Looking for some family night ideas this month? Why not make it a family night out and explore Indy?! We’ve put together a list to help make planning a little easier for you. Check out our calendar for even more events around the greater Indianapolis area too. Share photos from your family night out on social media with the hashtag #PLAYindy


1. Head out to see the Festival of Lights at Jimmy Nash Park in Martinsville before it comes to a close in early January. – FREE 

2. Enjoy unlimited pizza and a night skating with your favorite turtle superheros at Skateland’s TMNT Pizza Party on January 2nd.

3. Visit the Indianapolis Children’s Museum Jolly Days Winter Wonderland Exhibit for FREE during their Target Free Family Night on January 5th. – FREE

4. Check out artwork from artists of all skill levels and ages during First Friday at Nickel Plate Arts on January 6th.  – FREE

5. May the force be strong with you and your family when you participate in Star Wars Trivia Night at Books & Brews: Zionsville on January 9th – FREE


6. Have a blast at Cosmic Climb at The Crux on January 20th. All proceeds from the black light, open climb fundraiser go to help Camptown lead youth to a better path.

7. Check out the fun programs offered at your local library. There are so many to choose from this month including Family Film Festival – Pete’s Dragon in Greenwood, LEGO League in Noblesville, Family Flicks – Oceans in Fishers, Evening Explorers at IPL Wayne Branch, and Playing with Robots in Carmel. – FREE 

8. Take the family to see Disney on Ice running January 18th through January 22nd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

9. Grab a dinner out with the family during Devour Indy running January 23rd through February 5th.

10. Reserve your tickets for Unmasked and Before the Nineteenth, the latest Young Actors Theatre plays, showing at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on January 27th and 28th. Make sure to print out our Play Review Template for your theatre critic-in-training! – FREE for Kids (up to 18 years old) / Adults $15 per ticket


11. Cheer on the Pacers as they take on the Houston Rockets on January 29th.

12. Celebrate National Soup Month at one of our 10 Best Places to Warm Up with Soup!