It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette Holiday Celebration

THANK YOU for Making the Holidays Bright!

It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette Holiday Celebration is presented by the Lafayette Chamber, and sponsored by local Lafayette Realtor the Dana Green Team and Branagh Development, who together along with the City of Lafayette are also sponsoring the environmentally-friendly downtown Lafayette twinkle lights for the holiday season.


The Lafayette Chamber bar served drinks donated from Coca Cola, Headlands Brewing Company, and Canyon Club Brewery. Running the bar was Lafayette Chamber board members and volunteers Tom and Megan Schnurr, Sequoia Signs; John McCormick, Lamorinda Music; Reid Edwards; Don Tatzin; Jeremy Steel, Steel Chiropractic; Brian Aiello, Pinnacle Apparel & Promotions; Kathy Merchant; Matt Pease; Fred Steingraf, Edward Jones, and Christine Raymond, Greet Lafayette. And thank you Dennis Garrison, Oakwood Athletic Club, for lighting up the bar!

We enjoyed food/drinks and snacks from Sideboard Lafayette, Hollie’s Homegrown, Halal Bites of Chicago, Lola’s Sweet Treats, The Lafayette Park Theater, Rotary Club of Lamorinda Sunrise and the AAUW-OML Ambassadors for STEM.

Kids activities and photo ops from Peter Pan Foundation, Mrs. Claus (Grace Dixon), All Ages Recreation Downtown and the Community Foundation of Lafayette and the Lafayette Express Train hosted by the Fun and Game Experts.

Special thanks to Old Betsy and the Lafayette History Society, Larry Blodgett (Blodgett’s Abbey Carpet & Flooring), Mike Raffo (driver) and John Kennett from the LHS Board. Always a pleasure to see Old Betsy in action! Tree provided by East Bay Nursery.

Sincere thanks to Amy Coombe and Branagh Development staff for securing and lighting the tree! To Dana Green and Todd Green, Jennifer Ries, Lauren Woolsey, and Ginny Peterson for decorating the Plaza!

Thank you AJ Rogers, New You Dance Center, for the stage sound and lights and the photo booth! Thank you Dennis Markam, Town Hall Theatre, for being our MC along side Ginny W. Quell. Thank you for welcoming us all to the event, City of Lafayette Mayor, Carl Anduri. Thank you to our entertainers Lafayette Nursery School, Myeve Capozzi Vocal Training Studio, New You Dance Center / Lafayette Recreation Kids, Performing Academy, Stanley Middle School Chorus, Town Hall Theatre, Acalanes High School Choir, and New You Dance Center.

Holiday Wreaths were for sale from Scout BSA Troop 204. Thank you Troop 204, Troop 402, and volunteers from National Charity League, Boys Team Charity, Acalanes Key Club and Acalanes High School. Thank you Molly Dougherty, Riley Regan, and Tim Regan, One Toyota of Oakland, for their tremendous help setting up, running and taking down the event!

And thank you to our local 3rd grade teachers who facilitated the gratitude cards that were decorated by students from the Lafayette School District, St. Perpetua School and Contra Costa Jewish Day School.

And thank you to our media promoters: Minuteman Press Lafayette, Grapevine Coupon Book, Lamorinda Weekly, Your Town Monthly and Greet Lafayette.

View photos from Lafayette Chamber staff HERE>
View photos from Jeff Heyman/Lamorinda Weekly (credit @heymanfoto) HERE>

December 3, 2023 - It's a Wonderful Life in Lafayette Holiday Celebration