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18 things to do in SLO County on Saturday, Dec. 15

“An Irish Christmas” brings traditional Irish music and dance to the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande on Saturday.
“An Irish Christmas” brings traditional Irish music and dance to the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande on Saturday.

Sierra Club Hike: Cerro Alto Peak

9 a.m.

Join the leader on this moderate 7.1-mile hike to Cerro Alto with about 1,700 ft. of elevation gain. Cerro Alto Campground, 13741 Cerro Alto Road, Atascadero. Free. 805-441-7597.

Elfin Forest Nature Walk

9:30 to 11 a.m.

Carolyn Geraghty will talk about the 48,000-acre estuary watershed. El Moro Elfin Forest Natural Area, 1103 Santa Lucia Ave., Los Osos. Free. 805-528-0392.

Holiday Magic at the Zoo

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Zookeepers step in as Santa’s Elves to prepare gifts for the animals. Santa will be there too. Charles Paddock Zoo, 9305 Pismo Avenue, Atascadero. $6 to $7. 805-461-5080.

Walk the Forest Loop Trail

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Walk the Forest Loop Trail with a docent. Use Tipton entrance. Fiscalini Ranch Preserve — 604 Main St. Cambria. Free. 805-927-2202.

Spooners Open House

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Spooners are preparing their home for the holidays. Spooner Ranch House, 3550 Pecho Valley Road, Los Osos. Free. 805-548-0390.

Curated Craft Boutique

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Functional art glass, fine jewelry, textiles, home decor, woodwork and ceramics. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. Free. 805-543-8562.

Oceano Dunes Visitor Center Tour

Noon to 4 p.m.

Hands-on exhibits of native dune, lagoon plant, animal species, Pismo clams, off-highway vehicles and cultural history. Oceano Dunes District Visitor Center, 555 Pier Ave. Free. 805-474-2664.

Winter Faire & Juried Craft Show

Noon to 4 p.m.

Paintings, photography and fine crafts. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. Free. 805-772-2504.

Symphony of the Vines Duet

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Grace Seng and Hilary Clark play violin and the cello. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St. Free. 805-772-6394.

‘A Christmas Story’

2 p.m., 7 p.m.

Young Ralphie Parker embarks on a quest for a genuine Red Ryder BB gun. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo. $20 to $39. 805-756-2440.

‘An Irish Christmas’

2 to 4 p.m., 7 to 9 p.m.

Traditional Irish music, dance and more. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave, Arroyo Grande. $36 to $48. 805-489-9444.

‘Holiday Extravaganza’

3 p.m., 7 p.m.

Scrooge finds his Christmas spirit in “A Christmas Carol.” With fractured fairy tale opera and “Holiday Vaudeville Revue.” Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville, 1863 Front St., Oceano. $24 to $30. 805-489-2499.

‘Anne of Green Gables’

3 p.m., 7 p.m.

An unwanted orphan becomes part of a loving, but unconventional, family. St. Peter’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 545 Shasta Ave, Morro Bay. $20. 805-776-3287.

Cambria Christmas Market

5 to 9 p.m.

Featuring an additional million Christmas lights this year for a total of 2 million lights. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Drive. $10 to $25, children 10 and under are free. 805-927-6108.

‘The Joy that He Brings’

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 7 to 8 p.m.

Song, dance, drama and celebration of Christ’s birth. Cambria Vineyard Church, 1617 Main St. Cambria. Free. 805-927-5550.

Winter Showcase

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Aerial dancers and acrobats perform holiday show. Levity Academy, 207 Suburban Road, San Luis Obispo. $15 to $20. 805-549-6417.

‘Messiah’ Sing-Along

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Choral performance and sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah,” plus other holiday music. San Luis Obispo Master Chorale. Miossi Hall, Performing Arts Center, Cal Poly. $15. 805-538-3311.

‘The Santaland Diaries’

9:30 p.m.

One-man show reveals what it’s like to work as an elf in Macy’s Santaland. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo. $20 to $39. 805-786-2440.

For a complete list of events, visit events.sanluisobispo.com.

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