Best Things To Do in Philadelphia in January with Kids

Kids can skate with their favorite superheroes at Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink. Photo courtesy of Center City District
Kids can skate with their favorite superheroes at Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink. Photo courtesy of Center City District

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 Philly this January. 

After a very Philly start to the year with the Mummers Parade and fireworks over Penn's Landing, we'll bid an official farewell to the holidays with fingers crossed for 2022. Last month's lights and Santa sightings give way to an eclectic variety pack of January joy. Catch life-sized dinos and hundreds of trains at the Expo Center, superheroes on skates, and Michelangelo on Market Street. Mid-month, we reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Families can engage in activism and cultivate change at the African American Museum in Philadelphia and the National Liberty Museum.

Find more top January fun on our list of the best places to go Snow Tubing Near Philadelphia, and Awesome New Openings for Philly Kids in 2021. Before heading out, be sure to browse our Winter Activities Guide.

We’re adding more events to our family activity calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently. Get our picks for every weekend in your inbox—sign up for our newsletters.

Many venues have COVID protocols requiring masking or proof of vaccination. Event cancellations are also possible, so please check with individual venues before arrival to ensure compliance with necessary guidelines.

 

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit
Fashion District Mall - various times Pick
Wintergarden
Dilworth Park - 9:00 AM
Magic Mornings
Briar Bush Nature Center - 10:30 AM
Chilly Philly Mini Golf
Franklin Square - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides