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This month, Atlanta has lots of family fun to offer from performances to special events to trains and more. Don’t miss our ideas for celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and take your family ice-skating.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Fox Theatre

Celebrating their 65th anniversary season, this special series will feature four unforgettable performances, including the iconic masterpiece “Revelations.” Jan. 25-27.

Jurassic Quest at Cobb Galleria Centre

Walk with this larger-than-life dinosaur herd for playing with baby dinosaurs, excavating fossils, training a raptor and more. Jan. 26-28.

The Mad Hatterpillar at Stage Door Theatre

This puppet-centric children’s musical follows Maddie, a caterpillar who sheds her head at each new stage of life for an important tale of sustainability, acceptance and self-love. Jan. 26-Feb. 10.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon at Synchronicity Theatre

Inspired by the rich tales her father tells, Minli determines she will find the Old Man of the Moon who knows the secret of good fortune in this fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore. Jan. 26-Feb. 18.

Braves Fest at Truist Park and The Battery Atlanta

Celebrate the six-time National League East Champion Atlanta Braves with player autographs, interactive entertainment, player interactions and more. Jan. 27.

Blacktop Playground: Improv for Kids at Aurora Theatre

This comedy show uses suggestions from the audience of kids to create a unique improv performance. Jan. 27.

Trains, Trains, Trains at Southern Museum

Explore all things trains with model train layouts and groups from throughout the region displaying their wares. Jan. 27-28.

HUMAN at Center for Puppetry Arts

Curious seahorse Nacci discovers a spectacular submarine left behind by humans, prompting him to learn more about the vanished humans. Through Jan. 28.

The SpongeBob Musical: Youth Spotlight at Woodstock Arts Theatre

When the citizens of Bikini Bottom learn a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their home, SpongeBob and his friends must work together to save their undersea world. Through Jan. 28.

Hamilton at Fox Theatre

This musical biography blends hip hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway to show the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton. Jan. 30-Feb. 25.

Ruth and the Green Book at Center for Puppetry Arts

Eight-year-old Ruth and her family are traveling from Chicago to Alabama using “The Green Book,” a guide to help others find a safe, welcoming route to travel through segregated America. Jan. 31-Feb. 25.

WildWoods: AGLOW at Fernbank Museum

Journey through nature with this multi-sensory experience featuring the beauty of the real environment, glowing displays and music. Through Feb. 25.

License to Chill Snow Island at Margaritaville Lanier Islands

Be transported to a wintry vacation state with snow tubing, snow slides, ice skating, play areas and more. Through Feb. 25.

Enchanted Woodland Trail at Chattahoochee Nature Center

See fairies’ and gnomes’ winter homes built from natural objects as you walk along this trail. Through Feb. 29.

Outside the Box at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Empower your child’s imagination with hands-on fun featuring everyday objects that are transformed into adventurous obstacle courses. Through May 5.

Past events:

Repticon at Gwinnett County Fairground

View exotic reptiles and animals from all around the world. Jan. 6-7.

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party at State Farm Arena

Watch your favorite Hot Wheels Monster Truck at this glow-in-the-dark competition, and witness a transforming robot, freestyle motorcross and more. Jan. 6-7.

Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature at High Museum of Art

This playful exhibit showcases one of the most renowned authors of children’s fiction with more than 125 personal objects, including sketches from “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” “The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle” and “The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.” Through Jan. 7.

Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

This interactive exhibit based on the beloved movie explores the importance of emotions, memory and imagination in our everyday lives. Through Jan. 7.

WonderLights Disco Nights at State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Experience the garden light show while grooving to disco hits. Jan. 4-7.

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland at Jim R. Miller Park

This new light show features cutting-edge technology and timeless holiday charm with a 300-foot RGB tunnel, a North Pole display and more. Through Jan. 7.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden

View millions of brilliantly colored LED lights and displays. Through Jan. 14.

IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival at Zoo Atlanta

Enjoy a mile-long stroll through illuminated wildlife and imaginary creatures. Through Jan. 14.

Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Go on a magical walk through an amazing light show set to music. Through Jan. 15.

Disney’s Aladdin at Fox Theatre

Go on an extraordinary magical journey where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Jan. 9-14.

Atlanta Boat Show at Georgia World Congress Center

Discover the joy of boating with boats and marine products for sale, boating activities and more, while kids enjoy fun activities in the Kids’ Zone. Jan. 11-14.

Family Night Hike and Campfire at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Explore the winter world at night, and roast marshmallows at the campfire. Jan. 13.

UPS Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

Enjoy art-making activities, performances and access to the High’s collection and special exhibitions. Jan. 14.

Shen Yun at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Travel back in time to the magical world of ancient China with stunning costumes, high-tech backdrops and an orchestral performance. Through Jan. 14.

Junior Astronomy Workshop at Tellus Science Museum

Introduce your young scientist to the wonders of astronomy with a tour of the Bentley Planetarium, learning how to use a rotary star chart and more. Jan. 19.

Inspire Youth 2024 at Gas South Theater

Presented by Sugarloaf Youth Ballet, celebrate the art of dance’s ability to inspire the upcoming generation. Jan. 20.

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