Melissa Rea Concord Chamber

Put Concord on your ­holiday destination plan

Melissa Rea Concord ChamberCONCORD, CA (Dec. 11, 2021) — It is that time of year again when we gather with loved ones for the holidays and create new memories. This may have seemed difficult over the last year and a half, especially with friends and family who are out of town, but the holiday cheer is here and our community is ready to celebrate.

Between community holiday events and plenty of shopping, celebrating in Concord can be part of your tradition.

The holidays have become synonymous with shopping, and spending your dollars locally helps keep our community’s economy strong and businesses thriving. With three major shopping centers in Concord, you no doubt will be able to find the perfect gift for your family, friends, coworkers – anyone you need to shop for. There are many small businesses in Concord to support and find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts.

Holiday elf

Keep a look out for Holly, the chamber’s holiday elf who landed in town on Dec. 1. For the third year, Holly will enjoy visiting a variety of businesses around town and sharing her daily journey on the chamber’s social media platforms. You may pick up some inspirations for gifts and activities for your friends and family before she flies away on her sleigh Dec. 24.

There are many events and fun things to do right in our own backyard. Don’t forget to get your photos with Santa at Sunvalley Shopping Center or practice your spins while ice skating at the Veranda. Santa will don some Warriors gear for a holiday fan fest at the Willows 5-7 p.m. Dec. 14. They will have the game broadcast on a screen, too.

The holidays may have shifted gears over the past couple of years, but Concord still has the spirit. Grab your friends and family and make some new memories without the stress of travel.

Melissa Rea is Director of Operations & Marketing for the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.