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LA Chinatown Firecracker Festival One of the longest-running and largest Lunar New Year charity runs in the country, the Firecracker run will use 100% of its proceeds to invest in the local community. With Chinatown already one of the most up-and-coming spots in LA, you’ll definitely want to check out one of the four events this year: the 20/40 mile bike ride, the 5K run/walk, the 10K run/walk, or the kiddie run. Y’know, if you’re a kiddie. $25-$60; Saturday &...

Weekend

Chinese New Year Festival The annual Chinese New Year Festival is taking place at the Central Plaza in Chinatown. The family-friendly event has live music, cultural performances, cultural artisans, vendors, food trucks and a craft beer garden. The highlight of DTLA’s Chinese New Year festivities is the 119th Annual Golden Dragon Parade. The parade features dozens of floats, marching bands, entertainers, local business leaders and cultural groups. The parade starts at Hill and Ord streets and concludes at Broadway and Cesar Chavez. The...

New Year’s Weekend

Tournament of Roses Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Rose Parade by helping put the final touches on the flower-covered floats (December 28-30). Also happening prior to the parade, Pasadena City College will host Bandfest (December 29-30), which features field shows by the parade’s top-notch marching bands. The Tournament of Roses culminates on New Year’s Day with the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. Through January 2nd; 626.449.4100 New Year’s Eve party at Bowlmor AMF The largest operator of bowling entertainment...

Christmas Weekend

58th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration Enjoy music ensembles, choirs and dance companies that celebrate the season during this holiday show. Highlights of the Holiday Celebration include the Harmonic Bronze Handbell Ensemble performing a classical handbell piece that celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah; holiday songs sung by the Palmdale High School Choral Union and Sunday Night Singers; the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Band playing a medley of holiday favorites; MUSYCA Children’s Choir performing Christmas songs written by contemporary artists; Mostly Kosher playing upbeat Jewish folk and holiday songs; the Jung Im Lee Korean...

Weekend

Terranea Resort’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Savor the age-old tradition of lighting the tree by attending Terranea Resort’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. You will enjoy lively entertainment, holiday crafts and spirited music from local entertainment. You can also share in the holiday spirit and bring an unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots, and afterwards, enjoy a special Tree Lighting Dinner at catalina kitchen, where DT Prime Kitchen, the signature steak night buffet, will be served. Tree lighting is complimentary with donation of a...