Events - Jan 1, 2017

Below you will find the most comprehensive list of upcoming events, family activities, and things to do in L.A. with kids.  Browse through all of the events, or use the convenient search tool below to find the specific types of events you are looking for.

"Horses and Dragons" Exhibit

"Horses and Dragons" Exhibit

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach California

9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 27 through March 31. Why are horses and dragons at the Aquarium? Because they are seahorses and seadragons. You can see...

05/27/2016 - 03/31/2017: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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LEGO Travel Adventure

LEGO Travel Adventure

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1 through Jan. 16. Where can your imagination and Legos take you? Find out in this exhibit that lets kids suit...

10/01/2016 - 01/16/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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TMNT: Secrets of the Sewer Exhibit

TMNT: Secrets of the Sewer Exhibit

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1 through Jan. 16. Michaelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello will be "visiting" the Cube OC as the museum hosts a TMNT...

10/01/2016 - 01/16/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition

The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition

California Science Center, Los Angeles California

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15 through April 9. Immerse yourself into the fascinating world of Pixar animation. This exhibit features more than 40 interactive components....

10/15/2016 - 04/09/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Interactive! The Exhibition – How Pop Culture Reshapes Technology

Interactive! The Exhibition – How Pop Culture Reshapes Technology

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22 through April 16. Discover how pop culture can influence technology in this fascinating exhibit. Interactive! has four themed areas -...

10/22/2016 - 04/16/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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ICE At Santa Monica

ICE At Santa Monica

ICE at Santa Monica Rink, Santa Monica CA

2-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 2 p.m.-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. Nov. 3 through Jan. 17. Celebrating its 10th year, this popular pop-up...

11/03/2016 - 01/16/2017: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Disneyland, Anaheim CA

Hours vary, Nov. 13 through Jan. 8. "The Happiest Place on Earth" is full of holiday merriment this time of year. New this season at...

11/10/2016 - 01/08/2017: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Holiday Ice Rink at The Lakes

Holiday Ice Rink at The Lakes

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks CA

noon-9 p.m. Mon-Thur., noon-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Nov. 11-Jan. 31 (the rink will open at 10 a.m. from...

11/11/2016 - 01/31/2017: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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LA Kings Holiday Ice in Redondo Beach

LA Kings Holiday Ice in Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach Holiday Ice, Redondo Beach CA

5-8 p.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 18-Dec. 18; 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 19-Jan. 8. The annual LA Kings Holiday...

11/18/2016 - 01/08/2017: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld, San Diego CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 19 through Jan. 1. There will be a lot of holiday entertainment to see at SeaWorld....

11/19/2016 - 01/01/2017: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Science Of Gingerbread

Science Of Gingerbread

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 25 through Jan. 1 (closed Dec. 25). There are few, if any, things that combine engineering and eating better than a...

11/25/2016 - 01/01/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Christmas Around The World Trees

Christmas Around The World Trees

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1-Jan. 3 (closed Christmas and New Year’s Day). In the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum's holiday tradition, there will be...

12/01/2016 - 01/08/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Rink in Downtown Burbank

The Rink in Downtown Burbank

Downtown Burbank, Burbank CA

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.- Thur. 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Dec. 15 through Jan. 8. Located in beautiful downtown Burbank, this rink provides a great source...

12/15/2016 - 01/08/2017: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Winter Holidays at Legoland

Winter Holidays at Legoland

Legoland, Carlsbad CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 15-16, 24-25; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 17; 10 a.m.–7 p.m. December 18-23, 26-31. You can find holiday fun throughout Legoland. There's...

12/15/2016 - 01/01/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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CHILL

CHILL

Queen Mary, Long Beach CA

5-10 p.m Dec. 15-16, noon-10 p.m. Dec. 17-23, 25-30, Jan. 1.; noon-5 p.m. Dec. 24, 31. CHILL returns to Long Beach to provide families with...

12/15/2016 - 01/01/2017: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Diamonds: Rare Brilliance Exhibition

Diamonds: Rare Brilliance Exhibition

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles California

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 16-March 19 (closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1). A truly dazzling exhibit, "Rare Brilliance" showcases a spectacular selection of colored gems that...

12/16/2016 - 03/19/2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Winter Fest

Winter Fest

OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa CA

Mon-Thur., 2-11 p.m. Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun. except noon-7 p.m. Dec. 24, 1o a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 25, noon-1 a.m. Dec. 31. noon-10...

