30+ Not-To-Miss January Events
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 ringing in the Chinese New Year, and take your family ice-skating.
Using a combination of magic and common sense, Mary Poppins teaches the Banks family members how to value each other. Jan. 30-Feb. 2.
This convention celebrates Japanese culture, anime and manga with panels, cosplay, karaoke, dancing, vendors and more. Jan. 31-Feb. 2.
This annual gathering of stamp collectors includes stamp dealers, seminars, exhibits, free stamps for kids and more. Jan. 31-Feb. 2.
Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, wizard Gandalf and a dozen dwarves set out to take back their home from evil dragon Smaug. Jan. 31-Feb. 23.
Relive the magic of the original film in a musical adventure performed by sixth through twelfth graders. Through Feb. 1.
First through sixth graders perform the beloved Disney classic with glass slippers, fairy godmothers and a wicked step-family. Through Feb. 1.
A 15-year-old boy on the spectrum is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, and he launches an investigation to find the real culprit. Through Feb. 9.
Watch the story of two friends as they grow up together and find their path. Through Feb. 16.
Set in the future in Seoul, Korea, two obsolete helper-bots live in an isolated existence before they find each other. Through Feb. 16.
Be transported to a wintry vacation state with snow tubing, snow slides, ice skating, play areas and more. Through Feb. 23.
Race down the slopes on Tube Runners or Avalanche Alley. Younger guests will enjoy Little Angels and Snowzone for fun wintry activities. Through Feb. 23.
View more than 30 miniature homes built by fairies and gnomes. Through Feb. 29.
Based on the bestselling children’s book, watch as Stellaluna finds her family after being accidentally dropped by her mother. Through March 8.
Explore measurement questions using nonstandard tools such as balancing scales, odometers, calipers and more in this interactive exhibit. Through May 10.
Fans of all ages can train as a team both physically and mentally before taking on the villains of New York City with the Pizza Shooter Arcade, Mikey’s Pizza Grabbing Game and more. Through May 10.
Get your new year’s off on the right foot with this 5K, mile and dash. Jan. 1.
Explore thousands of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders and small exotic animals. Jan. 4-5.
Follow the story of Waz, a gameshow contestant who has lost touch with himself, and learn the importance of being true to yourself. Through Jan. 5.
This exhibit inspires children’s natural curiosity as they explore science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. Through Jan. 5.
Enjoy Fernbank’s newest special exhibit about the peoples and cultures who benefited from trade on the silk road. Through Jan. 5.
Based on the book, this musical explores what it means to find your voice and decide your own fate. Through Jan. 5.
View winter photographs submitted by the people who live and work in Roswell. Through Jan. 10.
Special family-friendly programming includes art-making activities, tours, performances and the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Jan. 12.
Enjoy interactive storytimes, art-making workshops, drop-in acting classes, music-making and more. Jan. 12.
Presented by The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine, this classical story of two star-crossed lovers is performed as a ballet. Jan. 12.
This evening of magic includes Criss Angel and his friends, sleight of hand street magic, mentalism and illusions. Jan. 14.
Have a boatload of fun with the best and latest marine products, sailing and fishing seminars, a kids’ zone, story times, a career day and more. Enjoy a free family day on Jan. 16. Jan. 16-19.
Hike into the forest to build a fort out of fallen tree branches. Warm up afterwards by the fire pit overlooking Bull Sluice Lake. Jan. 17.
Join the Sandy Springs Naturalist for guided bird walk from Overlook Park to historic Morgan Falls Dam to see resident and migratory birds. Jan. 18.
View six large working layouts on display and model items for the “modeler” and “railbuff.” Jan. 18.
The Cat in the Hat will get Sally and her brother into mischievous trouble before Mom comes home. Jan. 18.
Be on the lookout for owls and bats and roast marshmallows after the hike. Jan. 18.
Presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre, this show captures the 1970s TV show’s songs about history, civics, science, math and grammar. Jan. 18.
This all-new tour features high-flying dunks, hilarious stunts, a new record-breaking attempt and more basketball fun. Jan. 18-19.
Break the conventional rules by doing the opposite of what you normally do at this event with games, activities, dessert and hot chocolate. Jan. 25.
Wear your pirate costume to set sail on a swashbuckling adventure with pirate themed crafts and games. Jan. 25.
This mini-musical showcases the classic tale using original songs, rod puppets, hand puppets and shadow puppets. Jan. 25.
As seen on “Sesame Street,” this children’s performer is known for his robotic creations, handmade props and slapstick character. Jan. 25.
Construct a train-related model with the Lego Building Challenge, and see brand new layouts and perennial favorites at this train expo. Jan. 25-26.
Children will view the block-printed fabrics in Manjari Sharma’s “Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine” before making their own printed textiles. Jan. 26.