Allied Arts Guild will celebrate the season with a Christmas Market on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event is free to the public and features treats or small gifts in the shops to the first hundred visitors.
Guests can pick up a map at any shop & have it stamped by all participating stores at the Guild, then turn it in to the Artisan Shop. Completed maps will be entered in drawings for gift certificates to the stores and the restaurant.
Santa and his Elf will be in the Sunset room from 1:00 to 2:30 pm, so bring your camera. Carolers will sing in the gardens from 11:00 am to noon. An accordian player will stroll the gardens playing Christmas tunes.
The Palo Alto Auxiliary will have three tables of crafts to sell. Elizabeth Moon and Lynn Montoya will be in the Sunset Room as well as OC from Salinas with wonderful jewelry and wraps. Novi Iskandar of Little Patootique is selling unique children’s hairbands, bows and hair clips. Portola Art Gallery will have a reception to introduce their small treasures which are perfect for Christmas gifts.
Net proceeds from the Palo Alto Auxiliary, the Artisan Shop and the event go to the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.
Photo by Linda Hubbard Gulker