Best of January: 16 Cool Things To Do in Atlanta with Kids

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Americans are encouraged to help make communities more equitable and take action to create the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream. Photo courtesy The King Center
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Americans are encouraged to help make communities more equitable and take action to create the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream. Photo courtesy The King Center

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

As we remember Atlanta's own Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month, kids can learn about Dr. King's legacy by participating in events around the city, like those in Lawrenceville and Buckhead, on MLK Day (Monday, January 16). Also, MLK Day is a National Day of Service, which is a great time to get your kids involved in service projects throughout Atlanta, like feeding the community and cleaning public spaces. 

Winter fun continues as families hit ice skating rinks, like Avalon on Ice and Skate the Station at Atlantic Station, wrapping up for the season mid-January. Even if we don't get real snow in Atlanta, Southern kids can tube downhill at License to Chill at Margaritaville through the end of February. Find more ideas for crafts, recipes, and trips in our Winter Activities Guide for Atlanta Families. 

We’re adding more events to our Atlanta activity calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently. Be sure to sign up for our newsletters to get our top picks for every weekend. 

Storytime at Little Shop of Stories
Little Shop of Stories - 11:00 AM Pick
How People Make Things at Tellus Science Museum
Tellus Science Museum - 10:00 AM
The Ice Rink at Sugar Hill
The Rink at Sugar Hill - various times
Enchanted Woodland Trail: Gnome and Fairy Houses
Chattahoochee Nature Center - various times
Rhea Lana's of North Atlanta Consignment Sale
Perimeter Pointe - various times
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