Sunday, November 3, 2013

Santana Row November/December Updates

Santana Row November 2013 Happenings
And A Look Ahead to December and the New Year
Events, Promotions, New Openings at Silicon Valley’s Premier Destination

San Jose, CA (Oct. 30, 2013) – Happy holidays are on the way to The Row with the annual tree lighting ceremony, a Silicon Valley family tradition. In the spirit of giving, Santana Row hosts the “One Warm Coat” drive again this season as well as benefit events for Humane Society Silicon Valley and Second Harvest Food Bank. An eagerly anticipated retailer, C. Wonder, opens in time for a season of splendid shopping.

C. Wonder
Grand opening weekend, Nov. 1 and 2
C. Wonder offers a wide assortment of beautiful, versatile and spirited products for all areas of its customer’s life. The store includes women’s clothing, footwear, jewelry and accessories; housewares and home d├ęcor; personal electronics, great gifts and delightful surprises, such as the city bike. The collection is edited to offer solely must-haves - key items to enhance a room, refresh a wardrobe or inspire a memorable experience.
The 3,824 square-foot store at 377 Santana Row is a jubilant celebration of design and discovery for home and wardrobe and an inviting destination for shoppers. With breathtaking, always-changing window and floor displays, gorgeous decorative schemes, and intriguing surprises to uncover the world of C. Wonder is a sensory experience not to be missed.

Club One at Santana Row presents Sip n’ Shop for the Holidays
Nov. 8, 6 to 9 p.m.
Sip champagne and enjoy complimentary chair massages, salt and sugar rubs, acupuncture demos, complimentary hair and makeup touchups at this shop-and-pamper-yourself event. Also on hand are yoga and pilates experts and personal trainers who want to inspire you to stay fit and healthy through the holidays. A
boutique-style trunk show will feature consignment designer clothing, handbags and accessories. To RSVP and for more information, contact Marty Behler, 408.985.5555 or

Santana Row’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Santana Row begins the 2013 holiday season with the annual Light Up the Row Tree Lighting Ceremony, a joyous day of celebration for the entire family.
The day of holiday festivities begins at 3 p.m. with photos with The Nutcracker and Marie from Ballet San Jose. The fun continues throughout the afternoon and evening with live music, costumed characters, special guests and performances by local theater and dance groups.
The highlight of the day takes place at 7 p.m. in Santana Row Park with the lighting of the 40-foot Christmas tree, one of the most exciting holiday events in Silicon Valley.
A lively mix of entertainment on the main stage includes a performance by the San Jose Repertory Company’s Snow Queen and the ballerinas of Ballet San Jose.
Many of the restaurants will offer dining specials, kid-friendly menus and holiday-themed cocktails during the event. In-store parties, hot chocolate sampling, cookies and appetizers will also add to the festivities of the day.

Details: The celebration is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., with tree lighting slated for 7 p.m. in Santana Row Park. Photos with The Nutcracker and Marie are $10 and live entertainment includes a special performance by Andy Z. Other activities include live entertainment, ornament making and more.

Mommy & Me & Daddies, Too:  “Give Thanks”
Tuesday, Nov. 12 and every second Tuesday through December
The holidays remind us to pull together and help those less fortunate and November’s program encourages kids to bring a canned food item that will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. Holiday fun includes face painting, balloon animals, Arts & Crafts with Action Day. Moms and kids will be entertained by music and performances by Ballet San Jose School and Andy Z. Snacks are provided by Happy Family Brands and there’s a drawing to win a $50 gift card from The Container Store.
When: 10 a.m. to noon at Park Valencia. Mommy & Me & Daddies, Too is a free kids’ club held on the second Tuesday of every month from May through December. For more information, call 408.551.4611or visit

On Your Mark, Get Set, Let’s Shop! Black Friday events at Santana Row Friday, Nov. 29
The day-after-Thanksgiving shopping tradition at Santana Row includes discounts, door buster morning specials and treats throughout the day. Many stores are offering customers 25 percent to 70 percent off merchandise all weekend with giveaways such as free totes, gift cards with purchase and holiday refreshments throughout the day.
Santana Row hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday, with many stories extending hours during the Black Friday weekend. For a comprehensive listing of retail and restaurant events and offerings, visit

“One Warm Coat” Drop-off with KTVU’s Rosy Chu
Friday, Nov. 29 is Kickoff ; drive continues through Dec. 31
The annual coat drive begins at 6 a.m. on the day after Thanksgiving with KTVU’s Rosy Chu broadcasting live from Santana Row Park. Donate a new or gently used coat and it will be given to a needy family this winter. The first 100 people to donate a coat will receive a $10 Santana Row Gift Card. Drop-off locations include CineArts Theatre, Crate & Barrel, Sur La Table and the Santana Row Concierge. The charity coat drive continues through Dec. 31.
For more information: call 408.551.4611 or

Santana Row holiday hours:
Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Christmas: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Year’s Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Twitter Promotion @SantanaRow Invites Tweets #LifeOnTheRow
For a Chance to Win Gift Cards to Restaurants at The Row
Join Santana Row’s Twitter campaign and photo contest through the @SantanaRow Twitter handle. The contest invites anyone at Santana Row to Tweet photos of a new outfit, haircut, meal, event or artsy shots and then Tweet it to Santana Row with the hash tag #LifeonTheRow. Every month, Santana Row will post an album on Facebook with all of the photos with the #LifeonTheRow hash tag. The person who took the best or most original photo will win a gift card to a Santana Row restaurant.

