January Family Fun Guide


January events

We have a New Year’s resolution for you… How about plan a special outing for your family at least once a month!

Here are a few of our favorite January activities happening this month on the Gulf Coast!


12th night celebrationThe City of Biloxi and the Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum invite you to a Twelfth Night Celebration on Wednesday, January 5 from 6-9 PM!


Scouts in space

Calling all Scouts! Join INFINITY Science Center and explore the universe on Saturday, January 8 from 9AM-Noon. Celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space telescope, NASA’s new infrared observatory. $15/adult. $10/child. Tickets also available day of event.

There will be activities throughout the museum. All activities are geared towards scouts of all ages. CLICK HERE for more information on their Scout Programming.

Storybook studio princesses pajama party
Storybook Studio/Facebook

The Princess Pajama Party will be hosted at the {new} Storybook Studio on Saturday, January 8.

  • 11 AM Party with Ariel, Tiana, Rapunzel
  • 5 PM Party with Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Ariel

They will have slumber party games, crafts, and dancing in our pajamas.


Sensory Sundays at Lynn Meadows

Sensory Sunday will take place on Sunday, January 9 from 10 AM – noon. It is an exclusive event for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing differences to have a fun, enjoyable and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment. Free event.


Hope from John Ellis

The Hope from John Ellis Benefit Concert & Silent Auction will take place Saturday, January 15 from 6-10 PM at the Beau Rivage. This event benefits the One Wing Foundation and was created by the Naff family in memory of John Ellis Naff in hopes to share his sweet story with those who love him. On January 6, 2017, John Ellis was born into heaven at 35 weeks gestation due to Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy. This event is to honor John Ellis’ purpose and life. Their hope for this benefit is to keep John Ellis’ love alive and to bring stillbirth and Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy awareness to light, as well as raise enough funds for a Cuddle Cot to donate to a local hospital in John Ellis’ name. One Wing Foundation also raises and distributes funds to non-profit organizations such as Parker’s Purpose, that provide resources for the medical, physical and grief recovery of bereaved parents who have or will endure pregnancy and infant loss, as well as ICP Care who brings awareness to Cholestasis of Pregnancy.​

John Ellis’ benefits have raised over $21,000. His Cuddle Cots were donated to USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital and Providence Hospital in Mobile, AL. Singing River Gulfport Hospital will be the recipient for the next Cuddle Cot.

Your ticket to the event will include a southern-comfort buffet, 2 drink tickets, a silent auction and live music. Children also encouraged to attend.

CLICK HERE additional information on other sponsorship packages, ticket purchases, silent auction donations and underwriting opportunities available. $45/adult. $10/child.


Mlk day at Lynn meadows
Martin Luther king event at Lynn Meadows

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center on Monday, January 17 from 10 AM – 5 PM.

Activities will include storytime at 11 AM and 3 PM, special art project and more. Activities included with museum admission. Members (free); Children & Adults ($10); Military/Seniors ($8)


Mardi Gras jeep paradeThe Carnival Association of Long Beach is hosting their inaugural Jeep-a-Gras Parade on Saturday, January 22. Parade rolls at 6 p.m.


railroad Museum Event
Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum is hosting Spicy Saturday on January 29 from 2-4 p.m. Pepper Palace is offering free salsa tasting, and they’ll have a special kids’ area with sizzling crafts and games. This event is covered with regular museum admission of $5 per adult and $2 per child. For more information, call 228-284-5731.

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Christy is Co-Founder and Owner of Gulf Coast Moms Blog. She was born in Costa Rica and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She vividly remembers flying into New Orleans and knew, in the moments to come, her life would change forever. She grew up in Moss Point and moved to Hattiesburg to attend college at Southern Miss, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She met her love, Matthew, and they have enjoyed married life for 13 years. They live in Long Beach with their precious children, John Salem and Ann-Michael. Prior to co-founding Gulf Coast Moms Blog, she had a successful 10+ year career in higher education administration, where she developed and spear-headed campus-wide student initiatives and events. Christy is now spending her days as a stay-at-home mom and serves her community through several non-profit organizations. She enjoys making Costa Rican tamales, a fresh margarita from El Aguila, annual sister spa day, collecting random owl things (Hootie Hoo to my Chi Omega sisters), words of wisdom from Irish priests and pool days. She is passionate about connecting women and creating a supportive, nurturing community to empower moms.


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