rose paradeIf you live in U.S and in special, in Southern California, you have hear about the Rose Parade! Yes, its cold and if you avoid go where the crowd is, probably it is not a good option for you. But the 128th (yes this year!) Annual Rose Parade airs live from Pasadena and showcase amazing floral floats (kind of Rio’s carnival floats) with one unique decoration rule: natural material only!

Yes it is worth at least one time if you live in California! Witness the nation’s top marching bands and equestrians strutting alongside the elaborate floats decked out in flowers, plants, seaweed, leaves and more incredibly creative embellishments. This year on Jan 2nd starting 8am! Usually on Jan 1st, why Jan 2nd? The parade has had a “Never on Sunday” tradition since 1893, designed to avoid frightening horses that would be hitched outside the churches!

The Los Angeles Zoo Lights goes through January 8! Follow a trail through a section of the zoo with displays of lights, animated animals covered with lights. Holiday refreshments and an area with Santa. Highly recommended if you have kids!

Also through January 8, the Descanso Gardens Enchanted Forest of Lights is a great option for the whole family! As the sun sets, the gardens transform into an Enchanted Forest with at 10 areas of the garden filled with amazing light displays. The Descanso Gardens is located in La Canada, just few miles north of Glendale.

If you and your kids like cars, a cool option is to visit the San Diego Auto Show! It goes through Jan 2 at the San Diego Convention Center and feature over 400 new cars and trucks. On Sunday kids 12 & under are admitted free with a paying adult. Children aged 6 & under are free every day of the show. The Los Angeles Auto Show will be held at the L.A Convention Center from 27 to 29 of January.

Have fun!
Happy New Year!!!

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