bowsChristmas?

Glance around. Do you see signs that the winter holiday is rapidly approaching? Because we sure do!

The Christmas season is great — don’t get us wrong, we love the little lights, the carols, the glittery ornaments, that scent of fresh pine — but it’s great after Thanksgiving. Halloween was a matter of days ago and Turkey Day is still a few weeks away. We can’t start singing “Frosty the Snowman” until after the pumpkin pies have been demolished and the leftover turkey sandwiches finished!

street fairBut take a little stroll down Telegraph Ave. and you’ll think that we’re days away from Santa’s annual visit. read more »


Last year's fair.Tie dye!

So make your time … for the 26th annual Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair. Yes, it is upon us and–as evidenced by the fact that the fair was still bumping earlier today–people will be out there selling crafty things and other whatnot, rain or shine.

Vendors will be lining the famed thoroughfare from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. again tomorrow, and on Dec. 19, 20, 23 and 24. Now would be the time to load up on unique gifts, sure to impress upon your grandparents just how “Berkeley” you’ve become since you left for college. Didgeridoos and henna for everyone!

Image Sources: Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair website (top); Jill Cowan (right)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair [Site]