January Happenings and Events

Start the new year off on the right foot and try a new experience! There is winter fun to be had, fantastic performances to see, and more to explore in Mansfield and Richland County.

Wrap up the Christmas season with the final days of Christmas at Kingwood (Jan 2-5) at Kingwood Center Gardens. This is your last chance to see Kingwood Hall decked for the holidays or walk the Trail of Lights until next Christmas.

See all that Downtown Mansfield has to offer and explore the city during the First Friday Shop Hop (Jan 3). Businesses will often stay open late and offer live entertainment, unique events, or special offers during the Shop Hop.

Hit the slopes! Snow Trails is officially holding its normal hours during the week for skiing and snowboarding. They will offer extended hours on Peak Days (Dec 23-Jan 5) so you have more time to make memories while family is in town. Spend your 4-day weekend on the slopes with MLK Extended Hours (Jan 17-20) and don’t miss the Mid-Season Party (Jan 25) with an outdoor DJ, fireworks, and more.

Performance Season is here! Catch a production at the Renaissance Performing Arts Center or The Mansfield Playhouse. Country artist and songwriter, Phil Vassar (Jan 11) and some amazing shelter dogs turned 4-legged performers in Mutts Gone Nuts (Jan 19) take to the stage at the Renaissance Theatre. An original musical production, An Evening with Etta James starring Condrea Webber (Jan 17-18, 24-25) tells the tumultuous life story of the legendary singer at Theatre 166. The Mansfield Playhouse brings you Dearly Departed (Jan 17- 18, 24-26), a comic gem of a play about the far-from-boring realities of life and death in the South.

Get the kids out of the house! Stop in for Storytime for Kids (Jan 18) at Main Street Books. The Ohio Bird Sanctuary hosts Avian Encounters every Saturday in January (4, 11, 18, 25). Your kids will love Music & Movement every Friday and Art Class every Thursday at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum.

Visit the Destination Mansfield – Richland County calendar of events for even more local events. We share live music on our social media on #RichlandLIVE.