Chinese Lantern Festival Through Jan. 5
Guests will experience a unique light display inspired by nature. Stunning, bigger and brighter lanterns up to 30 feet high. Includes an 85-foot-wide lantern arch and 100-yard-long spectacular ceramic Chinese Dragon. Up To 50 Sets Of Newly Themed Lantern Displays. Live Chinese Folk Music and Dance Performances. Mythical Creatures to Ride for Children age 4-12.
Time and Place: 5:30-10pm / Pomona Fairplex: The Lagoon
Contact: 909-623-3111 / www.fairplex.com
The Rink in Downtown Burbank Through Jan. 5
Downtown Burbank’s most festive holiday tradition will return for outdoor ice skating, fundraising events, and performances.
Time and Place: 10am-10pm Daily, 10am-11pm Fri & Sat / N Third Street & E Orange Grove Avenue
Contact: 818-238-5180 / www.DTNBUR.com
Moonlight Forest - Magical Lantern Art Festival Through Jan. 12
This year the Moonlight Forest is bigger and brighter than ever with two new themes, Polar Dreams and Ocean Visions. Step into a winter wonderland with their new Polar Dreams experience featuring playful penguins and cuddly sled dogs. Next, dive under the sea with exotic fish and giant sharks in our Ocean Visions exhibit.
Place: LA County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Arcadia
Contact: 626-821-3222 / www.arboretum.org
Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1
The 2020 theme, “The Power of Hope,” celebrates the influence of optimism and hope. Features four types of entries: floraldecorated floats entered by a participating corporation, nonprofit organization or municipality, equestrian units, bands, and Tournament Entries.
Time and Place: 8am / Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Rose Bowl Game Jan. 1
The No. 6 Oregon Ducks, champions of the Pac-12 Conference, and the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers will face each other in the 106th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual.
Time and Place: 1pm / Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
Celestial Star Party Jan. 3
Enjoy a wonderful, educational evening of gazing at the moon, visible planet, and stars with The Local Group Astronomy Club of SCV. Guests can view the night sky through high-powered telescopes.
Time and Place: 5-6:30pm / Bella Vida SCV Senior Center
Contact: 661-259-9444 / https://myscvcoa.org
The Yoga Expo Los Angeles Jan. 4
Brings together the local yoga community and offers a wide array of 50-minute classes. EPIC local and national teachers and the marketplace is filled with yoga apparel & accessories, vegan food & beverages, and other brands and organizations that will help you stay happy and healthy.
Time and Place: 10am-5pm / Convention Center
Center for Health & Fitness Open House Jan. 4
Festivities will include free classes, tours and more. The event is free to the public.
Time and Place: 9am-1pm / Beach Cities Health District, Redondo Beach
Contact: 310-374-3426 x147 / www.beachcitiesgym.org
Claremont Tree Planting Jan. 4
Volunteers will assist City staff and Sustainable Claremont with planting street trees. Planting events are open to everyone and are very family friendly. Please join us as we give back to the City’s Urban Forest by planting trees!
Time and Place: 8:30am-12pm / Memorial Park: 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Contact: 909-399-5431 / www.ci.claremont.ca.us
Las Posadas Jan. 4
Join us for a traditional cultural celebration! A candlelit procession at the City Hall lawn will bring the community together during the holiday season. This festive event will feature caroling of holiday songs, light refreshments, cultural activities for children such as piñatas, and special performances by Mariachis and ballet folklorico dancers.
Time and Place: 6-9pm / Norwalk City Hall
Contact: 562-929-5702 / www.norwalk.org
Retro City Festival Jan. 5-6
Retro gaming event with freeplay arcades, tons of retro gaming consoles, live video game music, and more!
Time and Place: Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Pomona Fairplex
Contact: 714-269-4248 / www.retrocityfest.com
Hike to MASH Site Jan. 7
Moderately paced 6, mile 600 ft gain hike including Lookout Trail with great views, Century Lake, MASH site, and Reagan picnic area. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen.
Time and Place: 8:30-10:30am / Malibu Creek State Park
Contact: 805-370-2341 / www.samofund.org
Downey State of the City Address Jan. 8
Event is open to the public.
Time and Place: 11:30am-1pm / Rio Hondo Event Center: 10627 Old River School Road
Contact: 562-923-2191 / www.downeychamber.org
Diamond Bar Winter Snow Fest Jan. 11
Rescheduled from Dec. 7. This festive, winter-themed event will feature four snow-packed sledding hills, snow play areas, games and activities for children, giveaways, food and a special appearance by “Flurry,” the sledding penguin!
Time and Place: 8am-2pm / Pantera Park
Contact: 909-839-7000 / www.diamondbarca.gov
Monterey Park Lunar New Year Festival Jan. 11
Celebrate the Year of the Rat! Join artisans, food vendors, live performers, merchants and thousands of your family and friends to welcome the arrival of spring.
