Winterfest – Dec. 3
On Sunday, Dec. 3, it's time for Mill Valley's landmark annual holiday celebration featuring a massive, 100-foot slide, a visit from Santa, children's activities, a Tree Lighting Ceremony and food from the likes of Piazza D'Angelo, Balboa Cafe, El Paseo, Equator Coffees, Good Earth Natural Foods, Super Duper Burger, Three Twins Ice Cream and Urban Remedy, and live performances from Performing Arts Academy of Marin, Rock of Ages, Roco Dance, Dore Coller & the Millbillies, Happy Feet Dance School, Singers Marin & Wow Music Studios. 11am-5pm in the Downtown Plaza. Free bike parking! MORE INFO.
Mountainfilm – Dec. 1-3
Adrenaline junkies, outdoor lovers and documentary film buffs have one heck of an event coming with the 5th Annual Mountainfilm adventure and environmental doc festival, which “uses the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Expect dozens of films and panels. 142 Throckmorton Ave. MORE INFO.
Holiday Craft Fair – Dec. 2
More than 55 new and returning artists are set to showcase their fine handmade arts and crafts, including woodwork, jewelry, glasswork, ceramics, decorations, knitwear, fiber arts and much more at Mill Valley Recreation's free Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Mill Valley Community Center.
The event, sponsored by Mill Valley Recreation and the Mill Valley Seniors’ Club, also features strolling vocals by “Girls Night Out” and baked goodies and food by the Mill Valley Seniors’ Club – and plenty of parking. Community Center, 180 Camino Alto. 10am-5pm. Free. MORE INFO.
Celebrate the holidays with Performing Arts Academy of Marin! A re-imagining of PAAM’s original production, “A Scarf in Union Square,” features performers ages 4-18 and puts you in the spirit of the season with classic melodies and dynamic choreography. Marin Center Showcase Theater. 12/2 7pm, 12/3 2pm. Tix $20. MORE INFO.
The Hivery Holiday Market – Dec. 4
Grace Kraaijvanger and her team at The Hivery co-working space and inspiration hub are getting in the holiday spirit with a "sparkly and festive holiday market" thats set for Sunday, Dec. 3 (11am-3pm), offering the perfect getaway while the kiddos are sloshing around in the snow across the street at Winterfest.
Kraaijvanger says the event will be filled with unique products, art pieces, jewelry, home goods, and one-of-a-kind gifts and experiences. "Get all of your holiday shopping done while supporting local, women-owned businesses, talented makers, entrepreneurs, artists, and craftswomen – Shop, Sip, Nibble, and Mingle," she says.
The Hivery team will be serving hot cocoa and holiday treats and also have a DIY gift wrapping station. RSVP for your free ticket to shop.
The 411: The Hivery, located at 38 Miller Ave., Suite 20, is hosting The Hivery Holiday Market on Sunday, Dec. 3, 11am-3pm. MORE INFO.