Santa Sightings

Made your list and checked it twice? Top spots in the East Bay to see Santa.

Updated: November 11, 2005

Visit with Santa

Broadway Plaza

1275 Broadway Plz, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Kids can whisper their wish lists in Santa's ear, beginning in late November, and enjoy the Christmas parades in December.

Hilltop Mall

2200 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond, CA 94806

This popular mall offers an elaborate seasonal celebration, including pictures with Santa and strolling carolers, beginning in mid-November.

Stoneridge Mall

1 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588

The 165-store mall dresses up in colorful holiday decorations and features live music from local entertainers and visits from Santa.

Jack London Square

311 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

Enjoy the huge Christmas tree (lit on Nov. 26), visits from Santa and seasonal music at this waterfront mall.

Stores to Finish Your Holiday Shopping

Amoeba Music

2455 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Urban Outfitters

2590 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704