JANUARY 2023 - CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JANUARY 2023 - CALENDAR OF EVENTS


2023
Surf City SPLASH! Dec. 31-Jan. 1
The 2023 Surf City SPLASH is a fundraiser benefiting the North Orange County Surfrider Foundation. Winter Ice Rink at The Pier AND Vendor Fair. The event includes: Music/DJ, Surfrider Merchandise and Info Booth, Breakfast, Ceremonies with Guest Speakers, Costume Contest with Winners, SPLASH INTO THE OCEAN, Opportunity Drawing and Auction Winners announced. Beach cleanup 8am-12pm on Saturday.
8am-4pm / Huntington Beach, Pier Plaza 714-698-9837 / www.thelocalhb.com/surf-city-splash 


Holidayz
at the Park Through Jan. 1
Featuring holiday-themed art, music, and decorations. Enjoy festive lights, photo ops, and family activities. Dusk-9:30pm / Great Park, Irvine 949-724-6247 / www.cityofirvine.org 

Winter Fest OC Through Jan. 1
Enjoy 26 days of affordable fun as the fairgrounds are transformed into a massive winter wonderland of attractions and live entertainment. OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa www.winterfestoc.com 

Nightly Bay Lighting Celebration Through Jan. 1
The bay is illuminated each evening at dusk with more than fifty floating holiday decorations and Christmas trees. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort 949-729-3863 / www.newportdunes.com 


Fashion
Island Holiday Tree Through Jan. 2
Gather around and watch Fashion Island’s beautifully decorated 90-foot tree come to life with magical snowfall, music and a choreographed light display in the Neiman Marcus – Bloomingdale’s Courtyard, every half hour. 5:30-7:30pm / 401 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach 949-721-2000 / www.fashionisland.com 


Surf
City Winter Wonderland Through Jan. 8
Enjoy a day or night out with family and friends by skating to the sounds of crashing waves and following it up by supporting local downtown restaurants and businesses. 
Huntington Beach Pier Plaza www.surfcitywinterwonderland.org 


First Fridays Night Market Jan. 6
This unique, curated shopping experience will feature over 70 makers & designers of local goods, food and produce. Free Admission. Family Friendly. Dogs Welcome. 5-9pm / Goldenwest College Huntington Beach 714-969-3492 / www.surfcityusa.com 

 

Aloha Fair Jan. 8
LA Island Radio presents Aloha Fair on the first Sunday of every month. Enjoy a Sunday Funday with cool finds, food, and entertainment. Parking and admission is free. 10am-4pm / 16160 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach 714-737-5106 / www.facebook.com/alohafairhb 

 

Laguna Hills Chamber Awards Gala & Masquerade Ball Jan. 13
Formal attire/black tie optional. 6-10pm / The Hills Hotel, Laguna Hills 949-542-6016 / www.lagunahillschamber.com 

Centennial Farm Garden Class: Pruning Fruit Trees Jan. 14 Learn the best time to prune stone-fruit trees, citrus trees and avocado trees in Southern California. Isabel Barkman will cover the basics of pruning and why the pruning season here is different than the rest of the country and will also prepare attendees for the hands-on fruit pruning workshop in January. RSVP online by Jan. 11. 10am-12pm / OC Fair & Event Center 714-708-1500 / www.ocfair.com 

JAMZ Palms & Pyramids Jan. 14
Come Play. Perform. Inspire. at our JAMZ-packed event. Get Your Bid to The Pinnacle! JAMZ Palms & Pyramids has TONS of awards up for grabs. Go all out and qualify for Nationals! $20 general admission, $10 kids admission (Ages 6-15), free for children 5 and younger. Parking is $10. 7-10am / OC Fair & Event Center www.jamz.com/palms-and-pyramids 

CNPS A Sage in Every Garden Jan. 14
We are partnering with event holders to add 2,000 native White Sage plants to Orange County Gardens. One FREE plant/household. Goals: increase nature-beneficial gardening, conserve water use in cities, and protect white sage in public wildlands.

