ARCATA – Arcata Main Street's Season of Wonder and Light Open House kicked off Friday night on the historic Arcata Plaza with activities for the whole family.
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived, drawn by Barney of Old Town Carriage Rides and serenaded by Santamonium.
The evening included the Redwood Coast Choir, blessings by Bryan Jessop and live music. The Ugly Holiday Sweater Run takes place Sunday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. is a special holiday Arts! Arcata with performances, art, community caroling, Store Window Display Contest with public judging and more free carriage rides around the Plaza.
Toss your spare change into jars at participating stores throughout the month to benefit Arcata House Partnership.
Santa Claus will be available for naughty/nice evaluations at Jacoby’s Storehouse Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 from 2 to 5 p.m.
(707) 822-4500, ArcataMainStreet.com
Jacoby's Gifting project
Jacoby’s Storehouse, PastaLuego and Arcata Exchange are teaming up to bring Christmas cheer to underprivileged children via the Jacoby’s Gifting Project.
Fifty children’s names and ages will appear on the Christmas tree at Arcata Exchange, Eighth & H streets, Arcata. Participants are asked to purchase a gift and leave it under the tree before Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. The gifts will be presented at a private gathering at the Storehouse.