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.

Out of Office for the Holidays

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 UnionWest 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 openin person and onlinewith 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

*Extended thru December*
We are teaming up with community partners and volunteers to distribute thousands of fresh, healthy, restaurant-made meals to anyone in need.
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

*Schedule Note*

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

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More Help: Check out Our COVID-19 Community Resource Directory

Section Spotlight: Food Access Resources

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