November is an exciting month on the Mendocino Coast. It’s the beginning of the holiday season and time for fun, festive shopping, dining, and entertainment. Local residents love the weather at this time of year. From foggy mornings to sunny afternoons (we’re still waiting for some blustery rainstorms), and spectacular sunsets, its the perfect time to plan a visit.
Holiday Season and Shopping
Enjoy holiday shopping with a kick-off on Shop Small Saturday, November 24. This is a day our merchants roll out the red carpet, and our local stores are decked out with holiday finery and a unique selection of splendid gift options. Sterling silver jewelry, semi-precious stones, amethyst crystals, and more at The Quarry. Frame your favorite family photo or art piece at The Frame Mill. Don’t miss the Coast Cat Project and support cat rescue while discovering ornaments, cat-themed gifts, and adoptable cats for a very Meowy Catmas! Check the link above for more participating stores, and get ready for some seriously fun shopping. Also participating in Shop Small is Dragonfly Wellness Center, a professional full-service cannabis dispensary—visit their new location at Dirt Cheap near the roundabout.
Holiday Season and More Shopping
We’re lucky to have the Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair on November 23-24 at the Mendocino Art Center. This is their 59th year with a wonderful holiday season event. Choose one-of-a-kind gifts from 32 artists: ceramics, jewelry, photography, paintings, wood, textiles, hats, baskets, furniture, leather goods, and more. Free admission and festive food and drink for all attendees. Balkan Art and Design will be on view at Pacific Textile Arts through November 27. Find them at the east end of Laurel Street, 450 Alger Street. Gallery hours are limited, so check with them first: 707-964-5279.
Holiday Season Activities