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December 22, 2021

Nominations for the 2022-2023 Board of Directors

Self-nominations are now being accepted for our Board of Directors. To be a member of the board, the candidate must be the owner or manager of a Downtown business.

If you are interested, please send your nominees name and business t by Monday, January 10, 2021.

The Board of Directors meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:30 am and is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the organization. The board term starts April 1, 2022 and runs for two years.

Statewide Mask Mandate

Due to a recent increase in cases, CDPH has mandated that everyone in California wear a mask in indoor public spaces and workplaces. The order is in effect until Saturday, January 15, 2022.

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12/23 Farmers' Market Canceled

With rainy forecasts ahead, the Downtown SLO Farmers' Market is CANCELED this Thursday, December 23, 2021.

See you next week!


Help Shape the Future of SLO!

Calling all volunteers in SLO! Sign up to advise staff and City Council on matters affecting policies and issues and help shape the future of San Luis Obispo. Applications are due Sunday, January 16, 2022.

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Last call for Buy Local Bonus!

Submit receipts via email at or in-person at the SLO Visitor Center at 895 Monterey Street before the deadline: Friday, December 24, 2021 at 4:00 PM.

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Wrapping up the Holidays

Santa's House Adjusted Hours

Last day: Friday, December 24, 2021

It's almost time for Santa to fly back to the North Pole! Santa's House will be open for photos on Friday, December 24 from 9 AM – 12 PM.

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Holiday Plaza

The Holiday Plaza will remain open through the New Year (with the exception of the Carousel, which closes Sunday, December 26).

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The Search for Santa's Mouse

This charming family scavenger hunt is continuing through the New Year! The booklet, available at Santa’s House and other Downtown businesses, features a story and a scavenger hunt with eight clues for kids and families to find together as they stroll downtown. Thank you to the San Luis Obispo Children's Museum for partnering with us!

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Free Parking Days

This holiday season, there will be free parking in the structures on the following dates. Overnight rates will still apply.

Every Sunday, Christmas Eve Day (12/24), Christmas Day (12/25), Day after Christmas (12/26), New Year’s Eve Day (12/31)

New Year’s Day (1/1)

Clean & Safe Program

Our Downtown Ambassadors work daily to make sure our Downtown community is safe, clean, and hospitable to visitors.

When to call a Downtown Ambassador

If you are a Downtown business owner, please reach out to our Ambassadors if you need any assistance.

Services available at no charge include:

  • Removing graffiti
  • Sidewalk gum removal
  • Cleaning up trash from sidewalks and gutters
  • Removing weeds from sidewalks and streets
  • Cleaning public trash cans
  • Cleaning public benches
  • Cleaning messes

Additionally, if there’s a situation you aren’t sure how to handle, our Ambassadors may be able to point you in the right direction.

Ambassador hotline (call or text):
(805) 250-6467

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Get featured on our Instagram!

Each month, our Downtown SLO Instagram page reaches upwards of 50,000 post impressions (times seen) and 12,000 story impressions. To be featured or reposted on our Instagram, use the hashtag #DowntownSLO, or tag us in your photos and stories @downtownslo.

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