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Valencia Shops Host Holiday Cookie Crawl

Merchants along Valencia Street have once again organized a holiday cookie crawl down the street, and are offering holiday deals as well as sweet treats on Saturday, Dec 3. Proceeds from cookie sales will go to 826 Valencia. Here’s a list of participating businesses and what they have in store for holiday shoppers: Dijital Fix Mission Bicycle Co.  – Free gift...
Holiday Decorations. Photo by Jamie Goldberg

SF’s Mission District is Bursting With Holiday Events

The Mission is full of opportunities to get into the holiday spirit, whether it’s through theater, dance, and art or just by getting your holiday shopping done – here’s an updated list of the events that remain: Mittens and Mistletoe opens December 18 at Dance Mission Theater. The show is a lighthearted circus-inspired program featuring everything from clowns to juggling to...
Maria curses her bad luck finding shelter in San Francisco in La Posarela.

Mary and Joseph Seek Shelter in SF Mission

Take one traditional nativity story. Swap Bethlehem for San Francisco, add two parts devil and henchman, one choir, a dash of Latin rhythm, and top with one piñata. Let the mixture mature, then enjoy one saucy, political holiday performance called La Posarela (a mashup of la posada and la pastorela, both traditional nativity stories). Both script writer Carlos Barón, who plays...
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Holiday Block Party Tonight!

The Christmas countdown has begun. But where to find something for grandma with her taste for indie clothing design?  How about cousin Ed who likes single origin coffee? Your niece Fantasia who wants a little known punk band on vinyl? A new bike basket for your fixie? Any or all of those things can be found along Valencia Street and tonight the Valencia...

You’re on Holiday, But Parking Isn’t

The omnipresent forces of parking control are blind to the holidays, so, even though your four-day weekend has you in a haze of giddy glee, it’s business as usual for our friends at the SF Department of Parking and Traffic. Parking enforcement officers hand out upwards of $250,000 worth of citations per day in San Francisco, and long weekends are traditionally...
Image shows Marco Senghor outside his restuarant.

Get Stuffed: Holiday Eats in the Mission

It’s said that the holiday season is about peace on earth and good will to men, but the holidays wouldn’t be the holidays without food. We here at Mission Local want to help you stuff yourself with tasty comestibles and impress your visiting family members with local treats, so we prepared this guide to some holiday eats in the Mission....
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Jingle Bells, but Few Holiday Sales in the Mission

If you think you’re going catch great holiday sales in the Mission after Thanksgiving, here’s what Mission retail stores have to say about that: Those are for department stores. “We almost never have sales,” said Ginno Bergunio, store manager for Self Edge clothing at 714 Valencia St. Last year was the first time they had a 10 percent Black Friday...