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Meet the “Real” Santa

Holiday event at Jack London Village set for Nov. 19 and 20

By Melissa Dowling

The Jack London Village in Glen Ellen will host an event to kick off the holiday season on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., that will include crafting for the kids, food trucks, an artisans’ marketplace, and a buffet of homemade cookies, candies, and spiced apple cider.

Businesses in the Village will be open for visitors as well. Festive live piano music at Songbird Parlour will set the holiday mood. Pizzas and pretzels by The Bejkr will be available on Saturday. Of course, there will be wine for the adults.

The artisans’ marketplace will feature Treebed Designs, Pomme Artisan Ciders, Via Selva Florals, Vine Country Signs, Teixiera Fine Jewelry, and more.

The event is free and open to everyone seeking some holiday cheer. Tickets for the event and reservations to meet Santa can be booked at www.songbirdparlour. com/events. There will also be a holiday-themed photo booth available for $10. A professional photographer will also be on hand, offering mini-sessions with a curated holiday backdrop for $75.