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December 27, 2009

Compiled by Jason Gelt Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique & Collectibles Market Furniture, rugs, paintings, clothing and more on the first and fourth Sundays of each month. Santa Monica Airport, 3223 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica. Today, 6-8 a.m., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; next Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $3-$7. (323) 922-2511.

Historic Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour Hollywood Heritage presents this two-hour, weekly trek through classic Tinseltown from a preservationist point of view. Convenient to MetroRail. Weather permitting. Hollywood Area. Today, next Sun. 9 a.m. $5-$10. (323) 465-6716.

Melrose Trading Post More than 200 eclectic vendors hawk records, furniture, arts and crafts and more in the Fairfax High parking lot. Also features food vendors and live entertainment. Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. Today, next Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $2, children $1.

L.A. Downtown on Ice Take your mittens and scarves out of the closet, strap on your skates and prepare to glide into winter. Downtown transforms into a winter wonderland as L.A.'s biggest outdoor skating rink ices over for the holiday season. Pershing Square Park, 532 S. Olive St., L.A. Today, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., noon-10 p.m.; Sat.-next Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Skating session $6, skate rental $2. (213) 847-4970.

Seaside Ice Dust off your winter sports gear and head to Redondo Beach for ice skating action. Special events throughout the season. Season passes, classes and lessons are available. Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. Today, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mon.-Tue., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Wed., 2:30-9:30 p.m.; Thu., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-11:45 p.m.; next Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Adults $14, children $12. Includes skate rental. (310) 318-6300.

Silver Lake Craft Fair Dive into the Ghettogloss-sponsored craft fair that features vintage clothing, tarot readings, plants, pet couture and more. Citibank Parking Lot, 2450 Glendale Blvd., L.A. Today, next Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (323) 912-0008.

Crystal Ice Skating Bring the whole family to Long Beach for a taste of chilly winter fun. Skating lessons and birthday party packages are available. Crystal Ice Skating, 155 S. Pine St., Los Angeles. Today, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight; next Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. One-hour skating session, including skate rental $12. (714) 758-1767.

Las Luminarias Sponsored by the Historical Society of Centinela Valley, this festival of lights features carols with guitarist Roger Shoop, song and dance performances from local children and hot apple cider and pastries. All three historic buildings of the complex, built in 1834, will be open to the public. Adobe Complex, 7834 Midfield Ave., Los Angeles. Today, 4:30 p.m. Free. (310) 671-4410.

Festival of Lights The historic Mission Inn and Spa lights up the night sky with more than 3.5 million holiday lights and over 400 animated elves, angels and polar bears. Other highlights include horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown Riverside, live entertainment and special appearances by Santa Claus. Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside. Today-next Sun., 5 p.m. Free. (951) 784-0300.

WildLights Holiday Festival Celebrate the yuletide season with a festive light display, featuring more than 350,000 twinkling lights that illuminate the park after dark. The desert turns into a holiday winter wonderland with visits from Santa Claus, live music, wood-burning fireplaces, hot apple cider, hot chocolate and s'mores. Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert. Today-Sat., 6-9 p.m. Adults $7.75, children $5.50. (760) 346-5694 Ext. 2000.

Weekend Tidepool Walk Learn all about the lush Point Fermin Marine Life Refuge. An informative slide show precedes a naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen White Drive, San Pedro. Today, 11 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. (310) 548-7562.

Tall Ship Hawaiian Chieftain The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain welcomes visitors for walk-on tours and three-hour Adventure Sails at the Newport Sea Base. Visitors will be greeted by crew in 18th-century costume for a living history experience that includes raising a sail, singing a sea shanty, and helping sail the ship. Newport Sea Base, 931 West Coast Highway, Los Angeles. Thu.-Fri., 1-5 p.m.; Sat.-next Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours: $3 donation requested. Sailing: adults $55, children $35. (800) 200-5239.

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