Concord’s festive ­season of ­community, cheer and giving

Clockwise from left: Kristina’s Balm Shop joined other local vendors for Concord’s Saturday Night market on Salvio Street last week. Santa and helpers paid a visit to the Veranda Shopping center to spread holiday cheer. Rachel Dunn Chocolates has an amazing Giant Carmel Apple for the holidays.

CONCORD, CA (Dec. 8, 2023) — As the year nears its end, the twinkling lights and bustling activities signal the arrival of the holiday season in Concord. For many, it’s a time to gather with friends and family, relax, shop and indulge in the joys unique to this time of year.

Concord offers an array of experiences this December and beyond. Among these treasures are captivating art installations curated by Local Edition Creative that you can find all over Concord. They recently installed three illuminated sculptures in and around downtown. Notably, the Concord Historical Society showcases enchanting giraffe sculptures, a personal favorite of mine and worth a look.

Downtown Concord ignites with vibrant energy during the Salvio Street Night Market, a weekly event held 5-9 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 23. This outdoor market dazzles with local talent showcasing crafts, apparel and more, creating a unique space for shopping locally.

Moreover, Concord’s malls, including Sun Valley, the Willows, Park-n-Shop and the Veranda, transform into hubs of entertainment and shopping, inviting residents to partake in the season’s delights. Shoppers can explore an assortment of activities, from dining to leisurely shopping and people-watching sessions, ensuring a fun time for all.

For those seeking a touch of local charm, Visit Concord’s visitors center offers a wide selection of retail options featuring Concord-themed merchandise, Rachel Dunn Chocolates and captivating artworks by local talents. The website serves as an invaluable guide, providing a detailed calendar of events and activities in the area.

Spirit of giving

Beyond revelry and good cheer, Concord aims to unite its community in the spirit of giving. The focus is on gathering donations, fostering a sense of togetherness and support among its residents.
Businesses and organizations interested in learning more about the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce are encouraged to connect via phone at 925-685-1181, visit or personally visit the office at 2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite 200 in Concord.

As the holiday season unfolds, Concord sparkles with events, opportunities and goodwill gestures, inviting all to partake in the city’s vibrant spirit and embrace the joys of the season.

Contact the chamber in person at 2280 Diamond Blvd. Suite 200, Concord, or call 925-685-1181. Learn more about what the chamber offers businesses, our events and how we can work together at