Fill Your January Full of Local Fun

Looking for some fun this January? Peruse our local list of events and fill your calendar with fit-friendly, family-friendly, educational and altruistic activities! Whatever you New Year’s focus is, there’s a nearby event to support it!

Discover the fun and challenge of drone flight with instruction during Drone Plex at Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos every Saturday and Sunday.

Join Bicycle Sunday each week as Cañada Road closes between the Filoli entrance and Highway 92 allowing for non-motorized activities including jogging, bicycling, hiking, roller-skating, and walking.

The San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City continues its “Free First Fridays” program on January 6.

A Walk in the Park in Belmont on January 7. Get outdoors and explore Hallmark Park with a short hike connecting with nature and looking for wildlife.

Paddock Park Fun. Bay Meadows welcomes San Mateo parents for some family-friendly shenanigans at Paddock Park every Monday 3-5pm. January: 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Bombay Jam in Foster City. Burn up to 800 calories in just an hour-long class! Winter 2017 Session Starts January 9. Every Monday 7:30 pm for 10 weeks

“The 10th Life of Nine Lives” Shelter Rejuvenation Benefit Concert featuring the music of multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Smash Mouth and The Bell Brothers on January 14 in Redwood City.

180 Minutes of Creativity at Scribble Me Happy on January 15. Use 180 minutes to explore, play, have fun and get ready for a productive week in the flow.

Printmaking in San Mateo Photo by Scribble Me Happy

Printmaking in San Mateo
Photo by Scribble Me Happy

San Mateo on Ice. Skaters will be able to skate in the sunshine during the day and under the stars at night through January 16.

Cabaret. Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City brings Kander and Ebb’s masterpiece, Cabaret, to the stage to kick-off 2017 in style. January 19-February 5.

Help Shelter Dogs this season! Join the Burlingame Girl Scouts in making fleece blankets and toys for dogs in rescue on January 21 at the Burlingame public library.

Meenakshi’s International Cooking with Kids in San Mateo, 4 Sessions, January 25 -February 15. Learn about the origin of cuisines and food sources

Kids Winter Movie Night on January 27 in Redwood City includes hot chocolate, a big screen movie and a cozy evening of winter fun!

Dorothea Lange: The Louise Lovett Collection at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame from January 29-April 9. rates Bay Meadows high on the list for walkable locations to live on the San Francisco Peninsula and for good reason! Why? Because we are steps from shopping (Hillsdale Center), groceries (Whole Foods), parks, a farmer’s market and an easy bike-ride from downtown San Mateo with its burgeoning restaurant scene. San Mateo’s shared Bay Bikes are on-site, so no need to own your own. And Caltrain is a quick stroll from anywhere in the neighborhood. Learn all about connecting the dots for your many transportation options with Connect San Mateo.