5 Can’t-Miss January Events Happening Around the Main Line

Posted by Kim Douglas on Mainline Today

From ice skating to a local beer fest, the Main Line region offers an abundance of winter activities to start 2023 right.

There’s no doubt that 2023 is off to a great start with these upcoming events happening in our region throughout the month of January.

White Dog Cafe’s 34th Annual New Year’s Day Pajama Brunch

January 1

White Dog Café Pajama Brunch

Photo courtesy of Fearless Restaurants

Rise and shine, keep those PJs on and head to a White Dog Cafe near you for classic twists on your favorite brunch items, mimosas, innovative mocktails and more. This low-key annual tradition is in its 34th year.


Ardmore Winter Beer Fest

January 14

Ardmore Music Hall Winter Beer Fest January

Photo courtesy of Ardmore Music Hall

As if anyone needs any enticement to drink in the dead of winter, Ardmore Music Hall makes it even easier with this sudsy event featuring 50-plus craft breweries, including regional favorites Tröegs, Levante and Victory. Expect great live music—and VIPs get brunch curated by Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft.
—Hobart Rowland

The Warmth and Wonder of Winter at Longwood Gardens

January 21–March 26

Longwood Gardens

Photo by Becca Mathias / courtesy of Longwood Gardens

Escape the chill in Longwood’s famed glass conservatory. Even in the midst of an expansion, its hanging baskets, lush plantings and varied exhibits promise to be alive with color and texture.

Flight on Ice in Newtown Square

Through February 28

Flight on Ice in Newtown Square

The Energy Transfer Veterans Memorial Rink is back again this winter, with outdoor ice skating, great food, large-screen TVs and a heated tent.

12 Chairs at SALT Performing Arts

January 12–13

Salt Performing Arts 12 Chairs January

Photo courtesy of SALT Performing Arts

For the second year in a row, SALT is mounting an original play by an area playwright at its Chester Springs locale. This year, its 12 Chairs by Philadelphia-based playwright, teacher and recovering actor John O’Hara. The story finds Louise reflecting on 12 stages of a life-long relationship as she cleans out her mother’s home.