Events - Jan 1, 2018

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.

The Eagles Have Landed: Dan Gurney’s All American Racers Exhibit

The Eagles Have Landed: Dan Gurney’s All American Racers Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 28-Jan. 17, 2018. Dan Gurney is one of the iconic names of auto racing for his success as a driver, designer...

01/28/2017 - 01/17/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Body Worlds: Pulse Exhibit

Body Worlds: Pulse Exhibit

California Science Center, Los Angeles, California

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20-Feb. 20. This exhibit examines human anatomy, physiology and health through real human plastinates. This new generation of plastinates show, on...

05/20/2017 - 02/20/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing Exhibit

FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing Exhibit

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California

9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26-March 31. Hop on over to the Aquarium to see a wild array of frogs and their fellow amphibians. Interactive exhibits, educational...

05/26/2017 - 03/31/2018: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Titanic: The Exhibition

Titanic: The Exhibition

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley , CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Jan. 7 (closed Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). The Reagan Library and Museum will premiere this exhibit that will display...

05/27/2017 - 01/07/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition

Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition

Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. through July 31, 2018. One great ship is saluting another in this exhibit. On display at the Queen Mary is nearly 100...

06/01/2017 - 07/31/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración Exhibit

The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 1-June 3. The lowrider car is an icon symbol of both Chicano and Southern California culture. This exhibit examines the lowrider...

07/01/2017 - 06/03/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit!

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit!

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Sylmar, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23-Jan. 15. Young doctors-in-training can practice their "medical training" in this exhibit, which is the first one that Disney Junior has...

09/23/2017 - 01/15/2018: 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. 1-Jan. 15. The corner of Fifth St. and Arizona Ave. will...

11/01/2017 - 01/15/2018: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Thousand Oaks Holiday Ice Rink

Thousand Oaks Holiday Ice Rink

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA

noon-9 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., noon-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Nov. 9-Jan. 28. The lake at the Lakes won't be totally...

11/09/2017 - 01/28/2018: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resorts, Anaheim, CA

Hours vary, Nov. 10-Jan. 7. "The Happiest Place on Earth" will be jolly with holiday merriment at both Disneyland and California Adventure. Disneyland will add...

11/10/2017 - 01/07/2018: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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L.A. Kings Holiday Ice Westfield Topanga

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice Westfield Topanga

Westfield Topanga, Canoga Park, CA

5-8 p.m., 8:30-11 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 14-Dec. 15; 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 16-Jan. 21. Outdoor ice skating returns to...

11/14/2017 - 01/21/2018: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

Pershing Square, L.A., CA

Times vary, Nov. 16-Jan. 15. For its 20th year, Pershing Square's Holiday Ice Rink has a new name, but the same wintry fun. At 7,200...

11/16/2017 - 01/15/2018: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Knott's Merry Farm

Knott's Merry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA

Times vary. Nov. 17-Jan. 7 (closed Dec. 25). The Berry Farm gets “Merry” during the holiday season. Adorned with festive decorations, the park will present...

11/17/2017 - 01/07/2018: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld, San Diego, CA

Times vary. Nov. 19 through Jan. 1. Oh, what a wondrous time you can have visiting SeaWorld during the holiday season. You can make a...

11/18/2017 - 01/06/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at the Pike

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at the Pike

The Pike Outlets, Long 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 Pike Outlets in Long...

11/18/2017 - 01/08/2018: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Tattoo: An Exhibition

Tattoo: An Exhibition

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1) Nov. 19-April 15. Did you that the history of tattoos goes back some 5,000 years?...

11/19/2017 - 04/15/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Enchanted: Forest of Light 

Enchanted: Forest of Light 

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

5-10 p.m. Nov. 19-Jan. 7 (closed Dec. 25). Descanso Gardens will look even more magical during the evenings this winter. This year's incarnation of Enchanted...

11/19/2017 - 01/07/2018: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, CA

Times vary, Nov. 24-Jan. 7. Things will be just a little bit more magical at the Wizarding World during the holidays. Guests can experience the...

11/24/2017 - 01/07/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live

L.A. Live, L.A., CA

5-8 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-midnight Mon.-Thur., 5-7 p.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight Sat.-Sun. Nov. 25 through Dec. 15; 3-7 p.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight Dec. 16-Jan....

11/25/2017 - 01/06/2018: 5:00 pm - 11:55 pm

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Solvang Julefest

Solvang Julefest

Downtown Solvang – Visitors’ Center, Solvang, CA

Solvang has been called one of the top 10 most "Christmassy" towns in America. Come see why during its annual Julefest, which offers a  variety...

12/01/2017 - 01/05/2018: 10:30 am - 8:30 pm

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Green Diamonds: Natural Radiance Exhibit

Green Diamonds: Natural Radiance Exhibit

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 9-April 1 (closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1). The Natural History Museum's elegant Gem and Mineral Hall will be shining more brightly...

