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January 2010 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles

Event Date

Event Description


Time


Location


Price


Dec. 17-Jan. 10

Christmas Around the World

See Christmas trees decorated in the style of the countries Reagan visited while in office. There is also a Kwanzaa and menorah exhibit.

10 am-7 pm (hours vary on different days so check the website before going)

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley

Free with paid admission: Adults: $12, Seniors: $9, Students (11-17): $6, Children (11 and younger): Free

Dec. 30-Jan. 3

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy

Featured characters are included from the movies Cars, Tinker Bell, The Little Mermaid and The Lion King.

Dec. 30 – 7:30 pm

Dec. 31 –1 pm, 4:30 pm

Jan. 1 – 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Jan.  2 – 12 pm, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Jan. 3 – 11 am, 3 pm

Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario

$16-65

Jan. 1-3

Rose Parade Float Viewing

View the beautiful floats on display at the end of the parade route.

9 am-5 pm (ticket sales end at 2:30 pm each day

Washington Blvd. and Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena

Adults: $7, Children (6 and younger): Free

Jan. 3

Kotohajime

Traditional and contemporary perforamnces that celebrate the New Year

1 pm

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles in Little Tokyo

$20

Jan. 6

Fiesta de los Tres Reyes

Celebrate the three kings, or wise men, with a colorful procession, as well as prizes, free champurado (traditional chocolate drink) pan dulce, and a pinata.

6:30-8:30 pm

Olvera St., Los Angeles

Free

Jan. 8

Shanghai Acrobats

This show mixes award winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes and ancient and contemporary theatrical techniques.

10 am and 12 pm

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks

$14

Jan. 9

Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic: Build a Coin Bank

10-11 am

Various Lowe’s locations throughout Los Angeles

Free: Register online. First 50 kids to register and come to the clinic will receive an apron and goggles.

Jan. 9

22nd St. Park Grand Opening

Free hot dog lunch, family activities and games at this new 16 acre park.

11 am-2 pm

22nd St. between Miner St. And Via Cabrillo, San Pedro

Free

Jan. 9

Let’s Make History: Basketry Workshop

Create reed baskets. This project is inspired by the museum’s exhibit of Native American baskets.


1-3 pm

Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles

Free with paid admission; Adults: $9, Seniors and students; $5, Children (3-12): $3

Jan. 9

Soup Stories

Celebrate National soup month with a puppet show, songs and stories.

2-3 pm

Richard J. Riordan Central Library

630 West Fifth St.,

Los Angeles

Free

Jan. 10

Stories in the Afternoon: Winter Wonderland

Crafts and stories inspired by Alfred Sisley's Louveciennes in the Snow.

2-3 pm

Norton Simon Museum

411 West Colorado Blvd.,

Pasadena

Free with paid admission

Adults: $8; Students and children under age 18: Free; Seniors: $4

Jan. 16

Underwater Parks Day

Speakers, presentations, interactive activities and handouts will be available so visitors can learn more about preserving and improving California coastal marine resources.

11 am-3 pm

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro

Free

Jan. 17

Kids in the Courtyard: Make Some Noise

Design noisemakers that jingle, clang, crackle, twinkle, swish, and whisper, inspired by the new Nick Cave exhibit as inspiration.

1-4 pm

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Sunset Blvd. at Westwood Plaza,

Los Angeles

Free

Jan. 18

MLK Jr. Day at the Autry Free admission to the museum all day for kids under age 9

10 am-4 pm

Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way,

Los Angeles

Free admission for children under age 9; Adults: $9

Jan. 23

Union Station for Kids: A Family Tour

Your family will gain an appreciatio for  LA history and architecture in this tour. Advance reservations are required.

11 am

Union Station

800 North Alameda St.,

Los Angeles

Adults: $10, Children (12 and under): $5

Jan. 23-24

Family Film Series: Swashbuckling Days and Daring Knights

Inspired by the kid-friendly exhibition The Medieval Scriptorium, this film series will bring you back to the days of knights and ladies.

1 pm on both days

Getty Center

1200 Gety Center Dr., Los Angeles


Free admission; Parking: $15

Jan. 28

A Year with Frog and Toad

A stage musical based on the popular children’s story. Follow two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four seasons.

10 am and 12 pm

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks

$14

Jan. 30-31

Baby and Kids Expo

Tons of free activities for kids including bouncy houses, a train ride, arts and crafts, a reptile show, balloon artists, story time characters and face painting plus information for parents on schools, camps, toys, party entertainment and more.

10 am-6 pm

Pasadena Convention Center, Hall B, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena

Kids 12 and younger: Free

Adults: $9

Jan. 30

Dinofaire

This event features artifacts, fossils, and an archaeological dig for kids. There are also live performances throughout the day. A tour of the Eco Station is included with admission. Advance reservations are required.

10 am-4 pm

STAR ECO Station, 10101 W. Jefferson Blvd., Culver City

Adults: $15, Children: $12

Jan. 31

Tu B'Shevat Festival

Celebrate trees with live concerts, puppet shows, nature hikes and crafts, tree planting, gardening, a climbing wall, animal education, a bouncy house, and a scavenger hunt.

11 am-4 pm

The Shalom Institute,

34342 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu

$5; Children under 3: Free