You’ll find a celebration for every interest in Downtown Alameda. Meet up with friends at a favorite restaurant, catch a movie, or extend the evening by ringing in the New Year at one of the district’s many parties.

  • Alameda Theatre & Cineplex (2317 Central Ave) Catch a liive performance of national singing star Tora Woloshin and her sister Jasmine in the Historic Alameda Theatre before the evening movie. 

Tora became a national hit with her appearance in the inaugural season of Fox Television’s hit reality show, The X Factor. 

Part Two
On Oct. 19, 1880, the City of Alameda founded its fire department. That same year Artesian Water Company founder Robert R. Thompson’s mansion was rising up on High Street, not far from the street that bears his name today. On Nov. 17 three fire-fighting companies formed. One, Thompson Hose Company No. 1, bore his name. 


Jessica and Wes Warren, owners of Studio 23 and Digifli, have been working hand-in-hand with the Downtown Alameda Business Association to make the district twinkle. The Warrens matched local artists with downtown business owners and the competition is on. The end results can be seen in the dozens of holiday window displays that are sure to delight visitors of all ages. 

Prizes in the Downtown Alameda Holiday Window Contest will be awarded in five categories: Most Original, Most Traditional, Best Use of Lights, Best Use of Merchandise or Products and People’s Choice.


Dear commission members & staff:

We are writing regarding the proposed development of a Marriot Residence Inn at 2900 Harbor Bay Parkway. We are members of the Alameda community, including many residents who live near the proposed development site. We are writing to request that the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), require the current developer to obtain a BCDC permit, pursuant to the McAteer-Petris Act. 


Join Webster Street merchants, restaurants and artists for a day of holiday fun on Saturday, Dec. 15, from noon to 8 p.m. Come enjoy a variety of merriment on Webster Street with friends and family.