Best Things to Do in Orlando in January with Kids

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

Central Florida is starting the New Year with lots of fun things to do with your family this January. Don’t miss our favorite kid-friendly events and activities in Orlando in January.

At the theme parks, celebrate Elmo's Birthday and Sesame Street Kids' Weekend at SeaWorld and stroll the Festival of the Arts at Epcot. Join Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in Kissimmee, Oviedo, Winter Garden, and a parade in downtown Orlando. Plus, enjoy Scottish Highland Games in Winter Springs, a tractor pull in Apopka, and so much more. Read on for all the details!

Find more top winter fun in our Winter Activities guide, including where to pick strawberriesscenic train rides in Florida, and more.

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 the 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. 

Orlando Gymnastics Toddler Time
Orlando Gymnastics - 11:30 AM Pick
Story Walk at West Branch Library
West Branch Library - 2:00 PM Pick
Orlando Cat Cafe Kids Hour
Orlando Cat Cafe - 4:00 PM Pick
Family Pizza Night at Skate Reflections
Skate Reflections - 6:30 PM Pick
Dragons & Fairies at Leu Gardens
Harry P. Leu Gardens - 6:00 PM Pick
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