Photos: Santa holds court at Mission Plaza

Santa Claus and petitioner Kaylie Hall, 8, of San Luis Obispo share some merriment Friday at his Mission Plaza requests bureau over her heart-shaped Christmas wish list, the first item on which is a robot hamster. The San Luis Obispo County Band — at 137, the oldest performing arts organization in the county — provided entertainment at the plaza to help get the holiday season off to a festive start.

Tribune photos by Jayson Mellom