So another year is upon us and as we welcome 2024, we can look forward to a new chapter of family fun and making memories with the ones we love. Any month that starts off with a holiday is destined to be a great one… and we have lots of great January events going on this month for the whole family to enjoy. Bundle up and get ready for 2024!

Here is our month-at-a-glance which highlights some of the family-friendly events in January and if you are looking for upcoming events, the Family Fun Halifax calendar is continually being updated with the latest news. Also, each Wednesday, we publish our ‘Weekend Guide’ – family-friendly Halifax events for the upcoming weekend. Happy January, everyone!

Hatfield Farm Family Roundup (January and beyond): Looking for some outdoor family fun to start off the New Year? Head to Hatfield Farm for a wagon or sleigh ride adventure into the woods, with departures at 11 am on Saturdays and Sundays.

Cinderella at Neptune Theatre (until January 7): This age-old tale is packed full of pop songs, belly laughs and fun surprises, this show leaves you with the magical feeling of love and joy.

pARTicipate! at Canadian Museum of Immigration (January 14, 21, 28): Tap into your artistic creativity this January and explore various art forms through workshops. Whether you are a seasoned artist or a beginner, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 welcomes you to discover your new passion.

Winter Carnival at The Discovery Centre (January 20): The Discovery Centre presents “Winter Carnival”, an evening that blends the magic of a winter carnival with a dash of scientific wonder, perfect for families to enjoy. Get ready for carnival games, face painting & balloon twisting and more.

Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival (January 26 – 28): Come to downtown Dartmouth to experience the annual Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival – a heartwarming celebration of local love! This all-ages fun day will include FREE activities such as ice sculpture carvings, workshops and live entertainment.

Don’t forget, in addition to the events above, there are lots of ongoing activities at these great Halifax attractions:
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Discovery Centre, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Museum of Natural HistoryAfricville Museum, Halifax LibrariesArt Gallery of Nova ScotiaShearwater Aviation Museum, Ross Farm Museum, and Shubenacadie Wildlife Park.

Be sure to visit our calendar for current events happening in your community. Have a fantastic January everyone!