PASO ROBLES — With “Elegant Evening Downtown” on Saturday, Nov. 16, the heart of Paso Robles is transformed into a magical historic downtown center for the community to come together in the spirit of the holiday season. This delightful Paso Robles tradition is a gift of hospitality from downtown merchants and kicks off the holiday shopping season sponsored by Black Oak Corner.

Between 5 and 8 p.m., shoppers are indulged with fine hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as they stroll through the downtown shops. Lights twinkle in windows and cascade from awnings and facades. Dancers, quartets, and choirs will entertain guests, amid the holiday finery; while dancers serve as live mannequins in shop windows, posing as characters from beloved tales. Strolling minstrels and singers fill the crisp night air with live music.

This sophisticated evening has sparked interest from magazine event calendars around the country.  For more information, contact Gina Marie Grieb of Paso Robles Main Street at 805-540-0027.