I have to admit, January is my least favourite month. Nevertheless, here we are, and I certainly can’t complain about the winter this year! And it’s a good opportunity to look for a silver lining, like lots of time for family fun! This is the perfect month to enjoy family life, plan great activities, and create special memories, whether you want to splurge or find something a little more low-key. We’re looking for some special events to get out of the house, while hopefully still staying warm!

If your kids are in public school, you’re starting January with a whole week off school. That could be terrific or a little challenging. Find some fun without breaking the bank with help from our Frugal Fun Guide.

Skate the Fastest Ice in the World! Save some money with Toonie Nights, on Monday nights, starting January 8, 2024, at the Olympic Oval.

Jubilations Junior brings you The Guardians of Christmas until January 13, 2024. You’ll get all the excitement of live theatre and a delicious 3-course lunch, but in a kid-friendly environment that doesn’t mean boring for the adults!

The Servus Tube Park at WinSport brings you all the thrills with none of the spills! Open weekends all month long, you can get outside and play, with downhill excitement and winter fun for any skill level and ability, all without leaving the city.

From January 16 – 21, 2024, Broadway Across Canada is in town with Mean Girls.

Take a time out this month to enjoy some free crafting. Head to a Michaels craft store on Sunday afternoons in January for Michaels Make Break.

Falling into the category of, “You can’t do anything about it, so you might as well enjoy winter,” comes Banff SnowDays, starting January 19, 2024. Treat your family to some winter fun in the mountains. (The Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival begins on January 26, 2024.)

Start dreaming of summer when the RV Expo and Sale comes to town from January 25 – 28, 2024!  Explore possibilities at the BMO Centre with the best of the industry and several major RV sellers in the area.

Go on an adventure with Arts Commons National Geographic Live this January. On January 28 – 29, 2024, your family can discover the wild cats of India with Sandesh Kadur: Wild Cats Revealed.

Wondering about hitting the slopes as a family? Check out our Downhill Ski Guide. Or head cross-country with the help of our Snowshoeing and Cross-country Skiing Guide.

There are lots of other events happening during January. Calgary is a great place for families to enjoy activities together. Be sure to check out our calendar to find more family fun. You can also submit your family-friendly event to us; just fill out our event submission form. Don’t forget to check out the contests we will be running and take a look at our Winter Classes for Kids Guide. Enjoy the month, Calgary!

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