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12.1-12.31Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso GardensLa Cañada FlintridgeDescanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 Descanso Gardens will host gorgeous color displays during their new event, “Enchanted: Forest of Light”when it  debuts for the first time ever this year. Descanso’s hallmark oak trees and its botanic collections will be the stars of this new and exciting holiday season light show event. Mon.-Sun., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Tickets $0-$28. eyespyla.com
12.1-1.2Van Gogh and Friends at The Huntington Art GallerySan MarinoThe Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 91108Fifteen pieces from the Hammer Museum's collection of Van Gogh paintings, plus selected others, will join the Van Gogh collection at the Huntington Library for a limited time this December. Wed.-Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets $0-$25. huntington.org
12.1Holiday Parade and Tree LightingMonrovia Old Town Monrovia, 321 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016Kick off the holiday season with Monrovia and come enjoy the annual Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony; a fun tradition for the whole family! Thurs., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Free. cityofmonrovia.org
12.2Pasadena Museum of California Art Free First FridayPasadenaPasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St., Pasadena, CA 91101"In the Land of Sunshine: Imaging the California Coast Culture" is an art exhibit of over 90 paintings in oil and water color, curated by Gordon McClellend and hosted by PMCA, the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The exhibition will offer free admission on the first Friday of December. Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets $0-$7.pmcaonline.org
12.2Village Holiday Promenade and Tree LightingClaremontThe Claremont Depot and Village, 200 W. First St., Claremont, CA 91711Claremont's annual tree lighting is excited to offer its guests a host of family friendly activities this year, such as live entertainment, great holiday food and a meet and greet with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Plus, there will be  convenient holiday shopping in the Claremont Village. Fri., 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. thevillageclaremont.com
12.2-12.3TEDxLALos AngelesDolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028TEDxLA is an independently organized TED event designed to inspire thoughtful discussion and reflection. TEDTalk video and live speakers will combine to create a compelling interactive experience. Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets $250.ted.com
12.2-12.23A Christmas CarolPasadenaA Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107The holiday would be incomplete without a showing of A Christmas Carol, an uplifting tale of love and friendship. Bring the whole family for a great show and copious amounts of Christmas spirit! Days and Times Vary. Tickets $39-$64.anoisewithin.org
12.3Annual Breakfast with SantaArcadia Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007Enjoy a warm breakfast, holiday music and a photo with Santa at the Arcadia Community Center's Annual Breakfast with Santa. Bring the whole family to enjoy the grand tradition of Arcadia's holiday festivities! Sat., 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tickets $10. arcadiaca.gov
12.3Holiday Snow Festival Arcadia Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007Get ready for the holidays and come join the Arcadia Community Center for their Holiday Snow Festival. The event will feature holiday entertainment, crafts, trolley train rides, sled runs and two snow play areas! Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. arcadiaca.gov
12.3-12.4Holiday Look In Home Tour and BoutiquePasadenaScottish Rite Cathedral, 150 N. Madison Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101 Floral artists will compete for your attention in the Holiday Look in Home Tour, where you will wittness the historic and modern architecture of Pasadena's most beautiful homes. Your tour will be accompanied by live music and a chance to shop the tour's holiday boutique. Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets $35-$40. eyespyla.com
12.4Azusa Winter Family Fiesta: Holiday Boutique and Christmas Tree LightingAzusa City Hall, 213 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, CA 91702Come celebrate the holidays for a festival extravaganza at the Azusa Winter Family Fiesta! The event will include craft tables and activities for kids. The festivities will conclude with a Santa visit and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Sun., 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Free. ci.azusa.ca.us
12.4LACMA: Picasso and Rivera Art ExhibitLos AngelesLos Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036Paintings from Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera will be on display at LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibit is dedicated to the art of modernism and is themed in "Conversations Across Time," with over 150 different paintings in watercolor. Days and Times Vary. Tickets $15. lacma.org
12.4Mosaic Craft FairAlhambra The Alhambra, 1000 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra, CA 91803The Mosaic Craft Fair is a fun and family-friendly community event, which will showcase a curated marketplace of over 80 vendors, all selling handmade stationary, textiles, artisanal food, jewelry and original artwork. Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. mosaiccraftfair.org
