Welcome to 2022! The new year is upon us, and there is so much fun in store!
Need some ideas to get out and explore? Boston Moms has compiled a few of our favorite events happening around Greater Boston this January!
January 1-February 28 :: Roger Williams Zoo, Providence, Rhode Island
Come see the animals enjoying the cooler temperatures this January and February for half-price admission! Roger Williams Park Zoo is open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and daily during February vacation week.
Through January 2
Join this magical search and help unlock an epic journey when Disney On Ice’s Mickey’s Search Party delivers an unforgettable experience in your hometown!
January 1 :: Boston
Ring in the New Year by introducing the kids to gorgeous classical music at the Boston Baroque New Year’s Celebration! Fully vaccinated children between the ages of 5-17 receive free admission to this event.
Harlem Globetrotters World Tour, Massachusetts!
January 1 :: Worcester
January 2 :: Lowell
The Harlem Globetrotters have teamed up with experts from Broadway and renowned comedians to create an experience like no other for this year’s world tour!
January 6-27 :: Acton
Visit the da Vinci Workshop at the Discovery Museum in Acton to learn about some of the common tools used in woodworking! There is something for everyone to explore as you discover the basics of how things are created with hammers, drills and nails!
Through March 1 :: Boston
Snowport offers outdoor play for all ages! Enjoy iceless curling, light-up Bocce, and large-scale versions of classic games such as Battleship, Jenga, KanJam, and more!
The North End Curling Club will also provide complimentary “learn to curl” classes on select Saturdays from 2–4 p.m. (curling lane reservations can be booked in advance here).
Through February 25
Winter skating at Patriot Place is the perfect antidote to cabin fever this winter! The rink features an observation deck for non-skaters and is large enough to accommodate skaters of all levels!
January 12 :: Salem
Meet other parents and introduce your young child to the wonderful world of museums through stories and related activities in the Peabody Essex Museum galleries.
January 14-23 :: Arlington, Newton, and Watertown
Belmont World Film’s Family Festival provides children with an important glimpse into the lives of children from around the world and offers filmmaking workshops for kids of all ages! This is a wonderful event for families with children ages 3-12.
January 15 :: Discovery Museum, Acton
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a designated National Day of Service, to encourage all Americans to volunteer within their communities and honor the life and legacy of the Civil Rights leader.
At this event, families can assemble no-sew beds and create simple toys for local shelter animals, make birthday cards, and help collect “birthday-in-a-box” supplies to support two local charities whose missions are to create special birthday moments for children who are experiencing homelessness or who are in the hospital in their birthdays.
January 17-March 12 :: Boston
It’s your turn to be in the room where it happens! Don’t miss Lin-Manuel Miranda’s iconic musical as it makes its stop in Boston!
January 22 :: Concord
Concord Youth Theater actors will inspire you with a new and improved version of the familiar children’s story the ugly duckling, complete with a sing-a-long! Audience members may even join the actors on stage to tell a joke or share a special talent. Everyone gets a prize at the end!
January 23-29 :: Newton
Calling all ballet dancers! Children 16 months to 18 years old are invited to experience a class led by professional faculty and learn about Boston Ballet School’s expertly designed curriculum. There are also classes for adults who wish to dance!
Through March 8 :: Boston
Hop on over to the Frog Pond on the Boston Common for some slippery winter fun! Skate rentals and hot cocoa are available at the Pond Cottage.
Through February 20 :: Boston
Experience the works of Van Gogh like you’ve never seen them before! The Dutch artist’s visions and dreams shift around you as you make your way through the newly renovated SoWa Power Station, Boston’s newest event space!
Through March 12 :: Lincoln, NH
Don’t miss Ice Castles, an acre of land approximately two hours north of Boston filled with frozen ice walls, tunnels, towers, and archways illuminated by multicolored lights! This beautiful exhibit is a true winter wonderland.
January 29 :: Virtual
Grab your magic wands for a wizarding adventure that takes you to museums across America in search of art that echoes characters, places, and magical objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies!
Through March 15 :: Weston
Enjoy the great fun of getting outside in the winter on cross-country skis or snowshoes! Lessons are available for beginners.