From an Italian Thanksgiving to Santa Claus: Campbell Holiday Event Guide

A round-up of holiday events from Nov. 14 to Dec. 18 in Campbell and its neighboring cities.

The weather is crisp, the days keep feeling shorter, and you have a craving for peppermint infused beverages. You know what that means: the Holiday season is here!

So bundle up, give into your sweet tooth, and check out our guide of holiday events hitting Campbell and its neighbors for the rest of the year!

Nov. 14: ‘Mesibah’ Celebration from 3 to 5 p.m.
Description: At this Mesibah, the Hebrew word for party, children ages 2 through 10 and their parents can celebrate the upcoming Jewish holidays. And what better way than with a bounce house, games, arts and crafts, a story time, and healthy snacks?
Price: Free
Location: ; 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos; (408) 356-4973.

Nov. 24: Thanksgiving with an Italian Twist
Description: At both its Campbell and Palo Alto locations, will be offering pasta-laden feasts for families who want a delicious and untraditional meal, hassle-free. Tables fill up fast so they recommend the public makes reservations in advance. They will be open for business all day, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: $30 and under.
Location: Bucca di Beppo; 1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell, (408) 377-7722.

Photos with Santa
Nov. 29: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Description: Kids can partake in a quintessential holiday experience: a photo with Santa Claus. For three hours at the Ainsley House, Santa Claus will be on hand to meet and greet families who stop by.
Price: Free
Location: ; (408) 866-2758.

Dec. 3: Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m.
Description: In addition to enjoying a hot breakfast, families can hear Santa tell his favorite Christmas story -- all for free! Kids will also get a free print photo to take home, construct crafts, and sip hot apple cider!
Price: Free
Location: Campbell Church of Christ. For more information, call 408.378.4900, x228.

Dec. 3-14: Ainsley House Holiday Tea and Tours, 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily
Description: From December 3-14, the Museum Foundation is running their annual Holiday Tea and Tours. Ainsley House visitors not only enjoy a tour of the premises, but also teas with delicate sandwiches and holiday treats.
Price: The donation fee is $35 (or $30 for members).
Location: Ainsley House; they are already taking reservations at (408) 866-2757.

Dec. 15 and 18: Holiday Open House from 5:30-8 p.m.
Description: Enjoy an evening at the Ainsley House when it’s decked out in Holiday decor, and then enjoy refreshments at the Carriage House.
Price: $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Location: Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley. Call (408) 866-2758 to make reservations.

Dec. 18: Hanukah Palooza and Holiday Boutique, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Description: One of Silicon Valley’s largest holiday events, this festival is filled with fun for the whole family: games, arts and crafts, a bounce house, and holiday vendors galore.
Price: Free
Location: Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley. For more information, contact Diana Schnabel at diana@svjcc.org or (408) 357-7402.              

Bethany Curran November 14, 2011 at 02:04 AM
These are some great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing this info. This is such a fun time of year, especially for our kids. I'll share this on the Campbell Patch - Mom Squad FB page :)
Rachel Stern November 14, 2011 at 06:40 PM
Thanks, Bethany :). Glad this gives you some ideas. I'm also getting into the Holiday spirit and hoping to go to a couple of these!


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