Experience "Winter" in LA!
If you live up north or somewhere unpleasant during the winter months, Los Angeles is the perfect place to visit to get away. With temperatures remaining rather mild to warm year-round, Los Angeles has no true-winter months. However, there are still opportunities in January to experience some winter magic at Winter Fest. Those wanting to avoid winter altogether can enjoy outdoor events as well as opportunities to eat at some of the city’s best restaurants at discounted prices during Restaurant Week. Some annual events may change or be different due to COVID-19 this year, we will release any new information from organizers in the coming weeks.
January Event Calendar
Experience a Winter Wonder Land in LA! With real snow, a ticket to Winter Fest gives attendees the opportunity to go ice tubing, make crafts, go walking through magical lights, visit a petting zoo, see live shows, and watch a nightly tree lighting with fireworks. There will also be ice skating, carnival rides, arcade games, and food trucks at additional costs. Tickets range from $8-$15 depending on the day (varying prices for weekdays, weekends, and holidays).
Reptile Super Show
Snakes, and geckos, and turtles, oh my! Are you considering a new pet as a potential souvenir from Los Angeles? Even if not, head down to Anaheim Convention Center for the Reptile Super Show, for a unique event you won't want to miss! At the largest reptile expo in the world, vendors will have 1000s of reptiles and amphibians to look at! There will even be educational workshops and an after-party at the Marriott Hotel next door to the venue. Tickets range from $9-$14 and are available both online and at the door.
Hundreds of people have fun and always wave along the route of Kingdom Day Parade in South Los Angeles, billed by organizers as the nation’s biggest celebration of life and legacy of civil right leaders. The parade always starts at 10 am at Marther King Jr. Boulevard and Western Avenue and culminates with a festival to Leimert Park.
DTLA Breweries United Fest
Enjoy the endless tasting of specialized and limited-edition beers at DTLA Breweries United Fest. This event takes place at Triangle Lot in Downtown Los Angeles; this brew-centric event features beers from seven DTLA breweries which include Arts District, Mumford, Iron Triangle, Indie, Boomtown, Dry River, and Angel City. Tickets are $45 and include unlimited tastings and a commemorative glass. The event may be canceled due to COVID-19, but we'll update accordingly.
Los Angeles Boat Show
The Los Angeles Boat Show is the best place for boating and outdoor lifestyle lovers, showcasing sport fishing boats, cruisers, pontoons, performance boats, ski boats, motorboats, jet skis, catamarans, kayaks, cabin cruisers, dinghies/inflatables, stand-up paddleboards, and more! Admission is $10 with a $5 military discount; children 12 and under can enter free.
The Illusionists take center stage to showcase mind-blowing acts, such as grand illusion, mind-reading, levitation, comedic magic, and even escapology. These world-class performers will have the entire family astonished by their out-of-this-world tricks. This non-stop show is bursting with magic that'll have you in complete awe.