Our Picks: Top Things to Do with Kids in January
Snowfest, Monster Jam, and more
Richard Barry Memorial Park, 13707 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. 4-7pm. Free. Bring your sled or tube for an afternoon of winter fun on artificial snow. Ages 1-5 can participate in a treasure hunt. Hot chocolate, donuts, and s’mores vendors will be on site, as well as the Roaming Fork food truck.
Charlotte Checkers vs. Toronto (Jan. 19)
BoPlex, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 1pm. $18.50+. Bring the kids to the ice for Family Day. Families save 40 percent when they purchase at least four tickets online. Fans can bring a new or gently used coat for a free ticket to a future Checkers game, and teachers can take advantage of Teacher Appreciation deals.
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (Jan. 4-18)
Wells Fargo Playhouse, 300 E. 7th St. Recommended for ages 4 and older. $20+. 704-973-2828. Follow the Big Bad Wolf as he stands trial. He has his own version of the story, and the audience becomes the jury to help decide his fate. See website for showtimes. Enjoy a sensory-friendly performance on Jan. 12 at 4 p.m.
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series (Jan. 10-11)
Spectrum Center, 333 East Trade St. $20+. Come for the high-flying action and four-wheel excitement, and stay for six different racing, freestyle, and skill competitions with Monster Jam Speedsters, ATVs, and trucks.