In Bernal Heights, the legend is handed down from generation to generation: Once upon a time, a proud race of druids lived in the Dominion of Bernalwood. Each year during late autumn, our ancient Bernal ancestors would gather on the street we now call Cortland to celebrate the arrival of the rains and the season of lights.
Fast-forward several thousand years, and the Bernal Business Association has revived this hallowed ritual, in the form of the glamorous Cortland Holiday Stroll. The 2012 Edition happens this Thursday, December 6, from 6 to 9 pm:
Guess what – we’re back!
And this year the stroll will kick off our theme for 2012:
THIS HOLIDAY SHOP LOCAL
So even after the stroll has finished you’ll be seeing our fabulous poster all around the neighborhood highlighting all our wonderful merchants in Bernal who can help with ALL of your holiday season shopping!
- Lots of live music
- Refreshments, treats, samples and wine tasting
- Special offers and competitions
- Holiday costume contest for your dog!
- And of course, more than 30 of our local businesses will be open late from 6pm through 9pm so you can take a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood without all the crazy downtown crowds and get your Holiday Shopping done a little early.
So wrap up warm and come and support your local merchants while having some seasonal fun at the 3rd Annual Bernal Heights Holiday Stroll!
UPDATE: Neigbbor Michael brings word of parallel festivities happening in the Bernalwood/La Lengua Liminal Zone:
Western border merchants are joining in the Bernal Heights Holiday Stroll on “Twelve-Six-Twelve.” From 6pm to Midnight, Juri McCorkle & Jason Marcucci welcome you to Dell’Uva at 3235 Mission Street, betw. 29th & Fair. “The Keys” jazz combo plays at 7:30pm. Delicious tapas, select wines, family-friendly ambiance. Jen pours complimentary Trinitas Cellas wine from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Stop in at Stephanie’s 31 RAX clothing emporium at Mission & 29th on your way down the Hill.
PHOTOS: Holiday Stroll 2012, by Telstar Logistics