The Holiday Shoppe
Sausalito’s Year-Round Christmas Store
660 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965 (See Map Below)
Neighborhood: Downtown & Ferry Pier, but right at the foot of Princess St. and on the border with the Bridgeway Promenade. Website is here. City parking lots two blocks north, plus metered parking half a block to the south and a private lot half a block to the south as well.
I like coming here, and I don’t care what anyone else says about it!
It’s one of those issues where best friends, siblings and couples can all have very different opinions: Is a year-round Christmas store a good thing or a symbol of the excessive commercialization of the holiday?
I’m usually one of those people who complains about hearing Christmas music in October, but if we’re walking by on a nice springtime afternoon I like popping in here and looking around. We buy a couple of new Holiday items here each year, but it’s hard to guess whether those purchases will come in April or December.
Why does a skeptic like me like The Holiday Shoppe? They have many higher quality items, not just an array of cheap pieces with “Sausalito” stenciled on them. They have more different breeds of dogs on their Christmas Tree ornaments than I’ve seen anywhere else. They have fabulous contraptions that I’ve never seen before, And the people who work here are nice.