12.4Holiday Self Tour at Castle GreenPasadenaCastle Green, 99 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105Come marvel at one of Pasadena's oldest treasures, during the Castle Green Historical Mansion's once-a-year self-guided tour. You and your family can take a stroll through history while enjoying catered refreshments and scheduled talks on the castle's captivating story. Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Tickets $30.  castlegreen.com
12.4The Los Angeles Ballet: The NutcrackerGlendaleAlex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203The Nutcracker performance is a Christmas classic not to be missed, and this year the Los Angeles Ballet will be performing their stunning rendition of the piece for select audiences from far and wide in the greater Los Angeles area. Sun., 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Tickets $31-$99. glendalearts.org
12.5Tree Lighting Ceremony: La VerneLa VerneCity Hall, 3660 D St., La Verne, CA 91750La Verne's city council will be hosting its annual tree lighting ceremony, complete with live entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus, making it an event that the whole family can enjoy. La Verne's City Hall is located right in the heart of downtown, surrounded by great places to grab a bite or catch a movie. Mon., 6:30 p.m. Free. ci.la-verne.ca.us
12.6Family Art Night at the Norton SimonPasadenaThe Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105Join the Norton Simon Museum for a night of interactive art activities for the whole family, led by one of the Museum's art educators. The event meets in the Entrance Gallery and the activities are designed for families with children under 10. Fri., 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free. nortonsimon.org
12.6Christmas Tree Lighting and Dinner With SantaRosemead Rosemead Civic Center, 8838 E. Valley Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770 Come join the Rosemead Community Center for their 9th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Dinner with Santa! Festivities will include entertainment, special crafts and raffles, so come enjoy this one of a kind holiday extravaganza! Tues., 6 p.m. Tickets $5. cityofrosemead.org
12.8-1.8A Cinderella Christmas Pasadena The Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101Join the Pasadena Playhouse for the musical comedy production of "A Cinderella Christmas." This show is a must see for the entire family! Days and Times Vary. Tickets $25-$125. pasadenaplayhouse.org
12.9-3.6Norton Simon Features Van Gogh's 'Bedroom' on LoanPasadenaThe Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105For a limited time 'Bedroom' by Vincent Van Gogh will be displayed in the Norton Simon Museum, on loan from the Art Institute of Chicago, never before seen on the west coast. Days and Times Vary. Tickets $0-$12. nortonsimon.org
12.9-12.18School of Rock: The MusicalPasadenaTheatre 360, 75 Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101Theatre 360 is proud to present "School of Rock The Musical," inspired by the film starring Jack Black, and now featuring new music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and of course the original songs from the film itself, Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m. Tickets $16. theatre360.org
42714Lewis BlackLos AngelesOrpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014Lewis Black has undoubtedly already yelled at you from your televsion screen and now he will do so from the stage. Comedian of life's paradoxical ridiculousness, Lewis Black is a must-see show before the end of the year. Sat., 8 p.m. Tickets $80-$437.laorpheum.com
12. 106th Annual Champagne ExtravaganzaPasadena Monopole Wine, 21 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101Come enjoy over 25 specialty Champagnes and Bubblies during this holiday season at the 6th Annual Champagne Extravaganza hosted by Monopole Wine in Pasadena. The event will take place Sat., 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Tickets $70. monopolewine.com
42714Navidad en WhittierWhittierWhittier College, 6760 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90601Visit Whittier College for a Christmas special event featuring popular Latino dances from a celebrated and unique culture. Navidad en Christmas is a theatrical performance from the campus office of Multicultural Services, bringing to life a brighter side of Christmas. Sat., 11:30 a.m. Tickets $15-$20. discoverlosangeles.com
42714Downtown Pomona Christmas ParadePomonaShaun Diamond Plaza, 171 W. 2nd St., Pomona, CA 91766Pomona's annual event, Holiday at the Plaza, will host a California Christmas Parade, which will take place at the Shaun Diamond Plaza. Larry Wilmore, host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, will serve as this year's grand marshall. Sat., 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. downtownpomona.org
42714Marina Del Rey Holiday Boat ParadeMarina Del ReyBurton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292Lounge along the banks of the marina in your chair or on your picnic blanket, and enjoy the colorful display of holiday decorated boats, complete with bright lights, imaginative costumes and fun for the whole family! Join the annual Marina Del Ray Holiday Boat Parade, sit back, and watch a fireworks show too! Sat. 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Tickets $25-$50. mdrboatparade.org
