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What You’re Doing This Week: December 31

December 31, 2012 6:00 AM

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It’s time for a New Year and a new you. Check out what’s going on around you here, we’ve gathered the best events for this week.

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December 31, 2012

New Year’s Eve Aboard the Queen Mary

1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(877) 342-0738

Spend the last night of 2012 aboard the noble Queen Mary for an ultimate NYE party. Stroll the decks of the ship while listening to live music and view a dazzling display of fireworks above the Long Beach sky. General admission tickets start at $109 per person.

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January 1, 2013

Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-2000

Admission to The Autry is free on New Year’s Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Autry is California’s only museum dedicated to the history, art, and stories of the American West. This free day is possible thanks to Wells Fargo.

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January 2, 2013

Laugh Factory

8001 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 656-1336

Start the New Year off with a good laugh with some of the best comedians in Los Angeles! The Laugh Factory is the place to go to have a good comical time. Show times are 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. with fresh faces. Must be 18 and over, two drink minimum.

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January 3, 2013

Ho-Ho-Hollywood at the Hollywood Museum

1660 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-7776

Christmas festivities don’t have to be done yet! Come to the Hollywood Museum to see 18 Christmas trees throughout the museum, each decorated in the spirit of Hollywood’s greatest holiday-inspired movies. The festively decorated Hollywood-themed trees were created by “Dr. Christmas” Bob Pranga and Debi Staron.

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January 5, 2013

New Year’s Race 2013 1/2 Marathon and 5K

500 South Grand Avenue Suite 2060
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 627-8484


Race to the finish in Los Angeles’s New Year’s Race. Start time is 9 p.m. Runners can choose to the “Resolution 5k” or train for the ½ marathon. Take the kiddos along and have fun in the 1k “kids fun run” where the whole family is welcome to run and enjoy special activities. Starting line is at 7th Street & Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The finish line is at 11th & Hope streets in downtown Los Angeles, next to L.A. Live.

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January 6, 2013

Farmers Market at the Orange County Great Park

6950 Marine way
Irvine, CA. 92618
(866) 829-3829

Every Sunday rain or shine the Orange Country Great Park features fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, breads, flowers and plants, and other items from locals. The Great Park Farmers Market is operated by the Orange County Farm Bureau. Parking and admission is free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Desiree Eaglin was giving birth one of these days of this week six years ago; time sure does fly by. She blogs at Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest. You can find her on Twitter too.

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