This Thanksgiving…break tradition! Spend the day with your family and sleep in on “Black Friday.” Forget getting out of bed to be in line at the mall at 3 am, only to be pushed and shoved by a frenzied mob fighting over the small quantities of the advertised “Bargains” that the Big Box Stores use to lure you in. Is that really the spirit of Christmas anyway? Instead, do something different this year and experience “Plaid Friday” in beautiful Amador County. Enjoy a day leisurely shopping in one-of-a-kind boutiques and galleries, dine in amazing restaurants, and taste fine wine. De-stress your holidays this year, make a lifetime memory with your family and find incredible and unique gifts at the same time! “Plaid Friday” was started in 2008 by Oakland gallery owner Kerri Johnson. She decided that, rather than avoiding Black Friday altogether, shoppers could use this opportunity to support their local stores. She created Plaid Friday as a small, independent business approach to holiday sales.
Amador County’s “Plaid Friday” is fun and, yes...full of bargains! Visit Amador City, Ione, Jackson and Sutter Creek. Wear plaid to show your support of small businesses and independents and receive great in-store discounts or specials.You can visit www.touramador.com for a list of participating businesses and special discounts OR just come to our friendly towns and explore. We guarantee that you will like what you find.
Plan to stay for the evenings, too. Amador County’s historic Gold Rush towns are decked out for the holidays with twinkling lights and small town festivities. Thanksgiving weekend, Jackson’s Main Street will host the annual old-fashioned “Christmas Delights” from 6 – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday, with Santa lighting the tree, costumed characters, music, fire dancers, carriage rides, and more.
The following weekend, Amador City comes alive with “Calico Christmas” on Saturday December 6, and Sutter Creek will host an “Old Fashioned Christmas Open House” Friday Dec. 5 and Saturday Dec 6th with the annual “Las Posadas Candlelight Walk”. Also, don’t miss Sutter Creek’s “Parade of Lights” the evening of December 13!
Free Carriage Rides in Sutter Creek on Dec 6th - 13th - and 20th weather permitting.
Make this your most memorable holiday season ever -- experience Amador County and enjoy your holiday shopping like never before. Bring your family, your friends, or just yourself and enjoy what the “Gold Country” has to offer. See you soon!
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