One More Pre-Christmas Day for Alameda Shoppers, as Special Events Continue


Alameda Towne Centre is staging some final Christmas-themed activities for kids as part of this year’s last big holiday shopping day, Friday, December 24.

From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., children can make balloon creations with Mr. Shaps. And from 12 to 2 p.m., they can enjoy a “Cotton Candy Express” sing-a-long.

The events will take place in Santa’s Workshop, on the west side of the mall near Kohl’s.

On the other side of town, Webster Street’s Winter Island continues through the end of the month.

The next event is set to take place on Sunday, December 26, with a lounge-music gathering starting at 6:30 p.m. at Webster and Pacific Avenue. DJ Cutso and friends will lead the fun evening, which includes a discussion about DJ work and demonstrations.

Guests with same-day receipts from Alameda businesses get in for free.

Starting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 27, a swing concert is planned, featuring Stompy Jones, who is known for jumpin’ rhythm and retro style.

The opening band that night is the Hi-Rhythm Huslters, and in between bands, DJ Tanoa “Samoa Boy” will be spinning vinyl records.

Janet Levaux