January 2020 Fun Activities in Utah

What to do in January in Utah? Here are some fun activities.


January 2020 Fun Activities

January 11
Snowshoe Stomp 5K. This race starts and finishes at East Canyon-Mountain Dell Recreation Area. Also featuring a 1K for kids. Registration includes a commemorative t-shirt. Food and beverages will be on hand along with live music at the finish and a clown for the kids. To register and for more information go here.

January 17 – 19
Bluff Balloon Festival. Hosted by the Bluff International Balloon Festival, the event is now in its 22nd year. Held every year during the MLK weekend visit and watch balloons over the red rocks of Bluff and southeastern Utah.

January 18
Winterfest presented by East Canyon State Park at East Canyon State Park, 5535 S Highway 66, Morgan. Learn how to ice fish, ride a snowmobile, cross country skiing and enjoy the tubing hill. Park fees apply, but all activities are free. Hours are from 11am to 3pm.

January 18
34th Annual Sneddon HOF Germanfest at the Golden Spike Events Center, 1000 North 1200 West, Ogden. Bands, food, vendors, and entertainment from 11am to 10pm. Featuring authentic German food and music. This is a family friendly festival. A family pass for 2 adults and up to 4 children is $25, $8 adults, $5 children 3 to 12 (ages 2 and younger are free), $6 for students and seniors. Visit the website for more information.

January 18
1887 Ogden Time Capsule Unveiling. Presented by the Utah State Archives at the Weber County Library, Main Branch, 2464 Jefferson Ave., Ogden from 10am to 5pm. From the cornerstone of the old Central Jr. High School, the box was cut open 60 years ago and then resealed and sent to the Utah State Archives. Come and discover something of the history of early schools in Utah.

January 23 – February 2
Sundance Film Festival. Experience the “ultimate gathering of original storytellers and audiences seeking new voices and fresh perspectives” at the Sundance Film Festival. The program will include dramatic and documentary features and short films, series and episodic content as well as emerging media in the form of multimedia installations, performances and films. Venues include Park City, Sundance, and Salt Lake City. Visit here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Ice Skating
Ice Skate at the Gallivan Center, 239 Main Street, Salt Lake City. Open Monday through Thursday 4 to 9pm, Friday through Saturday noon to midnight; Sunday noon to 7pm. Go to the website for pricing and holiday closures.

Utah Theater

Family Friendly

Hale Centre Theatre, Sandy
Bright Star
January 20 – May 2 
9900 South Monroe Street, Sandy

Hale Center Theater, Orem 
Man With the Pointed Toes
January 4 – February 8
225 West 400 North, Orem

Off Broadway Theatre 
Star Ward
January 31 – February 21
272 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

Desert Star Playhouse
James Blonde
January 9 – March 21
4861 South State Street, Murray

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre
Peter and the Starcatcher
January 17 – February 15
525 North 400 West, Centerville

Kingsbury Hall
She Kills Monsters
January 16 – 19
1395 E Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Utah Symphony
Isabel Leonard Sings Mozart
January 9 – 11
Abravanel Hall, 123 W South Temple, Salt Lake City

Excellence in the Community
Louisiana 801
January 15
Gallivan Center, 239 S Main Street, Salt Lake City

Scera Center for the Performing Arts
Twelfth Night
January 15 – 18
745 State Street, Orem

Empress Theatre
Into the Woods
January 17 – February 8
9104 West 2700 South, Magna

Utah Children’s Theatre (Parker Theatre)
Cat in the Hat
January 25 – February 22 
3605 South State Street, Salt Lake City

Ballet West
February 7 – 15
Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City

Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre
Atlanta Rhythm Section
January 16 – 18
328 Main Street, Park City

Eccles Theater
Fiddler on the Roof
January 21 – 26  
131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

Grand Theatre
The Musical of All Musicals, (The Musical!)
February 3 – March 7
1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City

Harman Theatre
Footloose The Musical
March 12 – 28
3333 Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City

Date Night

Plan-B Theatre Company
Singing to the Brine Shrimp
February 13 – 23
Studio Theatre at the Rose Wagner Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City

Salt Lake Acting Company
A Doll’s House, Part 2
February 5 – March 8
168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City

Pioneer Theatre
Mary Stuart
January 10 – 25
300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City

Utah Opera
Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Silent Night
January 18 – 26
Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City

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