Gingerbread Park Street — Which is Your Favorite Holiday Display?

Gingerbread Park Street 2012

Take a bite out of Park Street!

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The Park Street Business District is looking cheerful this holiday season thanks to all the businesses that have decorated their windows and shops. Our blue ribbon committee took a stroll the other night and came up with a list of standouts. The judges looked for unique displays that invoke smiles, winter dreams, and holiday wishes. We hope you will stop by each of the businesses and take a look yourself. You just might find your own favorites.

Congratulations to the following businesses for their fun and creative holiday displays!…

We Are Hair Grinch Mountain

We Are Hair – look inside to see Grinch Mountain!

Imaginative/Larger Windows

  1. We Are Hair, 1343 Park Street (** Judges’ Favorite: “Welcome to Whoville” and Grinch Mountain)
  2. Olympic Florist, 2544 Santa Clara Ave – “A reindeer wonderland!”
  3. Dog Bone Alley, 1342 Park Street  – “It’s fun to see the dogs at play each year!”

Honorable Mention: 

1-800 Flowers Central Florist, Lanvie, Ni Sa Bula, M Zoe, Park Street Antiques, Poppy Red Flowers & Gifts, Silk Road, The Hobnob, Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream

C&M Upholstery Winter Village

C&M Upholstery window display with miniature Park Street Bridge

Traditional/Smaller Windows

  1. C&M Upholstery, 1211 Park Street – “The Park Street Bridge is a great touch to a traditional village scene!”
  2. Juniper Tree Vintage, 1320 Park Street – “The essence of holiday memories!”
  3. Starland Music Center, 1631 Park Street – “Businesses just don’t take the time to hand paint windows like that anymore!”

Honorable Mention: 

Daisy’s, Lee Auto Supply, Monkey Bars, Ole’s Waffle Shop, Pixies & Peony, Rocket Reuse, South Shore Florist, Sumbody, Sway, The Clothes Line, Watch Hospital

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WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE PARK STREET HOLIDAY DISPLAY? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Gingerbread Park Street!

Stop by Tucker’s Ice Cream (1349 Park Street) to see a delicious gingerbread version of Park Street. The holiday masterpiece was created by Donna Eyestone and her 8-yr-old daughter Emma. Can you identify the businesses? If you take a close look, you will also see pretzel bicycles and little gingerbread cars.

P.S. – Letters to Santa can be dropped in a specially marked mailbox at Tucker’s! (Be sure to include a return address if you would like Santa to respond.)

New Year’s Eve Fundraiser at the Alameda Theatre!

Don’t forget to purchase tickets for this year’s end-of-year fundraiser. Enjoy an alcohol-free evening for all ages with a special midnight screening of “The Hobbitt: An Unexpected Journey.” The magical night begins at 10:30pm and includes a New Year’s Eve Countdown.

Tickets are available at the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex box office for $10 each. Proceeds benefit Alameda non-profit organizations, including the Park Street Business Association. (Please mention PSBA when purchasing your tickets.)

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The Park Street Business District offers great food & drink establishments, charming shops, professional services, and fun things to do! To learn more about activities in Alameda’s historic downtown district or to view a list of businesses, visit our website at And don’t forget… the parking meters are free on Saturday this month! We wish you a happy holiday!

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