Holiday Fund: SHP holds holiday boutiqueEighteen vendors will offer wares at Sacred Heart Preparatory's annual holiday boutique Wednesday, Dec. 5, through Friday, Dec. 7. in the main building of the Atherton school, 150 Valparaiso Ave.
New this year are a women's clothing line from Lesley Evers and needlepoint belts and key chains from Smathers and Branson. On Thursday, Dec. 6, Sephora makeup artists and Halo Blow Dry Bar stylists will give demonstrations.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Parking will be available on campus and across the street in the parking lot of the Church of Latter Day Saints of Jesus Christ. For more information, call Lisa Gamitian at 473-4088.
Santa visits fire stations
The tradition continues with Santa appearing at the Woodside Fire Protection District's three open houses on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The stations are decked out in colorful Christmas decorations, ready to welcome visitors to come enjoy cocoa and cookies, sit on Santa's lap for a quick photo opportunity, and admire the fire trucks.
The stations are at 3111 Woodside Road in Woodside; 4091 Jefferson Avenue in Emerald Hills; and 135 Portola Road in Portola Valley.
Everyone is encouraged to bring new unwrapped gifts and donate them to the Toys for Tots program in San Mateo County. Collection bins will be posted at the stations until Christmas.
Model train show
It's all aboard for the West Bay Model Railroad Association's annual holiday show Dec. 7, 8 and 9 at the model railroad building at the Menlo Park train station, 1090 Merrill St.
Model trains in three scales will be on display and operating on a large layout. There will be railroad artifacts and memorabilia on display.
Hours will be 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.
Admission is free but donations of $3 per person or $5 per family are appreciated. Visit wbmrra.ning.com for more information.
M-A choir performs
The Menlo-Atherton High School Choir will present a holiday concert at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave. in Menlo Park. The choir, which has performed at the Anaheim Heritage Festival, is directed by Patrick Maier. The event is free for Little House members, and costs $3 for others. Tickets are available at the door.
The Village Pub will hold its annual gingerbread house workshops, for ages 5 and up, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on three Saturdays: Dec. 8, 15, and 22, at 2967 Woodside Road in Woodside. Cost per child is $85 and includes a gingerbread house, apron and a snack. To reserve, call Danielle Lembi at 851-6844.
Holiday house tour
The Women's Club of St. Francis High school will hold its 24th annual "Christmas at Our House" holiday home tour Dec. 6-8 in Los Gatos.
This year's theme is "A Visit to the North Pole." The event includes a visit to three homes, entertainment by St. Francis students, complimentary tea, designer displays, buffet luncheon, and Christmas boutique. For the first time, there will also be a Wine, Women and Shopping evening Dec. 7 at West Valley College in Saratoga.
Festivities begin with a Twilight Tour and Christmas party from 4 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 6. The house tour and Christmas boutique take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the buffet luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8.
Tickets are $40 for the tour and $30 for the luncheon. Christmas party tickets are $125.
Go to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or call 968-1213. ext. 701.