Holiday Shine and Dine in Fort Bragg

We all know that the entire month of December is going to fly by with a host of local activities, including delicious dining opportunities. All of our local restaurants are decorating with holiday finery and preparing special menus throughout the month. A Blue Collar Winemaker Dinner on December 12 at Cucina Verona features a threecourse […]
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Cafe Verona Fort BraggWe all know that the entire month of December is going to fly by with a host of local activities, including delicious dining opportunities. All of our local restaurants are decorating with holiday finery and preparing special menus throughout the month. A Blue Collar Winemaker Dinner on December 12 at Cucina Verona features a threecourse menu for just $18 to pair with Seebass Family Wines at $6 per glass. Looks like an economical way to enjoy some holiday revelry and great food. Many of our local restaurants will be open on Christmas Eve, including Cucina Verona, Cafe One, Eggheads Restaurant, Laurel Deli, Home Style Cafe, Takas Japanese, and Silvers at the Wharf. Christmas Day both Cucina Verona and Takas will be open in Fort Bragg. Restaurants in Mendocino, Little River, Albion, and Westport are also open either on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce has a list of holiday restaurant openings along the coast from Westport to Albion River. For Details: Click here

Christmas Concerts and Entertainment
Opportunities for local music and entertainment abound. Headlands Coffeehouse has live music every evening and The Mendocino Ballet will be performing Les Patineurs and Clara’s Dream at Cotton Auditorium this Saturday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasGloriana Musical Theatre Company will showcase the heart warming classic A Charlie Brown Christmas from December 7-16, and Eagles Hall is the place to be on December 22 for the Green Fields Wacky Winter Wonderland event (ages 18 and up), featuring an ugly sweater contest, drinks, food photos with Santa for all the grown up “kids” and more. Doors open at 8:30 and show starts at 9:00 p.m.

North Coast Brewing Company’s Sequoia Room is hosting Christmas at the Sequoia Room with jazz standards from The Great American Songbook on December 23, featuring the Dorian May Trio, with Dorian and Dorothea May, Gabe Yanez, and Sharon Garner on vocals. Two shows at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. No cover, but reservations are recommended for this dinner show.

This Holiday Season Don’t Forget the Art
Edgewater GalleryPlease explore all of our local art galleries and boutiques for a wide variety of gift ideas. Partner’s Gallery on Franklin has a very special selection this year of beautifully crafted wooden houses, rolling pins, board games, bots, wheeled toys, lidded felt boxes, necklaces, pins, fruit and vegetable parchment jewelry, illustrated clocks, enameled copper bowls, and much more. Northcoast Artist’s Gallery, Edgewater Gallery, and the Mendocino Coast Photographer’s Gallery are great places to find the works of local and regional artists.
Other Kinds of Gift Shopping
Haywire Fort BraggOther great gift ideas can be found at the Point Cabrillo Gift Shop, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Gift Shop, CV Starr Center, Ricochet Ranch and Liquid Fusion Kayaking (what about a gift certificate or membership for year-long enjoyment?). Other interesting stops include the Glass Museum, Noyo Center for Marine Science, Glass Fire Gallery, or Ananse Village, specializing in fair trade African fabrics, textiles, baskets and jewelry. Pet lovers might find the perfect gift for pets (or other pet lovers) at Fort Bragg Feed and Pet or Mendo Dog (get your pooch a spa day). Haywire is a good bet for interesting gifts for modern cowboys and cowgirls – get them in the right gear for a horseback riding adventure at Ricochet Ranch! My goodness…once you start thinking about it, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would want to be anywhere else but Fort Bragg this holiday season. It’s magic in December here.
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2 comments

  1. Rita Bradt

    Will any Fort Bragg Restaurants be open on December 25?

    1. Hi Rita,
      Click here for a list of restaurants open during the holidays: http://mendocinocoast.com/holiday-dining-guide

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