Dec 19

January Activities in Los Angeles County 2017

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Here are suggestions for actuivities in the month of January 2017. Brought to you by your Realtor Diana Wood

“CHILL”at The Queen Mary Through Jan. 8
Light up the holidays this winter at the Queen Mary’s CHILL as we proudly present Alice in Winterland – 130 life size sculptured lanterns, Ice Tubing on the Glacier Glide, Ice Skating, Live Entertainment, North Pole Village, Prancer’s Paintball, Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Claus Cottage and more!
The Queen Mary, Long Beach
(877) 342-0752 / www.queenmary.com

Tournament of Roses Jan. 2
The Rose Parade will feature floral floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units along the 5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Boulevard. Penn State and USC will face each other in the 103rd Rose Bowl Game.
Parade 8am, Game 1:30pm / Pasadena
(626) 449-4100 / www.tournamentofroses.com

Palmer Park Grand Re-Opening Jan. 7
CSP staff will entertain youth with a game of S-K-A-T-E on the new skate park element. There will be arts & crafts presented by the department’s Park & Play truck. Glendale ROCKS! climbing wall will be available for all persons looking for a quick challenge. Light refreshments will be served.
10:30am-1pm / Palmer Park: 610 E. Palmer Ave., Glendale
(818) 548-2000 / www.glendaleca.gov

Polar Plunge Jan. 8
Take a chilly ride down the water slide. Free hot chocolate after the plunge and picture opportunity with Burrr Bear!
11am-2pm / Verdugo Aquatic Facility: 3201 West Verdugo Avenue, Burbank
(818) 238-5391 / www.burbankca.gov

UCT Winter Festival Jan. 13-15
Teams are comprised of individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities. The event is sanctioned the American Special Hockey Association (ASHA) for athletes with developmental disabilities.
Ice Station Valencia
(800) 848-0123 / www.uct.org

Culver City Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Jan. 14
This year’s theme is “Peaceful Warriors for Positive Change”. This event is free to the public.
11am / Culver City Senior Center: 4095 Overland Ave.
(310) 253-6700 / www.culvercity.org

Wildflowers of the San Gabriel Mountains Jan. 14
Come to see and experience a special selection of plant photographic artistry and story. Featured are the vast arrays of wildflowers that you may see on trails, or in yards and gardens, or on drives along the freeways or in the mountains.
11am / Glendora Public Library
(626) 914-8200 / www.ci.glendora.ca.us

Annual Duarte Elks Lodge – Elks Hoop Shoot Jan. 14
A free contest open to all children ages 8 to 13 from schools along the “Foothill corridor” (Including, but not limited to, the cities of Azusa, Duarte, Monrovia, Bradbury, Glendora, Pomona, San Dimas, and LaVerne.)
9am-12pm / Azusa Parks and Recreation Memorial Park: 320 N. Orange Avenue
(626) 961-5069 / www.duarteelks.org

Indoor Community Flea Market Jan. 14
This “one stop shop” will feature clothing, jewelry, vintage accessories, furniture, knick knacks and much more! Need a unique gift for that special someone – come on by! Need to clean out your closet or garage, become a vendor!
7am-2pm / Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center: 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas
(818) 880-2993 / www.ahccc.org

West Covina Martin Luther King Celebration Jan. 16
Featuring Kenote Speaker, Los Angeles Firefighter, Captain Brent F. Burton.
11am-2pm / City Hall: 1444 W. Garvey Avenue South
(323) 309-3954 / www.sgvnaacp.org

Claremont Restaurant Week Jan. 16-27
We’ve made it easier to participate: Put together a Claremont-related special for the 2 weeks and print it onto a template that we will be sending you. Restaurants might choose to offer a prix fixe, or special cocktails and small plates; food boutiques can offer Claremont-inspired baked goods, sandwiches or flavors.
(909) 624-1681 / www.claremontchamber.org