A look ahead to December and the New Year…

“Shop, Enjoy and Give” Holiday Wine & Dine Around: A Benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank
Dec. 3, 10 and 17, Tuesdays
Help those in need while you complete your holiday shopping during Santana Row’s “Shop, Enjoy & Give” event that benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. Purchase a $10 ticket on or at the Concierge center and receive complimentary food and wine tastings in Santana Row shops and restaurants between 6 and 8 p.m.on designated Tuesdays. Also included: a signature Santana Row wine glass and exclusive holiday shopping discounts. Bring a donation of canned food when you purchase your ticket and receive $2 off the ticket. (Customers must be 21 years or older.)

Menorah Lighting at Santana Row Park
Sunday, Dec. 4
Santana Row celebrates the first night of the Jewish Festival of Lights with kosher treats, entertainment and activities that include decorating dreidels, Jewish story time, arts & crafts and the lighting of the Menorah. The evening is co-hosted with the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and The PJ Library. The celebration will take place from4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Park Valencia.

Santa Paws, a Benefit for Humane Society Silicon Valley
Sunday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bring your canine and feline friends to Santana Row's Park Valencia for a keepsake photo with Santa Claus. Photos are $20 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Humane Society Silicon Valley. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at Park Valencia.

Meet Carolyn Jung, author of “San Francisco Chef’s Table” and
Chef Vittal Shetty of Amber India
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon celebrating the publication of "San Francisco Chef's Table,''  by award-winning Bay Area food writer Carolyn Jung. Among the featured restaurants and chefs in her debut cookbook: Amber India and its chef, Vittal Shetty, whose recipes for Tandoori Chicken and Stuffed Portobello Asparagus Paneer are included in the book. Chef Shetty will hold a cooking demonstration of the featured South Asian taste treats and a book-signing and samples of the dishes will follow the demo.
Enter a drawing to win a copy of the book and a gift certificate to Amber India at the free event, which will be held outdoors in Santana Row Park.

Mommy & Me & Daddies, Too: “Celebrate the Season”
Dec. 10 and every second Tuesday of the month, through December
The last Mommy & Me & Daddies, Too for the year includes live entertainment from Andy Z, story time with Mrs. Claus, sampling from Happy Baby Brands, mini manicures from Lavande nail salon, a raffle from The Container Store, arts and crafts with Action Day Primary Plus, Balloon Animals and Face Painting and more!
When: 10 a.m. to noon, weather permitting, at Park Valencia. The rainy day/cold weather location is the lobby of CineArts theater. Mommy & Me & Daddies, Too is a free kids’ club held on the secondTuesday of every month from May through December. For more information, call 408.551.4611 or visit

Rainy Day Rewards, Nov. 1 through March 31, 2014
When there’s a 70 percent or greater chance for rain, shoppers and diners braving bad weather will be rewarded with discounts that include 15 percent off purchases at participating shops and restaurants, a free signature Santana Row golf umbrella for customers who spend $150 anywhere on The Row and a $20 gift certificate to a participating shop or restaurant for customers who spend $300 on a designated Rainy Day.
No need to get wet: On all rainy days, customers can pick up a complimentary umbrella to use while shopping and dining and then return it before leaving. The yellow umbrellas are conveniently located throughout The Row - outside Concierge, Via between Village California Bistro and Lark Creek Blue and the valet parking lot in the Winchester Parking Garage.

Chinese New Year Celebration, Saturday, Feb. 22
Kung Hei Fat Choi! Santana Row celebrates the Year of the Horse with an afternoon of Chinese New Year festivities, including the exciting drumbeats and crashing cymbals of the Dragon and Lion dances and other traditional live performances celebrating the start of a new year.

Third Annual 408K Race to the Row, Sunday, March 2 
The eight-kilometer road race that benefits the Pat Tillman Foundation and its Team Tillman initiative is winding through the streets of San Jose for the third year in a row. It starts at HP Pavilion and ends at Santana Row. The 8K event last year drew more than 4,000 runners.
For information and registration, go to:

About Santana Row
Santana Row a 1.5 million square foot mixed used development in the heart of San Jose, California, is Silicon Valley's premier destination for shopping,
dining, living and nightlife. Surrounded by landscaped gardens, parks and plazas, Santana Row features over 70 retail shops, more than 20 acclaimed restaurants, a 212-room boutique hotel and six-screen movie theatre. In addition to the dynamic retail collection, Santana Row offers 622 residential units featuring a fitness center, rooftop pool and resort-living accommodations, and 65,000 square feet of office space at 300 Santana Row, its newest office address. Santana Row is a property of (NYSE:FRT), headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, please

About Federal Realty
Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership, management, and redevelopment of high quality retail real estate in the country’s best markets.  As of September 30, 2012, Federal Realty's portfolio (excluding joint venture properties) contained approximately 19.1 million square feet located primarily in strategically selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, and California. In addition, the Trust has an ownership interest in approximately 1.0 million square feet of retail space through a joint venture in which the Trust has a 30% interest. Our operating portfolio (excluding joint venture properties) was 95.1% leased to national, regional, and local retailers as of September 30, 2012, with no single tenant accounting for more than approximately 3.1% of annualized base rent. Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 45 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty is an S&P MidCap 400 company and its shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT. For more information, please visit

1 comment:

  1. I guess Santana Row didn't get the memo that Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving this year. Dec 4 is the more like the last night, not the first.