January in LA: 5 events to kickstart 2024

by Mrunal Datar

1. The Rose Parade (Jan. 1, 2024)

What better way to start off the list than with the beloved Rose Parade? The journey begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard, and travels throughout Pasadena, ending at Villa Street. The parade features meticulously crafted floats, marching bands and equestrian units.

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2. Enchanted Forest of Light (Until Jan. 7, 2024)

Step into the Enchanted Forest of Light at Los Angeles’ Descanso Gardens, featuring illuminated pathways, vibrant projections and interactive installations that transform this botanical haven into a mesmerizing wonderland. Whether you’re looking for a unique holiday experience or an unforgettable event, this exhibition promises to light up the beauty of nature in unimaginable ways.

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3. Rose Bowl Flea Market (Jan. 14, 2024)

Explore Pasadena’s vintage world at the iconic Rose Bowl Flea Market. Hosted at the Rose Bowl Stadium, this monthly market showcases rows of vendors selling vintage clothing, vinyl records and mid-century gems. Discover local crafts, artisanal delights, food trucks and stalls for seasoned collectors and casual browsers alike!

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4. Ice at Santa Monica (Until Jan. 15, 2024)

Do you wish it could feel more like “winter” in Los Angeles? If so, this experience is for you! Visit Ice at Santa Monica, a winter wonderland-themed ice skating experience that lines against California’s beautiful coastline. Glide on patches of ice while the sun sets on the Pacific shore four blocks away!

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5. NAMM Show (Jan. 25-28, 2024)

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show is a must-go for all music enthusiasts! Hosted at the Anaheim Convention Center, this immersive event showcases live performances and hands-on demonstrations of the latest musical instruments.

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