For anyone looking for where to get photos with Santa--here's one where you don't have to wait in line, the kids get to play in an indoor play space instead:
"Free Santa pics with no waiting in line! Parenthoods is hosting a holiday playdate at Rec Room in Berkeley. $5 gets you entry into the indoor play space, photos with Santa, and the Berkeley firefighters will be there with their fire engine collecting toys. Sign up for your photos with Santa or just come play!"