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January 2020

Fire and Law Tribute Days at Knotts Berry Farm

Active, full-time fire and law enforcement personnel, including EMTs, may receive complimentary admission for themselves and 1 guest (maximum of 2 complimentary admissions will be issued) during Knott's fire and law enforcement appreciation days.

Dates:
Monday, January 6 - Friday, January 24
Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620

Moonlight Forest: Lantern Art Festival at LA Arboretum

A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and other themes create the mesmerizing experience of Moonlight Forest.

Dates:
Thursday, January 9
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Location:
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007 United States
Cost:
$23 – $28

Pershing Square Holiday Ice Skating Rink

Glide into the holidays at Pershing Square! The Bai Holiday Ice Rink offers the quintessential winter activity in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Surrounded by art, lively activity and the impressive city skyline, the outdoor ice rink lets you enjoy entertainment and ice skating in Los Angeles under the sun and stars. Open daily starting November 14, 2019, until January 20, 2020, you won’t want to miss this magical winter wonderland that promises to delight all ages. Take a…

Dates:
Thursday, January 9
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Location:
Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA

LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live

Ice Rink will be open November 30 - January 12: LA Kings Holiday Ice Rink is only here for a limited time, so don't miss out on this fun family activity!

Dates:
Thursday, January 9
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Location:
LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States

64th Annual Los Angeles Boat Show

Cruising into Los Angeles, this event showcases hundreds of vessels from entry-level family cruisers to million dollar yachts, plus the latest in boating, outdoors, and marine accessories. Features a kids zone, educational seminars from industry experts, on-the-water boating workshops and maritime fun for all-ages.

Dates:
Thursday, January 9 - Sunday, January 12
Location:
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave.
Pomona, California 91768
Cost:
$15

Ice Presented by Plaza at Santa Monica

Every holiday season Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice to the beachside community, transforming the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into the winter wonderland known as Ice at Santa Monica, an 8,000-square-foot ice-skating rink. Plus, enjoy free musical performances every Sunday.

Dates:
Thursday, January 9
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Location:
Downtown Santa Monica, 1324 5th St.
Santa Monica, 90401
Cost:
$15

Disney’s Tarzan the Musical in Huntington Beach

Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Disney's Tarzan the Musical also features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins. This production of Tarzan, presented by Orange County Children's Theatre, is perfect for all ages!

Dates:
Friday, January 10
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Location:
Huntington Beach High School Historic Theater, 1905 Main St.
Huntington Beach, 92648
Cost:
$15 – $20

Jurassic Quest with Ancient Oceans at Del Mar Fairgrounds

January 10-12: Perfect for kids who love dinosaurs! Run around and play with walking dinosaurs, meet baby dinos, enjoy fossil digs, dinosaur rides, science stations, crafts, face painting, bounce houses, and more. Experience the thrill of being submersed among some of the most enormous and vicious ancient sea creatures to ever lurk our ocean’s depths in their all-new exhibit, Ancient Oceans.

Dates:
Friday, January 10 - Sunday, January 12
Location:
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, 92014
Cost:
$24 – $36

January at Pretend City – 2020 is Here

Join Pretend City for a month of new cultural celebrations, educational programming, and engaging art activities. January brings celebrations like The Festival of Sleep, Lohri - a Hindu Celebration, Winnie the Pooh Day, and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Join in on the fun as they usher in a new decade and set the tone for a spectacular new year!

Dates:
Friday, January 10
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Location:
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
Cost:
Free – $14

Family Overnight at Aquarium of the Pacific

Grab your sleeping bags and coziest pajamas for an overnight adventure. Explore exhibits with your family and friends. Touch marine animals like sharks, sea stars, and sea jellies and discover amazing animal adaptations.

Dates:
Friday, January 10
Location:
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
Cost:
$90

Pageant of the Masters Open Casting Call for All Ages

January 10-12: Do you enjoy art, theater and music? Have you ever thought about posing on a stage? Do you enjoy being in the spotlight? And can you stand still for 90 seconds? Perfect! You could be a volunteer cast-member in the 2020 Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach.

