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The three things you need to know today in Los Angeles: Tue, Jan 2

Rose Parade 2015.
Photograph: Michael Juliano

1. See the Rose Parade floats up close at the Post-Parade Float Showcase. Find it at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Sierra Madre Boulevard from 9am to 5pm; tickets cost $15.

2. Skate around a warm-weather winter wonderland with the Downtown L.A. skyline as your backdrop at the Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing Square. This seasonal outdoor ice rink is open from 11:30am to 9:30pm; admission costs $9 with $4 skate rentals.

3. Trek out to Riverside for the Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn. See the stunningly beautiful hotel bathed in millions of twinkly lights all evening.

For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.