January’s top events

Looking for an event to feature? Here’s our pick of the best events coming up in January. As ever, please check individual websites for the latest details.

Discover more…

There’s plenty more to experience, for details on the full range of events check out each destination’s What’s On pages:

Visit East Yorkshire

Visit Hull

Visit Lincolnshire

Visit Stoke

Enjoy Staffordshire

Visit Hampshire


A Regatta on the Grand Canal… in Hull

Another painting by a world-renowned artist is now on display in Hull, bringing a little bit of Venice to the city. c.1733-4 by Italian artist Canaletto can be seen at the Ferens Art Gallery until 28 January 2024, the fifth and final work loaned to the gallery as part of a partnership with Royal Collection Trust.

Dance the night away at the Jane Austen Birthday Ball

The , will be held at the historic Assembly Rooms in Alton, on 13 January 2024. The Hampshire Regency Dancers will be on hand to provide demonstrations and help with directions for the dances, and music will be provided by the live trio Hampshire Regency Players. For those who do not possess a Regency Costume, smart evening wear is an alternative. The £65 ticket price per head includes a buffet.

Heavens above in Hull

A new spectacular immersive sound and light show by Luxmuralis is set to showcase the power of the Earth’s elements at Hull Minster this month. For four nights only, 17-20 January, The Elements will bring artistic interpretations, sound and light allowing visitors to witness volcanoes, be immersed in the sky and environment and see the Nave immersed in the power of the oceans and storms. Tickets cost £7.11 adults, and £5.08 children.

Viva La Rave!

One of the travel trends predicted for 2024 is “Dry Tripping”. So, for clubbers, dance enthusiasts, and anyone “sober-curious”, Lincoln’s newest sober-dance clubbing event on 20 January might well hit the spot. The Southside venue, located in the former St Katherine’s Church, will host !, which will take partygoers on a journey through house, rave, funky techno, DnB, and more, curated by four DJs. Entry is £8.

Wherever you leave your hat

While the country’s longest running outdoor arts festival – and perhaps most unusually named event – takes place in the summer, the excitement of the Winchester Hat Fair is also available in the middle of winter. The spin-off Hat Fair Cabaretis a one-night extravaganza from the masters of mayhem and laughter and will be staged at the Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 21 January, with tickets from £12-£50.

Top garden tip from East Yorkshire

Set in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington, East Yorkshire’s re-open on 8 January after the Christmas break – and the gardens. which open daily, remain free to enter until March. Nestled amongst 50 acres of 19th century parkland, the estate is also home to a zoo, also open daily, while the Georgian house opens weekends only until 22 March (admission charge for zoo and house).

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    Sewerby Hall and Gardens, East Yorkshire

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    Ferens Art Gallery, Hull