Dates:
Friday, January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Irvine Bowl Park, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, 92651

Guided Tidepool Hikes at Ocean Institute

Join the Ocean Institute for a tidepool hike led by one of their expert naturalists! The hike will take you into the rocky Marine Conservation Area located directly behind the Ocean Institute. Families can explore the area and search for snails, crabs, sea stars, and other animals that make the tidepools their home.  

Dates:
Saturday, January 11
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

BricksLA in Pasadena

Bricks LA is an annual convention for fans of Lego to get together and share their common love for the brick with the public.

Dates:
Saturday, January 11 - Sunday, January 12
Location:
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, 91101 United States
Cost:
$5

Monterey Park Lunar New Year Festival

Join artisans, food vendors, live performers, merchants and thousands of your family and friends to welcome the arrival of spring at Monterey Park’s annual street festival.

Dates:
Saturday, January 11 - Sunday, January 12

Underwater Parks Day at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro

Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in learning about the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Southern California. These areas, like parks on land, protect underwater marine resources for future generations to enjoy. Speakers, presentations, interactive activities and handouts will be available so visitors can learn more.

Dates:
Saturday, January 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731

Pet Care Patch Workshop for Young Animal Lovers in Long Beach

The Pet Care Patch Workshop at spcaLA is for young animal lovers, ages 6-12, who are interested in learning about proper animal care and age–appropriate animal issues. Remaining dates include April 4, April 19, May 16 and May 30 (pre-registration required).

Dates:
Saturday, January 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Location:
spcaLA, 7700 East Spring St.
Long Beach,
Cost:
$10 – $15

Family Flicks Presents “National Treasure” in LA

Join the Hammer Museum for Family Flicks. As Ben Gates (Nicholas Cage) tries to find and decipher ancient riddles that will lead him to the legendary Knights Templar treasure, he’s dogged by a ruthless enemy, and must steal the Declaration of Independence or let it, and a key clue to the mystery, fall into dangerous hands.

Dates:
Sunday, January 12 @ 11:00 am
Location:
The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Cost:
Free

MLK Peace and Unity Parade Celebration

Honor civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a community parade starting at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Anaheim Street and ending with a festival at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. The festival includes entertainment, food booths, craft vendors, games and rides.

Dates:
Saturday, January 18

Kindness Rocks at Kidspace

Recognize and appreciate kindness this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend! Share stories of friendship and love on a community tapestry, decorate kindness stones to share with others, and create solutions to help others in local cities and neighborhoods.

Dates:
Saturday, January 18 - Monday, January 20
Location:
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Cost:
$14.95

Fishing Derby in Irvine

Kids are invited to a fun morning of fishing at Irvine Regional Park! Trophies will be given to the participants who catch the largest fish!

Dates:
Saturday, January 18 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:
Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road
Irvine,
Cost:
Free

Behind the Scenes at Southern California Railway Museum

January 18-19: Get "Behind the Scenes" at this annual all-day event, where visitors get special access and tours of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars and artifacts dating back to 1870. Includes unlimited rides on classic passenger trains and trolleys. Bring the whole family for a fun and fascinating day!

Dates:
Saturday, January 18 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, January 19 @ 5:00 pm
Location:
Southern California Railway Museum, 2201 South A Str.
Perris, CA 92570
Cost:
Free – $12

Long Beach Polar Splash

Justin Rudd's nonprofit Community Action Team (C.A.T.) donate $5 for every person (up to $2,000) of a group/charity team that participates in the 30-Minute Beach Cleanup and stays for the Long Beach Polar Splash in Belmont Shore on the eastern edge of Rosie's Dog Beach.

Dates:
Saturday, January 18 @ 10:00 am
Location:
Rosie’s Dog Beach, 1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90803
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