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The City of Saratoga offices will be closed from Thursday, November 27 to Friday, November 28, 2014 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, December 1, 2014.|
Start the holidays with a one-of-a-kind Saratoga tradition with a Dickens twist! The 13th annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Wine Stroll will take place in Saratoga Village the evening after Thanksgiving. The event includes activities for all ages and interests. |
Enjoy the Tree Lighting Ceremony with Mayor Emily Lo and the Marshall Lane Mustang Chorale, sample wines from local wineries, and explore Saratoga Village's many businesses and shops. Many of the downtown businesses will be holding an open house and hosting refreshments for visitors. Additionally, those looking for unique holiday gifts can take advantage of extended shopping hours at the Village's unique shops. The event will also include free horse-drawn carriage rides, kid's fun zone, Christmas caroling and bell ringers, crafts for children, and more.
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In an effort to help families in need this holiday season, the City of Saratoga is proud to announce that it is hosting its annual Food and Toy Drive. Food will be collected until Friday, December 19, and will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. Toys will be collected until Wednesday, December 17, and will be donated to Sacred Heart Community Service.|
Food items in demand include canned tuna, peanut butter, baked beans, canned nuts, powdered milk, 100% juice in boxes or cans, and canned vegetables and fruits. Other requested food items include boxed pasta, rice, cereal, and canned soups and stews.
This year, Sacred Heart Community Service's goal is to provide 16,500 toys, bicycles, and books to children in need. It is requesting non-violent toys for infants up to teenagers. Toys should be new and unwrapped.
Both food and toys can be dropped off at the Joan Pisani Community Center, 19655 Allendale Avenue; or the City Manager's Office, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue. Additional drop off locations for food include the Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Avenue; and Saratoga Senior Center, 19655 Allendale Avenue. Toys will also be accepted at the Saratoga Historical Museum, 20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road.
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