When: Sat., Dec. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 2014
Olaf will be there, and that may be all that Frozen fanatics need to know about the Christmas Around the World Festival, happening today from 10 to 3 at Hillside Community Center (925 S. Institute St., tiny.cc/g1qpqx). But others will appreciate that here, no one's gonna be circling that snowman, shilling pricey, crappy, eye-catching prepackaged flotsam. There will be a holiday boutique, but the main attraction (Olaf aside) is the assortment of people showcasing objects and info related to Christmas traditions in places as far-flung as Yemen and the Philippines. Admission is just $5 per family, or better yet, a new unwrapped toy, for Christmas Unlimited. — Kirk Woundy
Price: One unwrapped toy, or $5 per family.