Ho! Ho! Holidaze!
Santa’s elves have been working hard to prepare Summerland emporiums with festive atmosphere and sparkling gift choices for the holiday season. In fact, most places were already sporting Christmas trees and décor the weekend before Thanksgiving and more than 45 flocked wreaths had already flown out the door like hot cakes at Field + Fort, reported Kyle Irwin. The Lillie Avenue holiday event “Winterland in Summerland” was created, reports Diana Dolan of Porch, as a way to “entice our customers, friends, and families to stroll the shops and businesses up and down Lillie Avenue and celebrate the season.”
Participating businesses, at the time of this writing, include Field + Fort (serving peppermint hot chocolate and hot mulled cider), Porch, The Well, Hacienda, and botanik (nibbles and artisan pop ups in the garden). Garde, Summerland Salon & Spa, Red Kettle Coffee, the Summerland Antique Collective and other businesses will also join in. Each business will host their own special events and activities throughout the day – searchable on their Instagram accounts.
Rumor has it that Santa might make an appearance! We did spot Ellen DeGeneres shopping in Field + Fort’s fabulous annex for furnishings for her new home – she’ll do in a pinch if Santa gets jammed up or caught in traffic.
“Winterland in Summerland” will take place on Saturday, December 5 with most activities occurring between 11 am and 4 pm.