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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

SAN DIEGO--Museums, performing arts companies and other Balboa Park institutions open their doors for holiday festivities at the annual Christmas on the Prado, 5-9 p.m. Friday-next Saturday. Seasonal entertainment, exhibits, gifts and foods from around the globe offered in about 25 venues. (619) 239-0512.

OAKLAND--The big man in the red suit is honored in the 13th annual Santa Parade, 2 p.m. Saturday. Entertainment and kids' activities follow in Jack London Square, 3-9 p.m. The Holiday Magic Arts and Crafts Fair is in the square, noon-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next Sunday. (510) 839-9000.

CLOVERDALE--Strolling performers, arts and crafts and horse-drawn carriage rides are featured at the Cloverdale Dickens Street Faire, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-next Sunday. Free. (707) 894-4470.

LAKE ARROWHEAD--A Christmas Home Tour, featuring eight bed and breakfast inns with Christmas boutiques, is noon-6 p.m. next Sunday. $12, includes a reception. Tickets available at the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce office in the Vineyard Bank Building, 28200 Highway 189, or at the Saddleback Food & Beverage Co., 282 Highway 173. (909) 337-3715.

AVALON--Ring in 1994 on Catalina Island at the 21st annual New Year's Eve Celebration in the Casino Ballroom, 1 Casino Way. Dinner seatings start at 7 p.m., followed by big-band music, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $100. Black-tie optional. Reservations required; tickets going fast. (310) 510-1520.

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