San Fernando Valley, Encino and the rest of the Los Angeles area are full of events in the upcoming weekends. If you’re still thinking where to go for NYE, worry no more, I got you covered! Check the events below and stay tuned for the Friday blog with more NYE ideas.
Fri Dec 29th
CHATSWORTH: In Chatsworth Branch Library you can relax after the working week with a session of exercises as part of the Seated Strength Fridays. Meet friends and do some exercise in the comfortable confines of the library. Find more information here.
DTLA: Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing Square, formerly Downtown on Ice, is the original Los Angeles outdoor ice rink that started it all. This 4500 square foot ice rink is set up on Pershing Square in front of the Biltmore Hotel, and special attractions include the Winter Holiday Festival, concerts, shows, and more. Check out ticketing info and open hours here.
PARK MESA HEIGHTS: Come improve your health and well-being at our weekly yoga class for seniors taught by our own local teacher, Analyn Revilla. (Those who are younger but who might need some healthful changes in their life are also welcome.) The class promotes healing, enhances your flexibility, generates mobility, and begins strengthening. No equipment is required. Find more information here.
RESEDA: Join in for a free session of gentle yoga this Friday. A certified yoga instructor will teach you how to calm your body and your mind. All levels are welcomed, and you should only bring your mat or towel and water for hydration. Find more information here.
RESEDA: Fitness Fridays – Zumba: Celebrate the start of the weekend with this fun and healthy dance exercise. Bring your comfortable shoes. You can find more information here.
SOUTH LA: F.A.B. The Friends of Ascot Branch Used Book Sales are held on Friday mornings in the library. Come find treasures to own and keep! Support the Friends of Ascot Branch and support our Library. We welcome everyone.
Sat Dec 30th
CENTRAL LA – Attend the free classic Tai Chi classes by instructor Bill Cheng. Each class will include a demonstration and posture practice of 108 classic Tai Chi forms, as well as time for questions and answers at the Central Library this Saturday.
NORTH HILLS: ZUMBA! With Lula – Saturday mornings for a fun cardio dance party! Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and get ready to get your groove on at the Mid-Valley Regional Library. Find more information here.
NORTH HILLS: ZUMBA! with Lula KIDS Session. Just added for the new year: Saturday morning Zumba for KIDS. Take your little ones for a morning fun and dancing at the Mid-Valley Regional Library. Find more information here.
SANTA MONICA: There are plenty of things to be done in Santa Monica, but you should make sure not to miss the ice skating at the ICE with the largest rink in the area with 8000 square feet of real ice. ICE at Santa Monica is located at 1324 5th Street at the corner of 5th and Arizona, and there is also a second 400 square feet rink for kids 8 and under nearby, both of which feature special activities throughout the season. Find more about it here.
Sun Dec 31st
CHINATOWN: Prohibition NYE bring a noirish vibe to the landmark downtown Art Deco train station. Events include theatrical burlesque, live jazz ensembles, nationally touring DJ’s, and a premium open bar featuring champagne and specialty cocktails. At midnight, there’s a 60-feet ball drop.
DTLA: A free, family-friendly (alcohol-free) event with three stages of live music, food vendors, 3D exhibitions, DJs, and dancing. Gates open at 8 pm. On 90 acres, from The Music Center Plaza to City Hall. 50,000 attendees are expected. Click here for more information.
DTLA: If steep VIP fees or formal galas make you want to stay home, then Bootie is your best bet. And to further inspire reluctant travelers to get off the couch and into its playful world, Bootie L.A. will gift its famous mash-up mixtape to attendees. Click here for more information.
DTLA: Ring in the New Year at Angel City Brewery with limited-edition brews on tap, live entertainment and a special toast at midnight. Grab dinner from food trucks and relive some of the year’s best pours. Click here for the venue and more information.
SILVER LAKE: Candi Pop Dance Party – Lights & Music presents this turn-of-the-millennium-themed dance party extravaganza—spend your New Year’s Eve moving to your bubblegum pop favorites like the Spice Girls, *NSYNC, Madonna and Britney Spears, to name a few. Expect plenty of glitter, lollipops, rainbows, unicorns and girl power. Click here for more information.
Fri Jan 5th
ANAHEIM: Disneyland Christmas Fantasy Parade: When Santa’s not at the Reindeer Roundup,” he’s riding his sleigh down Main Street in the “Christmas Fantasy” parade. Traditional Disney characters are joined by marching nutcrackers, toy soldiers, and dancing snowmen. Click here to find out more.
BURBANK: The Rink in Downtown Burbank is returning this year from December 14, 2017, through January 7, 2018, offering guests a chance to experience the 4100 square foot rink located next to City Hall at 3rd Street and Orange Grove in Burbank, CA.
DTLA: The Broad is a contemporary art museum that you shouldn’t miss, so why not do it over the holidays? This 120,000 square foot museum holds art collections of over 2,000 works by more than 200 artists. Check out more here.
VAN NUYS: Business Resource Table – Do you have a question about how to start a small business, or are you a business person in Los Angeles and have questions about small business resources? The ICON CDC can assist you with business plans, licenses, permits, as well as credit counseling. If you need assistance with any of these, click here to attend.
Sat Jan 6th
ANAHEIM: Every year the Disneyland Resort becomes a Christmas fantasy as the holiday decorations adorn the parks from mid-November through the first weekend in January. The parades, shows, fireworks, children’s activities and even some of the rides take on a Christmas theme. The parks also extend their hours so you have more time to enjoy the festivities. Check out the working hours and ticketing here.
BEVERLY HILLS: it’s holiday time in Paleyland – The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills is transforming into an interactive holiday-themed exhibit for families. Warm up with some hot cocoa and enjoy holiday-themed activities including family crafts, screenings of beloved holiday TV programs, pose with a life-size menorah, plus a visit from Santa!
BEVERLY HILLS: Holiday Concert Series features up-and-coming musical acts from a wide variety of the performing arts. See pricing and schedule here.
SOUTH LA: Do you want to get more comfortable using a computer? Are you unsure about what to do? Come join our Cybernaut in a fun and educational class on the very basics of using a computer. Space is limited. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 323-750-7241, and see more information here.
WEST HOLLYWOOD: Solo Exhibitions – Axel Wilhite: Virtual Memory and Susan Feldman: Crossed Sections. Check out more here.
Sun Jan 7th
GRIFFITH PARK: Located in Griffith Park, directly across the street from the Los Angeles Zoo, the Autry is open 10 a.m – 4.p.m. The collections focus on Native American and Western U.S. history. Find more information here.
LONG BEACH: Museum of Latin American Art MOLAA has free family days every Sunday, 11am-5pm. Some family days also feature music, art workshops, storytelling, dance classes, or other activities.
PASADENA: The Pacific Asia Museum’s collections focus on Asia and the Pacific Islands. When it was operating, it opened its doors to all for free on the second Sunday of every month.
SANTA ANA: On Sundays, the Bowers offers free tickets to the museum to Santa Ana residents only with proof of residency. In addition, on the first Sunday of each month, a Family Festival is held in the Key Courtyard. The festival is free to all visitors.
WEST HOLLYWOOD: Craft and Folk Art Museum – You never know what you might find at this smaller museum that hosts a wide variety of exhibitions. Admission is “pay what you want” on Sundays, from 11 am until 6 pm.
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