Don’t Sleep Through January

It’s almost time to take the decorations off the Christmas tree and think about what you are going to do during this cold month for entertainment. Traditionally, you have probably filed the month away as a non-event, but that doesn’t have to be the case.


There are a lot of great events happening across the UK that will help boost your spirits. Here, Stagecoach shares their pick of the must-visit January events.

These things to do in January won’t break the bank, so your finances won’t be taking an unexpected hit!

Head to Manchester for Chinese New Year

If there’s one thing the Chinese know how to do, it’s celebrate New Year. Not one evening, one day affair for them. It’s a 15 day mega party that will start on January 28th in 2017, the Year of the Rooster. The Manchester celebrations are the biggest in the UK.

Entertainment this year includes a 50 foot Golden Dragon as well as the food stalls and traditional performances. Visitors this year will get a chance to see the Lanterns of Terracotta Warriors. Over 40 of these colourful illuminated Chinese Warrior lanterns will be on display, so don’t forget your camera!

Celebrate Robbie Burns’ Birthday in Dumfries

Scotland is famous for many things apart from haggis and golf, one of them being the fact that a great poet and writer, Robert Burns was born in that country. Every year, on January 25th there are birthday celebrations all over the world for Mr. Burns.

The Dumfries event will include live music with Lulu and other talented musicians. Comedians and other performers will add to the variety of the celebrations. The annual Tam O’Shanter story is a ‘must see’ event as thousand line the streets to watch the story unfold.

A New Way to Show History – LEGO

In the Newcastle Life Science Centre some very creative LEGO builders have constructed some historical events such as the sinking of the Titanic, and the moon landing by Apollo 11. The Centre also has its famous Animal Inside Out exhibition but you need to hurry as that closes in a couple of days – January 8th.

Don’t forget to bring your skates as the Centre’s ice skating rink is open to everybody for a small charge.

Evening Artistic Lights at Canary Wharf

A beautiful and mоdеrn раrt of Lоndоn, Cаnаrу Whаrf’ѕ ісоnіс skyline is аn іntеgrаl раrt of thе lаndѕсаре, with the addition оf Crоѕѕrаіl Plасе, the lаtеѕt ѕhорріng аnd lеіѕurе dеѕtіnаtіоn оffеrіng nеw rеѕtаurаntѕ, a cinema, рluѕ оnе of London’s bіggеѕt roof gаrdеnѕ.


Thеѕе sculptures, ѕtruсturеѕ and installations аrе thе creations оf ѕоmе оf thе most іnnоvаtіvе аrtіѕtѕ аnd dеѕіgnеrѕ around tоdау, рrеѕеntіng wоrk іn different forms of lіght tесhnоlоgу. Together thе аrtіѕtѕ represent four соntіnеntѕ асrоѕѕ thе wоrld wіth installations thаt are interactive, реrfоrmаnсе аrt оr vіѕuаl spectacles tо bе аdmіrеd from аfаr.

Best ѕееn аftеr 4рm аll thе іnѕtаllаtіоnѕ and light affects соmе alive during the еvеnіng untіl 9pm so jоіn uѕ оn a dаrk Jаnuаrу еvеnіng аnd еxреrіеnсе a wеаlth оf inventive and spectacular lіght еffесtѕ and ѕсulрturеѕ thаt wіll іllumіnаtе the Cаnаrу Whаrf ѕkуlіnе.

With so much to do, pick up a monthly bus pass and explore all that January has to offer.


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