Start the new year off with some screen-free outdoor time. Photo courtesy of Florida State Parks
Start the new year off with some screen-free outdoor time. Photo courtesy of Florida State Parks

Best Things to Do in Orlando in January with Kids: New Year, Theme Park Fun, Movie Nights

Goodbye 2020, hello new year!

Begin 2021 with some of these great events happening around Central Florida in January. Wrap up holiday fun with several Christmas lights displays running through the first weekend in January. Enjoy nice weather at the theme parks with the Epcot International Festival of the Arts or SeaWorld's Sesame Street Kids' Weekend. Catch a movie outdoors at Disney Movie Nights or Popcorn Flicks in the Park

And that's not all!  Read on for all the great events happening in Orlando this January.

Visit our winter activities post for more ideas of things do as a family this season, and don't forget to subscribe to our FREE Mommy Poppins Orlando newsletter to get the latest news and activities delivered to your inbox.

If you prefer to remain indoors during this challenging time, why not enjoy a Mommy Poppins@Home class. Choose from escape roomsmusic and movementscience and alphabet, and more.

While we try to promote safe activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, keep your family and others safe by wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.


Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
445 S. Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL

Walt Disney World - Epcot
200 Epcot Center Dr
Orlando, FL 32821

Celery City Craft
118 Palmetto Ave.
Sanford, FL

Old Town
5770 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
Kissimmee, FL

Central Park
150 W Morse Blvd
Winter Park, FL

Donnelly Park
530 North Donnelly St
Mount Dora, FL

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
445 S. Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL

Shady Park at Hannibal Square
721 West New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival Grounds
4253 W Ponkan Rd
Apopka, FL

SandPoint Park
101 N Washington Ave
Titusville, FL

Penguin Point Productions
1220 Oviedo Mall Boulevard
Oviedo, FL

Orange County Regional History Museum
65 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL

SeaWorld Orlando
7007 Sea World Dr
Orlando, FL

Enzian
1300 South Orlando Avenue
Maitland, FL

Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803

SeaWorld Orlando
7007 Sea World Dr
Orlando, FL

Florida State Parks
(various cities), FL

Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803

Camping World Stadium
1 Citrus Bowl Place
Orlando, FL

Gaylord Palms
6000 West Osceloa Parkway
Kissimmee, FL

Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803

Universal Orlando Resort
6000 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

Jolly Creek Holiday Festival
2001 E Southport Road
Kissimmee, FL

Give Kids the World Village
210 South Bass Rd.
Kissimmee, FL

Medieval Times
4510 W. Vine St
Kissimmee, FL

Pirate's Dinner Adventure
6400 Carrier Dr
Orlando, FL

Blue Spring State Park
2100 W. French Ave.
Orange City, FL

Three Sisters Springs
123 NW Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL

RDV Sportsplex Ice Den
8701 Maitland Summit Blvd.
Maitland, FL

The Ice Factory of Central Florida
2221 Partin Settlement Road
Kissimmee, FL

Daytona Ice Arena
2400 S. Ridgewood Ave
South Daytona, FL

Snowcat Ridge
27839 Saint Joe Rd.
Dade City, FL

Walt Disney World - Epcot
200 Epcot Center Dr
Orlando, FL

Oak Haven Farms & Winery
32418 Avington Road
Sorrento, FL

Pappy's Patch U-Pick
700 Florida Ave
Oviedo, FL

Southern Hill Farms
16651 Schofield Rd
Clermont, FL

Bekemeyer Family Farm
1055 E Story Rd
Winter Garden, FL

Mick Farms
4261 Canoe Creek Road
St Cloud, FL

Amway Center
400 W Church St
Orlando, FL

Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL

Mead Botanical Garden
1300 S Denning Dr
Winter Park, FL

Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Blvd,
Lake Wales, FL

Winter Park Farmers Market
200 West New England Ave
Winter Park, FL

Winter Garden Farmers Market
300 W Plant St
Winter Garden, FL

Lake Mary Farmers Market
100 N Country Club Rd
Lake Mary, FL

Maitland Farmers Market
701 Lake Lily Dr
Maitland, FL

Mount Dora Village Market
230 W. 4th Avenue
Mount Dora, FL

City Of Longwood Farmers Market
311 Warren Ave
Longwood, FL

Plant Street Market
426 W Plant St
Winter Garden, FL

East End Market
3201 Corrine Drive
Orlando, FL

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
3755 W. Seminole Blvd
Sanford, FL

