November 16, 2012 |
Cruceros Australis offers Christmas expedition cruises that are far from the North Pole but just as icy and remote. The company's all-inclusive trip along the southern Patagonia coast will be filled with glaciers, penguins and of course a visit from Santa. And, as an added inducement, kids sail free . The deal: The four-day sailing starts in Ushaia, Argentina, and ends in Punta Arenas, Chile, though you can do the reverse itinerary, too. It begins by sailing through the Straits of Magellan and on to Almirantazgo Sound and Alberto de Agostini National Park, the Pia Fjord and what's called Glacier Alley.
December 19, 2011
Irvine Railroad's 16th Annual Christmas Train The historic Irvine Regional Park's festive holiday train chugs along for its five final days before the holiday. Families depart the brightly-lit train station en route to the North Pole, where kids can share their wish lists with St. Nick and pose for photos. Irvine Park Railroad, 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange. Mon.-Fri. 4-8 p.m. Train tickets $10 Children 2 and younger free. Activity tickets $4 each. Book of 15 Activity Tickets $50.(714) 997-3968.
December 10, 2011
SERIES Saturday Night Live: Katy Perry hosts with musical guest Robyn (11:29 p.m. NBC). SPECIALS Republican debate: GOP presidential candidates discuss issues in Des Moines; moderated by Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos (6 p.m. ABC). Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The reindeer with the incandescent nose guides Santa's sleigh through a bad storm on Christmas Eve in this holiday classic based on the song by Johnny Marks (8 p.m. CBS). The American Giving Awards: Bob Costas hosts this new special, which honors the United States' most deserving charities.
December 1, 2011
The historic Irvine Regional Park's festive holiday train will depart from the brightly lighted train station and drop off passengers at the North Pole for the Irvine Park Railroad's 16th Annual Christmas Train. Kids will have an opportunity to share their wish lists with St. Nick and pose for photos. Irvine Park Railroad, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange. 5-8 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Through Dec. 23. Train tickets $10, children 2 and younger free. Activity tickets $4 each. Book of 15 activity tickets $50. (714)
November 20, 2011
NEPAL Presentation Caryl Sherpa discusses her book "I Taste Fire, Earth, Rain," a story of love, cultural exploration and the revelation that in the Himalayas, anything is possible. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. EUROPE Slide show Mort Loveman will present "From Russia With Love. " When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills.
December 12, 2010
Santa Claus House ( 588-4078) http://www.santaclaushouse.com , at 101 St. Nicholas Drive, is the primary attraction in North Pole, Alaska. Here, kids can chat with Santa and help feed his reindeer while parents shop for holiday-themed items. It's also one of two local businesses that create customized letters from Santa, with prices starting at $9.95. The other vendor is Santa's Letters and Gifts ( 488-8118, http://www.santaslettersandgifts.com ). Santa's Mailbag will answer letters free of charge, although donations are welcome.