Our first COVID19-safe holiday activity happened on Saturday and it was magnificently magical (scroll down for the full story!).
The holiday cheer continues with festive decorations now lining Macdonald Avenue and the virtual Downtown Holiday Festival this Wednesday, December 16! Storytime with Santa starts at 6pm and A Richmond Nutcracker takes the stage at 6:30pm. RSVP to watch via Zoom (and chat live with the North Pole) or tune in via YouTube Live.
To rest, reflect, and safely spend time with loved ones, Richmond Main Street will be closed from Monday, December 21 – Friday, January 1. Our newsletters, blog posts, and social media will be taking a break as well. We look forward to returning on January 4, 2021 and seeing everyone in the New Year! Thank you all for your continued support, engagement, and belief in the power of a revitalized Downtown.
Stay Safe & Happy Holidays!
~Team Richmond Main Street
Main Street Presents
When Santa Claus Came to Rich City
On Saturday, December 12, Santa Claus came to Rich City! 22 volunteers made 140 stops, delivering goodie bags–filled with small toys, new books, fresh fruit, candy canes, family resource materials, and a special invite to the virtual Downtown Holiday Festival–and a bit of holiday magic to 300 Richmond youngsters…the joy is immeasurable!
Thank you to all our Santa Helpers, individual donors, and sponsors: Travis Credit Union, West County Reads, and City of Richmond!
Shop Small All Season (and Year) Long
The holidays and gift giving season is here! Our Richmond-owned businesses are open–in person and online–with lots of great, unique items.
Did you know? For every dollar spent at a locally-owned business, $.68 stays in the community. So when you shop at your favorite indie gift shop, restaurant, retail store, or barbershop, you are actively supporting other local businesses, generating sales tax revenue, and helping to provide jobs for residents.
Remember to #ShopSmall all season–and all year–long!
Richmond Main Street Meal Giveaway Program
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: RPAL parking lot, entrance on 23rd Street
How: Drive thru pick-up & walk-ins OK; Masks required for service.
More info: Call (510) 621-1221
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the December 15 giveaway has been cancelled.
December 31 will be the final meal distribution date for 2020 and until further notice.
Interested in Helping Out?
Volunteer, Donate, or Both!
Guides & Resources
Shop Local Safely
Learn How: 7 Ways to Support Local Safely
Shop Local: Downtown Businesses Directory
Top COVID19 Resources for Small Business & Residents
- EXTENDED Contra Costa County Rent Freeze & Eviction Moratorium
- LATEST HEALTH ORDER December 4 Stay-At-Home Order & Face Covering Rules
- GET TESTED FREE COVID Testing for All County Residents Call 1 (844) 421-0804
- FREE FLU SHOTS Now available at all County COVID19 testing sites
- Richmond Cares Hotline Call (510) 620-6700, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
For Small Businesses
- DON’T MISS December 4 Small Business Mailer
- NEW GRANTS Contra Costa County Micro-Enterprise Relief Fund
- GET LOCAL HELP COVID-19 Navigation Call Center: 1 (833) 320-1919, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm
More Help: Check out Our COVID-19 Community Resource Directory
Section Spotlight: Food Access Resources