Jurassic Quest Jan. 14-16
The world’s largest, most popular dino event with unique and exciting experiences for the whole family. Observe our herd of life-size animatronic dinosaurs including Apatosaurus, Spinosaurus, T-Rex and an incredible 50- foot long Megalodon. Interact with our trainers, baby dinos and watch a live raptor show. Explore our dinosaur rides, giant fossil dig, inflatables, fossil science exhibit, “Triceratots” soft play area and MORE! Sat-Sun 9am-8pm, Mon 9am-7pm / OC Fair & Event Center 833-486-3466 / www.jurassicquest.com 

Multi-Chamber Mixer Jan. 19
We're excited to be partnering with the Orange Chamber of Commerce and Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce for a Multi-Chamber Mixer. Come and join your fellow Chamber members for excellent business-to-business networking in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. This is a wonderful opportunity for networking so be sure to bring lots of business cards with you! There will be complimentary appetizers provided. All drinks and additional food must be purchased separately. 5-8pm / Santa Ana Elks Lodge 714-544-5341 / www.tustinchamber.org 


Dog
Beach Cleanups Jan. 21
Sign-up is required ahead of time, walk-ups will not be accepted. For minors attending without parents, you will need a signed consent form that we will provide when registering. 10am-1pm / 100 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach 714-841-8644 / www.dogbeach.org/beach-cleanup 

Centennial Farm Garden Class: Rose Care Jan. 21
Interested in growing roses or taking care of the ones you already have? Learn about how to properly care for them in this class taught by a Master Gardener. The purpose of the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program is to extend research-based, scientifically accurate information to the public about home horticulture and pest management. RSVP online by Jan. 18. 10am-12pm / OC Fair & Event Center 714-708-1500 / www.ocfair.com 


Excellence In Placentia Gala Jan. 27
Please join us for our 57th Annual celebration honoring the amazing Citizens and Businesses that make Placentia such a great place to live and work. Attire: cocktail, semi-formal. We will be honoring: Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, Not-for-Profit Organization of the Year, Woman-Owned Business of the Year, Family-Owned Business of the Year, Employer of the Year, Youth Volunteer of the Year, Citizens of the Year - male and female. 6-9pm / Placentia Round Table Women's Club 714-528-1873 / www.ExcellenceInPlacentia.com 


UVSA Tet Festival Jan. 27-29
The Tet Festival of Southern California is recognized as the largest Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival. UVSA’s vision to hosting the Tet Festival stays true, and that is to create an avenue for everyone to have a better understanding of the Vietnamese culture in many ways: vibrant arrays of traditional food, traditional performance and entertainment, and cultural exhibitions. See website for schedule. / OC Fair & Event Center 714-576-6411 / www.tetfestival.org 


Noche De Gala benefiting San Juan Elementary School Jan. 28 
"Roary's 20's" Come as a flapper or come as you are. Dress as a Gatsby or silent screen star. It's going to be fun, no matter the dress. Just bring yourself, and we'll do the rest. 6-11pm / Marbella Country Club, SJC 949-493-4700 / www.sanjuanchamber.com 

 

Brea Wedding Show Jan. 28
Brides, grooms, parents, and friends can shop and compare among a variety of vendors including caterers, D.J.'s, reception sites, invitations, bakeries, event coordinators, florists, formal wear, travel representatives, photographers, and more. Attendees will also be able to sample foods, compare prices and get ideas for their wedding and reception. This is also a great opportunity to gather information for other events and parties. $6.00 admission per person.
11am-3pm / Brea Community Center 714-671-4427 / www.ci.brea.ca.us 


Placentia Classic Car Show
Wednesdays Come and see some classic cars and have a burger! 4-7pm / Duke's Cafe Parking Lot 714-983-7056 / www.placentiachamber.com    


Cypress Certified Farmers Market
Saturdays
We have plenty of certified local organically grown fruits and veggies to choose from, as well as farm fresh eggs, fresh baked breads and baguettes, fresh hummus, honey, award-winning tamales, and much more!
9am-2pm / Cottonwood Church parking lot 818-699-6204 / www.enrichedfarms.com

 


Lightscape
Through Jan. 8
Wander through dazzling displays of color, light and sound that include the spectacular Winter Cathedral.
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden 626-821-3222 / www.arboretum.org 

Enchanted: Forest of Light Through Jan. 8
Each year, the botanical garden’s nighttime experience masterfully mixes hands-on art installations with atmospheric, luminescent forests, all against a background of uplit trees and shimmery sound effects.
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge 818-949-4200 / www.descansogardens.org 


Astra
Lumina Through Jan. 15
Astra Lumina LA welcomes you to an extraordinary place, a garden right here on earth that shares a special connection with the sky above. Come nightfall, the garden sets the stage for a phenomenal event: a visit from the stars. 6-10pm / South Coast Botanic Garden, Rancho Palos Verdes www.astraluminalosangeles.com 

Ice at Santa Monica Through Jan. 16
All-day admission ($20) includes skate rentals, and you can book private parties and cabanas if you’re looking for something a bit more premium. 12-10pm / 1324 5th Street 310-260-1199 / www.downtownsm.com 

