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Inaugural Wine & 'A Bite' Holiday Walk Dec. 13

“We are hoping to inspire people to rediscover Fallbrook for Christmas,” said Linda Kissam, executive director of the Fallbrook Area Visitors Bureau. Kissam and her crew have developed a new event called Wine & ‘A Bite’ Holiday Walk, which will premiere on Saturday, December 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is modeled after the Wine & ‘A Bite’ Art Walk of last fall but will offer gifts and gift ideas for the holiday shopper. Several downtown Fallbrook area shops will be participating and will have their holiday best on display. Food and wine will be served at the one-day event, which only costs ten dollars per person if the ticket is purchased before December 12 and will be fifteen dollars on the day of the event. The Holiday Walk will be a 21-and-over affair due to the fact that several of the venues will be serving wine.

Kissam stressed that “the food component is ‘a bite’ – as in hors d’oeuvre size – and the wine pour is two to three ounces, depending on the varietal.” However, there are sixteen stores offering food, many also offering wine, so a few “bites” will add up. At this point the list is incomplete and the following are just a taste of what is to be offered: The Jewelry Connection will offer food from Trupiano’s and wine from Fallbrook Winery; JJ’s Beach and Board Shop will be serving a “bite” from El Jardin; and Mostly Windows will offer something special from the Lace Apron.

There will be a free Kid’s Art Zone offered at the Fallbrook School of the Arts at 310 East Alvarado Street, where art activities and holiday films for the kids will be offered. Art School Director Brigitte Schlemmer mentioned that the age is 5 and up; if a parent or guardian wants a younger child to attend they must accompany the child. Children can be dropped off at the school for a period of an hour anytime after four o’clock.

“We will have a fun, festive atmosphere,” said Schlemmer. “We will have a popcorn maker going and we’ll keep painting until the paint runs out!” The Art School will also offer arts and crafts for sale and have artists demonstrating various painting and pottery techniques.

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