Mon12222014

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Waldorf School hosts Holiday Faire

Waldorf School of the Peninsula has scheduled its 26th annual Holiday Faire 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at its Los Altos campus, 11311 Mora Drive.

The event, which will feature activities for children and adults, is based on centuries-old traditions and steeped in reverence for the winter season.

A variety of hands-on activities are scheduled, including decorating gingerbread cookies, dipping beeswax candles and making wreaths, centerpieces, garlands and candleholders with colorful natural materials.

For the Gnome Adventure, a popular tradition, children crawl through a passage lined with wintry vignettes that show gnomes hard at work doing seasonal chores. At the end of the journey, each child chooses a decorated treat from the cookie tree.

The day will feature old-fashioned games of skill, such as Treasure Mountain, Leap of Faith, Troll Bridge, Shoot for the Stars, Catapult Castle, Balance Challenge, Pillow Jousting and Beanbag Bonanza.

In the children-only Elves Workshop, with the assistance of grownup helpers, children can make gifts for loved ones. A puppet show based on a traditional fairy tale will be performed for children.

Entertainment throughout the day will include African drumming, folk dancing and performances by Waldorf students, parents and faculty. The event sponsors free on-site parking and shuttles to nearby lots will be provided.

An expanded school store will offer hundreds of handmade and unique items for sale, including European wooden toys, candles, knit scarves, shawls, felt purses, children’s books, parenting and craft books, yarn and knitting materials, art and craft supplies and dolls.

Holiday shoppers are invited 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4 to shop at the expanded Heart’s Delight store or to buy holiday trees.

For more information, visit waldorfpeninsula.org.

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