Awesome Things To Do in New Jersey in January 2022 With Kids

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! at the Wilkins Theater is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping. Photo courtesy of the theater
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! at the Wilkins Theater is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping. Photo courtesy of the theater

From New Year's Day to MLK weekend and Lunar New Year, January can be a great time for indoor and outdoor activities. Don’t miss our favorite kid-friendly events and activities in New Jersey this month.

A brand new year brings a brand new roster of warm and cozy post-holiday fun. Escape the cold, and treat the family to live entertainment with performances of Disney on Ice: Let's Celebrate, Animaniacs in Concert, and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Or, layer up and brave the outdoors for a Winter Festival Bonfire & Fireworks in Warren and Mount Holly's Fire & Ice Festival.

Find more January and cold-weather fun in our Winter Guide, including these 20 winter day trips in New Jersey.

We’re adding more events to our Family Activity Calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently.

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Be sure to check with each venue for its COVID guidelines and requirements before heading out to any event; some events are getting canceled or postponed at the last minute due to the latest COVID surge, so always confirm details before departing.

Scotch Plains Fanwood Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA - 10:00 AM Pick
MLK Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution
Museum of the American Revolution - 10:00 AM Pick
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022
Art Council of Princeton - 10:00 AM Pick
Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate
Prudential Center  - various times Pick
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