Fill your January with tons of free and cheap things to do with your family all around Phoenix. We have art nights, free museum days and even a few lingering Christmas light displays. Get your calendar filled with these great activities and events for families and kids in and around Phoenix, Arizona!

Decorate Your Own Height Chart

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. This month you can made a height chart. Jan. 11. Event details


See How Glendale Glitters

Thousands of people each year visit downtown Glendale for the monumentally magical Glendale Glitters, where the enchanting Historic Downtown Old Towne and Catlin Court Shopping Districts are illuminated with 1.6 million lights over a 16-block area. Holiday entertainment, snow, hand-crafted holiday merchandise and more create the ultimate holiday adventure for kids of all ages, even grown-up ones. Through Jan. 11. Event details

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First Friday Make N' Take at CREATE

Join CREATE at Arizona Science Center® for our First Friday Make n' Take. Each first Friday features a new theme with a do-it-yourself activity. Jan. 3. Event details

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Free Day at SMoCA

Located in the Old Town district, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art offers 9-12 rotating exhibits per year. Visit on Thursdays for free. Event details

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Museums on Us Weekend

Bank of America cardholders can get free admission to many museums the first full weekend of the month, including the Heard Museum. Jan. 4-5. Event details

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Build a Mini Hockey Game at Home Depot


Face off with fun in this Mini Hockey Game Workshop. Kids develop hands-on skills by sanding, nailing, painting and more. With help from parents and Store Associates, your child will create and own their own game. Jan. 4. Event details

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday

Every Wednesday from 3-9 p.m., you can pay what you wish and access all the amazing art that the Phoenix Art Museum has to offer. Event details

Costume Storytime

Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us every second Saturday at 10 a.m. Jan. 11. Event details

Free Family Sunday at the Phoenix Art Museum

Through the generosity of Discount Tire, general admission to Phoenix Art Museum is waived and admission to special exhibits is discounted from noon–5 pm on the second Sunday of each month, with exciting activities, scavenger hunts, live performances, tours and more. Jan. 12. Event details

Free Dinner When You Skate

Enjoy a free slice of pizza and a soda with your skate rental. Sundays. Event details

—Kate Loweth


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