January brings a welcome change of pace after the holiday rush. The crowds thin out, the weather starts to warm, and the days lengthen. It's the perfect time to explore Anaheim and the OC area without the hustle and bustle.
Hit the Theme Parks
Photo Credit: ©Disney
Celebrate Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure® Park
Whether you're a seasoned Disney fan or just looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate the Lunar New Year, Disney California Adventure® Park offers an unforgettable experience. From January 23rd to February 18th, 2024, guests can immerse themselves in the Year of the Dragon with a dazzling array of experiences including Asian-inspired food and beverages at the Lunar New Year Marketplaces, “Mulan's Lunar New Year Procession,” (a vibrant parade led by Mushu himself), and so much more!
Knott’s Berry Farm's PEANUTS Celebrations
The family-friendly PEANUTS Celebration at Knott’s Berry Farm pays homage to Charlie Brown and friends. Step into the comic strip with unique photo opportunities, plus themed food, decor, and entertainment. The daily fun is included with park admission and runs January 27-February 25, 2024.
Hit the Museums
Orange County is a treasure trove of museums, offering a diverse range of experiences for all interests. Whether you're captivated by art and artifacts, fascinated by history and culture, or curious about science and technology, you'll find a museum that sparks your imagination.
Every first Sunday of the month, the Bowers Museum hosts a free family festival in the museum's beautiful Key Courtyard. This January 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests will be able to indulge at the International Festival of Chocolate. This festival promises a fun-filled day for the whole family, with live performances, art making, face painting, complimentary treats, and a special chocolate-tasting session with a chocolate expert.
Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center
On Saturday, January 13th, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center invites you to an exciting celebration of all things trains! Join them for their annual Train Days event and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of railroads. Discover the intricate details of the Muzeo's impressive collection of HO, O, and G gauge train layouts. This event is free with admission to the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, making it a budget-friendly way to enjoy a fun and educational experience.
Live Performances in Anaheim and Orange County
Anaheim and Orange County offer a vibrant live performance scene, catering to diverse tastes. From stages such as the City National Grove of Anaheim to the grand stage of the Honda Center, captivating experiences await.
City National Grove of Anaheim
For those seeking a night of thought-provoking humor, City National Grove of Anaheim welcomes Lewis Black on January 20th and 21st. His iconic observations and comedic timing are sure to leave you in stitches.
Immerse yourself in the passionate music of Mexican ranchera singer Paquita la del Barrio at the Honda Center on January 27th, as she fills the arena with her powerful vocals and heartfelt lyrics.
View our Events Calendar for more live entertainment and concerts coming to town in January.
Kick Start Your New Year's Resolutions
Enjoy a Zero Proof Cocktail at the Anaheim Marriott
Wet your whistle during a dry January at nFuse Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge, one of our favorite places to eat at the Anaheim Marriott. The non-alcoholic crafted beverages mirror their cocktail counterparts in flavor and flair.
Enjoy Healthier Dining Options
Freshen your feasting with healthier dining options around Anaheim. From fresh fish at PokiNometry to customizable acai bowls at Lazy Bird, you can DIY your dishes to suit your dietary needs.
Take a Hike at Oak Canyon
Happy trails for happy hikers. Enjoy 58 acres of fresh air as you explore four miles of hiking at Oak Canyon Nature Center. The mild trails will take you through oak woodlands, making it a great choice for families or novice hikers. Looking for a full month of hiking? Check out the Best Hiking Trails around Anaheim and Orange County.
Pick up a New Hobby
If your resolution is to learn a new skill or pick up a new hobby, you’re in the right place in Anaheim. Untap creativity at local breweries with a Craft & Arts paint night, which pairs craft beers with a crafty paint night. Your inner sommelier awaits you at Colony Wine Merchant, which is launching a 6-class Wine Camp series in January.
January Events in Anaheim
Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center
Wild Wing is your host for a night of NHL hockey you won’t forget. Cheer on the Ducks at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Catch the Ducks play against the Maple Leafs, Jets, Red Wings, Rangers, Sabres and Sharks in January! View our Event Calendar for more details.
Monster Jam at Angel Stadium
Rev up the year at Monster Jam at Angel Stadium January 20-21 where monster trucks put their speed and skill in full throttle.
AMA Supercross at Angel Stadium
Mark your calendars and get ready for the AMA Supercross at Angel Stadium on January 6 and January 27. This year, AMA Supercross brings the ultimate drivers to one location for a motor sporting event you will not want to miss.
Sign Up for The Anaheim Update
Sign up for The Anaheim Update! Stay in the loop and receive special Orange County events straight to your inbox! Receive the top things to do and be the first to know about the best Orange County events happening now.
There’s no place like Orange County to ring in the new year!