Best Things to Do in DC in January with Kids

Stop by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in DC this month. Photo courtesy of nationalparks.org
Stop by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in DC this month. Photo courtesy of nationalparks.org

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

For outdoor fun, go on a Wild Child Hike or learn to cook over a fire at the Klondike Campfire Cookouts. Indoors, there are lots of great theater performances this month for all ages, including Balloonacy in Bethesda and the new musical Show Way at the Kennedy Center. And there are plenty of ways to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., from cleaning up the Mount Vernon Trail in Alexandria to visiting the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in DC. 

Find more top January fun in our list of the best snow tubing spots near DC, the best indoor play spaces for DC kids, and the best activities to do this winter.

We’re adding more events to our family activity calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently.

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The Washington Auto Show
Walter E. Washington Convention Center - various times Pick
Where Are All the Animals? Hike
Hidden Oaks Nature Center - 10:30 AM
Beethoven Symphonies Abstracted: Mo Willems
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - 10:00 AM
Corduroy
Imagination Stage - 1:30 PM
Neighborhood Guides
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