Hanukkah Family Festival, December 14,
11am-4pm, $7-$10, Skirball Cultural Center,
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 877. SCC.4TIX.
The girl in the accompanying picture enjoyed last year’s candle-making workshop at the Skirball’s Hanukkah Family Festival. This year, the candle-making workshop will be back, along with story-telling, music performances, food, balloon-twisting, lamp and dreidel-making workshops, puppet show, and more. And it’s for both adults and kids and for everyone who wants to celebrate! (Photo by Peter Turman/Courtesy Skirball Cultural Center).
Eco Gift Fest, December 12-14, 10am-8pm
Friday-Saturday, 11am-7pm Sunday, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., ecogift.com.
For the second year, the Los Angeles Times presents Eco Gift Fest, the green way to go holiday shopping. There will be earth-friendly gifts, live eclectic musical entertainment, a speaker series with visionary leaders, (Ariana Huffington, Michael Brune from the Rainforest Action Network), organic food court and free on-site gift-wrapping and shipping.