Santa Claus arrives this morning at Stoneridge Shopping Center

The jolly old man leads off season of special events

Halloween just closed out the month of October, but stores throughout Pleasanton are already decorating for the Christmas holidays.

Children and families can look forward to Santa’s arrival and a festive schedule of holiday events at Stoneridge Shopping Center starting Saturday.

Santa Clause arrives early and will take his seat in center court right up to Christmas Eve on Dec. 24.

This year, to save time and avoid the line, parents can reserve their children's visit with Santa online at

Stoneridge Shopping Center will feature special holiday events and entertainment throughout November and December for shoppers along with their holiday shopping. Special events will include:, including:

· Santa’s Arrival Pajama Party: Santa arrives at Stoneridge Shopping Center on Saturday. From 8-10 a.m., children are invited to come dressed in comfy pajamas to greet Santa.

· Pet Photos with Santa: Furry friends have the opportunity to pose with Santa during the popular Pet Photo Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20.

· Holiday Photo Booth: From 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 3 and 10 , a festive photo booth will be open with holiday and winter wonderland accessories.

· Breakfast with Santa: Children and families can enjoy breakfast with Santa from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

· Caring Santa: Children with special needs and their families are invited to enjoy a calm Santa photo experience in a subdued environment from 8:30-10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. To register in advance, visit:

“The holiday shopping season brings a festive and bustling atmosphere to Stoneridge Shopping Center,” said Betsy Edwards, director of marketing and business development. “We love the holiday cheer that lights up the center with Santa’s arrival and lasts throughout December with this year’s special events.”

Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton, a Simon property, is one of the largest malls in the Bay Area with 165 stores and restaurants. For more information, sign on to

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