Christmas is just days away! If you’re looking for some last minute holiday gift ideas or want to take the family out for some holiday fun Gayle’s your girl! She has the details on lots of festive activities going on in ‘Gayle On The Go’.
Saturday @ 9am
Holiday Craft Faire
14124 South Prairie Avenue
310 675 1313
Today’s first annual Holiday Craft Faire is a place to possibly take care of some last minute Christmas gifts while supporting veterans and their families. Proceeds from your purchases benefit American Legion Auxiliary.
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants 10459 Tuxford Street
818 768 1802
Give the gift of gardening! There’s a 50-per cent off sale of selected plants at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants.
Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace
Ventura Harbor Village
805 477 0470
Discover the joy of holiday shopping while wondering through a festive holiday village at the Ventura Harbor’s Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace held Saturday, December 21 from 1 – 5 pm. Festivities include faux snowfall every 15 minutes, visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus, and live reindeer, carolers, a parade and fireworks!
Huntington Harbor Philharmonic Cruise of Lights
The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Cruise of Lights® offers narrated boat tours through the waterways of Huntington Harbour in Huntington Beach. Everything is decorated with thousands of lights and animated displays on brightly decorated homes, docks, decks and boats are all on parade and display.
Holiday Lights & Festive Sights
Also decorated – Temecula! Take a tour of the city’s holiday lights and festive sights.
For a map of the award winning holiday decorated homes, take a look at the Temecula Events Dot Org website. If you don’t want to drive – there are ten-dollar bus tours.
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.
Winter Whale Watching
Harbor Breeze Cruises
Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach
This is an unusual Christmas gift. A whale watching cruise. Marine life experts say this is a good time to take a look because they say an unprecedented number of Sperm whales, Humpback whales, Fin Whales, AND Orcas can bee seen off the coast.
Orange Empire Railway Museum
951 943 3020
Join Santa for a ride on Santa’s Christmas Train, a treasured holiday tradition. Children of all ages can enjoy a ride with Santa. Elves will lead Christmas carols and fun games during your visit with Santa. After the train ride enjoy refreshments and other activities. Ride the trolleys and explore the museum grounds.
Visit the museum’s website for the Santa Train schedule and ticket prices.
“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.
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.
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Have a GREAT Saturday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.