January's Best: Rose Parade, Honoring MLK, and More Top Things To Do in Los Angeles with Kids
January brings plenty of things to do in Los Angeles which kicks off with New Year's Day and moves on to kids going back to school and then Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend! Don’t miss our favorite kid-friendly events and activities in Los Angeles this month.
2023 starts with that Southern California classic, the Rose Parade, and things only get better from there. Bluey comes to town in January, to the delight of toddlers across LA. It's also the month that we celebrate Epiphany on Olvera Street and one of my personal favorite fests of the year: the Snow Leopard Festival at the Santa Barbara Zoo. It's time to hop into Year of the Rabbit at Lunar New Year celebrations from Santa Ana to Monterey Park. And the whole town comes out to honor the man who was a King at the massive Kingdom Day Parade in Leimert Park.
January also means it's winter. While we didn't get walloped this Christmas like most of the country, you can take advantage of the recent rain and go sledding and snow tubing near Los Angeles or take one of these amazing winter day trips where you can see snow in SoCal.
These are just a few of our favorite things to do in January—we're adding more events to the Los Angeles Family Event Calendar every day. Keep reading for the very best things to do in Los Angeles this January, and don't forget to check back weekly for our picks for the best things to do in Los Angeles each weekend. Subscribe to our newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox.
The Best Things To Do in Los Angeles with Kids in January
2023 Rose Parade
Floatfest: A Rose Parade Showcase of Floats
Los Tres Reyes Magos / The Three Kings
Pageant of the Masters Volunteer/ Casting Call
Monster Energy AMA Supercross
2023 Oshogatsu Family Festival
Celebrating President Nixon’s Birthday
Santa Monica Symphony: Annual Martin Luther King Day Concert
Asian Lunar New Year Festival at the Bowers Museum
Free for kids
Kingdom Day Parade
CAAM King Day 2023
Cayton Winter Wonder Festival
Monterey Park Lunar New Year Festival
Bluey's Big Play (Dolby)
Snow Leopard Festival
Happy Birthday Marion
Places featured in this article:
The Rose Parade
Rose Parade location
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
John Adams Middle School Performing Arts Center
California African American Museum
Cayton Children's Museum
Downtown Monterey Park
Annenberg Community Beach House