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January Events Calendar

Events and Festivals in Philadelphia in January


From the Mummers Parade to Center City Restaurant Week to the International Auto Show, January is a great time to be in Greater Philadelphia. Kick off the New Year with any number of exciting events and then enjoy lots more to do throughout the month.

January theatre listings from the Greater Philadelphia Theatre Alliance

The Mummers Parade
January 1, 2012
Where: Broad Street between Washington Avenue and City Hall

Enjoy the elaborate costumes, dance and music during this classic Philadelphia parade.

When: January 7, 2012

Where: Blue Cross River Rink

All police officers sporting a badge will receive complimentary ice skating for themselves and three family members.

Arctic Inuit Adventure
January 7 & 8, 2012
Where: The Garden State Discovery Museum, Cherry Hill, NJ

Kids can learn about the Arctic through storytelling and activities.

Winter Opening Reception at the Institute of Contemporary Art
January 11, 2011
Where: The Institute of Contemporary Art

Be among the first to see the ICA's new exhibitions.

When: January 15, 2012

Where: Blue Cross River Rink

If you thought ice skating and hula dancers don't mix, think again. Take a mid-winter break and enjoy performers such as Hula dancers and steel drum music.

Absecon Lighthouse Birthday Party
January 15, 2012
Where: The Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City, NJ

Celebrate the lighthouse's 155th birthday with cake and a free climb to the top.

The Philadelphia Home Show
January 14-22, 2012
Where: The Pennsylvania Convention Center

Gather with celeb designers, visit exhibitors and take seminars about home design and construction.

Center City Restaurant Week
January 22-27 & 29-Feb. 3, 2012
Where: Various restaurants

During two five-day periods over two weeks, you'll get a three-course lunch for $20 or dinner for $35 at several area restaurants.

MLK Day of Service
January 16, 2012
Where: Greater Philadelphia

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday by participating in any of a large number of volunteer events throughout the region. Find volunteer opportunities through the website.

One Book, One Philadelphia
January 25-March 17, 2012
Where: Various locations

Don't miss this year's One Book, One Philadelphia events. See website for a full list of events.

The Philadelphia International Auto Show
January 28 - February 5, 2012
Where: The Pennsylvania Convention Center

This huge event attracts automobile enthusiasts from far and wide.

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