Holiday fairs in Portola ValleySaturday, Dec. 1, will be a busy day in Portola Valley with both the Cultural Arts Committee's fair and the Ladera Country Shopper merchants' fair scheduled for that day.
At 765 Portola Road, the Old Schoolhouse will be filled inside and out with merchandise from local artisans and craftspeople. Fine art, bronze sculptures, jewelry, woodcrafts, handbags, holiday ornaments, children's clothing and much more will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A resident will be selling honey from local bees.
Fifth-grade Junior Girl Scouts and Corte Madera students will provide refreshments. There is a rumor that Santa will visit after his stint at the Ladera Holiday Fair.
The merchants at the Ladera Country Shopper will continue their 23-year tradition with a holiday fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.
Santa will pose for photos at Kondetorei. Ladera Garden and Gifts will host a bulb planting. Bianchini's will serve its "famous" eggnog and have food tastings. The Lobster Shack features the Windy Hill Bluegrass Band and Pasquale's Pizza will present Madrigal Singers. Other merchants will also provide treats and entertainment.
The shopping center is at 3130 Alpine Road in Ladera.