-- Pershing Square's Winter Holiday Festival -- located adjacent to the Downtown on Ice skating rink -- takes place this weekend, both days, from noon to 8 p.m.
The Saturday and Sunday event includes real snow, outdoor ice skating, festive arts and crafts, tree decorating contests, music and puppet shows.
Pershing Square, Downtown Los Angeles
-- "Save the Puppets: A Fundraiser to Benefit the Bob Baker Marionettes" takes place Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. As you've probably heard, Baker's famed downtown Marionette Theater is in a financial bind, and needs some help. The day-long event will include:
Bob's famous puppet shows all day long, musical acts and special guests, arts & crafts, celebrity silent auction and raffle, art auction including works by many well-known artists, circus performers, food and drinks, etc.
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater, 1345 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles
-- Silver Lake Art, Craft & Vintage: Art, crafts and vintage vendors, selling their wares Dec. 13 and 14 (as well as the 20th and 21st). Ghettogloss and Citibank sponsor; portion of the proceeds go to the new Silver Lake library.
Corner of Silverlake Blvd. & Glendale Blvd., 2450 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles
-- MOMS Club Glendale West holds its 3rd Annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m.; entrance is $2 (children are free). Holiday gifts such as toddler/children's clothing, jewelry, gift baskets, chocolate, etc.
Grandview Presbyterian Church -- 1130 Ruberta Ave., Glendale