LA Zoo Lights Through Jan. 22
Explore an immersive landscape filled with spectacular lantern sculptures of animals among blooming flowers, towering trees, and more for, a wildlife-centered experience that’s as inspiring as it is breathtaking. Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park 323-644-4200 / www.lazoo.org 

Rose Parade  Jan. 2
Every New Year, visitors experience the beauty of the floral floats along with spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units along the 5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Boulevard. 8am-12pm / Orange Grove Blvd. & Colorado Blvd., Pasadena www.tournamentofroses.com 

Floatfest: A Rose Parade Showcase  Jan. 2-3
Features a 2-mile showcase of Rose Parade floats following their appearance along the parade route. Each year, nearly 70,000 visitors head to Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards in Pasadena for the chance to walk within a few feet of the floats and appreciate up close, the creativity and detail of each magnificent display.
E Sierra Madre Blvd & E Washington Blvd, Pasadena www.tournamentofroses.com 

The Inner City Youth Orchestra of L.A. in Concert Jan. 7
The concert marks ICYOLA’s premiere in the City, where a new audience will enjoy a variety of music from the country’s largest majority Black orchestra. Admission is free! 3-5pm / El Segundo Performing Arts Center 310-524-2300 / www.elsegundo.org 


North
Pole Plunge Jan. 7
Register for this FREE event for all ages. 10am-1pm / Verdugo Aquatic Facility, Burbank 818-238-5391 / www.burbankparks.com 


Reptile
Super Show  Jan. 7-8
Over 100,000 sq.ft. of reptile, amphibians, turtles, supplies, cages, lights, supplements, educational workshops, and more. This huge sale is open to the public. It's a fun and educational environment for the reptile enthusiast in your family. We promote conservation through education and captive breeding. Sat 10-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm / Pomona Fairplex 619-281-7387 / www.reptilesupershow.com 

Exotic Bird Mart & Expo Jan. 8
Shop hundreds of Accessories. Socialize, Buy, Sell, Advertise, and Market. Create Contacts and Make Friends Grow. Build and Strengthen Your Business. Get Educated. Thousands of potential Sellers and Buyers. Meet with the Influential Individuals in the Industry. 10am-3pm / Pomona Fairplex 530-282-4234 / www.exoticbirdmart.com 


Santa Monica Airport
Antique Market Jan. 8 & 22
First and fourth Sunday of every month. A fun outdoor (and dog-friendly!) market full of many great dealers with furniture, antiques, collectibles, art, vintage clothes, jewelry, rugs and much more. Shop for ancient to antique, Victorian to Mid-Century, from vintage to the eccentric. 8am-3pm / 2800-3200 Airport Ave 323-922-2511 / www.santamonicaairportantiquemarket.com

Musica Angelica Presents: Chaos— A Celebration of Baroque Virtuosity Jan. 14
Join Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, one of the world's most eminent early music ensembles, as they celebrate their 30th season with a series of bold, ambitious, and extraordinary live performances. Co-Directed by Principal Cellist Dr. Alexa Haynes-Pilon and Concertmaster Ilia Korol. 7:30pm / Beverly O'Neill Theater, Long Beach 562-276-0865 / www.musicaangelica.org 

 
Asian American Expo LA Jan. 14-15
features 7 large exhibition halls, over 1,000 vendors, 9 non-stop performance stages, and 3 distinctly unique food courts. The Asian American Expo is hosted at the beginning of each year to celebrate the coming of the Lunar New Year Festival, with the goal of recreating the New Year celebrations found across Asia. Food, shopping, entertainment and fun – these are all annual staples that can be found at each year’s event. 10am-7pm / Pomona Fairplex 626-280-8588 / www.asianamericanexpo.com 

K-PLAY! FEST LA Jan. 14-15
The First Ever KPOP Festival hosted For Fans, By Fans! K-PLAY! FEST is excited to bring all things Hallyu to YOU! From Random Play Dance to Photocard Trading, Kpop Dance Cover performances to Dance workshops & Deco Stations, and K-POP merchandise from official sellers & fan artists, this is your one-stop destination for a weekend of K-POP FUN! 10am-7pm / Pomona Fairplex www.kplayfest.com 

Anime Impulse LA Jan. 14-15
Cosplay delights, a grand Vendor Hall and Artist Alley, voice actor and influencer guests, and a feast of flavor from near countless food booths– we’ve got it all jam-packed into one incredible convention weekend! 10am-7pm / Pomona Fairplex www.animeimpulse.com 


