* Parade. It will begin to look a lot more like Christmas when grand marshal Robert Urich leads more than 100 television, film and music stars, floats, marching bands and more in the 67th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Nov. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. The parade starts in front of Paramount Pictures on Melrose and ends at Hollywood Boulevard and Gower Street. (323) 469-2337.
* Festival. The Indio Powwow Thanksgiving weekend celebration of Native American dancing, music, arts and crafts and food will be held on the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians Reservation near Indio, 20 miles east of Palm Springs, Nov. 27-29. The event is adjacent to the Fantasy Spring Casino, north of Interstate 10 at Auto Center Drive and Highway 111 exit. Nov. 27, 5-11 p.m.; Nov. 28, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Adults, $4; seniors, $3; children, $2; children under 6, free. (760) 342-2593 or (800) 827-2946, Ext. 3017.
* Family. Universal Studios Hollywood will be transformed into a “Holiday Wonderland” with 100 miles of twinkling lights, Santa Claus, a 70-foot Christmas tree and more than 20 animated light scenes from Nov. 27 through Jan. 3. Hours: Mondays-Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.; Fridays-Sundays, 6-9 p.m. Hollywood Freeway at Lankershim Boulevard, Universal City. General admission tickets include admittance to “Holiday Wonderland.” Adults, $38; seniors 60 and older, $33; children 3-11, $28; under 3, free. (818) 508-9600.
* Children. Children can learn about reindeer and make their own antlers when reindeer visit the Eucalyptus Grove at the Los Angeles Zoo during “Reindeer Romp,” Nov. 26-Jan. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Free with admission. Adults, $8.25; children, 2-12, $3.25. (323) 644-6400.