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One Colorado Vacation Events

To Saturday January 1

The Christmas tree decoration contest (until January 1) encourages family participation. The photos of Santa Claus are available until December 24 with a donation of toys. Gingerbread House Kits can be picked up until December 24, while supplies last.

One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, different times, free admission, onecolorado.com

Kidspace Children’s Museum Winter Frolic

To Sunday January 9

Prepare for a winter wonderland. The Kidspace Children’s Museum turns into a land of wonder and fun with its first Winter Frolic. Experience ice-free sock skating, “ice fishing”, snowflake decorating and other activities.

Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, various times, free with admission, 626-449-9144, kidspacemuseum.org

Enchanted Forest of Light

To Sunday January 9

New this year, the magical “stained glass” creations made in the rose garden by the contemporary sculptor Tom Fruin. Popular returning favorites include twinkling and swirling installations of HYBYCOZO on the main lawn, Flower Power on the boardwalk, and exquisite light effects in the old growth forest.

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $ 5 to $ 15, descansogardens.org

Kim Schoenstadt: “Enter slowly, the legacy of an idea”

As of February 27

Showcasing sculptures, paintings, drawings and ephemera, the exhibition features new works inspired by Schoenstadt’s research on E-1027, an iconic home of 20th-century architect, designer and artist Eileen Gray. This in situ installation reveals the most recent developments in Schoenstadt’s extended research into architecture, time and the changing landscape.

Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery, South Campus, 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, multiple times, free, 213-678-0932, artcenter.edu

Music Festival

Thursday, December 30

Bandfest Presented by REMO is a preview of the bands from Rose Parade. Watch them perform their award-winning field shows that led to their selection. The event gives visitors / residents the opportunity to see musicians, dancers and auxiliary artists before completing their 5.5 mile walk on Colorado Boulevard.

Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, $ 20 for adults, free for children 5 and under, various hours, 626-795-4171

Radiohead and Oasis Brit Pop tribute evening live

Thursday, December 30

Starring Supersonic LA (Oasis) and Body Snatchers (Radiohead), the British pop tribute night also hosts indie rock DJ Ané Uno de Coquette and monthly Automatico indie events. Video show on 15 by 20 LED wall.

The Mixx, 443 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, $ 15, 8 p.m., 626-500-0017, themixxclub.com

New Years Eve Party with Live Selena Tribute

Friday December 31

It’s a Los Malditos Rockin ‘Cumbia party to end 2021. Surprise DJ will perform dance music and play videos on the 15 by 20 LED wall. Free champagne for the midnight countdown and toast. Digital balloon drop and party favors. Food and drink specialties.

Le Mixx, 443 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, $ 40, 8 p.m., 626-500-0017, themixxclub.com

Rose parade

Saturday January 1

For millions of people around the world, the Rose Parade is an iconic New Year’s Eve tradition. The Rose Parade runs 5.5 miles on Colorado Boulevard and offers four types of entrances: floats decorated with flowers and entered by a participating company. , a non-profit organization or a municipality, equestrian units, groups and entries for tournaments. Participants in the Rose Parade have a long history with the Tournament of Roses and carry on traditions.

Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, tickets start at $ 80 for reserved seats, 8 a.m., tournamentofroses.com

Floatfest: a showcase of the rose parade

Saturday January 1 and Sunday January 2

Floatfest: A Rose Parade Showcase presents a showcase of 3 km of Rose Parade floats following their appearance along the parade route. Each year, nearly 70,000 visitors take to the Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards in Pasadena for the chance to walk a few feet from the floats and experience the creativity and detail of each magnificent exhibit up close. Participating float exhibitors can interact with event participants in the family and festive environment of this event.

Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards, Pasadena, $ 20, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. January 1, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., tournamentofroses.com

Rose Bowl game

Saturday January 1

The 108th Rose Bowl Game presented by Capital One Venture X will feature the Ohio State Buckeyes and Utah Utes.

Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, 4 a.m. (parking lots open); 8:00 a.m. (Rose Bowl Game public party); 11:30 am (doors open to Rose Bowl Stadium); 1 p.m. (pre-game activities); 2 p.m. (game time), various packages, rosebowlstadium.com

Pasadena Universal Peace Dances

Saturday January 1

Inspired by the many spiritual traditions of the world, Dances of Universal Peace Pasadena allows guests to start the New Year with intention. Open only to vaccinated people. Hours: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sufi dance; 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. break; vegetarian potluck at 6 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Zikr; 8 p.m. dessert and conversation.

Location revealed during registration, 3 p.m., registration required, call for pricing, 352-978-1859, [email protected]

Pasadena Pearl Design Show

From Friday January 7 to Sunday January 9

The Pasadena Bead & Design Show is back in the ballrooms at the Hilton Pasadena. They will be filled with artists, artisans and tradespeople showcasing the best in craftsmanship. Everyone is welcome to shop, mingle and participate in mini and full workshops.

Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, $ 8 online, $ 10 at the door, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., beadanddesign.com

Rose Bowl Flea Market

Sunday January 9

For more than 50 years, the Rose Bowl flea market has been the nation’s busiest and most profitable flea market. The market is known around the world because of the quality of its sellers and excellent buyers of all ages.

The Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, $ 20 for VIP advance admission 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., $ 10 for general admission 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rosebowlstadium.com

Urban Voices / MLK Shabbat

Friday January 14

The Pasadena Temple and Jewish Center Social Justice Committee will host a special Martin Luther King Weekend Shabbat Service, highlighted by the men and women of the Urban Voices Project. They will share their experience with homelessness through songs and stories. The Urban Voices Project Choir is made up of artists and performers from Skid Row. The Choir is one of many programs presented by the Urban Voices Project, a nonprofit organization that creates supportive community spaces through music that connects vulnerable people to purpose and better health. The event is in person and virtual.

Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, 1434 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, free, 7:30 p.m., [email protected], urbanvoicesproject.org



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