Santa’s sleigh is touching down in locations throughout Washington County during the 2012 holiday season. Mrs. Claus will be at select events as well. Plot out your Santa sighting with this handy list:
Storytime with Mrs. Claus
Al’s Garden Center – Sherwood
Mrs. Claus will read Christmas stories to kids of all ages. This event is free, and is at 1o:30 a.m. on the following days: Saturday, Dec. 1; Saturday, Dec. 8; and Saturday, Dec. 15.
Santa Helicopter Fly-in
Santa arrives in style via helicopter on Saturday, Dec. 1 at noon and will visit until 4 p.m.–when he’ll participate in the parade with Mrs. Claus. There will also be a limited number of free Santa surprise bags for kids.
Breakfast with Santa
Loch Lolly Christmas Forest – North Plains
Enjoy breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. alongside Santa. Cost is $8 per person, and reservations are recommended.
Santa will also be in his antique sleigh on select weekends (Dec. 1-2, 8-9 and 15) to greet children and pose for photos (no cost; bring your own camera). His (live!) reindeer will also be on hand through Dec. 9.
Enjoy breakfast and so much more on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Santa will also be at Barnes & Noble Pacific University in Forest Grove, offering photos and holiday story readings in the afternoon. Santa’s schedule continues in the parade at 5 p.m. through downtown Forest Grove.
McMenamins Grand Lodge
All ages are welcome to enjoy this extensive buffet and take a photo with Santa. Seatings available Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 9 or 11 a.m.
Meet the special guest at this breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $10.
All ages are welcome to enjoy this extensive buffet and take a photo with Santa. Remaining seatings available are Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 8 a.m. Call for reservations.
Hagg’s Tree Farm – Hillsboro
Santa visits the farm on Saturday, Dec.1; Sunday, Dec. 2; Saturday, Dec. 8; and Sunday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Santa is at Sleighbells on weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as on Monday, Dec. 24 the same hours.
Santa at Local Shopping Centers
Washington Square – All day, every day through December 24 at 5 p.m. New this year: Text or call to see how long the wait is to see Santa.
Cedar Hills Crossing – Santa has hours every day in his festive cottage, through December 24.
Bridgeport Village – Santa is housed in a new tiny cottage, and is there daily through December 23 at 6 p.m.
Santa at Community Tree Lighting Celebrations
Saturday, Dec. 1:
-Santa at “Holly Days” Hillsboro Market, 2 p.m. – Bring your own camera
-Santa at the Sherwood Winter Festival (arriving via helicopter, as noted above)
Thursday, Dec. 6:
-Santa at the North Plains Jingle, begins at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 7:
-Santa & Mrs. Claus at Beaverton Tree Lighting, 5 p.m.