Boston Moms Getting-Out Guide :: January 2022

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 1-8

Half-Price Winter Wonder Days at Roger Williams Zoo

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.

Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party

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!

New Year’s Celebration with Boston Baroque

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! 

Hand Tools for Woodworking

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!

January 9-17

Snowport — Boston Seaport’s Holiday Wonderland and Curling Lanes

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).

Winter Skate at Patriot Place

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!

Parent & Tot Story Time at the Peabody Essex Museum

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.

Belmont World Film’s Annual Family Festival

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. 

Small Acts, Big Impacts: A Day of Service

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 18-25

Hamilton — Boston Tour!

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! 

The Ugly Duckling at Playtime Theater

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!

Boston Ballet School Open Studio Week

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! 

Frog Pond Ice Skating 

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.

Imagine Van Gogh! The Original Immersive Experience: Boston

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! 

January 26-31

Ice Castles

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.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Virtual Scavenger Hunt

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!

Weston Ski Track Cross Country Skiing & Snow Shoeing

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.

Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at