12/16/2016 - 01/01/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Winter Wonderfest

Winter Wonderfest

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 17-Jan. 8 (closed Dec. 25). The Cube gets scientific with snow. Kids will learn about sledding down ice ramps and how...

12/17/2016 - 01/08/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pershing Square's Holiday Ice Rink

Pershing Square's Holiday Ice Rink

Pershing Square, L.A. CA

various times Dec. 18-Jan. 18. The Holiday Ice Rink returns to Pershing Square for the 19th year, and it  will present 7,200 sq. ft. of...

12/18/2016 - 01/18/2017: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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LA Kings Holiday Ice at LA Live

LA Kings Holiday Ice at LA Live

L.A. Live, L.A. CA

3-7 p.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Dec. 19-Jan. 8. The public can skate on the outdoor rink that will situated just a puck's throw...

12/19/2016 - 01/08/2017: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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L.A. Kings Holiday Ice Westfield Promenade/Topanga-Woodland Hills

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice Westfield Promenade/Topanga-Woodland Hills

Westfield Promenade, Woodland Hills California

3-5 p.m., 5:30-8 p.m. 8:30-11 p.m. Dec. 19-Feb. 20. Outdoor ice skating returns to Woodland Hills this winter with the help of the L.A. Kings....

12/19/2016 - 02/20/2017: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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California Adventure's Lunar New Year Celebration

California Adventure's Lunar New Year Celebration

Disneyland, Anaheim CA

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Jan. 20, 22, 29; 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Jan. 23-26, Jan. 30-31, Feb. 1-2; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 5; 8...

12/20/2016 - 02/05/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience

From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience

Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City CA

8 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 21-Jan. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 3-15. Returning to Universal Studios for a limited time, this awesome exhibit showcases the amazing...

12/21/2016 - 01/15/2017: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Enchanted: Forest of Light 

Enchanted: Forest of Light 

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 25-Jan. 8 (closed Dec. 25). This winter Descanso Gardens have a unique gift for its visitors. The Gardens will premiere a...

12/26/2016 - 01/08/2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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L.A. Zoo's Reindeer Romp

L.A. Zoo's Reindeer Romp

Greater Los Angeles Zoo and Botanicals Garden in Griffith Park, Los Angeles California

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 26-Jan. 8. The L.A. Zoo will welcome four special guests this holiday season: two adult reindeers and two young reindeers. Zoo-goers...

12/26/2016 - 01/08/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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L.A. Zoo Lights

L.A. Zoo Lights

L.A. Zoo, Los Angeles CA

6-10 p.m. Nov. 18-Dec. 23, Dec. 26-Jan. 8. The L.A. Zoo Lights will be bigger and brighter this winter. The elaborate holiday light show, which...

12/26/2016 - 01/08/2017: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: The Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts exhibit

J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: The Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts exhibit

Warner Bros. Studio Tours, Burbank CA

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood now has some special magical qualities. This new permanent exhibit showcases a cool collection of costumes, props and other movie...

12/27/2016 - 02/28/2017: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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America’s Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West Exhibit

America’s Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West Exhibit

L.A. Central Library, Los Angeles CA

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. through Feb. 26; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 31 (closed Jan. 1, Jan. 18, Feb....

12/27/2016 - 02/26/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment

Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment

Long Beach Arena, Long Beach CA

7 p.m. Dec. 28-29; 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Dec. 30; 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m. Dec. 31; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 1. From Lightning...

12/28/2016 - 01/01/2017: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Grand Park's N.Y.E. LA

Grand Park's N.Y.E. LA

Grand Park, Los Angeles California

Music, dancing, food and large-scale art installations are all part of this fun at this free community party. The main attraction, however, is the one-of-a-kind...

12/31/2016 - 01/01/2017: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Palos Verdes Farmers Market

Palos Verdes Farmers Market

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates Ca

This well-established farmers market, which has been operating for 23 years, offers a wide selection of fruit, vegetables and organic foods. There are also vendors...

01/01/2017: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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California Continued at the Autry

California Continued at the Autry

Autry Museum of the American West, L.A. CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. The Autry has a new gallery space that will be home to "California Continued," which will explore...

01/01/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Holiday Model Trains Exhibit

Holiday Model Trains Exhibit

MUZEO, Anaheim CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Nov. 12-Jan. 8 All aboard the Muzeo Express! Organized by Toy Train Operating Society and Train Collectors Association, this exhibit showcases...

