While at Town Hall, Santa visits with Robert Muir, while his wife Alyssa and daughter Sarianne look on. Afterwards, families headed downstairs to Santa’s workshop for some fun games and crafts. Photos by Barbara Reese

Bode Pera checks out the brightly colored Christmas ornaments in Santa’s workshop, downstairs in Town Hall, during the Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday morning.

The Town Hall crew act as Santa’s elves on Saturday morning as they serve breakfast with Santa. The pancakes, eggs and sausage magically appeared while Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by to visit with kids and parents before heading back to the North Pole to get ready for the big night.

Santa Claus visited Idyllwild HELP Center on Friday, Dec. 21, for a special event sponsored by CHiPS for Kids through the California Highway Patrol. The walls were full of gifts for children donated and gathered by, Toys of Love, Soboba Foundation, CHiPS with Kim Crandall as organizer of the toy drive. Above, with Santa are Colleen Meyer, client services administrator at the HELP Center, and her daughter Brynnley.