Today marks the 51st anniversary of the Holiday Parade of Boats at the Los Angeles Harbor. Vessels of all shapes and sizes will be cruising the harbor covered in colorful lights and full of holiday spirit. Gayle Anderson has the details on this and more in ‘Gayle On The Go.’
A Project Angel Food Event
8767 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills
Christmas shop or find something nice for yourself at the Project Angel Food “DIVINE DESIGN” shopping event. The money you spend at this weekend event will allow Project Angel Food to provide meals to people coping with HIV and AIDS.
Saturday @ Noon
A Collection of Works by Sid Avery
Design Matters Gallery
11527 Pico Boulevard
310 841 6423
Find an iconic holiday gift at the one day exhibition and sale of vintage Hollywood images by photographer Sid Avery. Among the rare collection photos of actors Marlon Brando, James Dean, Steve McQueen, and Frank Sinatra.
Free Admission with toy donation!
Six Flags Magic Mountain 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
661 255 4111
Enjoy the world class roller coasters – today for free – at Six Flags Magic Mountain with your donation of a NEW, UNWRAPPED TOY VALUED AT 20-dollars – or more. Your generous donation will bring the spirit of the season to local children’s charities including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern California.
Saturday @ 6pm
2013 Holiday Parade of Boats
Los Angeles Harbor
This beautiful Los Angeles Harbor Christmas parade is the 51st anniversary of the Holiday Parade of Boats. Vessels of all shapes and sizes are cruising covered in colorful lights. The crew aboard the Battleship Iowa says their historic vessel is the best place to watch the entire extravaganza. For ticket information, check the website.
Progressive International Motorcycle Shows
Long Beach Convention Center
The world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers are in Long Beach for the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Tour. There are demo rides, custom bike competitions, and if you ride your motorcycle to the show you will be treated to free parking and gear check.
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
213 741 1151
Ski Dazzle celebrates 50-years of ski and snowboarding bargains at its’ expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More than 250 vendors are showcasing the latest equipment and winter resort locations.
2nd Annual Reindeer Project
Westfield Century City
Westfield Century City is spreading holiday cheer with its second annual ‘The Reindeer Project.’ A holiday art collection of life-sized acrylic reindeer, designed by prominent Los Angeles artists, are on display throughout Westfield Century City. They will be auctioned via CharityBuzz.com in support of local charities A Place Called Home and Free Arts for Abused Children.
Trains, Trees & Traditions
Nixon Presidential Library & Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard
714 993 5075
“Trains, Trees & Traditions” are on display at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum. This holiday tradition features a collection of Christmas trees and model railroad systems.
A California Christmas
Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
40 Presidential Drive
And, the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum celebrates the holiday season with a “A California Christmas”, featuring 23 Christmas trees representing California cities and historical landmarks.
Attack on Pearl Harbor Planes of Fame Air Museum
7000 Merrill Avenue Chino
909 597 3722
History is being observed in Chino at the Planes of Fame Air Museum. This is the anniversary of the December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. In addition to a panel discussion also see the Japanese Dive Bombers used in the Pacific theatre of World War Two.
This Weekend @ 10:30am
Ventura County FOOD Drive
The Collection at Riverpark
2751 Park View Court
Roll up your sleeves and help Ventura County Food Share collect can goods for their CAN-tree Collection food drive. Your donations will build Christmas trees made with more than seven-hundred can goods. Your donations and creativity will help fight hunger in Ventura County.
Ice at Santa Monica
1324 5th Street (Corner of 5th Street & Arizona Avenue)
This is a sign of the season. ICE at Santa Monica returns. Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to the beachside community and transforms the corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue into a premier eight-thousand square foot outdoor ice skating rink. Skating costs 12-dollars.
Outdoor ice skating is also happening in downtown Los Angeles! Skate off the holiday calories at “Downtown on Ice” during the entire holiday season. Tickets to skate are eight dollars.
Burbank is celebrating the holiday season with its first ever outdoor ice skating rink. More than one-hundred folks are invited to slip and slide, groove and glide for up to 90-minutes for 12-dollars.
Woodland Hills Ice
6100 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
818 854 4151
Woodland Hills Ice is open for its fifth season. Saturday night is 80s Night! Wear dayglo or neon and your skate rental is free!
Hot Toys 2013
Chris Byrne, The Toy Guy
Time to Play Magazine
Find out what’s on Santa Claus’ toy list for the kids on Time to Play Magazine’s 2013 HOT HOLIDAY TOY list. Time to Play’s toy expert Chris Byrne says everything from low tech stuff toys to high tech tablets have been child tested for hours of interest and play.
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Have a GREAT Saturday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.