Will your stocking be of toys or coal?
Christmas is right around the corner and what better time to explore Livermore’s local shops for the ultimate presents? When walking through downtown Livermore, I have to admit that I spent a majority of my time at this particular toy shop. I’m not ashamed to admit that I indulged in the children’s toys and activities, especially for what this shop had! An entire store full of toys? Yes, my inner child spirit came out and went wild! I’m talking about Livermore’s famous Cooleykatz Toys!
With educational and specialty toys, I was blown away with the fact that they also offer music lessons. If instruments such as piano, violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, clarinet, or saxophone intrigue your child then definitely look into their music lesson availability! I’ve played piano my whole life so I was ecstatic to see a piano in the shop, which I could not help but play a few tunes. And the store keepers were more than happy to let me play!
The showstopper about Cooleykatz Toys is that Santa Claus will be making an appearance this holiday season! You can bring your kids and take FREE pictures with Santa Clause and their Elf on a Shelf. Now you don’t have to travel far to see Santa because he’ll be right in the heart of downtown Livermore! Check their site for Santa’s schedule! Bring your camera and don’t miss out on this awesome treat!
Voted “Best Toy Store in the East Bay Area” since 2014 to 2016, you will not be disappointed. While my boyfriend was preoccupied with the toy cars, I was entertained by the variety of models and puzzles! There’s something for everyone! Shopping local can reveal true treasures, especially the people you meet! The store owners, Pat and Nita Cooley, are extremely nice and lovely! They have dedicated their store to be the best it can be, so stop by to take pictures with Santa and his Elf then browse through their toys! Their shop, much like their attitudes, embody that lovely Livermore community spirit! Write your letters and wishlists for Santa so you can give them to him at Cooleykatz Toys!