Thursday: Celebrate the Season During the 2012 Cortland Holiday Stroll

Holiday Stroll

Holiday Stroll

In Bernal Heights, the legend is handed down from generation to generation: Once upon a time, a proud race of druids lived in the Dominion of Bernalwood. Each year during late autumn, our ancient Bernal ancestors would gather on the street we now call Cortland to celebrate the arrival of the rains and the season of lights.

Fast-forward several thousand years, and the Bernal Business Association has revived this hallowed ritual, in the form of the glamorous Cortland Holiday Stroll. The 2012 Edition happens this Thursday, December 6, from 6 to 9 pm:

Guess what – we’re back!
And this year the stroll will kick off our theme for 2012:

THIS HOLIDAY SHOP LOCAL

So even after the stroll has finished you’ll be seeing our fabulous poster all around the neighborhood highlighting all our wonderful merchants in Bernal who can help with ALL of your holiday season shopping!

  • Lots of live music
  • Refreshments, treats, samples and wine tasting
  • Special offers and competitions
  • Holiday costume contest for your dog!
  • And of course, more than 30 of our local businesses will be open late from 6pm through 9pm so you can take a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood without all the crazy downtown crowds and get your Holiday Shopping done a little early.

So wrap up warm and come and support your local merchants while having some seasonal fun at the 3rd Annual Bernal Heights Holiday Stroll!

UPDATE: Neigbbor Michael brings word of parallel festivities happening in the Bernalwood/La Lengua Liminal Zone:

Western border merchants are joining in the Bernal Heights Holiday Stroll on “Twelve-Six-Twelve.” From 6pm to Midnight, Juri McCorkle & Jason Marcucci welcome you to Dell’Uva at 3235 Mission Street, betw. 29th & Fair. “The Keys” jazz combo plays at 7:30pm. Delicious tapas, select wines, family-friendly ambiance. Jen pours complimentary Trinitas Cellas wine from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Stop in at Stephanie’s 31 RAX clothing emporium at Mission & 29th on your way down the Hill.

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PHOTOS: Holiday Stroll 2012, by Telstar Logistics

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7 Responses to Thursday: Celebrate the Season During the 2012 Cortland Holiday Stroll

  1. Kevin Krueger says:

    Thursday is the 6th not the 8th

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Michael David Nolan says:

    Western border merchants are joining in the Bernal Heights Holiday Stroll on “Twelve-Six-Twelve.” From 6pm to Midnight, Juri McCorkle & Jason Marcucci welcome you to Dell’Uva at 3235 Mission Street, betw. 29th & Fair. “The Keys” jazz combo plays at 7:30pm. Delicious tapas, select wines, family-friendly ambiance. Jen pours complimentary Trinitas Cellas wine from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Stop in at Stephanie’s 31 RAX clothing emporium at Mission & 29th on your way down the Hill.

  3. SAB says:

    For the record, I’ve patronized Cortland regularly since I moved here in ’98. I used to buy many xmas gifts (and birthday gifts throughout the year) at Red Hill Books. One year I gave my brother 10 rentals at Four Star, another a gift certificate to Progressive Grounds. With the closing/transtion of Red Hill, I’m left wondering: What choices remain? Unless my shopping list includes a succulent, or cute trinket or candle, or organic/exotic food delicacies, or re-use children’s clothing, what is there to shop locally for the holidays? This is not a complaint about the wonderful merchants on Cortland. This is a cry to local Bernalites that we need to do better to ensure the health and variety of our merchant corridor. When a succulent store expands but an independent bookstore moves on, something isn’t quite right about our shopping patterns, Happy holidays!

  4. Arno says:

    Here is a more detailed map that highlight where the fun is happening on Thursday:

    http://bernalbusiness.org/annual-holiday-stroll/

    What is Bernal Heights offering? This Stroll is a great way to discover the treasures.

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