What’s Happening in January? Family Friendly Events in Metro Vancouver

Family Fun Events in January in Metro VancouverJanuary can seem like a bit of a let-down following the insanity that is December. Keep the fun flowing & make loads of memories with your family…there is lots to do around Metro Vancouver during the 1st month of 2018. If you are looking for more ideas, the Family Fun Vancouver calendar is always being updated so be sure to have a look. Also, each weekend we put together a list of events happening around the city. Our weekend round up gets published on Wednesdays (unless life happens and then it comes out on Thursdays). Have a great January everyone!

This event is a carry-over from December but seeing as it runs for the majority of January we had to include it. The spectacular Chinese Lantern Festival runs daily at the PNE until January 21st. Be on the lookout for the 200 ft dragon!

If you haven’t disposed of your tree yet, don’t fear. There are a TON of Christmas tree chipping events happening the first two weekends in January (Jan 6 & 7 and Jan 13 & 14). Many of the events are fundraisers for local organizations so please come prepared to make a cash donation.

If you haven’t taken your child to a VSO Kids’ Koncert, add that to-do item to your bucket list. The next concert (Jan 7th) is entitled Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage. The hour long performance will feature snipets from The Magic Flute plus Sonatas and Minuets while performers from  Classical Kids tell the story of Mozart’s young son, Karl, discovering the extraordinary childhood his father lived. And, we are actually running a contest for 4 tickets to the February 11th VSO Kids’ Koncert!

Do you need to live a gluten-free life? If so you don’t want to miss the Gluten Free Expo happening at the Vancouver Convention Centre Jan 13 & 14.

Ahoy matey! The 56th annual Vancouver Boat Show returns to BC Place Jan 17 – 21. If you purchase your tickets online kids under 16 years are FREE.

The gastronomic event everyone looks forward to returns January 20th. Dine Out Vancouver runs Jan 19 – Feb 4th. Restaurants around Vancouver are offering up 3-course menus for $20, $30 or $40 per person.

Does your house feel empty now that the holiday decorations have been put away? Come to the New Year Winter Market on Jan 20th at Surrey’s Sullivan Hall. Support local vendors & artisans all while finding a treasure to brighten your home & spirit.

8th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival returns to Vancouver Jan 20th – Feb 14th. Coffee shops & bakeries around the city delight in creating unique & speciality hot chocolate drinks. How many can you sample before the festival comes to an end?

Experience the rich French-Canadian culture that made Fort Langley so vibrant. The annual Vive Les Voyageurs festival returns to the Fort Langley National Historic Site January 20 & 21. Now that Canada’s 150th birthday is over, admission to the National Parks is no longer free. However, kids are FREE with a paying adult.

For 17 years January 27th has marked Family Literacy Day across Canada. Our local libraries are hosting a number of events. Some happen on the 27th, others happen on the weekends surrounding Family Literacy Day. All of the events are free and encourage reading together as a family.

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