Top 10 events happening in January

Happy New Year, everyone! Let’s kick off 2019 with some great family-friendly events and things to do. January is full of outdoor adventure, animal tracking and sledding. Bundle up though, it’s cold out there!

Here are the top 10 events happening in New Hampshire this month:

JANUARY 1: FIRST DAY HIKES AT NH STATE PARKS

Start the new year off by joining other outdoor enthusiasts for a rejuvenating and invigorating family-friendly trek. On New Year’s Day, five of New Hampshire’s state parks will be offering free hikes, including: Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion State Historic Site, Silver Lake State Park, Bear Brook State Park, Milan Hill State Park and Pisgah State Park. Don’t forget your pup! Well-behaved dogs on leashes are invited to most of these hikes.
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JANUARY 6: NEW ENGLAND REPTILE EXPO IN MANCHESTER

What kid doesn’t love creepy, crawly snakes and scaly reptiles?! If you’re a reptile lover then this event is perfect for you. Held annually in January at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester this a fun and unique way to spend a cold Sunday.
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JANUARY 11-27: “MAMA MIA!” IN ROCHESTER

Get lost in the fun and ultimate feel-good show with this beloved musical. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives. Shows are on Friday through Sunday at the Rochester Opera House and tickets start at $22.
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JANUARY 11: NATIONAL LEARN TO SKI DAY IN GORHAM

National Learn to Ski Day is a free, one-day event where people new to snow sports can try snowshoeing and/or cross-country skiing. To promote the health, fitness and social benefits of snow sports participation, Great Glen Trails is offering our learn-to-ski lesson free to first-timers at 10 am.  The learn-to-ski package includes a group beginner lesson, rental equipment and trail pass for the day. Space is very limited, so register early.
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JANUARY 12: FREE ADMISSION SATURDAY AT THE CURRIER IN MANCHESTER

If you’ve had visiting the Currier Museum of Art on your bucket list, then Free Admission Saturday is the perfect time to go. Did you know that every month, on the second Saturday, the Currier offers free admission to New Hampshire residents? Simply stop by before noon and get in for free (don’t forget your ID though).
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JANUARY 12: OUR BIG BACKYAD: TRACK DETECTIVES IN LACONIA

Families can learn the basics of animal tracking and discover which types of animals are leaving footprints in the snow. Prescott Farm in Laconia offers many great outdoor activities during the winter months like this animal tracking class, snowshoeing strolls and moonlight walks. So if you can’t make this program then make sure you check out what else is happening at this popular educational center.
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JANUARY 17-21: DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS: 100 YEARS OF MAGIC IN MANCHESTER

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic comes skating into Manchester. Sing along to over 30 songs during moments from Toy Story, Finding Dory, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more. Don’t miss this incredible show happening at the SNHU Arena on Elm Street in Manchester.
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JANUARY 20: ICE DAY IN NORTH SUTTON

Nestled in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region near Wadleigh State Park, you’ll find the small town of North Sutton and the Muster Field Farm Museum. This hidden gem and 18th century homestead spans across 250 acres and hosts some great events throughout the year. One of our favorites happens to be the annual Ice Day event in January. Families can partake in ice cutting and harvesting and learn why this practice is still important for for the Farm Museum. The event is free to attend and starts at 9 a.m.
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JANUARY 20: WORLD SNOW DAY IN CLAREMONT

Now in its fifth year, this day of fun in the snow includes tubing, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and the hybrid sport of slebogganing, which is a cross between bobsledding and tobogganing. The event takes place at Arrowhead Ski Area in Claremont and kids ages 4-14 will receive a 50% discount on all lift tickets and ice skating is free for everyone.
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JANUARY 25-27: SNOW SCULPTING COMPETITION IN JACKSON

Embrace the snow and cold and head to the picturesque town of Jackson for the 19th annual sculpting competition. Visitors can watch sculptors from around the country create beautiful artwork from snow and ice or head to town on Sunday when the pieces will be complete for viewing. Most events (including a parade, bonfire, scavenger hunt and more) are free to attend.
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