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December 31, 2017
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Here’s the list for January:

1 – New Year’s Day.
1 – ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA. 84th annual.
Web: 98th annual
1 – CANADA: POLAR BEAR SWIM 2018 English Bay Beach, Vancouver, BC. 98th annual.
Web: vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/polar-bear-swim.aspx.
1-31 – NATIONAL GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH. Web: preventblindness.org.
1-31 – NATIONAL VOLUNTEER BLOOD DONOR MONTH. Since 1970. Web: redcross.org/blood.
1 – ROSE BOWL and PARADE, Pasadena, CA. Since 1902.
Web: tournamentofroses.com/rose-bowl.
2 – JAPAN: KAKIZOME. Traditional Japanese festival.
3 – EARTH AT PERIHELION At about 12:35 a.m., EST, planet Earth will reach the point in its orbit when it is closest to the sun (about 91,400,000 miles). The Earth is closest to the sun during the Northern Hemisphere winter.
4-7 –  AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION: ANNUAL MEETING Washington, DC. 132nd annual. Web: historians.org.
5 – NATIONAL BIRD DAY. 16th annual. Web: nationalbirdday.org.
6 – EPIPHANY or TWELFTH DAY. Epiphany of Our Lord, one of the oldest Christian feasts, is observed in Roman Catholic churches.
7 – GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS. Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA. 75th annual.
Web: goldenglobes.com.
7 – ORTHODOX CHRISTMAS. Observed by those churches using the Julian calendar.
8 – COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA.
Web: collegefootballplayoff.com.
9-12 –  INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW. Las Vegas, NV. Web: cesweb.org.
9 – NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW. Cobo Center, Detroit, MI. Web: naias.com.
10-14 –  ENGLAND: LONDON BOAT SHOW. ExCeL, London’s Docklands, London. 64th annual. Web: londonboatshow.com.
11-21 –  CHICAGO SKETCH COMEDY FESTIVAL. Chicago, IL. 17th annual. Web: stage773.com.
11-14 – ULTIMATE FISHING SHOW–DETROIT. Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI.
Web: showspan.com.
12-14 – ART DECO WEEKEND. Miami Beach, FL. 41st annual. Web: artdecoweekend.com.
12-14 – LOOP ICE CARNIVAL. St. Louis, MO. 13th annual. Ice slides, zip line rides, ice carving demos, more. Web: VisitTheLoop.com.
12-Feb. 3 – SOUTHWESTERN EXPOSITION AND LIVESTOCK SHOW. Fort Worth, TX. Western extravaganza. Web: www.fwssr.com.
Web: ksoutdoors.com.
14 – CHEVRON HOUSTON MARATHON. Houston, TX. 46th annual citywide race.
Web: chevronhoustonmarathon.com.
17-21 – CAREERBUILDER GOLF CHALLENGE. La Quinta, CA. 59th annual. Established in 1960, formerly Bob Hope Classic. Web: careerbuilderchallenge.com.
17 – MEXICO: BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS AT THE CATHEDRAL.
18-28 – SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL. Park City, UT. Since 1985. Web: sundance.org/festival.
19-21 – MILWAUKEE BOAT SHOW. Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park, Milwaukee, WI. Web: showspan.com.
20-21 – ICE FEST. Ligonier, PA. Ice-carving demonstrations. Web: ligonier.com.
23-27 – SIOUX EMPIRE FARM SHOW. Sioux Falls, SD. Web: siouxempirefarmshow.org.
24-29 – ZEHNDER’S SNOWFEST (WITH ICE AND SNOW CARVING COMPETITIONS). Frankenmuth, MI.
Web: zehnders.com
25-28 – ANGOULEME INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL. Angouleme, France.
Web: bdangouleme.com.
25-Feb.10 – SAINT PAUL WINTER CARNIVAL. St. Paul, MN. Web: wintercarnival.com.
26 – AUSTRALIA: AUSTRALIA DAY COCKROACH RACES. Brisbane, Queensland. 37th annual.
Web: storybridgehotel.com.au.
26-Feb. 3 – BLACK HILLS STOCK SHOW AND RODEO. Rapid City, SD.
Web: blackhillsstockshow.com.
27 – AFRMA FANCY RAT AND MOUSE ANNUAL SHOW. Riverside, CA. Web: afrma.org.
27-28 – AMHERST RAILWAY SOCIETY RAILROAD HOBBY SHOW. West Springfield, MA.
Web: railroadhobbyshow.com.
27 – BROOKFIELD ICE HARVEST. Brookfield, VT. 39th annual.
28-Feb. 3 – CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK. Since 1974, the annual celebration of Catholic education in the US. Web: ncea.org
28 – 2018 PRO BOWL. Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL. Web: nfl.com.
30 – SCOTLAND: UP HELLY AA. Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Norse galley burned.
Web: shetland.org.
31-Feb. 4 – US NATIONALS SNOW SCULPTING COMPETITION. Lake Geneva, WI. 23rd annual.

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