Things to do in January

Embrace the New Year with excitement and endless possibilities! January is our canvas for exploration and new experiences.

Let's kick off the new year right by savoring every moment and discovering all the fun things this month has to offer! Venture to new places, try something you've never done before, and fill your calendar with the promise of winter fun.


Plan ahead. Buy tickets, sign up online, or do a little research before attending these events and activities.

Gluten-Free Winter Market
When: January 6 - March 30
Where: Parkside Eatery + Bar | Directions

Elevate your foodie experience with the inaugural Gluten-Free Winter Market, presented by Denver Celiac in collaboration with Aurora’s Parkside Eatery + Bar and Gina’s Kitchen. Discover a delightful array of gluten-free goodies crafted by amazing vendors, making accessible options a breeze. Enjoy the unique offerings of this market, running from January to March!

38th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration 2024
When: January 5 - 23
Where: Aurora Municipal Center | Directions

Celebrate and honor the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the City of Aurora at the 38th Annual Commemoration! Immerse yourself in a month-long celebration featuring diverse events like the wreath-laying ceremony, interfaith breakfast, the 2024 MLK Parade, and a rich array of activities. The commemoration begins with an uplifting opening ceremony, a heartfelt prayer vigil, and a proclamation reading. Engage in the festivities with captivating dance, music, and compelling theatrical performances that promise an enriching experience for all. Learn more information and see the schedule of events here.

When: January 11 - 20
Where: The People's Building | Directions

Embark on a captivating journey this January with playwright Diego Florez-Arroyo’s 'Cuauhtémoczin,' a tale that reimagines the 500-year journey of liberation through the lens of Aztec mythology, language, and rich storytelling. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Aztec culture through multi-media performances that promise to enchant and enthrall. This is a performance you don’t want to miss, so make sure you secure those tickets!

Fun Home
When: January 12 - February 18
Where: The Vintage Theatre | Directions

Step into the world of 'Fun Home,' recipient of the 2015 Best Musical Tony Award and inspired by Alison Bechdel's graphic novel. This extraordinary musical skillfully navigates Alison's life, seamlessly weaving between past and present. Delve into the rich narrative that unveils the myriad challenges, profound revelations, and transformative growth that define Alison's journey. Get your tickets here.

AHM Poetry Series
When: January 19 - 28
Where: Aurora History Museum | Directions

Embark on your journey as a playwright, or nurture your creative instincts! Join the Aurora History Museum's 2024 Poetry Series, designed for both aspiring and seasoned local poets. Immerse yourself in a series of workshops that will stretch and challenge your writing skills. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned wordsmith, these sessions are crafted to help you solidify your inner writer and unearth your next wave of inspiration.

Adult Night Out: Connecting with the Cosmos
When: January 18
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum | Directions

Enjoy an enchanting evening for adults under the celestial canopy! Immerse yourself in a night of celestial wonders, indulging in cosmic concoctions, stargazing adventures, and engaging activities such as Astro origami, a virtual moonwalk experience, crafting and launching your own rocket, and beyond.

Rotating Tap Comedy
When: January 27
Where: Dry Dock Brewing - South Dock | Directions

Sip on a cold brew and prepare for a barrel of laughs at Rotating Tap Comedy, hosted at Dry Dock Brewing! Elevate your night with Colorado's exclusive brewery-touring stand-up comedy, showcasing talents from Netflix, HBO, Comedy Central, and beyond. Whether you're planning a parents' night out or seeking a great time with friends, this comedy at your beloved local spot is the ultimate destination for humor and hops.

Things to Do All Month

The following will be open throughout January, making it easy to plan your laid-back adventures in Aurora.


The Pond at Southlands Shopping Center is still open throughout the whole month of January! Visitors can rent skates on-site and enjoy the ice underneath the twinkling lights. There is a small admission fee and remember to purchase tickets in advance.

Storytime at Tattered Covered Kids

Join the enchanting world of storytelling at Tattered Cover KIDS at Stanley Marketplace! Immerse yourself in the magic of Storytime sessions every Wednesday and Sunday this month. These engaging and interactive events create cherished moments with knowledgeable booksellers, making each visit a fun journey through captivating book adventures.

Enjoy a Winter Hike

Enjoy a winter hike on Aurora's popular trails or enjoy a cup of coffee on one of the benches along the path. If you have a mountain bike, it would also be a perfect place for a winter bike ride. After fresh snow, consider packing your snowshoes for a hiking adventure. If you’re craving more exploration, dive into our blog for more trails that are perfect for a refreshing hike.

Date Night at Create Kitchen & Bar

Your professional chef instructor will help you whip and sauté a delicious 3-course meal as you enjoy perfectly paired wines or signature cocktails. And when it’s all done, you can relax and enjoy your meal!