Artesia Restaurant Week Kick-Off Jan. 17
Participating Restaurants in Artesia will be offering discounts and promotions to participants during Restaurant Week. Come to the kickoff event on 1/17 to receive a discount booklet of participating restaurants and their special offers. Food truck rally, live entertainment and discount books will be available.
5-9pm / Pioneer Blvd. between 186th & 187th Streets
(562) 860-3361 / www.cityofartesia.us

Irwindale Chamber Dinner & Awards Gala Jan. 20
This year we are going to have a “Black and Gold Masquerade Ball” themed event filled with music, mystery and fun. Please join us in your best attire as we honor outgoing Chair of the Board, Phyllis Ferguson, California Custom Fruits & Flavors and celebrate incoming Chair of the Board, Victor Benavides of City of Hope.
Courtyard by Marriott Monrovia
(626) 960-6606 / www.irwindalechamber.org

Monrovia Chamber Awards Gala & Membership Dinner Jan. 20
Honoring The Iris Award, Susan Hirsch; The Monroe Award, Nancy Bond, Nancy Bond Insurance Services; The Dick Lord Award, Clay Harding, 38 Degrees Ale House & Grill; Military Service and Stewardship Award, Odette Cuccaro.
6-10pm / Doubletree Hotel: 924 W. Huntington Drive, Monrovia
(626) 358-1159 / www.monroviacc.com

Color Vibe 5K – Palmdale Jan. 21
Grab your friends and family and join us as we blast you with lots of fun, epic beats and TONS OF COLOR while you run/walk our course. You’ll come as a blank canvas and leave a colorful mural! A portion of our proceeds will also go towards a local charity, West Coast Classical.
9-11am / Palmdale Amphitheater: 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard
www.thecolorvibe.com/palmdale.php

Touch-A-Truck Jan. 21
A special event where children can see, touch, explore and honk the horns of their favorite trucks and emergency vehicles serving the Malibu community. All ages welcome! Construction Trucks, Emergency Vehicles, Story time with Children’s Librarian Lauren Kratz, Art Activity, Lego Robotics, Apollo’s Expresso and Shaved Ice.
10am-12pm / Malibu Public Library: 23519 Civic Center Way
(310) 456-2489 x239 / www.malibucity.org

South Pasadena Snow Day Jan. 21
We will have sled runs, snow play, and a trackless train. Separate sled runs and our Tot Land area will be available for younger children. Each wristband is good for 45 minutes of access to snow play and sled runs, there will be four 45 minute sessions. You can select your session on-line. Children under 1 are FREE, with 1 paid adult.
10am-2pm / Garfield Park: 601 Stratford Ave.
(626) 403-7380 / www.southpasadenaca.gov/recreation

Polar Bear Party! Jan. 21
Enjoy a polar experience at the Library with Ocean Adventure as they share footage of their most recent adventures in the Arctic Circle observing polar bears in their natural habitat. Kids can create their own polar bear-inspired craft. Free!
2-4pm / Santa Fe Springs City Library
(562) 868-7738 / www.santafesprings.org

Monterey Park Lunar New Year Festival Jan. 21-22
Features vendors offering unique gifts and specialty items, food booths with various types of delectable items, amusement rides, and lots of live entertainment. The traditional New Year lion and dragon dancers along with firecrackers will kick-off the festival Saturday morning. Various types of entertainment will be featured on both days. A large carnival fun zone will be featured in parking lots at the corner of Garvey and Lincoln Avenues.
Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-7pm / Downtown Monterey Park
(626) 307-1458 / www.montereypark.ca.gov

FLAIR Networking Event Jan. 24
Register for January’s FLAIR evening mixer specifically designed for finance, law, accounting, insurance & real estate and to share in the synergy that defines your profession.
6-8pm / Ocean Prime Beverly Hills: 9595 Wilshire Blvd.
(310) 248-1000 / www.beverlyhillschamber.com

Covina Installation of Officers & Citizen of the Year Jan. 24
Honoring: Dawn Cychner, Citizen of the year & John Brittain, Incoming Chairman. We will also be congratulating Outgoing Chairperson Andreea Barbu for a great year! Dress Code: Business/Cocktail Attire.
5:30-9:30pm / South Hills Country Club: 2655 South Citrus Street, West Covina
(626) 967-4191 / www.covina.org

