There’s No Place Like Park Street for the Holidays

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Holiday 2011 Promo

Keep it local. Enjoy holiday shopping, movies, ice skating, and more,… right here in Alameda.

Lace Up Your Skates

Announcing the opening of “The Little Ice Rink” at Alameda Station! Enjoy 3,000 square feet of ice skating bliss at the corner of Park Street and Tilden Way (what many of you know as the Goode Chevrolet lot). Skate rentals, hot beverages, and treats for all ages. Open 7 days a week. Proceeds benefit the charities supported by Perforce Software Foundation.

The grand opening will be Friday, December 16 starting at 3:00pm. Special performances featuring a US Medalist & Holiday on Ice Star, and local skaters. Skate with Santa. Live music.

Info: (510) 473-3152 or www.TheLittleIceRink.com

It’s a Cool and Wonderful Holiday at the Theatre

The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex has quite the schedule this month, taking holiday shoppers on a journey through past, present, and future. The Olde-World Dickens Christmas Promenade will be set up under the marquee with singing carolers and Victorian characters. But you’ll have to peek inside to see Santa. And there are some terrific films being shown from the classic It’s A Wonderful Life, to the new adventure Arthur Christmas, to the cheesy Santa Claus Conquers the World.

Dec 7 & 8: Showing on the historic big screen… It’s a Wonderful Life. Movie-goers of all ages are invited to step back in time for a vintage movie experience. See the most-loved holiday film presented in the style and grandeur of the restored Historic Alameda Theatre.

Dec 9 & 10: Instead of watching the same old Christmas movies on TV, hustle the whole clan down to Alameda Theatre for a delightful afternoon of new Christmas memories. Santa’s Cool Holiday Film Festival features SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS. The special presentation also includes two vintage cartoons — Christmas Comes But Once a Year (1936) and the original cartoon version of Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer (1948). Time warps from the 50’s  and 60’s range from a  Christmas adventure starring Howdy Doody to a visit with Ozzie and Harriet to a holiday salute from Shari Lewis and Lambchop, as well as a Jingle Bells Sing-A-Long Cartoon!!

Dec 11 & 12: Stroll through a Dickens past at Alameda Theatre & Cineplex with singing carolers, dancers, Victorian characters, holiday music, and snow flurries. Bring the kids to visit Olde-World Santa!

Dec 18 & 19: Stroll through a Dickens past at Alameda Theatre & Cineplex with singing carolers, dancers, Victorian characters, holiday music, and snow flurries. Bring the kids to visit Olde-World Santa!

See what’s playing at the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex: www.alamedatheatres.com

Free Street Parking on Saturdays

To make it easier for holiday shoppers in the Park Street Business District, there is no charge for parking at a meter on Saturdays during the entire month of December. But beware, the parking attendants will still be enforcing the two-hour limit.

Regular rates will still be charged at the Civic Center Parking Garage on Saturdays. Sundays are always free.

“Toys For Tots”

It’s the holiday season! And what better way to give than to participate in the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve’s annual “Toys for Tots” program. This year, as she has for the past five years, Edward Jones Financial Advisor Deb Knowles invites you to drop off new unwrapped toys at her office located at 1336 Park St., Suite D (behind Tomatina Restaurant). You may drop off toys until December 19th. For more information, please call (510) 749-0403. Thank you for bringing holiday joy to local girls and boys in need!

Other drop-off locations in the Park Street District include Happy Feet Children’s Shoes, Linguini’s Pizza & Brew, McGee’s Bar & Grill, and Tucker’s Ice Cream.

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For a complete list of What’s Happening in the Park Street District, visit www.ShopParkStreet.com/news

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