01/01/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time Exhibit

Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time Exhibit

LACMA, Los Angeles

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Fri. 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Dec. 4-May 7 (closed Dec. 25). Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera are...

01/01/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Real American Places: Edward Weston and Leaves of Grass Exhibit

Real American Places: Edward Weston and Leaves of Grass Exhibit

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Sun. (closed Tue.) Oct. 22-March 20. This photography exhibition focuses on two titans of American culture: photographer Edward Weston and poet...

01/01/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Revolutionary Vision: Group f/64 and Richard Misrach

Revolutionary Vision: Group f/64 and Richard Misrach

Autry Museum of the American West, L.A. CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 4–Jan. 8. This photography exhibit focuses on Group f/64 (a group started in the 1930's and Ansel...

01/01/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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"Time of Giants: Animals of the Ice Age" Exhibit

"Time of Giants: Animals of the Ice Age" Exhibit

Children’s Museum at La Habra, La Habra CA

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Sept. 27 through March 3. Take a trip back in time and visit with...

01/01/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Beyond Bling: Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection

Beyond Bling: Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection

LACMA, L.A. CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thur., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Oct. 2 through Feb. 5. The floor 2 of LACMA's Ahmanson...

01/01/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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"In the Land of Sunshine" Exhibit

"In the Land of Sunshine" Exhibit

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Sept. 25–Feb. 19. The Pasadena Museum of California Art is the perfect place for the "In the Land of Sunshine: Imaging the...

01/01/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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"Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A." Exhibit

"Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A." Exhibit

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A. California

noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Oct. 7-March 12. Roy Lichtenstein was one of the pioneers of the Pop Art movement. He also had...

01/01/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Geographies of Wonder, Part II: Evolution of the National Park Idea 1933–2016 Exhibit

Geographies of Wonder, Part II: Evolution of the National Park Idea 1933–2016 Exhibit

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino CA

noon-4:30 p.m. Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat., Sun. Oct. 22 through Feb. 13. The Huntington Library presents its second exhibition saluting the...

01/01/2017: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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It’s Holiday Time in PaleyLand

It’s Holiday Time in PaleyLand

The Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Dec. 2-Jan. 8 except noon-4:30 p.m. Dec. 24, 31 (closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1). At this interactive holiday themed exhibit, visitors are...

01/01/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Orbit Pavilion

Orbit Pavilion

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino CA

noon-4:30 p.m. Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat., Sun. Oct. 29 through Feb. 27. In collaboration with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory...

01/01/2017: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Van Gogh's "Bedroom" Installation

Van Gogh's "Bedroom" Installation

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena CA

noon-5 p.m. Mon. Wed.-Thur., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Dec. 9-March 6 (closed Dec. 25, Jan. 2). Don't get the wrong idea....

01/01/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Amélie, A New Musical

Amélie, A New Musical

Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles California

Tue. through Fri. at 8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun. Dec. 4-Jan. 15. (no show on Dec. 25)....

01/01/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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ELF The Musical

ELF The Musical

Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa CA

7:30 p.m. Dec. 20-23, 27-30; 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24, 31; 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Dec. 25, Jan. 1. Our favorite elf, Buddy, arrives...

01/01/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Free Disney Film Series

Free Disney Film Series

Aero Theatre, Santa Monica CA

American Cinematheque's Aero Theater has a cinematic gift to start the new year. They will have free screenings of three Disney animated movies on the...

01/01/2017: 2:00 pm

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The MeshugaNutcracker!

The MeshugaNutcracker!

American Jewish University, Los Angeles CA

7 p.m. Dec. 20, 22, 26-27, 29; 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Dec. 21, 28, Jan. 1; 8 p.m. Dec. 24, 31. This production gives the...

01/01/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Los Angeles Kings Holiday Ice Rink on the Battleship IOWA

Los Angeles Kings Holiday Ice Rink on the Battleship IOWA

Battleship IOWA, San Pedro CA

3-10:30 p.m. Nov. 19-Jan. 8. Have you skated on a battleship? You can now as the Battleship IOWA will sport an ice rink on the...

01/01/2017: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Marx Brothers Movies At The Aero

Marx Brothers Movies At The Aero

Aero Theatre, Santa Monica CA

Start off 2017 with a manic merriment of the Marx Brothers. The American Cinematheque will again host its annual Marx Brothers double bill at the...

01/01/2017: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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