12.10-12.11Renegade Craft FairLos AngelesGrand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012Shop in the open air while enjoying a curated selection of handmade goods, DIY workshops and delicious meals from a selection of gourmet food trucks. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.renegadecraft.com
12.10-12.11Martikyan Music Center Grand Opening PasadenaMartikyan Music Center, 330 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107Experience the Martikyan Music Center's grand opening weekend with a one-hour teaching with tools presentation. The event will include a raffle, musical demonstration and live music, so come celebrate the occasion! Parents with children seven and up are encouraged to attend! Sat.-Sun., Times Vary. Free. tigranmartikyan.com
12.115th Annual Los Angeles Jingle Bell RunGlendaleGlendale Central Park, 230 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204Dress up in your best ugly holiday sweater or santa costume and join the Arthristis Foundation for their 5-kilometer walk/run through downtown Glendale. Enjoy fundraising with your friends and family this year and join the jingle bell run! Sun., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets $40. jbr.org
12.11Rose Bowl Flea Market PasandenaRose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91101Experience the Rose Bowl Flea Market with over 2,500 vendors with booths full of antiques, vintage clothing, local art and much more. Days and Times Vary. Tickets $0-$20.rgcshows.com
12.15-1.8The Rink in Downtown BurbankBurbankBurbank Community Services, 150 N. 3rd St., Burbank, CA 91502Downtown Burbank's annual holiday tradition returns for outdoor skating, fundraising events and special performances. Make it a family outing and come enjoy the holiday season for a memorable getaway. Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Tickets $10-$21. dtnbur.com
12.16Rita Wilson Performance Santa MonicaThe Sorting Room, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210Rita Wilson, producer for the hit film Mamma Mia! and leading role in Sleepless In Seattle, will be performing some of her most recent hit singles in pop-style music at The Sorting Room at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Arts. Fri., 8 p.m. Tickets $40. thewallis.org
12.17Exploring ChampagneLos AngelesEat.Drink.Americano, 923 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012Come enjoy a variety of wines and champagnes from all over the world! Each tasting is served blind so that each group can appraise and rate the resfreshments. So come explore the tastings and see which ones you prefer! Sat., 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Tickets $129-$149.winela.com
12.17Holiday Movie Matinee : The NutcrackerArcadia Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia, CA 91006Join us for a special showing of The Nutcracker. The holiday classic tells a story of a young girl who falls in love with a toy who turns into a prince! The holiday production will be sure to get you in the holiday spirit this season. Sat., 2:30 p.m. Free. arcadiaca.gov
12.17Holiday Candlelight ConcertPasadenaAll Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101Pasadena's Symphony and POPS will perform holiday classics by candlelight in the All Saints Church in Pasadena. This holiday concert is sure to get you in the spirit! Sat., 4 p.m and 7 p.m. Tickets $20. eyespyla.com
12.17CityRace Secrets of Old PasadenaPasadenaOld Town Pasadena, 150 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101Join CityRace for an unforgettable adventure through Old Town Pasadena, as you see sights and search for clues that will lead you and your team of two to four people to inredible prizes! The event features highlights of Old Town Pasadena including the Pasadena Bridge and underground cafés. Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets $40. racela.com
12.18-1.1L.A. Zoo Lights Los Angeles Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027Enjoy a magical night at Los Angeles Zoo Lights during the holiday season by enjoying new sensational features for the 2016-2017 season. Come enjoy a 60 to 90 minute guided tour which features animal-themed LEDs, lasers, 3D projections, and much more! This magical event also will capture the holiday memories with Santa Claus in a glittering snow-covered setting. Days and Times Vary. Tickets $0-$18. lazoolights.org
12.20-12.21Megan Hilty PerformanceSanta MonicaThe Sorting Room, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210Megan Hilty will perform from her new Christmas Album at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, with traditional and new takes on all your favorite holiday classics. Days and Times Vary. Tickets $45. thewallis.org
12.23White Christmas Sing-AlongLos Angeles Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012Come celebrate the holidays with family and friends for this heartfelt event, a production of the 1954 film, White Christmas, with lyrics on screen. Fri., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets $33-$68. laphil.com
12.26-12.30 Snow Days at Kidspace Museum Pasadena Kidspace Children's Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103Continue to celebrate the holiday season with live performances, winter-themed art and tons of snow to play in at the Snow Days at Kidspace Museum event. The Children's Museum invites SoCal kids to come enjoy some winter wonderland fun! Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m-5 p.m. and Sat.-Sun.,10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets $13.kidspacemuseum.org
