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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.

Cost: Free

Info: (970) 726-1564, http://www.winterparkresort.com

CARLSBAD, N.M. 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.

Info: http://www.christmasonthepecos.com

CARLSBAD, CALIF. 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. Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show

When, where: Jan. 15 and 16, Santa Clara Convention Center

Highlights: Attendees sample a variety of travel experiences to help plan future itineraries. Highlights include seminars, contests, cultural performances and tip-sharing travel experts.

Cost: $15; $9 online (use code SCPR); free for age 16 and younger.

Info: http://www.adventureexpo.com


When, where: Jan. 21-30, various locations

Highlights: A county-wide tribute to two of Northern California's best-known foodstuffs. Events include tastings, classes, train rides and crabbing trips.

Cost: Varies by event

Info: (866) 466-3636, http://www.visitmendocino.com

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