2013 Plaid Friday: Santa’s Village, Bar Crawl & Indie Shopping | Oakland
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Plaid Friday on Friday, November 29, 2013 is the fun, indie alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” designed to promote local and independently owned businesses during the holiday shopping season.
There will be a festival and Santa’s Village in Latham Square (Broadway and Telegraph) featuring live music, kids’ activities and of course, deals and specials galore all over downtown Oakland.
In 2013, you can drink while you shop with 10 bars with 20+ pop-up vendors, drink specials, and prizes throughout downtown.
Don’t miss a special Bandaloop aerial performance and holiday projections from 6-10 pm on The Great Wall of Oakland (West Grand Avenue between Broadway and Village St).
Also, check out Oakland Grown‘s list of participating businesses by neighborhood. Leave the car at home and hop on the Free B shuttle that runs down Broadway and will take you from bar to shop and back to bar again safely. Or pick up the East Bay Bike Coalition’s special bike crawl shopping guide and ride around downtown.
Look for the special plaid placards at local shops throughout Oakland to enjoy free tastings, food samples, store discounts, live music and more.
Noon to 7 pm: Santa’s Village
Latham Square (Broadway and Telegraph)
5-10 pm: Shop While You Drink - 10 Bars, 20+ Pop-up Vendors, Drink Specials, and Prizes
Santa’s Village Shopping and Activities
- Artists & indie vendors at Betti Ono Gallery, and on Telegraph with popuphood
- Gift wrapping by Ace Gift Wrap
- Mayor’s Toy Drive – donate a new, unwrapped toy
- Giving Tree for families in need
- Live art
- Live screen printing
- Hot chocolate
- Oakland Grown Card Hotspot
Vendors in the Square
- Team Print Shop
- Skincare by Feleciai
- Silver Heart Apparel
- The Oakland Chocolate Company
- Oaktown Jerk
- Paco Collars
- Cat Man of West Oakland
DJ and Live Music
- DJ Tanoa
- The Dedications
- The Riot Professor
- Kev Choice Ensemble
- Say Bobby
- Photos with Santa
- DIY Art Tables
- Balloon artist Jeff Dorian on stilts
- Face painting by Alana Dill “You Become Art”
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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