Time and Place: 10am-7pm / Downtown Monterey Park
Contact: 626-307-1388 / www.montereypark.ca.gov
Laser Spectacular Jan. 11
The smash hit multimedia laser and light show featuring the music of Pink Floyd. Surrounded by walls of concert-quality sound, “Laser Spectacular” carries listeners away on a mindexpanding journey driven by cutting-edge effects, highpowered lasers, hi-def large screen video projection and special lighting effects.
Time and Place: 8pm / Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
Wine Tasting & Art Show Jan. 12
Join us for an evening of sampling Orin Swift Wines and viewing the art work of local artists!
Time and Place: 3-5pm / Salvatore Italian Restaurant, Montebello
Contact: 323-727-2803 / www.salvatorerestaurant.com
Valencia Snow Day Jan. 12 & 19
Haven’t had a chance to go to the mountains for snow? You don’t need to leave Santa Clarita for the kids to enjoy some snow this holiday season. Admission includes public session admission, skate rental, hot cocoa.
Time and Place: 2-4pm / Ice Station Valencia: 27745 North Smyth Drive
Beverly Hills Chinese New Year Celebration Jan. 18
This special event will feature a variety of Chinese dance, musical and acrobatic performances from Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei performance groups for the entire family to enjoy.
Time and Place: 3-4:30pm / The Saban Theatre: 8440 Wilshire Boulevard
Contact: 888-645-5006 / www.lovebeverlyhills.com
Winter 5k Jan. 18
Starting on TMU’s athletic field and winding through Placerita Canyon and Quigley Canyon Open Space, The Master’s University Winter 5K boasts a scenic and entirely flat course with varying terrain.
Time and Place: 9am / The Master’s University, Santa Clarita
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Jan. 18
An opportunity for the entire community to join together in the spirit of his legacy to help shape and transform the City through service. Volunteers will receive education on illegal dumping, hazardous waste and recycling, before venturing out in teams to reduce the amount of debris at their illegal disposal site to eliminate hazards that affect public health and safety.
Contact: 661-723-6077 / www.cityoflancasterca.org
2020 Asian American Expo Jan. 18-19
Hosted at the beginning of each year to celebrate the coming of the Lunar New Year Festival, with the goal recreating the New Year celebrations found across Asia at this time of the year. Food, shopping, entertainment and fun – these are all annual staples that can be found at each year’s event.
Time and Place: 10am-7pm / Pomona Fairplex
Contact: 626-280-8588 / www.asianamericanexpo.com
Glendora Health and Wellness Fair Jan. 23
Multiple agencies and organizations will be on hand to provide information on housing, health insurance, social security, utilities, transportation, and more! In addition, several health screenings will be offered. Do not miss out on this free opportunity to get information and check your health status.
Time and Place: 12:30-3pm / La Fetra Center: 333 E. Foothill Blvd.
Contact: 626-914-8200 / www.cityofglendora.org
Golden State Tattoo Expo Jan. 24-26
World’s Greatest Tattoo Art Festival presented by Inked and hosted by Nikko Hurtado and Carlos Torres.
Time and Place: See website for schedule. / Pasadena Convention Center
Contact: 914-268-0662 / www.goldenstatetattooexpo.com
Japanese Food Expo Jan. 25
Don’t miss out on Japanese food, sake, performances and travel exhibits from 50+ exhibitors. This year there are two time frames to choose from. The food, drinks, performances and cultural experiences will be exactly the same for both time slots.
Time and Place: 1-4pm & 6-9pm / Loews Hollywood Hotel
Paramount Ranch Trail Runs Marathon, 50K, 30K, Half Marathon and 10K Jan. 25
Course is one loop for 10K, two loops for half marathon, three loops for 30K, four loops for marathon and 5 loops for the 50K. Every runner has the option to compete in the best holiday costume contest. Wear your Santa Hat, Reindeer antlers, or elf costume and run in style.
Time and Place: 7am-12pm / 2903 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills
Get Fit Fitness Festival 5k / 1k Run & Walk Jan. 25
Presented by Greater West Covina Business Associations. Every participant will receive a finisher’s medal.
Time and Place: 8-11am / Plaza West Covina
Contact: 626-939-8400 / www.westcovina.org
TheFitExpo Los Angeles Jan. 25-26
This action-packed health and fitness weekend will offer a variety of events, such as fitness competitions, group exercise workouts, and healthy eating demonstrations.
Time and Place: 10am-5pm / Los Angeles Convention Center
Contact: 888-348-3976 / www.thefitexpo.com
Run/Walk for weSPARK 5K/10K Jan. 26
Join weSPARK Cancer Support Center! Each course is fast and flat and are great for experienced runners or casual walkers – dogs and strollers are welcome on each course! Bring your kids along for the Kids Fun Run – a short run for children ages 3-11.
Time and Place: 9am-1pm / Lake Balboa (Woodley Park), Van Nuys
Contact: 818-906-3022 / www.wespark.org
Office & School Supply Business Expo Jan. 30
Our categories are office products, cleaning products, furniture, promotional items, printing solutions safety products, school supplies, Ink/Toner and so much more.
Time and Place: 5:30-8:30pm / The Hilton of San Gabriel
Contact: 800-699-7549 / www.officezillalabizexpo.com