January is here and it’s full of free and cheap things to do with your family around Austin, Texas like art programs, free museum days and even some lingering Christmas light displays. Scroll down to check out the best events and activities for kids this month and mark your calendars!
Art in Cahoots!
Socialize, cooperate, and connect over art! Further strengthen the one-on-one bond between caregiver and child, while being able to interact with other caregiver-child pairs. Each class will include themed group activities and collaborative, process-based art experiences. Registration required. Jan. 10 and 24. Event details.
Free First Sunday at Bullock Texas State History Museum
Let history inspire you as you connect with Texas stories told by ever-changing artifacts, rare documents, photographs, and special exhibits. Jan. 5. Event details.
Christmas Light Show at Mozart's Coffee
This Christmas Light Show has become an annual tradition for many Austinites. Every year, Mozart's Coffee decorate its deck with over 1 million LED lights and sets up a show to favorite holiday tunes. Daily through Jan. 5. Event details.
Make Your Own Growth Chart at JCPenny Kids Zone
Parents, bring your kids and join us on the second Saturday of every month from 11 a.m.-noon in store at the Kid's Zone. Jan. 11. Event details.
Twinkle All the Way to Lakeview Trail of Lights
Come see thousands of twinkling lights all accompanied by delightful seasonal music. Daily through Jan. 1. Event details.
Make a Mini Hockey Game at Home Depot
Museums on Us Weekend
Bank of America cardholders can get free admission to many museums the first full weekend of the month, including the Bullock Museum. Jan. 4-5. Event details.
Bring your friends and family and enjoy one of the best holiday light exhibits in the state! You’ll take a drive through over a mile of winding country roads while taking in the beautiful lights, animated Christmas displays, and enjoying homemade hot cocoa, kettle corn and snacks. Daily through Jan. 4. Event details.
Kids' Music Performance at Cherrywood Coffeehouse
Enjoy music and kid performers every Sunday. Event details.
Free Courthouse Tours
Meet at the Williamson Museum and take a trip back in time as you tour the historic County Courthouse. Tours are free, last about 45 minutes and are handicapped accessible. Fridays and Saturdays. Event details.
Free Skate Lessons
Skaters of all levels can come on Sundays 11-11:45 a.m. for free lessons (with the $9 admission price). Stay and skate until 5 p.m. Sundays. Event details.