12.30 -1.1Live on Green FestivalPasadena Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101Pasadena is excited to host the Live on Green free, family festival over the weekend leading up to the city's Rose Parade and and Rose Bowl Game. Enjoy a demonstration by Air Force jets, a family fun zone, cooking demonstrations, music and more! Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Free. visitpasadena.com
12.31"Noon" Year Eve's at Kidspace Museum PasadenaKidspace Children's Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103The Kidspace Children's Museum will host a "Noon" Years Eve party for families with small children who can't stay up for the midnight balldrop. Instead, Kidspace will offer a noon balloon drop, refreshments and snacks, plus noisemakers to help families ring in the new year. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets $13kidspacemuseum.org
12.31New Year's Eve with Jo KoyPasadenaThe Ice House, 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106Jo Koy will headline the Ice House's 2017 New Year Celebration, where guests will be treated with party favors, a champagne toast and two free guest admission passes to a future Ice House event. Sat., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $60.icehousecomedy.com
1.1Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Presented by Northwest MutualPasadenaPasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is a tradition that honors members of the Rose Bowl Game team, such as players, coaches, athletic directors and officials. At the ceremony, those elected by the Tournament of Roses Committee will receive the Hall of Fame trophy and official blazer. Sun., 12 p.m. Tickets $60. tournamentofroses.com
1.2The Rose Parade Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103The annual Rose Parade is fun for the whole family. The parade will exhibit floral floats and marching bands down Colorado Boulevard. Come experience the enchantment of New Year's Day in an excellent celebration for the 128th Rose Bowl Parade! Mon., 8 a.m. Free.tournamentofroses.com
1.2Pasadena Rose Bowl Game Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103The Rose Bowl will again ring in the New Year, celebrating an opportunity to experience one of the year's most antipicated events; to watch two celebrated teams go head to head in Pasadena's iconic stadium. Mon., 1:30 p.m. Tickets $150-$1,671.00.tournamentofroses.com
1.14-1.15Anime Impulse PomonaFairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA, 91768Attention cosplay enthusiests and kawaii lovers: Anime Impulse is excited to be hosting its first ever "fused" event! The event will feature a mixture of anime exhibitions and video game tents, all in one place. Anime Impulse will feature cosplay contests, cosplay celebrities, food, video game demos, artists and anime vendors of all kinds. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets $9-$15. animeimpulse.com
1.14-1.15Comic Excitement Convention, LLCLos AngelesLos Angeles Convention Center Kentia Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015The Comic Convention will feature cosplayers, science fiction writers and vendors of all things comic books and novels, including Dan Parsons who has worked on the art for DC Comics as well as illustrations for Nickelodeon. There will also be a cosplay contest with a grand prize of $10,000 to the winner. Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets $25-$49.comicexcitement.com
1.21Top Wines of 2016Los Angeles Eat.Drink.Americano, 923 E. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90012Come taste some of the greatest wines released in the past year held at Eat.Drink.Americano in downtown Los Angeles. Sat., 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Tickets $149. winela.com
1.21"Goya's War" Opening Reception at Pomona College Museum of ArtClaremontThe Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA, 91711Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War) is an art exhibition of 80 historic sketches from artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) whose work was in response to the tragedies of the invasion of Spain by Napoleon Bonaparte. The exhibition is being curated by Janis Tomlinson, Director of the University Museums of the University of Delaware and an expert on Goya. Sat., 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Free. pomona.edu
1.22Pasadena Half Marathon and 5K at the Rose BowlPasadenaRose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103The Pasadena Half Marathan and 5K takes participants through landmarks of the city, including the Colorado Street Bridge, ending on the Rose Bowl field. Participants must be at least 12-years of age. Sun., 7 a.m. Tickets $40-$130. pasadenahalf.com
1.27-1.29The Inaugural Classic Auto ShowLos Angeles Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015Come observe all of your favorite vintage car brands, and experience the allurement of walking through automotive history at the Inaugural Classic Auto Show in Los Angeles. Days and Times Vary. Tickets $10-30. theclassicautoshow.com
1.28-1.29Bricks LA: Lego ConventionPasadenaPasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101Bricks LA is a convention for the whole family to experience displays and workshops from LEGO. Show off your own creations and designs, see what others are building and buy or sell collectables and new pieces. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets $0-$10.bricksla.com
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