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November 28, 2002

Ringing in the Holidays The Volunteer Assn. of Sherman Library & Gardens of Corona del Mar presents its annual holiday open house featuring gift selections, handicrafts, cards and more. Sherman Library, Gardens and Foundation, 2645 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. Daily, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Ends Dec. 24. Free. (714) 673-2261.

Hunky Santa 2002 Shoppers can have their wishes heard and their photos taken with Hunky Santa, a fit, younger, hip version of St. Nick, at the Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A. Begins Fri. Regular schedule: Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. until mall closing through Dec. 21. Photo packages start at $10. (310) 854-0071, Ext. 126.

Holiday Heritage: A Southern California Christmas Features 50 historic images exploring the culture, commerce and art of Christmas in Southern California between the 1870s and 1950s. Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St., L.A. Sat.-Sun., noon-4 p.m. $3-$6, children younger than 6, free. (626) 796-2898.

Holiday Celebration Jazz and tap dance followed by "The Nutcracker, Act 2," presentation of the Golden State Ballet Company. Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Sat., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. (714) 432-5880.

Blockbuster Hollywood Christmas Spectacular Formerly the Hollywood Christmas Parade, this event will be hosted by NBC-TV celebrities Joe Rogan and Brooke Burns and will be televised Dec. 7. Marching bands, grand-scale reenactments of famous films and stunts, specials effects, floats, live music and other attractions. Blockbuster Hollywood Christmas Spectacular, Hollywood and Sunset boulevards between Highland Avenue and Vine Street, Hollywood. Sun., 4 p.m. Free. (310) 477-9500.

Holiday Gift Fair Festivities will include live music and coffee. Cobblestone Terrace, 23130 Sherman Way, West Hills. Sun., 2-5 p.m. Free admission. (818) 585-1665.

Festi-Hanukka Family event featuring magicians, dancers and other entertainers plus arts and crafts and games. Sponsored by the Council of Israeli Community. Adat Ariel School and Temple, 12020 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $8-$18. (800) 645-6968.

Mac and the Bees The Shpieler Troupe's musical theater adventure celebrating the traditions of Hanukkah. With Cindy Paley, Stan Taffel, Andrea Massion and C. "Chutzpah" Craven. Ner Ma' Arev, 17730 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. Ner Ma' Arev: Sun., 6:30 p.m. Also at Sephardic Temple, 10500 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Next Thu., 6 p.m. (310) 475-7311.

Holiday Street Festival Santa will appear at the fest in downtown Ventura. The event also features carriage rides, six stages of live entertainment, a tree-lighting ceremony, children's activities, displays and food. Ventura. Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (805) 648-2075.

Christmas Candlelight Tours A living history experience with Victorian-era costumes and holiday traditions in the 1844 adobe home. Plus live holiday music and refreshment, all by candlelight only. Reservations required. Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach. Dec. 6-7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $6, children under 3 free. (562) 570-1755.

Yule Parlor Parade Tour of four homes decorated for the holidays, followed by tea at the church Fellowship Hall. Sponsored by the church's Women's Fellowship. Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. Dec. 6-7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $20-$25. (310) 378-9353.

Holiday Lamplight Tours Tour of four historic homes each with a living history presentation representing the holiday season of a different era in Los Angeles history. Following the tour, visitors are invited to enjoy refreshments. Reservations required. Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St., L.A. Dec. 7-8, 8 p.m. $20. (626) 796-2898, Ext. 224.

Oxnard Hometown Holiday Parade Floats, classic cars and musical bands. Theme of "Holiday Treasures." Begins at 10 a.m. on 9th Street, continues along A Street and concludes at Plaza Park. Dec. 7. Free. (805) 385-7545 or (800) 2-OXNARD.

Holiday Festival Features a poinsettia gallery, crafts, ornaments, seasonal music, gift items, food and Santa. Call for complete schedule. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. Daily, Dec. 7-15, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $1-$5, children 5 and younger free. (818) 949-4200.

Merry Tuba Christmas Twenty-seventh annual event features more than 300 professional and amateur tuba, euphonium and Sousaphone players who will musically deck the halls in the bass clef. The 200 block of Brand Boulevard will be closed to traffic. Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Dec. 7, 4-7 p.m. Free. (818) 754-8250.

Farmers Market Holiday Celebration The market kicks off the holiday season with holiday bands, carolers and festive decorations. Los Angeles Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St. Daily, Dec. 7-Jan. 1, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. (323) 933-9211.

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