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November 28, 2002

Holiday Stained Glass The story of Christmas is recounted in a rare display of turn-of-the-century stained-glass windows made in Germany in 1903. Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Daily through Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (800) 204-3131, Ext. 4781.

Edgemar Christmas Tree Artist Anthony Schmitt's Christmas tree constructed entirely of shopping carts is on display in the outdoor courtyard of the Frank Gehry-designed center through holiday season. Edgemar Shopping Center, 2435 Main St., Santa Monica. Daily through Jan. 1, 6:30 a.m.-midnight. Free. (310) 313-5166.

Griffith Park Light Festival The annual mile-long holiday lights display depicting various seasonal messages can be viewed by car or on foot. Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, L.A. Daily through Dec. 26, 5-10:30 p.m. (888) 527-2757.

2002 Mission Inn Festival of Lights More than 2 million bulbs decorate the historic landmark hotel for the holidays. Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside. Ends Jan. 10. Free. (909) 784-0300.

Old Pasadena Tree Lighting Annual tree-lighting ceremony features an outdoor sing-along led by TV mom Barbara Billingsley, Rose Queen Alexandra Wucetich and the arrival of Santa. Attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped gift for the Tournament of Toys benefiting needy children in the San Gabriel Valley. One Colorado, Colorado Boulevard between Delacey St. and Fair Oaks Ave. Old Town Pasadena, Pasadena. Fri., 6-9 p.m. Free. (626) 564-1066.

Holiday Lighting Ceremony Performances by the California Dance Theater's Pacific Festival Ballet Company, caroling, sing-a-longs, reading of " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas," and tree lighting. Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Fri., 6 p.m. Free. (818) 889-0230.

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Music by Temple Beth Tikvah / Adat Ari Junior Choir, Brea Junior High School Concert Choir, Brea Olinda High School Silver Note Singers. Brea Civic & Cultural Center, Birch Avenue and Randolph Street, Brea. Mon., 6:30 p.m. Free. (714) 990-7771.

Lighting of the Bay Ninth annual ceremony featuring the lighting of electric "trees" on the waters of the back bay plus caroling, hot chocolate, live entertainment and food. Newport Dunes Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. Dec. 6, 6 p.m. Free. (949) 729-3863.

L.A. Harbor Holiday Afloat Boat Parade The 40th annual L.A. Harbor Holiday Parade off San Pedro raises funds for local charitable organizations and provides holiday toys for children. Viewing locations and judging stations at Banning's Landing, Lane Victory, Maritime Museum, Ports O' Call Village, 22nd St. Landing, and Cabrillo Marina. Dec. 7, 6 p.m. Free. (310) 629-0395.

Parade of Lights The event will feature a procession of yachts and other watercraft illuminated for the holidays. Channels Islands Harbor, Oxnard. Theme: "Holiday Dreams." Grand marshal: Beau Bridges. Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Free. (805) 385-7545 or (800) 2-OXNARD.

Las Posadas/Living Nativity Hosted by California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. A reenactment, beginning at the pavilion and ending at Samuelson Chapel, of Mary and Joseph's search for shelter and a place for the birth of Jesus. Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. Free. (805) 493-3151.

Drive-Thru Live Nativity Scene Vehicle passengers can view actors in costume and animals reenacting the nativity scene. Community Christian Church of the Foothills, 10193 Tujunga Canyon Blvd., Tujunga. Dec. 13-14, 7-9 p.m. Free. (818) 353-8080.

Boat Parade of Lights The holiday parade will also feature carolers, music, contests and other attractions. Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. Dec. 13-14, 7:30 p.m. Free. (949) 492-5308.

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