The City of Hayward will hold the “Light Up the Season” celebration on Thursday from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
The tree lighting ceremony will be in the rotunda at City Hall located at 777 B Street. The holiday celebration will include entertainment, an ice-skating rink, photos with Santa Claus and children’s rides.
The Salvation Army will be serving coffee and cocoa and St. Rose Hospital will be giving free flu shots to children. Listed below are the merchants offering discounts and refreshments to attendees:
2525 Vintage Modern: 22600 Foothill Boulevard; 20% off all clothing; free gift with purchases; free candy.
Ana A Skin Care Spa: 1037 B Street; #C; Free consultations; 20% off for first-timers; 10% off on product; serving coffee, tea and hot cocoa.
Doc’s Wine Shop: 22570 Foothill Boulevard; 5% off purchases; 10% off all six & match cases; bottle of wine free with purchases over $100.
It Is Vapor 5: 1013 B Street; 10% off products from 5 to 8:30 p.m.; serving hot apple cider and finger goodies.
Neumanali: 742 B Street; Bring in an unwrapped toy for the Firefighters' Toy Drive and receive a free 'sparkling' beverage and appetizer.
Nu Revelations: 22431 Foothill Boulevard; Everything on sale; cookies and refreshments; carol singing.
Oh, What a Find: 924 A Street; 10% off sale throughout the season.
Shark Shack: 871 B Street; Seasonal tamales; hot chocolate , champurrado and Mexican pastries.
Snappy’s Café: 978 A Street; 50% off pumpkin latte and peppermint mocha.
Something Sweet: 1049 B Street; Holiday cookies; free mini caramel apple with purchase, hot chocolate.
St. Gabriel’s Catholic Books & Gifts: 946 B Street; 1 to 20% off all merchandise; cookies
The Bistro: 1001 B Street; The Brewers Brass playing Christmas songs; chestnuts roasting on an open fire.
The Book Shop: 1007 B Street; 10% off any purchase except Kobo’s; hot spiced cider and cookies; seasonal favorites by saxophone quartet Saxtime.
Valley Antiques: 828 B Street; Serving cookies, hot cider, coffee; holiday music.
Vintage Alley: 1037 B Street; 10% off entire purchase; hot chocolate; snacks, live singing by The Arnott Sisters 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Yogurt Hill: 1081 B Street; Large hot chocolate float for $2; 50% off all frozen yogurt purchases; sugarless options available.
The celebration will happen on B Street between Mission Boulevard and City Hall Plaza.