31 Things to do in January

Things to do in January

January in Wisconsin can be tough. The weather is unpredictable, the holidays are passed, there’s a long time until Spring Break. It can feel daunting. Keep things light and easy this month and plan some things to look forward to this month for your whole family!

Looking for activities or things to do with your family in the winter month of January in Northeast Wisconsin? There are lots of options for FREE or cheap events and activities for families! Make sure to check out all the events on our calendar.

  1. Saturday, January 11, 2020: Family Fun Day, Oshkosh
  2. Saturday, January 11, 2020: Thank a Hero Meet and Greet, The Capitol Centre
  3. Friday, January 17: Glow in the Snow at Bubolz Nature Preserve
  4. Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service in Appleton is January 20, 2020, with events for the community to serve and learn throughout the day.
  5. Sunday, January 26, 2020: Rock on, Kindness! Author and rock painting event at the Appleton Public Library
  6. Go sledding or tubing.
  7. Ski
  8. Snowshoe
  9. Ice Skate, if the outdoor spots are still awaiting a freeze, try one of the year-round indoor rinks.
  10. Rollerskate, it’s as much fun as you remember and you can sign up for Kids Skate Free!
  11. It’s the last month for the Downtown Appleton Indoor Farmers Market, don’t miss your chance to make a visit.
  12. Family Nights at the Heart of the Valley YMCA
  13. Ferber and McKinley Schools in Appleton host a FREE Open Gym each Saturday from 1 to 4pm.
  14. Pack up and head out on a Family Road Trip adventure!
  15. Looking for schools for next year? AASD School Charter Fair or check out other open houses on our roundup here.
  16. Soak up the weeknight deals and take a night off from the kitchen for $5 delicious pizza at Badger Sports Park!
  17. Burn off some major energy at one of the area’s indoor playgrounds.
  18. Go ice skating.
  19. Escape the winter! Go swimming.
  20. Enjoy winter weekday deals from our friends at Funset Boulevard.
  21. The Building for Kids Children’s Museum’s special exhibit, Big League Fun has been extended until January 12. Get there before its gone!
  22. Explore at a nature center.
  23. Visit a zoo. Some animals are more active in the cooler months of winter and admission is half price at NEW Zoo through February.
  24. There are so many great family movies to check out! Tuesdays and Thursdays have deals that include free popcorn in bags just the right size for little hands. Find details for Fun and Affordable Moviegoing at Marcus Theaters.
  25. Skip making dinner – check out our updated Kids Eat FREE list.
  26. Cheer on the Green Bay Gamblers or Milwaukee Herd during a home game.
  27. Go Pack Go! Celebrate the Green Bay Packers, visit the stadium. Slide down Ariens Hill at Titletown.
  28. Go eagle watching. Saturday, January 25, 2020, Eagle Days at 1000 Islands Environmental Center
  29. Sip some hot chocolate, find our reader recommendations here.
  30. Go bowling.
  31. Let it Glow: Black Light Science, Paper Discovery Museum’s new exhibit opens January 13, 2020.

Special thanks to our sponsor FVL Schools!

Fox Valley Lutheran Schools

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