First Fridays Holiday Edition


Join First Fridays for our annual Holiday Edition! Enjoy amazing food, music, art, and fun activities for the kids!IMG_7001-edited

  • The Expo Art Center will host the Uptown Village Market. This bi-annual Bixby based market is the perfect stop for arts, crafts and gifts for the holiday season!
  • Get your sugar fix along the street with candy canes, cocoa, and cider at our local shops from About U to The Better Half Boutique to Bixby Trading Post and all in between!
  • The Better Half Boutique will host a holiday pop-up shop along with tasty holiday treats and great deals!
  • Don’t forget to bring toys to participating local businesses for Al Austin’s Annual Toy Drive. Please visit our FB event page for more details.
  • Watch out for Girl Scouts Troop 4283 singing all the holiday hits and they carol down Art-Lantic!
  • Free Spirit Yoga will host a Holiday Art Sale with local artists such as Life of the Kind, Kelly Murphy, Stephanie Bradley of Dark Poetry Stories, Shannon Gilday of Sacred Waters Soaps, and Rachael Hillberg of Tiny Telegrams.
  • Get your cheese fix at Cheese Addiction! They’ll be tabling in front of their soon to be open shop at 4238 Atlantic Avenue!
  • AndyLiz and Pack 32 will be roasting up s’mores on the corner of Roosevelt and Atlantic!
  • Get your picture taken with Santa Claus at Mommy 4D!
  • Join Senator Ricardo Lara for his annual holiday open house at 3939 Atlantic Avenue!
  • Stop by Share & Do Good‘s table for the perfect grab & go gifts that give back! They’ll have pre-wrapped presents, holiday ornaments, and your favorite Holiday scented candles.
  • Kids big and small can get their faces painted at Boardwalk Properties and Twig & Willow.
  • Elise’s Tea Room will host author, poet and musician Darick J Simpson during First Fridays! He will be signing his new book of poems: Life, Lyrics, and Love.
  • Get your mistletoe for the holiday season from Troop 29 at Edgar & James!
  • Let’s see if you can get the ring around the reindeer antlers at Recreation Fitness!
  • Stop by Jammin’ Music for their monthly student showcase and holiday jam session!
  • Flirt Lash Bar will host a 1 Year Anniversary in Bixby Knolls celebration!
  • Join The Rivera Group for a night of games, music, art and dancing!
  • Pop by Secrets of the Islands for their First Fridays festivities!
  • Head over to Pixie Baby for First Books! Story time starts at 6pm!uptown
  • FREE parking at the Bixby Business Center on the corner of Atlantic and San Antonio.
  • Special guest entertainment for the month: Sea Funk Brass Band at Ground Control, Billy Rose at Edgar & James,  Laura Wiley at Willmore Wine Bar,Windy Ridge at DRNK,  Babylon Blues at Aura Thai/Bella Pizza, DJ JusTodd at Rick Wickeds, Taj at Historical Society of Long Beach, and John Dean at The Bixby Trading Post.
  • First Fridays favorites are back such as  at Hedgehog Swing at Coffee Bean, DJ Phil at Ambitious Ales, DJ Bill at SteelCraft, Eusebio Akasa and Vinnie Toma at Rivera Group and Hot Club at Georgie’s Place.
  • Get your vinyl fix with the Record Truck!FF Pic 3

When the businesses start to close, “First Fridays After Hours” begins. Lola’s Mexican RestaurantArt & Craft EateryRasselbock Kitchen + Bier Garten,  Weiland BreweryWillmore Wine Bar, and Dutch’s Brewhouse go late into the night with food, drinks, and music. Why go home early? Stay out late and continue the energy Dine on Art-Lantic Avenue at one of our tasty restaurants then grab the trolley that will transport you venue to venue from designated stops at the participating businesses