Indianapolis Moms Guide to January Family Events

Disclosure: We are thrilled to bring this resource in collaboration with one of our favorite community partners, Herron Classical School.

The holidays have quickly come and gone and JANUARY has arrived. Take a look at our list of January family events in the greater Indianapolis area!

Meet Our Sponsor: Herron Classical Schools

We are thrilled to work with Herron Classical Schools on our Guide to January Family Events! Herron Classical Schools is a network of three tuition-free public charter schools, Herron High School, Herron-Riverside High School, and Herron Preparatory Academy. Within each of our schools, we envision a racially and socio-economically diverse student body. Herron Classical School believes that a classical, liberal arts education prepares students to become well-rounded, engaged citizens of the future.

For more information, visit their website.

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Ongoing fun activities you and your family can enjoy this month:

Events Around Our City

January 2nd

Indiana Pacers versus Toronto Raptors

Our hometown Indiana Pacers are playing the Toronto Raptors on January 2nd, so come cheer them on! It’s a great chance to get out of the house during the winter. And what better way than to check out a game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse!

January 7th

Last Day of Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees features more than 75 beautifully decorated trees in a winter wonderland “representing individuals, families, and organizations from around Indiana.”

January 8th

Last Day of Winterlights at Newfields

Winterlights at Newfields has become a tradition for my family and you still have a chance to see them sparkle. Winterlights features over a million and a half lights glittering in The Garden for the sixth year in a row, and you have to see it in person because photos and videos do not do it justice!

January 14th-15th

Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale & Marketplace

The Indianapolis Garage Sale will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, and it needs to be, because this event is HUGE. From the event website, “Indy’s bargain hunter’s paradise is back with hundreds of booths in two pavilions, offering a plethora of items at unbelievable rock bottom prices.”

January 15th

Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour is coming to Indy on January 15th at Gainbridge Fieldhouse! My son loves going to see the Harlem Globetrotters, because they are very entertaining with their basketball skills and cool tricks. There are two games – at 12:30 and 5:30 pm.

January 16th

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events & Free Museum Admissions

Indiana Statehouse

Madam Walker Legacy Center

Indiana State Museum

Eiteljorg Museum

Conner Prairie

Ivy Tech Community College

Children’s Museum

January 17th

Storytime at Nora Public Library

Head to the Nora Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library for storytime! From 10:30-11:30 am, families can enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes. No registration is required. To see the full list of Indianapolis Public Library events, click here.

January 18th-22nd

Disney On Ice: Find Your Hero

I might be more excited about this than my kids – Disney on Ice is coming to Indy! Disney on Ice: Find Your Hero will be at Gainbridge Fieldhouse from January 18th-22nd. From the event website, “Audiences will discover what it truly means to be a hero as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and friends from around the Disney Kingdom come together to take families on a journey through timeless tales.”

January 21st

Squirrely Saturday at the Monon Community Center

Did you know January 21st is National Squirrel Day? Squirrely Saturday is, you guessed it, all about squirrels! At the Monon Community Center from 1:00-2:00 pm, you are your family can come to learn all about these little furry animals. You can “make a squirrel track out of plaster, use stamps to tell a story in the snow, and learn the different species of squirrel in Indiana and the United States.” Visit the website to register!

January 23rd

Devour Indy Begins

With more than 100 restaurants participating, Devour Indy begins on January 23rd and ends February 5th. Check back to their website soon to search participating restaurants on their website!

January 28th

Saturday Kids Fun Skate at Skateland

Skateland in Indianapolis offers multiple ways to come skate with them, including Saturday Kids Fun Skate. It’s just $9 per person plus $5 additional for a skate rental! And bonus, they’ll be playing a Disney radio music mix to enjoy while you skate.

January 29th

Dancing with the Stars Live

See the DWTS ballroom brought to life onstage for Dancing with the Stars Live! You will get to see some of your favorite Dancing with the Stars pros, PLUS special guest stars! “With dazzling routines in every style, jaw-dropping talent, and non-stop entertainment, it’s sure to be an unforgettable night full of all the magic of the TV show and more!” Get your tickets here.

January 29th

Family Fun at the Carmel Symphony

This event looks so unique and fun! Family Fun at the Carmel Symphony is an interactive event where you and your family can experience the symphony up close and personal. Children will get the chance to sit on the symphony stage during the concert. After the concert, your kids can try out different musical instruments that will be on display throughout the Palladium. How cool!

January 31st

STEAM Storytime at Carmel Clay Public Library

Register today for the STEAM Storytime event at the newly updated Carmel Clay Public Library. You will get to listen to a read-aloud of The Three Little Pigs and then work together to build a house to test the strength of the big bad wolf! Registration begins January 24th and each child ages 3-6 needs to be registered separately.

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