- Holiday Traditions at Filoli—Ice Fantasy. 86 Cañada Road, Woodside.
- FREE OPERA PERFORMANCES at the 2013 Saratoga Holiday Wine Stroll. Downtown Saratoga.
- Holiday Tree Lighting and Mini Snowman Contest. Lytton Plaza. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Scout's Fund Holiday Gathering - A Season of Comfort.holiday gathering to benefit animals in need of rehab therapy at the Peninsula Humane Society. Burlingame.
- Pictures with Santa- Pet Night! 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stanford Shopping Center.
- Foothills Park Workday. Palo Alto. Volunteers of all ages welcome; minors under 18 require a signed waiver; children under 12 require an accompanying adult.
- Kids & Teens Writing Contest. All day event. For kids grades 2-5 and teens grades 6-12. Winning essays will be published on the Library's website, as well as the website of the Palo Alto Historical Association.
Check the Library website for details and essay topic.
- Cycle for Good. Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. Donation goes to Special Olympics.