Santa drops by for breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 1, in Menlo Park. Activities include pancake breakfast, letter writing to Santa, holiday crafts, visiting and picture taking with Santa.
The event runs from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center at 700 Alma St. Tickets cost $5 to $7. Call 330-2200 for more information.
Can't make it? There's also a holiday tea in Atherton on Sunday, Dec. 2, and another on the same day in Menlo Park.
Families can join the Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation Atherton Dames for their annual Children's Holiday Tea on Dec. 2. Visit with Santa, take in a puppet show, and create crafts while nibbling sandwiches and other treats
The Atherton tea runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jennings Pavilion at 150 Watkins Ave. Tickets cost $55 for the first two seats, with all additional seats $25 each. Jennings Pavilion, 150 Watkins Ave.
Then on to the Allied Arts Guild holiday party in Menlo Park, which benefits the Packard Children's Hospital. Two children's authors will read stories and sell books. A puppet show from Magical Moonshine Theater, Heather's Magic Show, a visit from Santa with juice and cookies round out the afternoon's events.
The Allied Arts party goes from 12:30 to 3 p.m.at 75 Arbor at Cambridge. Tickets are $25 each. Go to the website for more information about how to make reservations.