Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks
When, where: Dec. 24, Winter Park Resort
Highlights: A procession of torch-bearing skiers heralds Christmas, followed by Santa and his helpers and a lights and fireworks display. An interdenominational service concludes the evening.
Info: (970) 726-1564, http://www.winterparkresort.com
Christmas on the Pecos
When, where: Through Dec. 31, Pecos River Village
Highlights: A holiday river cruise showcases illuminated decorations along the river banks.
Cost: Sunday-Thursday, $12.50 for adults; $7.50 for age 11 and younger. Friday and Saturday are $5 more for both age groups.
Kids' New Year's Eve
When, where: Dec. 31, Legoland California
Highlights: Children participate in the excitement with live performances, a 6 p.m. "brick dropping" and a fireworks show.
Cost: $59 for children 3 to 12; $69 for age 13 and older.
Info: (760) 918-5346, http://www.legoland.com
SANTA CLARA, CALIF.