Monday, November 28, 2016

40th Annual Montrose Christmas Parade December 3rd 6PM

Join us for the 40th Annual Montrose Christmas Parade! Rain or shine (though it's not expected to rain)! We will celebrate the 40th Annual Montrose Christmas Parade this Saturday, December 3rd from 6-9AM. Arrive early for easy parking. Set your chairs in place and enjoy shopping and dining along Honolulu Avenue. There's something for everyone.

Old-Town Montrose Christmas is happening now. Bring the kids to visit Santa Claus, enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride along Honolulu Avenue or a hand led pony ride while listening to strolling carolers.

Get in the holiday spirit with Montrose. Think big by shopping small. Visit participating vendors to receive an #ishopmontrosefirst tote free with purchase! Use the #ishopmontrosefirst to be featured on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Thursday, November 17, 2016


Save time and effort on food preparation this holiday season by letting the merchants of Montrose cater to you. We prefer you not to work so hard in the kitchen this holiday season. Instead, free up that precious time to spend with your friends and family. 

To begin, we feature an establishment from the beloved Gelsinger family whose reputation for quality smoked meats is as strong as its multi-generational roots in Montrose. Call Zeke's Smokehouse for good honest BBQ. Their savory smoked meats are cooked all day, so delicious and tender, they fall right off the bone. Visit for more information. Open 11am to 10pm at 2209 Honolulu Avenue.

A native of Parma, Italy, Chef Fausto Tinelli with Trattoria Allegria brings you the richest, most delicious Italian cuisine in the west. With classic Italian entrees, pizza, pasta, insalatas, desserts and specialty dishes every week, Trattoria Allegria goes above and beyond to satisfy your Italian food cravings with authenticity and style. Anything on the menu can be customized to cater your holiday party. Visit for more information. Open from 11:30am to 9pm at 3600 Ocean View Blvd # 12.

Last but not least, try Christmas with Seasoning Alley, fine Mediterranean Cuisine with a classic Middle Eastern menu of 122 dishes. We hear the falafel and shawarma are delicious. Visit for their menu and call Ivette at (818) 249-4949 for catering. Open from 10am – 10pm at 2332 Honolulu Avenue.

This is just a short list of merchants who offer catering this holiday season. Ask any of our dining establishments, and they will be delighted to accommodate your needs. They will deliver fresh when you're ready. Just give them some lead time. Shop local. Shop Montrose and be sure to share your Christmas experience with us by using the hashtag #ishopmontrosefirst

Thursday, November 10, 2016

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Get ready for the most charming experience in Montrose! It's the "hap-happiest" season of all with festive window dressings, sweet treats, millions of flickering lights, and merchants going all out to make Montrose the best place to spend this holiday season.
As the town begins its transformation, we wanted to inform you of key dates to mark on the calendar:

The first day of grand festivities starts with music to your ears from singing carolers at the annual White Friday Tree Lighting Ceremony November 25th. Join the Montrose Shopping Park as all the merchants come together to make the town look and feel like Christmas. 

Immediately following White Friday is Small Business Saturday. Invest in the community by shopping local businesses on November 26th. The merchants are working hard to make Montrose your one stop-shop for unique gifts, services and menus that offer holiday cheer with hearty meals and catering options for those holiday parties.

December 3rd, come one come all to the 40th Annual Montrose-Glendale Christmas Parade! Arrive early for Christmas shopping and an enjoyable experience at the restaurants. "Tis' the season to be jolly" spirit is what Montrose strives to deliver. 

From White Friday to Christmas, enjoy the wonderful weekend tradition of carolers, horse drawn trolley rides, free pony rides, visits with Santa Claus and more. It’s all apart of the Old Town Montrose Christmas experience. Visit for details!

Every time you come to town, use the #ishopmontrosefirst for a chance to be featured on the @shopmontrose Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google +.