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It’s hard to believe that 2020 is almost here. To kick off the New Year, here is our January Los Angeles County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Catherine, Peggy Sue and Kathleen, at First American Title:

Chinese Lantern Festival | Nightly through Jan. 5 from 5:30-10pm | Pomona Fairplex: The Lagoon

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. For more information: 909-623-3111 | www.fairplex.com

The Rink in Downtown Burbank | Daily through Jan. 5 from 10am-10pm, Fri & Sat from 10am-11pm | N Third Street & E Orange Grove Avenue

Downtown Burbank’s most festive holiday tradition will return for outdoor ice skating, fundraising events, and performances. For more information: 818-238-5180 | www.DTNBUR.com

Moonlight Forest - Magical Lantern Art Festival | Through Jan. 12 | LA County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Arcadia

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. For more information: 626-821-3222 | www.arboretum.org

Tournament of Roses Parade | Jan. 1 at 8am | Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

The 2020 theme, “The Power of Hope,” celebrates the influence of optimism and hope. Features four types of entries: floral-decorated floats entered by a participating corporation, non-profit organization or municipality, equestrian units, bands, and Tournament Entries. For more information: www.tournamentofroses.com

Rose Bowl Game | Jan. 1 at 1pm | Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena

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. For more information: www.tournamentofroses.com

Celestial Star Party | Jan. 3 from 5-6:30pm | Bella Vida SCV Senior Center

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. For more information: 661-259-9444 | https://myscvcoa.org

The Yoga Expo Los Angeles | Jan. 4 from 10am-5pm | Convention Center

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. For more information: www.theyogaexpo.org

Center for Health & Fitness Open House | Jan. 4 from 9am-1pm | Beach Cities Health District, Redondo Beach

Festivities will include free classes, tours and more. The event is free to the public. For more information: 310-374-3426 x147 | www.beachcitiesgym.org

Claremont Tree Planting | Jan. 4 from 8:30am-12pm | Memorial Park: 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.

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! For more information: 909-399-5431 | www.ci.claremont.ca.us

Las Posadas | Jan. 4 from 6-9pm | Norwalk City Hall

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. For more information: 562-929-5702 | www.norwalk.org

Retro City Festival | Jan. 5-6 - Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm | Pomona Fairplex

Retro gaming event with free play arcades, tons of retro gaming consoles, live video game music, and more! 714-269-4248 | www.retrocityfest.com

Hike to MASH Site | Jan. 7 from 8:30-10:30am | Malibu Creek State Park

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, proper shoes, hat & sunscreen. For more information: 805-370-2341 | www.samofund.org

Downey State of the City Address | Jan. 8 from 11:30am-1pm | Rio Hondo Event Center: 10627 Old River School Road

Event is open to the public. For more information: 562-923-2191 | www.downeychamber.org

Diamond Bar Winter Snow Fest | Jan. 11 from 8am-2pm | Pantera Park

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! For more information: www.diamondbarca.gov

Monterey Park Lunar New Year Festival | Jan. 11 from 10am-7pm | Downtown Monterey Park

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. For more information: 626-307-1388 | www.montereypark.ca.gov

Laser Spectacular | Jan. 11 at 8pm | Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center

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 mind-expanding journey driven by cutting-edge effects, high-powered lasers, hi-def large screen video projection and special lighting effects. For more information: https://www3.canyons.edu/Offices/PIO/CanyonsPAC

Wine Tasting & Art Show | Jan. 12 from 3-5pm / Salvatore Italian Restaurant, Montebello

Join us for an evening of sampling Orin Swift Wines and viewing the artwork of local artists! For more information: 323-727-2803 | www.salvatorerestaurant.com

Valencia Snow Day | Jan. 12 & 19 from 2-4pm | Ice Station Valencia: 27745 North Smyth Drive

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. For more information: www.icestation.net

Beverly Hills Chinese New Year Celebration | Jan. 18 from 3-4:30pm | The Saban Theatre: 8440 Wilshire Boulevard

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. For more information: 888-645-5006 | www.lovebeverlyhills.com

Winter 5k | Jan. 18 at 9am | The Master’s University, Santa Clarita

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. For more information: www.masters.edu/winter5k

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. For more information: 661-723-6077 | www.cityoflancasterca.org

2020 Asian American Expo | Jan. 18-19 from 10am-7pm | Pomona Fairplex

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. For more information: 626-280-8588 | www.asianamericanexpo.com

Glendora Health and Wellness Fair | Jan. 23 from 12:30-3pm | La Fetra Center: 333 E. Foothill Blvd.

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. For more information: 626-914-8200 | www.cityofglendora.org

Golden State Tattoo Expo | Jan. 24-26 - See website for schedule | Pasadena Convention Center

World’s Greatest Tattoo Art Festival presented by Inked and hosted by Nikko Hurtado and Carlos Torres. For more information: 914-268-0662 | www.goldenstatetattooexpo.com

Japanese Food Expo | Jan. 25 from 1-4pm & 6-9pm | Loews Hollywood Hotel

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. For more information: www.japanfoodculture.org

Paramount Ranch Trail Runs Marathon, 50K, 30K, Half Marathon and 10K | Jan. 25 from 7am-12pm | 2903 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills

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. For more information: www.paramountranchtrailruns.com

Get Fit Fitness Festival 5k / 1k Run & Walk | Jan. 25 from 8-11am | Plaza West Covina

Presented by Greater West Covina Business Associations. Every participant will receive a finisher’s medal. For more information: www.westcovina.org

TheFitExpo Los Angeles | Jan. 25-26 from 10am-5pm | Los Angeles Convention Center

This action-packed health and fitness weekend will offer a variety of events, such as fitness competitions, group exercise workouts, and healthy eating demonstrations. For more information: 888-348-3976 | www.thefitexpo.com

Run/Walk for weSPARK 5K/10K | Jan. 26 from 9am-1pm | Lake Balboa (Woodley Park), Van Nuys

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. For more information: 818-906-3022 | www.wespark.org

Office & School Supply Business Expo | Jan. 30 from 5:30-8:30pm | The Hilton of San Gabriel

Our categories are office products, cleaning products, furniture, promotional items, printing solutions safety products, school supplies, Ink/Toner and so much more. For more information: 800-699-7549 / www.officezillalabizexpo.com

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