – Kids
1:00–2:00 – 
Coley ‘n Mikki
2:00–2:45 – 
Tam High School Woodwind Ensemble
3:00–3:15 – 
Happy Feet Dance School

3:15–4:15 – Sequoia Jazz Ensemble
4:15–4:30 – Marin Reduced Shakespeare Company
4:30–5:15 – 
Ukelele Friends Ohana with Ukelele Jubilee
5:15–5:30 – 
Singers Marin – Group Sing Along
5:30–5:35 – 
Tree Lighting and a Welcome from Mayor Ken Wachtel 
5:35–5:45 – 
Singers Marin