Can't-Miss Orlando Events in January
Looking for something to do in Orlando this January? We have you covered! In addition to the National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) VRBO Citrus Bowl and an acclaimed cultural festival, we're hosting theme park celebrations, NBA games, free events and much more, including the highlights featured here.
You can also search for happenings around the time of your visit with our Orlando Events Calendar. No matter when you'll be here, there's always something to do in Orlando!
Theme Park Events in Orlando for January
Walt Disney World Resort (Pictured), Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando Have Special Events in January
Through Jan. 6: Holidays at Universal Orlando
There's still time to enjoy Universal Orlando® Resort's holiday offerings: Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's at Universal Studios FloridaTM, GrinchmasTM Who-liday Spectacular at Universal's Islands of AdventureTM, and Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM at both parks, all included with regular admission.
Through Jan. 6: Three Kings Day Celebration
Taking inspiration from the Latin cultural celebration of the same name, this event brings SeaWorld® Orlando's holiday season to a close with specialty cuisine and festive experiences. It's included with regular admission.
Jan. 18 – Feb. 25: Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Free Events in Orlando for January
Zora! Festival Events Are Taking Place All Over Orlando Jan. 26 – Feb. 3
These free, family-friendly events are taking place at locations throughout the Orlando area in January.
Saturdays, Jan. 11-25: Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards Winter Music Series
Enjoy a trifecta of wine, live music and free admission at this Saturdays-only concert series at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards in Clermont, about 35 minutes northeast of downtown Orlando. Wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food will be available for purchase, and complimentary tours and tastings will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Learn more: Orlando Wineries & Wine Bars
Jan. 26 – Feb. 3: Zora! Festival
While paid admission is required for some programming at this week-long celebration of education, arts and culture, many events are free to attend with pre-registration. Additionally, Zora! Festival's Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Historic Eatonville, about 30 minutes north of downtown Orlando, is free for all on Feb. 1, and free for students on Feb. 2-3. (Current I.D. required for middle- and high-school students.)
Learn more: Orlando Arts, Culture & History
Downtown Orlando Events in Orlando for January
NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando
These events are taking place in and around downtown Orlando during the month of January.
Jan. 1: VRBO Citrus Bowl
Celebrating its 73rd anniversary, 2019's VRBO Citrus Bowl will welcome the new year by pitting No. 12 Penn State against No. 14 Kentucky. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. at Camping World Stadium.
Learn more: Orlando Sports, Recreation & Outdoors
Jan. 27: NFL Pro Bowl
For the third straight year, the NFL's best players will face off at Camping World Stadium, with kickoff set for 3 p.m. The big game is complemented with free activities and family fun during Pro Bowl Week, which starts Jan. 24 at Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. What's more, you can save up to $10 off Pro Bowl tickets by entering promo code "VISIT" when you purchase online.
Learn more: 2019 NFL Pro Bowl
More Events in Orlando for January
Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales
These events are taking place throughout the Orlando area in January. Click each event's name to learn more.
- Jan. 1: Light Up UCF
- Through Jan. 6: Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens Holiday Home Tour
Orlando Magic Games in January
Catch Orlando Magic Home Games at Downtown Orlando's Amway Center
All Orlando Magic home games are played at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando.
- Jan. 11: vs. Boston Celtics
- Jan. 13: vs. Houston Rockets
- Jan. 18: vs. Brooklyn Nets
Written by Nate Shelton, consumer content writer at Visit Orlando. He's an experienced journalist and native Floridian who enjoys the entertainment, cultural and culinary aspects of Orlando and Orange County.
Cover image: Pro Bowl Week at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort
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