If you are looking for some free and cheap things to do with your family to fill your January calendar, this is the list for you. Orange County has tons of activities for kids from crafting to live music to free admission days. The month is going to be epic so scroll down for the best things to do with kids this January in the OC.
The Science of Gingerbread
The sweetest season at the Cube returns this winter with Southern California's largest gingerbread competition and display. Through Jan. 5. Event details.
Build a Mini Hockey Game at Home Depot
Visit Capistrano Lights
Experience Mission San Juan Capistrano at night featuring a nightly tree lighting and music program. After the Mission closes, guests can discover the historic downtown district with plenty of holiday shopping, dining and wine tasting all season long. Through Jan. 6. Event details.
Museums on Us Weekend
Bank of America cardholders can get free admission to many museums the first full weekend of the month, including the DiscoveryCube (Sunday only for this location). Jan. 5. Event details.
Live Concert Thursday at The Source
Head to Buena Park every Thursday for this live concert series at The Source OC. Event details.
Free Day at the Huntington Gardens
One of the most beautiful spots in the State is right in our backyard, at the Huntington Gardens & Library. Every first Thursday, the Garden is free—you just have to request a ticket in advance. Jan. 2. Event details.
Wild Tales at Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
Bring your little wild ones to learn about nature and enjoy the outdoors with storytelling, a guided nature walk, and arts and crafts. Fridays. Event details.
Kids Free Fishing Clinic in Dana Point
Dana Wharf Sportfishing invites all children to come to our dock side fishing clinic and learn hands on techniques on fishing from the experts. Jan. 5. Event details.
Family Festival Sunday at the Bowers Museum
Enjoy this free family festival on the first Sunday of each month. Jan. 5. Event details.
South OC Cars & Coffee
South OC Cars and Coffee is a weekly gathering of more than 500 car lovers and enthusiasts here at Outlets at San Clemente, on the top level of our ocean-view parking garage. Saturdays. Event details.