Holiday Guide 2017: For the Grown-Ups

Adulting can be such a drain! Give yourself some “me” time by participating in any of these activities and forget about your shopping list for at least an hour! You know you deserve it…



Through Dec 12th, Barre Defined is an official Toys for Tots drop-off location! Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate in studio and receive a FREE class for yourself, or gift it to a friend! Class must be used within 30 days.

*Gift certificates are always available! Call or stop by the studio to purchase – they make the best stocking stuffers!


Prodigal Sons & Daughters hosts their First Annual Holiday Punch-Off Contest at Cornerstone Covenant Church, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Who makes the best non-alcoholic holiday punch?? Come sample yummy offerings from around the community and find out who will be crowned the first Prodigal Sons & Daughters Holiday Punch Champion! 

DEC 11

Stained Glass Art @ Turlock Public Library, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join the Turlock Library for a fun class that will showcase easy to learn techniques to stain glass. Participants will create unique ornaments suitable for any occasion!

This program is designed for ages 16 and up.

DEC 11-17

Balanced Books will be hosting a Digital Scavenger Hunt on Facebook the week of 12/11 – 12/17!

Every day, they will post an obscure picture of a landmark around town – the first person to guess the landmark or location correctly will be entered into a drawing to win a gift basket full of items/ gift cards to local retailers and restaurants!

**The 1st place basket will be a $200 value and the 2nd place basket will be a $100 value! Winners announced on Monday 12/18 via Facebook Live

DEC 13

Paint Nite @ Los Gallos Mexican Restaurant, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Mexican food, wine, and painting with your closest friends? Sign up ASAP!

Mix Mingle & Make, benefiting Soroptimist of Turlock @ Emporium, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Mix & mingle with wine & cheese!

DEC 14-23

Ranch of Holidays Ugly Sweater Contests @ Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, @7:30 pm There will be a nightly contest at 7:30pm so don’t be afraid to go all out! Winners will get prizes from the Stocking Stuffer Central vendors!

DEC 15
Rancho Sisquoc Wine Tasting @ Village Fresh Market, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Village Fresh Market will be hosting a wine tasting that features Santa Maria, CA’s Rancho Sisquoc wine! Come try one of their local wines on Friday, December 15.

DEC 17

Santas, Sleighs and Spirits @ The Udder Place, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Come out to the Udder Place for live music, a photo booth, food, fun, and more! Bring a new, unwrapped gift and receive a free drink ticket! All proceeds benefit the Salvation Army’s Christmas Toy Drive.

DEC 21

Paint Nite Pizza Factory @ Pizza Factory, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Take a break from all of the shopping and treat yourself to a wine & paint sesh! Oh, and PIZZA!

DEC 22

Corbin Cash Liquor Tasting @ Village Fresh Market, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

On Dec. 22, Village Fresh Market will be hosting a liqueur tasting from a local distillery. Come try their Sweet Potato Liqueur, Sweet Potato vodka, and Merced Rye Whiskey from 3-6pm.

DEC 31

New Years Eve Celebration @ The Grand Cru, 8:00 pm

New Years Eve with Jeff Ricketts & The Dirt Road Band @ The Udder Place, 10:00 pm

*Please note the Holiday Guide will be updated regularly as new information is received. Have something to contribute? Please email [email protected]

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