Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Scripps Ranch Farmers Market on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., their arrival marked by the festive sound of jingling bells, a tradition that started 15 years ago and has become a North County family favorite. You are welcome to bring your kids and cameras and take as many pictures as you would like. There will also be a special free holiday treasure hunt for the kids, candy canes for the young and old alike, a balloon artist, and live holiday music in the bistro food court.

Enjoy breakfast or lunch during the festivities and shop among the 65-plus vendors for things like arts and crafts, clothes, jewelry, and, of course, fresh and organic produce. The farmers market is held every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 10380 Spring Canyon Rd. For more information visit