Whittier Business Expo Jan. 25
The Business Expo gives Whittier Chamber members the opportunity to network, promote, and sell their products and services to people who attend the tradeshow. Local restaurants will be handing out food throughout the evening. The evening will serve as an afterhours mixer complete with music and entertainment by RMH Dance & Productions and opportunities to win raffles prizes throughout the night, including a trip to Hawaii.
4-7pm / Whittier Community Center: 7630 Washington Ave.
(562) 698-9554 / www.whittierchamber.com

SCV Chamber of Commerce Awards & Installation Gala Jan. 27
Come celebrate the legacy of the film industry in the Santa Clarita Valley and economic benefits to our local businesses here in “Hollywood North.”
6-10pm / Tournament Players Club: 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia
(661) 702-6977 / www.scvchamber.com

Friends of the AV Community Clinic Jan. 28
All are welcome. Bring your mask, SEMI-FORMAL GATSBY STYLE ATTIRE. Dinner, Music, Entertainment, Auction, Raffle, and more. Tickets are $75. Proceeds support the mission of AVCC.
5-10pm / Antelope Valley Partners for Health: 44226 10th St. West, Lancaster
(661) 942-2391 x422 / www.avclinic.org

San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival Jan. 28
The event will include a dance competition, street food fair, crafts village, dessert land, a chalk art competition, beer and wine garden, art and shopping, a kid’s zone and free live entertainment all day on the main festival stage. The festival is free to attend and open to everyone.
11am-10pm / Mission Playhouse: 324 S. Mission Dr.
(626) 308-2800 / www.sangabrielcity.com

Lakewood State of the City Luncheon Jan. 31
Hear what city leaders are saying about the community’s 2017 opportunities and challenges.
12-1:30pm / Lakewood – Centre at Sycamore Plaza/Civic Center, 5000 Clark Avenue
(562) 866-9771 x3123 / www.lakewoodcity.org

Nov 19

December Activities in Los Angeles County 2016


Santa in the Plaza Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10 & 17
Santa photo opportunity, carriage rides, carolers, festive lighting, shopping and dining.
3-7pm / Bus Plaza in the Downtown Glendora Village
www.glendoravillage.com

Culver City Downtown Tree Lighting Dec. 1
A visit from Santa Claus. Hot cider, hot cocoa, cookies and other festive treats that are sure to make everyone feel merry. Enjoy performances by folk dancing groups and local choirs.
6-7pm / Town Plaza
(310) 287-3850 / www.culvercitychamber.com

Glendale Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 1
The event will feature lighting of the City Hall tree and a special visit from Santa Claus. Complimentary Hot Cocoa provided by Nestle. Special Lighting Provided by Neptune Productions.
6pm / City Hall – Perkins Plaza: 613 E. Broadway
(818) 548-2792 / www.glendaleca.gov

South El Monte Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 1
Free Festivities Include: Children Crafts, Refreshments, Pictures with Santa & Live Entertainment.
6pm / City Hall: 1415 Santa Anita Avenue
(626) 579-2043 / www.ci.south-el-monte.ca.us

Monrovia Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Dec. 1
6pm / Monrovia Library Park
(626) 932-5550 / www.cityofmonrovia.org

Arcadia Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration Dec. 2
Carolers, crafts for kids, a holiday photo booth, a holiday craft market with local crafters offering their homemade items, cocoa and cookies, and a visit with the jolly man himself, Santa.
5-8pm / Arcadia Transit Plaza
(626) 574-5400 / www.arcadiaca.gov

La Puente Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Dec. 2
Holiday street fair and free rides!
5:30pm / Glendora Avenue to City Hall
(626) 855-1560 / www.lapuente.org

Bellflower Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 2
6:30pm / Downtown Bellflower
(562) 804-1424 x2261 / www.bellflower.org

