Best Free and Fun Things To Do in Philly with Kids January 2023: Lunar New Year, Ice Princesses, and More

Welcome the Year of the Rabbit at Penn Museum's  Lunar New Year celebration, in partnership with the American Chinese Museum!Photo courtesy of the museum
Welcome the Year of the Rabbit at Penn Museum's Lunar New Year celebration, in partnership with the American Chinese Museum!Photo courtesy of the museum

From New Year's Day to 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. 

We've got you covered for the first month of 2023, kicking it off with the Mummers Parade on New Year's Day. This month, train enthusiasts can check out hundreds of locomotives at Greenberg's Train & Toy Show. Over in Peddler's Village, admire amazing ice displays or warm up by the firepit at Fire and Ice Fun. Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with Lunar New Year celebrations at Main Line Art Center and the Penn Museum. Also on deck this month are Franklin Square's Ice Princess Weekend and the opening of Emotions at Play at the Please Touch Museum based on Pixar's Inside Out. 

It's chilly in Philly, so check out our Indoor Activities Guide for great ways to escape the cold. For families who don't mind some freezing fun, our Winter Activities Guide is full of lists like the best places to go snow tubing and our favorite sledding spots near Philly--so bundle up and get out there!

 

Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla
Linvilla Orchard - 9:00 AM Pick
Dinos After Dark
The Academy of Natural Sciences - 4:00 PM Pick
Chestnut Hill on Ice
Chestnut Hill - various times Pick
Center City District Restaurant Week
Central Philadelphia Development Corporation - various times Pick
Northern Liberties Restaurant Week
Northern Liberties - various times Pick
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