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January Events California 2008



Wednesday, January 2, 2008



GARDEN GROVE - The Glory of Christmas Musical. Christmas carols, pageantry, live animals, flying angels, and special effects unfold in the nativity story, one of the most popular, longest running religious pageants in California. Location: Crystal Cathedral, 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove, CA. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20-55. Call: 714-54-GLORY (714-544-5679) or 877-544-5679.


LOS ANGELES - Downtown on Ice. Seasonal outdoor ice rink at Pershing Square offers winter fun in the California sun. Skate, don't run!  Runs through Jan. 21, 2008. Cost: $6/skate session, plus $2 skate rental. Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90013Call: (888) 527-2757.


OCEAN BEACH - Ocean Beach Certified Farmer's Market. Held every Wednesday, it  includes fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, (California nuts, of course,) flowers, breads, crafts, and live music.  Time 4 to 8 p.m. Location: 4900 block of Newport Ave. between Bacon St. & Cable St., San Diego, CA.


PASADENA - Tournament of Roses Parade post parade viewing. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket: $7/person, under 5 free. Shuttle recommended, $3/person, saves time in line. for tickets or purchase at event.


SANTA MONICA - Ice at Santa Monica. Outdoor seasonal ice skate rink near 1324 Fitch Street (5th and Arizona--two blocks from 3rd Street Promenade), Santa Monica, CA. Cost: $10 for 90 minutes (skates included). Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closes if heavy rain, and runs through Jan. 6, 2008.


SANTA ANA - The Science of Gingerbread display of award-winning gingerbread houses. Gingerbread offers so many tactile and visual learning opportunities, while having fun. The annual gingerbread contest and house display is going on now through Jan. 6, 2008.  Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Christmas Day. Cost: $12.95/adult; $9.95 child; Free under 2 years. or call 714-542-CUBE.


SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice skating rink is open through 1/13/08 in the stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and circular outer rink. Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. weeknights; Noon to Midnight on weekends; Special holiday hours, subject to to confirm. Cost: $12-$14. Skate all you want first-come, first-serve. No in and out privileges.  Admission includes ice time and rental skates with skate sizes ranging from toddler 8 to men's 13. Location: Circle of Palms, 170 S. Market St., San Jose, California. Call: (408) 279-1775 ext. 45.


STOCKTON - Ice on the Delta Seasonal Ice Skating. Skate along the banks of the San Joaquin Delta for a seasonal holiday sport that the family can enjoy through Jan. 14, 2008. Cost: $5 hour, including skates. Location: Dean De Carli Waterfront Square, 221 N. Center St., Cost:  Stockton, CA. Call: (209) 937-8309.




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