Lakewood Tree Lighting Dec. 2
Face painting, free carnival games and many holiday photo opportunities will also be available, including one with Santa! 5:30-
8:30pm / The Centre at Sycamore Plaza
(562) 866-9771 x3123 / www.lakewoodcity.org

Lights on Temple City Dec. 2
Santa Claus is coming to town–and bringing plenty of snow, jolly holiday tunes, hot cocoa and cookies!
5-9pm / Temple City Park: 9701 Las Tunas Dr.
(626) 579-0461 / www.ci.temple-city.ca.us

Monterey Park Holiday Snow Village Dec. 2
A tree lighting, snow sled runs, holiday music and a visit with Santa.
6-9pm / Barnes Park Amphitheater: 350 S. McPherrin Avenue
(626) 307-1388 / www.montereypark.ca.gov

Christmas Around the Drive Dec. 2
5-8:30pm / Huntington Drive between Bedford Rd. and Del Mar, San Marino
(626) 286-1022 / www.sanmarinochamber.org

Burbank Holiday Boutique Dec. 2-15
Featuring a fine selection of pottery, paintings, photography, ornaments, decorations, clothing, scarves, jewelry, mosaics, and more.
See website for schedule. / Creative Arts Center: 1100 W Clark Ave.
(818) 238-5850 / www.burbankca.gov

Covina Christmas Parade Dec. 3
6:30pm / Citrus & Badillo to Hollenbeck to Puente
(626) 384-5400 / www.covinaca.gov

Belmont Shore Christmas Parade Dec. 3
More than 100 entries include bands, homemade floats and Santa Claus. This year’s theme is “A Candy Land Christmas”.
6-9pm / 2nd Street, Long Beach
(562) 434-3066 / www.belmontshore.org

Whittier Holiday Sonata Dec. 3
Horse drawn carriage and hay wagon rides, musical entertainment, stores and shops will be hosting an open house, hot chocolate and snacks at participating shops, boutiques and restaurants.
4-9pm / Uptown Whittier
(562) 696-2662 / www.whittieruptown.org

San Dimas Downtown Holiday Extravaganza Dec. 3
The Walker House will host Mt. San Dimas, and tons of snow, Holiday Marketplace, photos with Santa, Candyland Desserts, entertainment, strolling carolers, rides and other activities.
2-6:30pm / San Dimas Avenue & First Street
(909) 394-6230 / www.cityofsandimas.com

Arcadia Free Holiday Snow Festival Dec. 3
Shuttle Services from Santa Anita Race Track, sled runs, train rides and snow play! Grilled Cheese Truck.
9am-2pm / Arcadia Community Center: 365 Campus Drive
(626) 574-5400 / www.arcadiaca.gov

Santa Clarita Holiday Home Tour Dec. 3
View selected Santa Clarita Valley homes exceptionally decorated for the Holiday Season. Each home is professionally decorated and adorned according to a chosen theme. Festivities include a Preview Gala and a Holiday Boutique.
9:30am-4:30pm / Addresses TBD
(661) 200-1202 / www.henrymayo.com

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis Dec. 4
Tie jingle bells to your shoes and come out with the entire family! There will be a festival zone with food, entertainment, a kids’ zone with bounce houses and of course, a visit with Santa.
8-11am / Paramount Ranch: 2903 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills
(323) 954-5760 / www.jbr.org

Pico Rivera Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Dec. 4
Featuring mariachi and choral performances, arts and crafts, train rides, a snow play area, and a special visit from Santa!
5-8:30pm / Pico Rivera City Hall: 6615 Passons Boulevard
(562) 942-2000 / www.pico-rivera.org

Mosaic Craft Fair Dec. 4
Over 80 handmade artisans and crafters, kids arts and crafts, food trucks with a beer garden, arcade and bounce houses and live bands and performances featuring DJ Canyon Cody.
10am-4pm / The Alhambra: 1000 S. Fremont Ave.
www.mosaiccraftfair.org

