Is It January 1 Yet? Everything We're Looking Forward to in 2021

Serena Williams Making History

The 39-year-old tennis icon is poised to tie Margaret Court’s record of 24 career Grand Slam singles titles in January if she takes all at the Australian Open. 

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Broadway Shows

The lights are set to shine again on May 30 — and that suits celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker, who’ll star with husband Matthew Broderick in Plaza Suite, after a year’s delay. “I’d be happy to perform in front of people with masks,” she told Andy Cohen recently.

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The Tokyo Olympics

Scheduled to take place July 23 to Aug. 8, the Games will include favorites like gymnastics and swimming, as well as the new additions of surfing, skateboarding, sport climbing and karate. 

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A COVID-19 Vaccine

Scientists expect it to be widely available by the second quarter of 2021. 

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Holiday Gatherings

Thanksgiving 2021 should bring the whole gang back together again. 

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Tom Cruise in Space

In October the actor, known for his death-defying stunts, will perform his biggest feat yet: filming a movie aboard the International Space Station. Cruise and director Doug Liman plan to board Elon Musk’s SpaceX for the as-yet-untitled project. 

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Royal Birthday Milestones

Queen Elizabeth turns 95 on April 21, while Prince Philip celebrates his big 100th on June 10.

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Spice Girls World Tour

When concerts come back, Posh, Sporty, Scary, Baby and Ginger reportedly will reunite for the band’s 25th anniversary. 

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Jurassic World’s Velocicoaster

Coming next summer to Universal’s Islands of Adventure Orlando: a high-speed ride through a dinosaur-filled jungle, delivering plenty of stomach-dropping twists and turns.

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Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th Anniversary

The iconic character’s milestone will be commemorated with the release of new games. 

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The 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World

Kicking off Oct. 1 and lasting into 2022, the celebration includes a new Ratatouille ride, a TRON Coaster and a Star Wars hotel, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. 

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New Movies

Delayed a year, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story revival, starring Ansel Elgort and newcomer Rachel Zegler as star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria, hits theaters in December 2021. Also on the docket: the final Daniel Craig James Bond thriller No Time to Die and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, among others. 

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