Pack a mug and some cash, it's holiday block party time in the Mission. The coin will be for picking up sweet deals for your loved ones or (best intentions be damned) yourself at stores throughout the area. Stuff stockings with curiosities from Paxton Gate, where you'll receive 10% off all evening, or deck your halls with some vintage flare from Room 4 at 20% off the regular price. Beautiful little holiday items will also be marked down at Bell Jar, to name just a few of the participating vendors. You'll find snacks and entertainment at stores around the nabe too, and a lineup of holiday window concerts at Candystore Collective.

Okay, but why the mug? Well, drinks will be served up at various locations, and while not all require your own cup, if you want a hot toddy from clothing boutique Miranda Caroligne (bet you do), we suggest coming prepared. The Mission Holiday Block Party goes down this Friday, December 11th, from 5 to 10PM. For more information on participating stores, click here.