This is a holiday classic! "An American Christmas" at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Tour the winter wonderland of 25-trees decorated to celebrate defining moments of American history from the Revolutionary era to the beginning of the 21st century.

By the way, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for needy, local children. Donate a toy worth more than ten dollars, get a discount on exhibit admission.

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Saturday Trees, Trains, & Traditions Richard Nixon Presidential Library 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard Yorba Linda 714 993 5075 www.nixonfoundation.org A magnificent collection of 25-breathtaking trees decorated to reflect the spirit of the holidays from countries and cultures around the world, specially themed trees and five model railroad systems celebrate the holiday season at the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda.

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Sunday Bob Baker's Nutcracker Bob Baker Marionette Theater 1345 West First Street Los Angeles 213 250 9995 www.bobbakermarionettes.com

Here's another sign of the season. It's the 52nd season of "Bob Baker's Nutcracker", the marionette version of the ballet classic.

"Bob Baker's Nutcracker" is an hour-long production. After the show guests are invited to visit with the puppeteers and have refreshments in the famous Party Room.

The historic Baker marionettes that have been entertaining children since 1960.

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Sunday Chill @ The Queen Mary 1126 Queens Highway Long Beach 877 342 0738 www.queenmary.com This is the coolest place in southern California. The Queen Mary presents CHILL AND THE ICE KINGDOM, a winter wonderland for the entire family. Celebrate the holiday season with ice tubing, an ice skating rink, a holiday village, and Santa Claus!

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Sunday @ 10am Indiana Jones & the Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibition Discovery Science Center 2500 North Main Street Santa Ana 714-542-2823 www.discoverycube.org Let's explore! Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology: the Exhibition is waiting for you at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana. This innovative exhibition, made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., presented by the National Geographic Society and produced by Montreal's X3 Productions, features an extensive collection of Indiana Jones film materials from the Lucasfilm Archives, along with photos and videos from the National Geographic Society and artifacts from the Penn Museum.

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This Weekend Free! Toyota – Lexus Tether Retrofit Program SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. English 800 745 Safe Spanish 800 747 SANO www.carseat.org

Before you get on the road this holiday weekend, take some time to make sure your child's car seat is safe. SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A., in collaboration with Toyota and Lexus dealers, is assisting customers with the installation of tether anchors in the TOYOTA-LEXUS TETHER RETROFIT PROGRAM. Pre-2000 model year vehicles qualify for the program. All major manufacturers are participating. For more information and to learn if your vehicle qualifies for this program, go to the SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. website.

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Saturday @ 10am Space Shuttle Endeavour Samuel Oschin Pavilion California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles 323 724 3623 www.californiasciencecenter.org If you have not seen the space shuttle Endeavour, this might be a good weekend to stop by the Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California Science Center.

The massive orbiter is accompanied by a massive exhibit that tells the California story of its 25 missions and the support equipment and team required.

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