Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Holiday Celebration includes Sleeping Beauty’s Winter
Castle, “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks show, Santa’s
Reindeer Round-up, A Christmas Fantasy parade, Haunted Mansion
Holiday and It’s a Small World holiday. Events run through Jan.
4, 2009. Time: Daily, evenings. Location: 1313 S. Harbor Blvd.,
BRENTWOOD - Holiday on Ice. Outdoor seasonal ice rink offers
outdoor fun. Twinkling outdoor light-filled rink under a big
tent. Time: 2:30 -10:30 p.m. Cost: $10; $5/skate rental.
DEL MAR - Holiday of
Lights Drive-Thru Display. Largest animated show on the West
Coast features over 400 displays. Time: 5:30 to 10 p.m.; Fri &
Sat open till 11 p.m. Cost: $14/ car (up to 5 people). Location:
The Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA.
Call: (858) 755-1161. sdfair.com
GARDEN GROVE -
The Glory of Christmas Musical. A blend of Christmas carols,
pageantry, live animals, flying angels, and special effects
unfold in the nativity story. Location: Crystal Cathedral, 12141
Lewis St., Garden Grove, CA. Time: 4:30, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. Cost: $20-55
approx. Call: 714-54-GLORY (714-544-5679) or 877-544-5679. crystalcathedral.org
HUNTINGTON BEACH -
Surf City Nights. Streets of downtown Huntington Beach come
alive with free entertainment, vendors with crafts, and food.
Time: 5 - 9 p.m. Free admission. Location: 200 Main Street,
Huntington Beach, CA hbdowntown.com
HUNTINGTON BEACH -
Gondola Cruise of Holiday Lights Show. Almost over, this fun event takes you
through the waterways of Huntington Beach to see the beautifully-decorated
LOS ANGELES -
Holiday Light Festival. 13th
Annual Los Angeles Department of Water and Power holiday lights event in
Griffith Park is a display of lights spanning a mile of Crystal Springs Drive.
The driving route, walking and
shuttles all run. Walkers on these days will enjoy the
walking path. Both options are accessible from the
Los Angeles Zoo parking lot. Time: 5 to 10 p.m.
4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA.
Call: (213) 367-1255.
LOS ANGELES -
Ice. Holiday ice rink is an annual event with free concerts
and paid ice skating at temporary rink constructed at Pershing
Square near the Civic Center. Rink is open daily through Jan.
19, 2009. Time: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and
open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Cost: $6/ adult, $3
child 4 to 12, free age 3 & under. Location: Pershing Square 532
South Olive Drive Los Angeles, CA. Call: (213) 847-4968.
Christmas Tree Lane. Take a
magical drive through Henry T. Oxnard Historical District, which includes homes
decked out and all aglow for visitors to enjoy. Time: 6 to 10 p.m. Location: "F"
and "G" Streets Between Fifth and Palm, Oxnard, CA.
Holiday Lights on the Water
at Channel Islands Harbor. The Channel Islands Harbor Water Taxi offers "Holiday
Lights on the Water" charters with one-hour tours of the sparkling waterways
that reflect the lights from decorated homes in the channel. Time: 6 &
7:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Call: Call: (805) 985-5828. channelislandsharbor.org
REDONDO BEACH -
Seaside Ice Rink. Public
Skating. Ruby's Diner 50's Night features 50's Music, Skating, and Games! Best
50's Costume wins Ruby's Burger, Fries, and Soft Drink! Skate time: 11 a.m. to
9:30 p.m. Cost to skate: $12 - 14. Location: Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way,
Redondo Beach, CA. Parking at 181 N. Harbor Drive Call: (310) 318-6300.
SAN DIEGO -
Fantasy on Ice.
Holiday public ice skating rink at Horton Plaza. Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Location: 225 Broadway, San Diego, CA. sdice.com
SAN DIEGO -
Skating by the Sea. Hotel del Coronado resort offers outdoor ice-skating
overlooking the Pacific! Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 2 to 5 p.m. & 6 to 9
p.m. Cost: $20/adult; $15/child age 10 & under; matinee session: $15/adult;
$10/child; Skate Rental: $5. Location: 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado Island, CA.
SAN JOSE -
Downtown Ice. Outdoor ice skating rink is open through early January in the
stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and
circular outer rink. Time: 5 to 10 p.m. Cost: $15/ adult. $13/ youth 12 and
under. Admission includes rental skates and ice time. Runs through Jan. 11,
2009. Location: 120 S. Market St., San Jose, CA. Call: (408)
SANTA ANA - The
Science of Gingerbread.
Discovery Science Center annual exhibit. Study it and build
a gingerbread creation in the Science of Gingerbread.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $9 - 13, plus $3 parking.
Location: 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA. discoverycube.org
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