On Saturday, December 9th the fun continues with Soup N’ Santa from 11am to 2pm! There will be multiple nonprofits handing out free soup (donations are appreciated), the chance to visit with Santa, kids activities, live music, sleigh rides, local shopping and store specials, and more. Your furry friend is invited again for visits with Santa as well.
In conjunction with Oakland’s Great Small Town Christmas Event, the House of Hope, Bucks for Hope Drive will take place on Saturday, December 9th from 9am-noon. To contribute to this worthy cause, bring your cash donations to Second Street in downtown Oakland. The House of Hope prefers cash donations; however, will accept non-perishable food items as well. Started in 1978, by Chuck Nolan, the food drive has raised over $65,000 in donations and over 80 pickup loads of food.
And while you're shopping, don't forget to look for the elf! The Lucky Elf promotion in downtown Oakland continues through Monday, December 19th. For every $25 spent in participating Oakland stores you visit, you receive a chance to win a variety of local gifts.