Showcase of Citrus
5010 US Highway 27
Clermont, FL

Tibet-Butler Preserve
8777 Winter Garden - Vineland Rd.
Orlando, FL

Oakland Nature Preserve
747 Machete Trail
Oakland, FL 34760

Trout Lake Nature Center
520 E County Road 44
Eustis, FL

Gatorland
14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
445 S. Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL

Central Park
150 W Morse Blvd
Winter Park, FL

The Villages Polo Club
703 N Buena Vista Blvd
The Villages, FL

Snowcat Ridge
27839 Saint Joe Rd.
Dade City, FL

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
2850 Lust Rd
Apopka, FL

Black Point Wildlife Drive
1987 Scrub Jay Way
Titusville, FL

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area
3365 Taylor Creek Rd
Christmas, FL

Wild Florida
3301 Lake Cypress Rd
Kenansville, FL

Ocala National Forest
Ocala, FL

Safari Wilderness
10850 Moore Rd
Lakeland, FL

Giraffe Ranch
38650 Mickler Rd
Dade City, FL

Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands
3658 Charlie Corbeil Way
Viera, FL

Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area
1231 Prairie Lakes Rd
Kenansville, FL

Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area
36645 Emeralda Island Road
Leesburg, FL

Bonanza Golf
7761 W US Highway 192
Kissimmee, FL

Congo River Golf Orlando I-Drive
5901 International Drive
Orlando, FL

Congo River Golf Altamonte Springs
531 W State Road 436
Altamonte Springs, FL

Congo River Golf East Orlando
12193 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL

Congo River Golf Kissimmee
4777 W Irlo Bronson Hwy
Kissimmee, FL

Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf
1205 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Orlando, FL

Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course
1950 W Magnolia Palm Dr
Golden Oak, FL

Gator Golf Adventure Park
6586 International Dr
Orlando, FL

Hawaiian Rumble Adventure Golf
13529 State Road 535
Orlando, FL

Hollywood Drive-In Golf
6000 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL

Lost Caverns Adventure Golf
6306 International Dr
Orlando, FL

Mighty Jungle Golf
7792 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
Kissimmee, FL

Pirate's Cove - Lake Buena Vista
12545 SR 535
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Pirate's Cove - Orlando
8501 International Drive
Orlando, FL

Pirate's Island
4330 W. Vine Street
Kissimmee, FL

Putting Edge
5250 International Drive
Orlando, FL

Winter Summerland Miniature Golf
1534 Blizzard Beach Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Barber Park
3701 Gatlin Ave
Orlando, FL

Bill Frederick Park At Turkey Lake
3401 South Hiawassee Road
Orlando, FL

Boxi Park
6877 Tavistock Lakes Blvd.
Orlando, FL

Community Playground
255 South Denning Drive
Winter Park, FL

Dr. P. Phillips Community Park
8249 Buenavista Woods Blvd.
Orlando, FL

Tucker Ranch Nature Preserve
100 Avalon Road
Winter Garden, FL

Big Tree Park
761 General Hutchinson Parkway
Longwood, FL

Center Lake Park
299 Center Lake Lane
Oviedo, FL

Fort Mellon Park
600 E 1st St
Sanford, FL

Trailblazer Park
550 Rantoul Lane
Lake Mary, FL

Godwin Park
317 Delaware Avenue
St. Cloud, FL

Kissimmee Lakefront Park
201 Lakeview Drive
Kissimmee, FL

Veteran's Park
1201 13th Street
St. Cloud, FL

Gilbert Park
310 South Tremain St
Mount Dora, FL

Lake Idamere Park
12335 County Road 448
Tavares, FL

Waterfront Park
100 3rd St.
Clermont, FL

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
2901 Osceola Parkway
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
1114 Cayman Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Disney's Pop Century Resort
1050 Century Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Universal's Hard Rock Hotel
5800 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
6550 Adventure Way
Orlando, FL

Wyndham Bonnet Creek
9560 Via Encinas
Orlando, FL

Floridays Resort Orlando
12562 International Dr
Orlando, FL

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites & Waterpark
14500 Continental Gateway
Orlando, FL

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL

Fantasy World Resort
5005 Kyng's Heath Rd.
Kissimmee, FL

The Grove Resort
14501 Grove Resort Ave.
Winter Garden, FL

Margaritaville Resort
8000 Fins Up Circle
Kissimmee, FL

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Boulevard
ChampionsGate, FL

The Franklin Institute
271 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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