77 Ideas for January Holidays

by Liz Huff Second Street

Monthly Holidays in January

Soup Month

  • Soup Recipe Contest
  • Which Kind of Soup Are You? Quiz
  • Win Soup for a Year Sweepstakes
  • Battle of the Soups Voting Bracket
  • Favorite Soup Photo Contest

Photo Contest for Soup Month

Creativity Month

  • Creative Kids Photo Contest
  • Show Your Talent Video Contest

Video Contest for Creativity Month

Daily Holidays in January

Bloody Mary Day

  • Best Bloody Mary in [City] Ballot
  • Drink Up: Bloody Mary Trivia Quiz
  • Battle of the Bloody Mary Voting Bracket
  • Bloody Mary Cocktail-Making Event Sign-Up (turnkey available)
  • Bloody Mary Photo Contest

Bloody Mary Quiz

Science Fiction Day

  • Best Science Fiction Movies Ballot
  • Best Science Fiction Books Ballot
  • Sci-Fi Costume Photo Contest

Trivia Day

Trivia Quizzes for Trivia Day

Pop Music Chart Day

  • Best Pop Music of [Year] Ballot
  • Virtual Meet & Greet with [Pop Music Artist] Event Sign-Up
  • Pop Music Concert Ticket Giveaway
  • How Well Do You Know [Pop Music Artist]?

Concert Giveaway for Pop Music Chart Day

Weigh-In Day

Fitness Giveaway for Weigh-In Day

Bubble Bath Day

  • Bathroom Remodel Sweepstakes
  • Do You Take Baths or Showers? Poll
  • Make Your Own Bath Bomb Workshop Event Sign-Up

    Houseplant Appreciation Day

    • Show Off Your Houseplants Photo Contest
    • Houseplant Gardening Class Event Sign-Up (turnkey available)
    • Which Houseplant Is Right For You? Quiz

    Houseplant Quiz

    Cut Your Energy Costs Day

    • Test Your Home Energy IQ Quiz (turnkey available)
    • Cut Your Energy Costs Seminar Event Sign-Up
    • Let Us Pay Your Electric Bill Sweepstakes

    Home Energy Quiz for Cut Energy Costs Day

    Organize Your Home Day

    • Win a New Closet! Ugly Closet Photo Contest
    • Organize Your Home Workshop Event Sign-Up
    • House Cleaning for a Year Sweepstakes

    Omaha World-Herald Organize Sweeps

    Dress Up Your Pet Day

    • Cutest Pets in Costumes Challenge Voting Bracket
    • Cutest Pets in Costumes Photo Contest (turnkey available)

    Photo Contest for Dress Up Your Pet Day

    Hat Day

    • Hats Off: Hat Trivia Quiz
    • Show Us Your Hat Photo Contest
    • Best Hats Ballot
    • Which Type of Hat Are You? Quiz

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Popcorn Day

    • Pop Quiz: Popcorn Trivia
    • Best Popcorn Topping Poll
    • Win a Year of Free Popcorn Sweepstakes

    Sweepstakes for Popcorn Day

    Cheese Lovers Day

    • Name That Cheese! Quiz (turnkey available)
    • Best Types of Cheese Poll
    • Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese in [City] Bracket

    Hot Sauce Day

    • Year of Hot Sauce Sweepstakes
    • Favorites Hot Sauce Poll
    • Battle of the Hot Sauces Voting Bracket
    • Which Type of Hot Sauce Are You? Quiz

    Quiz for Hot Sauce Day

    Pie Day

    • Which Type of Pie Are You? Quiz
    • Pie Photo & Recipe Contest
    • Battle of the Pies Voting Bracket
    • Favorite Types of Pie Poll
    • Pie Making Class Event Sign-Up (turnkey available)

    Belly Laugh Day

    • Best Comedy Movie Poll
    • Silly Kids and Pets Photo Contest
    • Comedy Club Tickets Sweepstakes
    • Funniest Kid Jokes Video Contest

    Peanut Butter Day

    • Peanut Butter Battle: Top Peanut Butter Foods Voting Bracket
    • Crunchy or Creamy? Poll
    • Peanut Butter Lovers Baking Class Event Sign-Up (turnkey available)

    Spouses Day

    Chocolate Cake Day

    • Cutest Little Baker Photo Contest
    • How Big of a Chocolate Cake Lover Are You? Quiz
    • Best Chocolate Cake in [City] Ballot

    Ballot for Chocolate Cake Day

    Puzzle Day

    • Jigsaw Puzzle Sweepstakes
    • Show Us Your Puzzle! Photo Contest
    • What Kind of Puzzler Are You? Quiz

    The Eagle Puzzle Sweepstakes


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