Kick off the New Year by visiting the Chicago Children’s Theatre, where city officials, teachers and families will gather to launch the Year of Creative Youth in Chicago. Throughout the day, little ones can dabble in free classes and workshops from partners like the Second City Training Center, Piven Theatre Workshop and Old Town School of Folk Music. (The Station, 100 S Racine Ave, January 13. Free)
After the thrill of the holiday season fades away and the sugar high wears off, keep the winter magic alive with a fun-filled lineup of events. This January, there’s tons of family-friendly fun to be had. Keep the kiddos entertained with discounted visits to Chicago’s best museums, Story Time with Drag Queens, a popcorn party, ice skating and an awe-inspiring flower show. Bundle up and get out of the house; there’s plenty to do in January if you know where to look. These are just a few of our favorite kid-approved events happening this month in Chicago.