January GoList: The Best Things To Do With CT Kids This Month

Best Family Activities in Connecticut In January

2019 is here and we are ready for some new adventures! In this GoList we've covered some super-fun January activities such as a full moon hike, a Lego weekend at the Aquarium, and a live American Girl stage show. Looking for even more ideas to keep Connecticut kids busy? Check out our winter fun guide and subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get a list of each week's highlighted events. Happy New Year!

New Year's Day Hike at Sleeping Giant State Park—Hamden
January 1, 2019
The Sleeping Giant Park Association hosts a New Year’s Day Hike. Meet at the bulletin board by the kiosk near the park entrance at 1:30 P.M. 

January 1, 2019
Mystic Aquarium sparkles with holiday cheer through the New Year! Delight in the magic of the season with different activities every day. Some planned activities include crafting a spectacular snowman masterpiece to take home.

Llama Walk—Litchfield
January 5, 2019
After walking with llamas from the Country Quilt Llama Farm, plan to explore one of the White Memorial Foundation's sanctuary, comprised of 4,000 acres and 40 miles of trails that are home to an infinite variety of flora and fauna.

Owl Moon Night Hike—New Canaan
January 12, 2019
Let the light of the FULL moon be your guide as you explore magic in the woods and unravel the myriad mysteries of our nocturnal neighbors – the owls.

Kids Care! MLK Service Day Project—Norwalk
January 20, 2019
A free service project the entire family can take part in! In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Norwalk Historical Society and the Love All Project will guide participants in creating welcome bags for immigrants and refugees to the state.

The Amazing Max Max—Stamford
January 20, 2019
This high-energy, interactive and all-around silly show combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoer’s faces. 

Disney on Ice Presents "Worlds of Enchantment" at XL Center—Hartford
January 10-13, 2019
Experience magic on ice with the stars of four classic Disney movies: Cars, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, and Frozen.

American Girl Live! at the Bushnell—Hartford
January 11-13, 2019
Inspired by American Girl's most iconic characters, American Girl Live! is a premier stage production featuring original music.

The Hartford Boat Show—Hartford 
January 17-20, 2019
In 2019, the Hartford Boat Show (HBS50) celebrates its 50th anniversary and leads the winter boat show season by being the first show in the North East. 

Stories in the Snow at Roaring Brook Nature Center—Canton
January 18-21, 2019
Take a guided hike through the woods, look for animal tracks and signs, and make an animal craft.

Adopt-A-Tree & Community Sugaring Program—New Canaan 
January 26, 2019
Adopt a maple tree for the season! Learn about and participate weekly in the entire syrup making process, from tapping a maple tree to sap collections and boil downs.

Lego Weekend at the Maritime Aquarium—Norwalk
January 26-27, 2019
Help Lego experts create an enormous Aquarium-themed scene at the Maritime Aquarium. Throughout the weekend, LEGO experts from Play-Well TEKnologies will engineer a big, fun project made entirely out of LEGO blocks.

The Wizard of Oz (80th Anniversary)—Ridgefield
January 29, 2019
A special 80th anniversary event is coming to select theaters. In this classic musical fantasy, Judy Garland stars as Dorothy Gale, a young Kansas farm girl who dreams of a land “somewhere over the rainbow.” Dorothy’s dream comes true when she, her dog, Toto, and her family’s house are transported to a magical world.