Neighborhood Watch Toy Drive Dec. 5
Brighten the lives of over 500 underprivileged youth in Duarte. All toy donations should be new, but not gift-wrapped.
7:30am-6pm / Duarte Public Safety Office
(626) 359-5671 x316 / www.duartechamber.com

San Gabriel Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 6
There will be performances by local school groups and Community Services youth dancers. The arrival of Santa on a vintage fire truck.
6-8pm / Plaza Park: 428 S. Mission Drive
(626) 308-2875 / www.sangabrielcity.com

Rosemead Tree Lighting and Dinner With Santa Dec. 6
6-8pm / Rosemead Civic Center: 8838 E. Valley Blvd.
(626) 569-2100 / www.cityofrosemead.org

Carson Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 8
This special event features carolers, light refreshments and a visit from Santa.
5:30-6:30pm / Community Center: 801 E Carson Street
(310) 835-0212 x1475 / http://recreation.carson.ca.us

Rescue Mission Fundraising Gala Dec. 9
Please join us in celebrating the thousands of lives restored during LBRM’s 44 years of service, and in looking ahead to reach those still in need.
6pm / Hilton Long Beach: 701 W. Ocean Blvd.
www.yourlightmatters.org

Winter Wonderland In La Verne Dec. 10
Children can enjoy two snow runs, two snow play lands (with real snow!), arts and crafts, a cup of hot cocoa and a doughnut at “Mrs. Claus’ Cozy Kitchen”, and of course visit Santa at the gazebo!
9am-1pm / Heritage Park: 5001 Via De Mansion
(909) 596-8726 / www.ci.la-verne.ca.us

Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade Dec. 10
5pm / Daisy Ave. between PCH and Hill Street
(562) 570-7777 / www.longbeach.gov

Parade Of 1,000 Lights Dec. 10
Best place to view the decorated vessels will be at Shoreline Village, Rainbow Harbor and fro the Queen Mary.
5:30-8pm / Long Beach
(562) 435-4093 / www.shorelineyachtclub.com

A Magical BLVD Christmas Dec. 10
Bring the entire family and spend the evening with carolers, dancing and outstanding Christmas entertainment.
5-9pm / Between Beech and Genoa Ave.
(661) 723-6077 / www.cityoflancasterca.org

Glendora Christmas Parade Dec. 10
Santa is coming to town! Our theme this year is “An Old Fashioned Christmas.”
9am / Glendora Village
(626) 963-4128 / www.glendorachristmasparade.com

Winter Solstice Craft Fair & Flea Market Dec. 10
Come celebrate history and the tradition of homemade crafts, antiques and vintage collectibles, local authors, book signings, gift wrapping and appraisal clinic.
8am-3pm / Duarte’s Encanto Park
(626) 358-0329 / www.duartechamber.com

Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Festival Dec. 11
3-8pm / Manhattan Beach Pier
(310) 802-5000 / www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us

Holiday for Heroes Dec. 13
Help us pay tribute to our Pomona Police and LOs Angeles County Fire Department Officers.
11:30am-2pm / Avalon at Pomona Fairplex
(909) 622-1256 / www.pomonachamber.org

Living Nativity Dec. 15-18
Live animals, actors, musicians and singers, featuring the music of John Stratton. The Nativity also features a free petting zoo full of exotic and baby animals! Dinner, snacks, desserts, and hot chocolate are available for purchase.
6-9pm / Granite Creek Community Church: 1580 N. Claremont Blvd., Claremont
(909) 625-4455 / www.granitecreek.org

Christmas Wish Toy Giveaway Dec. 17
All guests will enjoy a day of entertainment, activities and food. Gifts will be given to all registered children. To qualify, you must be a South El Monte resident with low income status.
2-6:30pm / South El Monte Comm. Center: 1530 Central Ave.
(626) 579-2043 / www.ci.south-el-monte.ca.us

New Year’s Eve On Pine Ave. Dec. 31
Make your plans now to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Downtown Long Beach!
8pm / Pine Avenue between 1st and 4th Streets
(562) 436-4259 / www.downtownlongbeach.org

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