The first annual Hawthorne Holiday Stroll takes place on Thursday, December 9 2010.
From the press release:
The 1st Annual Hawthorne Holiday Stroll features extended business hours for Hawthorne merchants, live music and entertainment, complimentary snacks and hot drinks, neighborhood carolers, and kid friendly festivities. Come check out Portland’s original “shop local” district with over a hundred businesses that are dedicated to the ideals of community involvement and making Hawthorne a desirable place to work, shop, and live. Get ready, get set, shop local!
This year the Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association is teaming up with Impact NW (www.impactnw.org) to facilitate a living holiday tree auction in conjunction with the Hawthorne Holiday Stroll. Impact NW has been providing emergency food and help to people in need for 36 years and serve over 65,000 people in the Portland Metro area yearly. Hawthorne businesses will help decorate the holiday trees and provide a raffle ticket (with purchase) throughout the month leading up to the event. Participating stores will donate a portion of sales to Impact NW.
Enjoy live music, carolers, free hot cider and cocoa, holiday movies and family activities inside the heated tent at 36th and Hawthorne from 6pm until 9pm.