Sneaker
Expo LA Jan. 14-15
One jampacked weekend filled with LA’s hottest streetwear threads and kicks. From vintage classics to the latest drops, this event has everything from A – Z. 10am-7pm / Pomona Fairplex www.sneakerexpo.com 

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show Jan. 15
You will find hundreds of vendors in over 2,000 vendor spaces selling tons of hard to find car parts and accessories at low swap meet prices. Thousands of original and restored classic vehicles will be on display and for sale in six specialized Car Corral sections: Pre 1985 Classics, any year Corvettes, any year Porsches, Pre 1959 Street Rods, Pre 1985 Volkswagens and Pre 1985 Imports. 5am-2pm / Pomona Fairplex 714-538-7091 / www.pomonaswapmeet.com 

The All American Collectors Show Jan. 20-21
The Glendale All American Collector’s Show now over 40 years old features over 100 dealers from throughout the United States offering for sale the best in vintage toys, advertising, coin op, dolls, breweriana, signs, comic books, paper ephemera, battery op toys, Star Wars, Hollywood memorabilia, gas and oil collectables and much, much more. The show is a true reflection of the American enterprise. Parking in the Civic Auditorium Garage Structure for $6 per car. 10am-4pm / Glendale Civic Auditorium www.theglendaleshow.com 


Lunar
New Year Celebration Jan. 21-22
It's the Year of the Rabbit! An exciting and memorable event with thousands of guests and hundreds of vendors joining us for fun activities, shopping and entertainment, and delicious food. We welcome you to join us in this joyful event for friends and family of all ages and cultures. Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-7pm / Garvey Ave.-Monterey Park 626-307-1458 / www.montereypark.ca.gov 

 

AV Community Concerts Jan. 22
James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash celebrates the life and music of the legendary ‘Man in Black’ with strong conviction and stunning accuracy. Garner and his band recreate Cash’s biggest hits. The show features top hits from the Cash decades: Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, Rock Island Line, Orange Blossom Special, I Walk the Line, and more! A fun, toe- tapping trip down memory lane honoring Johnny Cash’s life and music with the sound of his long-time backup band, the Tennessee Three. 2pm / Lancaster Performing Arts Center 661-723-5950 / www.avcommunityconcerts.org 

Torrance Antique Street Faire Jan. 22
Join the hunt for vintage treasures when over 180 talented vintage and artisan sellers transform the streets of Downtown Torrance into an eclectic open-air antique market. Have a snack or a meal at one of our many downtown restaurants, bakery, and sport's bars. Antique appraisal booth, only $3.00 per item and DJ Ozzie spinning tunes in the park! Pet Friendly, FREE admission & parking. 8am-3pm / Downtown Torrance 310-328-6107 / www.torranceca.gov 


Light
Gate Sunset  Jan. 27
Light Gate is located at the top of 14th Street, between City Hall and the library, along Highland Avenue. The artwork is made of glass, laminated with prismatic lighting film that will create rich and varied light effects with the sun. Light Gate will focus the view through an opening down 14th Street to the ocean. Each January 27th and November 14th, the sunset will align within the keyhole. 5-5:45pm / Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach 310-802-5448 / www.manhattanbeach.gov 

Jurassic Quest Jan. 27-29
The world’s largest, most popular dino event with unique and exciting experiences for the whole family. Observe our herd of life-size animatronic dinosaurs including Apatosaurus, Spinosaurus, T-Rex and an incredible 50- foot long Megalodon. Interact with our trainers, baby dinos and watch a live raptor show. Explore our dinosaur rides, giant fossil dig, inflatables, fossil science exhibit, “Triceratots” soft play area and MORE! Fri-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 9am-6pm / Pomona Fairplex 833-486-3466 / www.jurassicquest.com 

Junk in the Trunk Jan. 28
The Junk in the Trunk rummage sale is hosted by the Recreation Services Division. Participants may sell items from the trunk of their vehicle or space remaining in their designated area. Parking sale spots cost $15.00 per space and advanced registration is required. FREE admission for all shoppers. 9am-2pm / Plummer Park, West Hollywood 323-848-6465 / www.weho.org 

Teen Lunar New Year Celebration & Movie Jan. 28
Teens are welcome to celebrate the new year with friends, games, watch a movie featuring the first Asian Marvel superhero and eat Lunar New Year’s snacks. 3-5pm / Library Friends Room, Monterey Park 626-307-1368 / www.montereypark.ca.gov 

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