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 take your family ice-skating.
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Celebrating their 65th anniversary season, this special series will feature four unforgettable performances, including the iconic masterpiece “Revelations.” Jan. 25-27.
Walk with this larger-than-life dinosaur herd for playing with baby dinosaurs, excavating fossils, training a raptor and more. Jan. 26-28.
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.
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.
Celebrate the six-time National League East Champion Atlanta Braves with player autographs, interactive entertainment, player interactions and more. Jan. 27.
This comedy show uses suggestions from the audience of kids to create a unique improv performance. Jan. 27.
Explore all things trains with model train layouts and groups from throughout the region displaying their wares. Jan. 27-28.
Curious seahorse Nacci discovers a spectacular submarine left behind by humans, prompting him to learn more about the vanished humans. Through Jan. 28.
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.
This musical biography blends hip hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway to show the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton. Jan. 30-Feb. 25.
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.
Journey through nature with this multi-sensory experience featuring the beauty of the real environment, glowing displays and music. Through Feb. 25.
Be transported to a wintry vacation state with snow tubing, snow slides, ice skating, play areas and more. Through Feb. 25.
See fairies’ and gnomes’ winter homes built from natural objects as you walk along this trail. Through Feb. 29.
Empower your child’s imagination with hands-on fun featuring everyday objects that are transformed into adventurous obstacle courses. Through May 5.
View exotic reptiles and animals from all around the world. Jan. 6-7.
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.
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.
This interactive exhibit based on the beloved movie explores the importance of emotions, memory and imagination in our everyday lives. Through Jan. 7.
Experience the garden light show while grooving to disco hits. Jan. 4-7.
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.
View millions of brilliantly colored LED lights and displays. Through Jan. 14.
Enjoy a mile-long stroll through illuminated wildlife and imaginary creatures. Through Jan. 14.
Go on a magical walk through an amazing light show set to music. Through Jan. 15.
Go on an extraordinary magical journey where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Jan. 9-14.
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.
Explore the winter world at night, and roast marshmallows at the campfire. Jan. 13.
Enjoy art-making activities, performances and access to the High’s collection and special exhibitions. Jan. 14.
Travel back in time to the magical world of ancient China with stunning costumes, high-tech backdrops and an orchestral performance. Through Jan. 14.
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.
Presented by Sugarloaf Youth Ballet, celebrate the art of dance’s ability to inspire the upcoming generation. Jan. 20.