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The Luxury Calendar: The Best Events in the World in January

the best luxury events in the world on the calendar in the month of January 2020

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Calendar is a curated list of the best luxury events in the world in January 2020. Whether your passion is travel; food and drink; planes, yachts and autos; fitness, wellness and sports; fashion and design; pop culture; or the arts, we’ve got you covered. Want to know what to do in January 2020 to have true luxury experiences all month long? Read on.

true luxury experiences in january 2020

January is all about contrasts and unpredictable combinations: fire and ice, excess and restraint, tradition and modernity, cowboys and poetry, an ending and a beginning. So what better time is there than now for all of us to chart a new course?

Here’s our Dandelion Chandelier list of the best luxury events and true luxury experiences in January 2020. It’s our curated luxury calendar of what to do in January.

luxury calendar: best events in the world in january 2020

travel in january 2020

Where will January take you? For those seeking warmer climates you can’t go wrong with a visit to the new Rosewood Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands. Or the Maldives’ COMO Cocoa Island.

Looking for iconic winter landscapes perfect for all kinds of snow filled adventures? Look no further than Sweden’s sleek and relaxing Arctic Bath or the new Urban Cowboy Lodge in the Catskill Mountains. Or for something completely different, hop on the new overnight railway between Vienna and Brussels to visit a couple of Europe’s most charming cities. 

best luxury events january

The best luxury events in January 2020: the newly reopened Rosewood Little Dix Bay. Courtesy Photo.

food and drink in january 2020

The holidays have come and gone. But that doesn’t mean the feast is over.  Jamie Oliver has a veggie friendly new cookbook, and Blackberry Farm is hosting A Taste of the South. In Breckenridge, Colorado there’s the Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines Festival. In Florida you’ll find both the Uncorked Food & Wine Festival and the Key West Food and Wine Festival. And there’s the annual celeb chef packed Cayman Cookout.

best luxury events january

The best luxury events in January 2020: A Taste of the South. Courtesy Photo.

planes, yachts and autos in january 2020

January kicks off the classic car collector’s auction season, starting with a number of shows in the Southwest. Including the RM Sotheby’s Arizona Auction and the Bonhams Scottsdale Auction.

For sea dwellers, there are luxury boat shows in New York and Seattle. And notable regattas and races in New Zealand and Barbados. And the Kuwait Aviation Show takes to the skies. 

luxury calendar events january 2020

The best luxury events in January 2020: Monte Carlo. Courtesy Photo.

fitness, wellness and sports in january 2020

Get those apres ski looks ready, because this month is jam packed with wintry goodness to enjoy. Aspen will play host to a number of events, including the annual Wintersköl andthe X Games.

Elsewhere, the college football season concludes with the College Football Playoff National Championship in New Orleans. The NFL Playoffs begin and the Australian Open kicks off the new season in tennis. And of course, the new year brings with it a slew of ways to burn off holiday pounds including marathons, gym openings and wellness-focused retreats

best luxury events january

The best luxury events in January 2020: Australian Open. Courtesy Photo.

fashion, art and design in january 2020

Kicking off the month is the tech event of the year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Also, taking place this month is one of the most significant design shows of the year, the winter edition of Maison et Objet in Paris.

The City of Light also hosts the semi-annual Haute Couture shows and Men’s Fashion Week. In January, there are a total of four men’s shows and four women’s Fashion Weeks. Including fashion-girl fav, Copenhagen Fashion Week. If that was not enough, you’ll find a packed art auction, design show and antiques show schedule this month, too.

best luxury events january

The best luxury events in January 2020: Paris Couture Week. Courtesy Photo.

pop culture in january 2020

January is kick-off time for the Hollywood awards season with the 77th annual Golden Globes. Cineastes will also be paying attention to the Sundance Film Festival and the new film The Gentlemen from Guy Richie.

Back on the East Coast, there are some cool plays and shows opening, including the US transfer of My Name is Lucy Barton starring Laura Linney. Pop lovers will rejoice with new music from Selena Gomez and Kesha. And a new podcast deep diving into the origin story of Queen Bey. 

best events 2020

The best luxury event in pop culture for the calendar year, 2020: Madea. Courtesy Photo.

the arts in january 2020

The start of a new year often symbolizes new beginnings and firsts. In the world of arts this month there will be many of both including new operas such as Ellen West at the Prototype Festival. And the official start of the winter season for the New York City Ballet.

There will also be lots of new art museum exhibitions, including the first extensive presentation of Naum Gabo‘s work in the UK. And the first exhibition tracing the legacy of the western Sahel, Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara at the MET.

There are also plenty of tried and true favorites on tap. Like Giselle is at the Opéra Bastille and a survey of the work of Edward Hopper in Switzerland.

best luxury january

The best luxury event in the arts for the calendar year, 2020: Complexion at the Joyce. Courtesy Photo.

what else is going on in january 2020?

Financiers and government leaders will convene in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum (Jan 21 – 24) to debate the future of the global economy. Writers will be in India for the annual Jaipur Literary Festival (Jan 23 – 27). And music aficionados will be present in New York when the Jazz Congress (Jan 13 – 14) is called to order.

best events 2020

The best luxury events on the calendar in January 2020: the Jazz Congress. Courtesy Photo.

The cowboys are saddling up for a poetry slam at the 36th annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Nevada – Jan 27 – Feb 1.

In addition to all of that, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday the 20th. The Lunar New Year (also known as the Spring Festival) on Saturday the 25th will ring in the Year of the Rat, with festivities lasting for 15 days.

The official color of the year is Classic Blue, a color that foretells what’s going to happen next. So dress appropriately. We’re gonna need people to be smart in every possible sense of the word in 2020.

what to do to have true luxury experiences in january 2020

That’s it. Our luxury calendar of the best luxury events and true luxury experiences in January 2020. What are you most excited about?

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see the full list of january 2020 events:

  • Travel
  • Food and Drink
  • Planes, Yachts and Autos
  • Fitness, Wellness and Sports
  • Fashion, Art and Design
  • Pop Culture
  • The Arts

Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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