12/09/2017 - 04/01/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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CHILL

CHILL

Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

4:30-11 p.m. Dec. 13-Jan 7 (closed Dec. 31). There's something new in the air at CHILL this year. The 38,000 sq. ft. park will be...

12/13/2017 - 01/07/2018: 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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The Rink in Downtown Burbank

The Rink in Downtown Burbank

Downtown Burbank, Burbank,

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.- Thur. 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Dec. 14 through Jan. 7. Located in beautiful downtown Burbank, this rink provides a mid-day skating...

12/14/2017 - 01/07/2018: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Winter Holidays at Legoland

Winter Holidays at Legoland

Legoland, Carlsbad, CA

Times vary, Dec. 14-Jan. 1. You can built some great holiday memories at Legoland. There's no place else where you can have your photo taken...

12/14/2017 - 01/01/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Sidewalk Speedsters: The Grown-Up World of Children’s Cars Exhibit

Sidewalk Speedsters: The Grown-Up World of Children’s Cars Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 16-Oct. 31. Children have longed love to pretend that they are driving fast cars. Sometimes, the kids cars are so cool...

12/16/2017 - 10/31/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Winter Fest

Winter Fest

OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA

Times vary Dec. 21-Jan. 7. Winter Fest offers an avalanche of seasonal attractions. Experience unlimited ice tubing down Snowflake Summit’s 150-foot, 8 lane mountain of...

12/21/2017 - 01/07/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Winter Wonderfest

Winter Wonderfest

Discovery Cube LA, Sylmar, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 22-Jan. 7 (closed Dec. 25). The forecast at the Discover Cube LA calls for snow and science. Kids can investigate the...

12/22/2017 - 01/07/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Reindeer Romp Holiday Celebration

Reindeer Romp Holiday Celebration

L.A. Zoo, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 26-Jan. 7. Where is the only place to see reindeers in Los Angeles? At the L.A. Zoo's Reindeer Romp, of course!...

12/26/2017 - 01/07/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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L.A. Zoo Lights

L.A. Zoo Lights

L.A. Zoo, L.A., CA

6-10 p.m. Dec. 26-Jan. 7. The L.A. Zoo Lights, which was honored as one of the “Best Zoo Lights 2016” by USA Today's Readers' Choice...

12/26/2017 - 01/07/2018: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart

Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA

7 p.m. Dec. 27-28; 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Dec. 29; 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Dec. 30; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. Dec. 31; 1...

12/27/2017 - 01/01/2018: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Equestfest

Equestfest

Los Angeles Eqestrian Center, Burbank, CA

See the best of the Rose Parade's equestrian performers before they take to the streets in the parade. The public can watch the riders and...

12/29/2017 - 12/29/2019: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Grand Park's N.Y.E. LA

Grand Park's N.Y.E. LA

Grand Park, L.A., CA

There will be a grand party in Grand Park in honor of the New Year. Come on down for a night filled with music and...

12/31/2017 - 01/01/2018: 8:00 pm - 1:00 am

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A Showcase of Floats

A Showcase of Floats

E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA

1-5 p.m. Jan. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 2. Fans of floral floats will flock to this post-parade showcase where folks can get a closeup...

01/01/2018 - 01/02/2018: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Winter Zoo Camp: Wild Playground

Winter Zoo Camp: Wild Playground

L.A. Zoo, L.A., CA

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Everybody likes to play! Dogs chase, gorillas wrestle, and tigers swim. Play is the best way to learn for both animals and...

01/01/2018 - 01/05/2018: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Happy Place Pop-Up Experience

Happy Place Pop-Up Experience

HAPPY PLACE, Los Angeles , CA

10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Wed.-Mon. Nov. 20-Jan. 7. Happy Place is a massive pop-up experience in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles filled with smiles,...

01/01/2018: 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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New Year's Day Free Admission at the Autry

New Year's Day Free Admission at the Autry

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

The Autry Museum of the American West has a New Year's treat for patrons - free admission. It's a great opportunity to enjoy the Autry's...

01/01/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A Universal History of Infamy Exhibit

A Universal History of Infamy Exhibit

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. Aug. 20-Feb. 19. This exhibit's name references a Jorge Luis Borges short...

01/01/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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California Science Center's New IMAX Films: Amazon Adventure 3D and Hurricane 3D 

California Science Center's New IMAX Films: Amazon Adventure 3D and Hurricane 3D 

California Science Center, L.A., CA

On Oct. 11, the California Science Center will unveil the hi-tech updates in its IMAX Theater. Audiences will see improvements in both the sound and...

01/01/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor Exhibition

Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor Exhibition

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. Nov. 10-April 9 (closed Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). This exhibit provides...

01/01/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Marx Brothers Double Bill At The Aero

Marx Brothers Double Bill At The Aero

Aero Theatre, Santa Monica, CA

Start off 2018 with some anarchic comedy! The American Cinematheque will again host its annual New Year's Day Marx Brothers double bill at the Aero...

01/01/2018: 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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