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November 28, 2002

Reindeer Romp Program offers visitors a glimpse of this seldom-seen animal. Holiday entertainment and crafts for the family on weekends. The Zoo Choo-Choo will give youngsters rides for a nominal fee. Closed Christmas Day. Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park, L.A. Today-Jan. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3.25-$8.25. (323) 644-6400.

Carousel Reopening Holiday Event The Santa Monica Pier Carousel reopens just in time for the holidays. Free rides all day plus traditional holiday crafts, storytelling, the Jazzappella Carolers and Santa. Sun., 2-6 p.m. Free. (310) 458-8901.

Family Festival at the Janss Chabad of Thousand Oaks will host traditional music, a menorah kindling and other activities at the Janss Marketplace courtyard, Hillcrest and Moorpark roads, Thousand Oaks. Mon., 6 p.m. Free. (818) 991-0991.

Hanukkah for the World Traditional outdoor public menorah lighting ceremony conducted by Hasidic Jews will be held on six evenings during Hanukkah week at different locations throughout Orange County. Call for complete schedule. Free. (866) 841-9135, Ext. 9994.

Celebrate Hanukkah Bishop Charles E. Black and Rabbi David Baron will hold a joint service to celebrate the Festival of the Lights. Vocalist Nell Carter, the West Angeles Church of God in Christ and the Beverly Hills High School choral group will sing. West Angeles Cathedral, 3045 Crenshaw Blvd., L.A. Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Free. (310) 444-7500.

Annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony Music, dancing and gelt and dreidels for the children; at Bloomingdale's Courtyard. Fashion Island, Newport Beach, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Fri., 4 p.m. Free. (949) 721-2000.

Hanukkah Under the Stars -- a Family Fiesta An outdoor celebration with live music, dancing, giant menorah kindling and more. Hosted by Chabad of the Conejo. Reyes Adobe Plaza, 30315 Canwood St., Agoura. Sat., 7:30 p.m. Free. (818) 991-0991.

KidSingers' Holiday Concert Also, appearance by Anaheim Angels' announcer Steve Physioc. Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. Sun., 2 p.m. Free. (714) 993-3393.

Kwanzaa California Lutheran University hosts its annual celebration with African dance, storytelling, gospel music, food and more. Preus-Brandt Forum, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. (805) 493-3151.

Kwanzaa Celebration Holiday celebration sponsored by the Bowers African Cultural Arts Council in the museum's conference center. Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana. Dec. 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $17 general, $20 per family; children 10 and younger, free. (714) 567-3600.

Miracle on First Street Toy Give-Away Twenty-second annual toy giveaway with a surprise Santa and thousands of children and toys. Sponsored by the Hollenbeck Police Business Council. Hollenbeck Youth Center, 2015 1st St., Boyle Heights. Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. (323) 263-4989.

The Nutcracker A holiday puppet extravaganza presented at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Bob Baker Marionette Theater, 1345 W. 1st St., L.A. Tue.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.; Sat.-Sun., 2:30 p.m. $8-$10. (213) 250-9995.

An Old-Fashioned Christmas Show and Ice Cream Social Music, vaudeville acts, traditional Christmas melodrama. Orange Coast College Drama Lab Studio, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Dec. 12, 13, 7 p.m.; Dec. 14, 15, 2 p.m., 7 p.m. $6-$7. (714) 432-5640.

Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration Annual county holiday celebration. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Dec. 24, 3-9 p.m. Free. (213) 972-3099.

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