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This holiday season, the Paso Robles Daily News would like to encourage community members to shop locally and support local businesses – the preferred outlet during this gift purchasing season. Did you know that nearly two-thirds of the money spent at locally owned businesses across the nation is reinvested in individual communities? When shopping with local merchants – whether looking for that perfect gift or finding a perfect hotel for holiday visitors – more of your money stays close to home and will help support the parks, recreation facilities, libraries and other aspects of the area that make this community a great place to live.

“Shopping locally helps all the small businesses that bring something unique to our community,” said Norma Moye, president of the Paso Robles Downtown Business Association. “The businesses do so much for our community throughout the year and help with so many events; by shopping locally we can pay things forward to those businesses.”

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the following are offering their usual blend of hospitality and warmth along with extended hours and one-of-a-kind items to make this gift-giving season a jolly one.

Paso Robles Main Street Association – Shop Local Campaign

November 24 kicks off the season with Christmas and holiday lights illuminating the way to this year’s holiday festivities in City Park. Mrs. Claus will arrive and turn the light’s on downtown at 6pm, inviting all to share in the holiday joy with live music, speeches, candlelight caroling, free cookies, and hot chocolate. “It’s our special gift to the community and a way for everyone to celebrate the joys of the season together,” said Norma Moye, Executive Director.

Visit downtown Paso Robles on these important holiday dates:

  • November 24–Holiday Craft Bazaar and Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony
  • December 2–Downtown Holiday Light Parade
  • December 9–Vine Street Victorian Showcase
  • December 16–Victorian Teddy Bear Tea

For more information, visit the Main Street Association Downtown Paso Robles Association website.

Opolo wine and gift collections

Treat the wine lover in your life this holiday with Opolo Vineyard’s award winning 2015 Mountain Zinfandel 92 points from Wine Enthusiast – perfect for enjoying with a loved one or sharing over the holidays at the dinner table.

Looking for other gift options? Opolo has wine collections to fit every palette, from the Celebration Collection with Opolo’s Sparkling and Mountain Zinfandel, to Bourdeux Collection with three award winning blends showcasing these unique varietals. Gift packaged and including a personalized card, gift collections can be found at Opolo’s online shop to make holiday shopping easier.

If you’d rather give an experience, The Inn at Opolo provides a romantic getaway in wine country. Tucked away at Opolo Vineyards, The Inn is the perfect gift for a memorable vacation complete with luxurious rooms, made to order breakfast, evening appetizers, and wine tasting.

For a more casual experience, visit the vineyard for Wine & Cheese Pairings, Estate Tour & Tastings or a relaxing lunch with Pairings on the Patio. While you are at the vineyard shop the tasting room for complete gift baskets full of your favorite wines and fun Opolo merchandise.

Visiting on the weekend? Stop in The Distillery at Opolo and experience a craft spirit tasting and take home a few delicious bottles Showcasing our Chamomile Liqueur and fruit brandies, savor each taste while learning about the distillation process as our large copper still is put to work.

Opolo Vineyards is located at 7110 Vineyard Drive on the beautiful Westside of Paso Robles. The tasting room’s hours are: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information call (805) 238-9593 or visit the website.

Bella Jule Fine Jewelry

Bella Jule Fine Jewelry is located at 1224 Pine Street in downtown Paso Robles. Mike and Kim Sherwin might seem new to town but the history runs deep, as they continue a four-decade tradition that was established by Mike’s parents, Nick and Pat Sherwin who retired from Pan Jewelers.Bella Jule offers a unique selection of fine jewelry and gifts that can be engraved. Bella Jule also offers in-house jewelry repair done in a state of the art repair shop.

Many items are on sale for Holiday shopping. LaZarre Wines is pouring their wines on Saturday afternoons, Dec 2, 9 and 16. The store is open from 10am to 6pm Monday–Saturday and from 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. on Sunday, Christmas Eve. Phone (805) 238-2231.


The Blenders a Unique Boutique

The Blenders at 538 12th Street, Paso Robles is a head-to-toe fashion boutique offering everything from shoes, lifestyle clothing, jewelry, accessories and Merle Norman cosmetics, including skin care for every type of skin and a full selection of color and foundations. Locally owned and operated by the same family since 1974, the mother and daughter team, Barbara Lewin and Lori Alpert and their staff provide personal shopping attention, complimentary makeovers and ear piercing. Customers can find Holly Yashi earrings, Baggallini bags and clothing and accessories perfectly matched to Central Coast trends and seasons.

The Blenders is open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. every day except Sunday. Phone (805) 238-5554.

Eberle Winery Holiday Open House

Visit  Eberle Winery,  3810 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles, for a Holiday Open House on Sat, Dec 9 from noon–4 p.m. Feel the spirit of the season as we celebrate this time of year! Marvel at our two beautifully decorated Christmas trees and Gary’s train, enjoy hot apple cider and seasonal treats, and explore our tasting room and caves with the hospitality Eberle Winery is known for. Special sales and gift packs will help you cross off of your Christmas list! Live holiday music by the Jingle Belles rounds out this holiday open house!

  • Holiday Open House hours are noon–4 p.m.
  • Tasting room Hours 10 a.m.–5 p.m. seven days a week
  • Complimentary wine tasting and cave tours
  • Forty-percent military and law enforcement discount

John Whitford Communications

Visit John Whitford Communications for newfangled gift ideas. This season give the gift of music, John Whitford offers Sonos wireless whole home music systems that are so easy to use. With Sonos enjoy Pandora, Apple Music, Local Radio and even better TV sound.

These days many Christmas gifts connect to the internet, this is called IoT “Internet of Things.” So, do you have fast and reliable internet? What better gift than High Speed Internet for your family? John Whitford has the new Viasat Unlimited Internet as well as Outback Internet both offer more giddy-up for your buck. Besides Sonos and Internet John Whitford has a cheap TV package for only $39.99 a month, or cut the cable totally and get a Digital Roof Top Antenna for free TV Channels.

Yes, in this year in Santa’s sleigh are gifts from John Whitford Communications like Ring Doorbell, Nest Thermostats, DIRECTV, Viasat, Sonos, Outback, DISH and Globalstar Satellite phones.

John Whitford has provided friendly hometown service since 1982. Visit John Whitford Communications website, or better yet give him hoot and a holler at (805) 461-3030. You can also visit his little place at 7630 El Camino Real in A-Town. John Whitford Communications is BBB A+ Rated!

Hearing Aid Specialists of the Central Coast

Hear better and live better with hearing services and hearing aids from the Hearing Aid Specialists of the Central Coast. With two locations, in Atascadero and and San Luis Obispo, the professional staff is committed to finding the best solution for your hearing. Our services include:

  • Holiday hearing aid cleaning and tune up for $29
  • Free hearing evaluations
  • Same day hearing aid fittings
  • On site hearing aid repair, adjustments and high performance batteries
  • Mobile house call services

Choosing the right hearing aid for your situation depends on your specific hearing requirements, lifestyle and activities, and aesthetic preference. At Hearing Aid Specialists of the Central Coast, we are experts in each hearing aid option and can help you make the right choice. Whether it’s mobile hearing care, the full array of services in the comfort of home or care facility, or our extensive hearing aid repair equipment that enables us to offer same day repairs, we’ve designed our business with your satisfaction in mind. For more information visit our website, or call one of our offices: Atascadero (805) 460-7385 or San Luis Obispo (805) 439-3586.

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