12 Fun Things To Do in & Around Calgary in January

Things to do in January

The holidays may be behind us, but there is still plenty of fun to be had in Calgary this winter. Check out our list of 12 family-friendly events to visit with your family in YYC this January!

Dive-In Movie at Village Square Leisure Centre

January 10 at 6 PM
Village Square Leisure Centre (2623 56 St NE)

If you love to swim and love the movies, you won’t want to miss a chance to do both at the same time at Village Square Leisure Centre. Check out the live-action version of Aladdin poolside or while splashing away in the water!

Pucks for Paws – Calgary Hitmen Fundraiser

January 10 at 7 PM
Scotiabank Saddledome (555 Saddledome Rise SE)

What could be better than watching a hockey game that benefits a good cause? On January 10th, watch the Hitmen take on the Lethbridge Hurricanes. $5 from each $15 ticket will benefit the Four Feet Companion Foundation, which helps to provide financial and volunteer resources to the Alberta rescue community in order to help animals in need.

Calgary Motorcycle Show

January 10 – 12
BMO Centre at Stampede Park (20 Roundup Way SE)

Motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and side-by-sides are all on display at this year’s Calgary Motorcycle Show. Meet experts in the sport, get a look at this year’s gear and apparel, and start dreaming of warmer temperatures when you can go for a ride! Kiddos between 18 months and 5 years can try their hand at fun on two wheels in the free Strider Adventure Zone, where they can ride a Strider bike over rumble strips, up and down ramps and around tires for 15 minutes.

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

January 10 – 12
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14 Ave NW)

Everyone’s favourite pups are back with a new adventure at the Jubilee! Watch as Ryder and the PAW Patrol rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern as they make their way to join in the fun of Adventure Bay’s Pirate Day. Tracker, the brand new PAW Patrol Pup, will help the rest of the gang as they follow a treasure map to see what’s at the end of the trail before Mayor Humdinger gets there first. This fun-filled evening is sure to thrill every PAW Patrol fan in the family!

Dive-In Movie at Southland Leisure Centre

January 11 at 6:30
Southland Leisure Centre (2000 D Southland Dr SW)

Hop in the water, or grab a towel to hang out on land as you watch Abominable at Southland Leisure Centre’s Dive-In Movie! Everyone in the family will love splashing around while this fun film plays on the big screen.

Sunday Fundays at Devonian Gardens

Sundays from 12 – 3 PM
Devonian Gardens at The CORE (333 7 Avenue SW, 4th floor)

Head down to the Devonian Gardens at the CORE between 12-3 on Sundays and find tons of fun, free activities waiting! Learn about nature, flowers, birds and plants, grab a brush to do some painting, try your hand at a puzzle, or do some colouring. When you’re done, why not play on the indoor playground, admire the koi fish in the ponds, and wander through the beautiful gardens?

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

January 18  at 10 AM
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (2425 9 Ave SE)

Budding bird watchers won’t want to miss this free, family-friendly event at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. Help to collect data on the birds in the Inglewood area while exploring this beautiful park. Get outside and enjoy the sun and snow while getting in touch with nature while learning about wildlife and environmental stewardship.

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival

January 18-19 and 24-26
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre (197 First Street SW)

Welcome the Year of the Rat with a variety of fun-filled events and activities presented by the Chinese Cultural Centre. For two weekends, there will be food stalls, a marketplace, a lantern display, live performances, firecrackers and more to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year!

Reading With Royalty

January 18 from 2:15 – 3:15
Central Library (800 3 Street SE)

Join local drag queens and kings as they present some of their favourite books at this family-friendly storytime program. Presented by the Calgary Public Library and ATB Financial, this is the perfect place to celebrate inclusion, diversity and some great books!

Harlem Globetrotters

January 24 at 7 PM
Scotiabank Saddledome (555 Saddledome Rise SE)

The Harlem Globetrotters are back again for a fun-filled evening of basketball stunts, dunks and record-breaking attempts. It’s a little bit basketball game, a little bit show, and a whole lot of fun.

Inglewood Community Association’s 61st Annual Winter Carnival

January 25 at 12 PM
1740 24 Avenue SE

Have you ever gone for a Newfoundland Dog ride? If not, don’t miss your chance for a one-of-a-kind adventure at the Inglewood Community Association’s 61st Annual Winter Carnival. In addition to the big dogs, there will also be hayrides, a petting zoo, outdoor skating, crafts, and Bingo to keep you entertained. Fire pits, hot chocolate and a concession will be available to keep you warm!

Winter Pop Up N’ Picnic

January 26 from 12 – 2 PM
South Glenmore Park (8415 24 St SW)

If you’re looking for some outdoor fun, head down to South Glenmore Park for snow games and hot chocolate by the fire to keep you warm!

Which of these events are you adding to your calendar for January? Did we miss any great ones?



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