Sunday, October 29, 2017

16th Annual Children's Holiday Festival - Fri Dec 8

Friday, December 8
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Margaret Dalton Children's Center
975 Broadway, Jackson

First 5 Amador's 16th Annual Children's Holiday Festival will be held on Friday, December 8 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Experience "Winter Festivals Around the World" as you visit booths representing different countries, featuring each country's holiday traditions. Join us for activities, music, snacks, Santa & Mrs. Claus, holiday entertainment, and community resources.
This event is FREE - bring the whole family! Food donations for the Interfaith Food Bank are encouraged. For more information, please call First 5 Amador at 257-1092.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Music and old-fashioned street entertainment light up "Christmas Delights" Open House in Jackson - Nov 24 & 25

JACKSON, CA - Thanksgiving weekend, gather up the family, invite your friends and neighbors, and join the community as the spirit of the holidays brightens downtown Jackson’s annual Plaid Friday and Christmas Delights Open House, Friday and Saturday, November 24 and 25, 6-9 p.m.

Friday morning, skip the lines and hassle of Black Friday at the mall and head out with your gift list for the annual “Plaid Friday Amador” kick-off to the shopping season!  Enjoy “Plaid Only” discounts when you wear plaid and shop in friendly local businesses. Throw on that plaid scarf, grab your best deal-loving-shop-till-you-drop friends and get the Plaid Friday shopping guide to discounts at

Photo by Jessica Blankenship
Christmas Delights festivities begin Friday and Saturday at 6 pm when Santa lights the town Christmas Tree at Jackson Fire Department and then rides in a horse-drawn carriage down Main Street to the historic National Hotel. Meet Santa in the hotel lobby for wish lists and free photos from 6-9 pm Friday and Saturday, and Meghan O’Keefe will entertain little ones with her delightful Elfin Christmas show.

Free horse-drawn carriage rides both evenings, live music, and strolling Father Christmas add old-fashioned fun to Main Street. Mrs. Claus reads holiday stories to children at Hein & Co. Bookstore on Friday evening.

Photo by Steve Farrell

Photo by Steve Farrell
“A Children’s Christmas at The Hub” returns this year! On Friday and Saturday, 11 am – 8 pm, and Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm, kids can visit with Santa, play on a gigantic bounce house, games and create gifts or shop at Santa’s Gift Shop for family and friends at the Hub (above Hein & Co. Books, entrance on California Street). A $5 donation the door benefits ACRA’s youth programs. See ACRA’s website,, for details.

The whole family will enjoy the cheerful holiday atmosphere as Jackson’s downtown merchants pull out all the stops to make this year’s Christmas Delights something special. In addition to keeping their doors open after hours on both nights and offering refreshments, shopkeepers will offer holiday specials to visitors browsing through festively-decorated gift shops and specialty stores!

Photo by Steve Farrell
Photo by Jessica Blankenship
Start off your holiday season with a treasured downtown Jackson tradition -- Plaid Friday, Christmas Delights, and A Children’s Christmas at The Hub!
Sponsored by the Amador Chamber of Commerce Jackson Promotion Committee,, The National Hotel, ACRA and hosted by Jackson’s downtown merchants.

Monday, October 16, 2017

A Children’s Christmas at The Hub - Nov 24-26

A Christmas event with games, trains, activities, bounce houses, table games, Santa’s gift shop, Chistmas crafts, and photobooth with Santa!
Weekend Of Christmas Delights – Friday (Nov. 24) & Saturday (Nov. 25) from 11:00am-8:00pm and Sunday (Nov. 26) from 11:00am-6:00pm
The Hub (206 B Main St, Jackson)
$5 suggested donation per person at the door
For more information, please contact ACRA by Phone (209-223-6349), E-mail (, or Facebook (