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11 Amazing Things to Do in LA This January

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2018 is officially here! It’s a time of renewal and exploration as we shake off the winter blues and post-holiday stress. Get your new year started off right with a full calendar of fun events and activities around town and dive into all the things to do in la this January 2018!

Clean Out Your Closet

New year, new you! Take some time this January to round up things you haven’t worn or used in over a year and donate to those in need. Dress for Success and Goodwill are great places to donate.

Motivate. Elevate. Celebrate.

On January 28, Angel City Brewery is teaming up with Green Tree Yoga to host a free afternoon of yoga, rock climbing, and free treats from noon-5pm. Modern Hiker will also be making an appearance to answer any questions about LA treks.

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Photo: Angel City Brewery

Free Museum Day

On January 28, select LA museums are opening their doors to the public for free. Check out this list for a complete rundown of all participating museums.

Second City Hollywood Open House

On Saturday January 6, famed comedy house Second City is hosting free workshops and shows! Make a reservation to ensure your spot or drop by if you’re in the area.

New Year’s Race

#GetTheGold with LA’s downtown New Year’s Race on January 7! Register for the 5k, 10k, or just come by as a spectator. If you’re looking to give back to the community, you can also register as a volunteer.

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Photo: New Year’s Race

LACMA’S Target Free Holiday Monday

Target is sponsoring free holiday Monday admission at LACMA on January 15 in honor of Martin Luther King Day. No ticket necessary!

Uncorked LA Wine Festival

On Saturday January 27 from 5-9pm, head to Union Station for the third annual LA wine festival. There are over 200 wines to try and food trucks to satiate your hunger.

Restaurant Week in Santa Monica

January 8-14, participating Santa Monica restaurants will be creating healthy and scrumptious dishes for restaurant week all based around the pomegranate.

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MLK Classical Concert 

On January 13 enjoy a free concert featuring Aaron Copeland, Duke Ellington, and Cedric Barry. Head to the SGI auditorium at 2pm to celebrate the icon that is Dr. Martin Luther King!

Chinese New Year at Disneyland

Beginning January 26, celebrate the lunar new year at Disneyland’s California adventure! There will be cultural food, music, and a lucky wishing wall!

Japanese Family Festival

The Oshogato Family Festival will be in Downtown on January 7 from 11am-5pm. This free event features crafts, entertainment, and performances that are fun for the whole family!


After knocking out everything on this list, check out these 11 awesome things to do during winter in LA!