Start 2018 off right and bring in the new year by enjoying life! Make this the best years yet! New year, new you! But enough with the cheesy new years quotes, in all reality 2018 means new everything. We have new events, shows, music, restaurants, activities and basically everything new to look forward to. It's an exciting time! So if you're lucky and still have some holidays going in to January or don't start classes quite yet, take advantage of those precious few days.\nBy January, all the Christmas festivities are finally winding down and we go back to regular pop music in the stores and don't have garland everywhere. Everything goes back to normal except for the fact that January is the month everyone is the most broke out of all the year. So maybe you are looking for free things to do to catch up on all those bills. If you do have some cash to spend, check out everything you missed in 2017 like going to try all the best new restaurants that popped up this past year. Don't forget about those New Year's resolutions either like hitting the gym. Winnipeg has lots of great gyms with tons of different programs you have to try!\nSo if you're looking for some things to do fresh in 2018, check out what the new year has to offer. Here are 40 Free Things You Gotta Do This January 2018 In Winnipeg.\nSee the things to do by clicking a category below or click NEXT to see them all:\nThings To Eat & Drink\nThings To Do On A Date\nThings To Do For Under $20\nThings To Do That Are Classy AF\nThings To Do For Free\nFor Things To Eat & Drink this January, Click "NEXT".\nvia @umbilheteporfavor\nEnjoy your fave food truck food at The Forks Market.\nIf you're craving some food trucks right about now hit up the indoor Forks market where you can get your food truck fix that never drives away.\nvia @_purplehibiscus\nEat some Caribbean food at the Purple Hibiscus pop up.\nOn January 21st at Inferno's on Academy, fight off the cold weather with some amazing spicy jerk chicken. It's the best!\nvia @cordovatapas\nHave wine and tapas at Cordova.\nWith 2017 coming to an end, it's best you tried some of Ciao's best new restaurants that opened up this past year.\nvia @harthwpg\nEnjoy some warm Italian comfort food at Harth.\nAnother one of Ciao's Best New Restaurant's of 2017, Harth is an Italian restaurant and wine bar. "A new restaurant with old ideals" as they say.\nvia @brazenhall1\nHave a beer and dinner at Brazen Hall.\nWith the brewery trend taking off, another one to join the pack is Brazen Hall. On top of being a brewery they are also a great restaurant.\nvia @edokkowpg\nEnjoy some sushi at Izakaya Edokko.\nHaving barely been open for a year, the restaurant has amazing sushi and many other Japanese dishes to try.\nvia @thelonecook\nTry the butcher-shop/restaurant Bouchée Boucher.\nA new restaurant concept to Winnipeg, Bouchée Boucher is a butcher and restaurant all in one that even has vegan and vegetarian dishes.\nvia @lacarnita_winnipeg\nHave some Mexican food at La Carnita.\nThe original location is in Toronto and they recently opened one here. It's one of the newest restaurants in the city!\nFor Things To Do On A Date, Click "NEXT".\nvia @rinha_bonsai\nMake your own kokedama at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory.\nOn January 25th, learn to create your own kokedama ball, also known as the poor man's bonsai or string garden, because no dish or container is required.\nvia @hnicplayon\nPlay street hockey in Osborne Village.\nFor all you sports couples out there, grab your favourite double daters and make a team to play some 4 on 4 on January 27th.\nLearn MMA at Dragon's Den.\nYou could be the next Conor Mcgregor or Ronda Rousey! Or at the very least, get at those New Years fitness goals while learning to fight!\nvia @aashi1606\nCheck out the Bridesmaids show at Celebrations.\nStarting January 13th, watch "Runaway Bridesmaid" which is Celebrations version of all everyones favourite movie Bridesmaids!\nvia @blue_sky_fitness\nGet in shape at Blue Sky Fitness Studio.\nBe that power couple and start working out together and putting in the work. 6 months until beach bod season!\nvia @orangetheoryfitnesstaylor\nTry the new Orange Theory Fitness.\nIt's a program like Zumba but not dancing. It's a 60 minute workout that they call Heart Rate Based Interval Training.\nvia @amalie_haughuus\nChallenge yourself to enter the Frostbite River Run.\nFor all you adrenaline junkies, this annual 5 mile run takes place on January 28th during the coldest time of the winter here in Winterpeg.\nvia @viarailcanada\nTake a train trip from the VIA Rail station downtown.\nThis is obviously a multi-day date, but totally worth it! You get an amazing view from the train and need to experience it at least once.\nFor Things To Do For Under $20, Click "NEXT".\nvia @hgtv\nStep up your home with the Winnipeg Renovation Show.\nStar your new year with some new home renos! From January 12th - 14th the convention will be on and Bryan Baeumler will be there!\nvia @graffitiartprog\nMake some art with the Graffiti Gallery.\nOn Tuesdays, take part in the Graffiti Gallery Adult Art Workshops at Forth. Maybe you'll be the next Banksy!\nvia @vix.dam\nSome money during Boxing Month at Polo Park.\nSo obvs not everything is going to be under $20 but boxing day sales last foreverrrr and at least now you can avoid the crowds.\nCheck out the INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE exhibit at The WAG.\nThe exhibit is on for the whole month of January at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and features cool work from 28 Indigenous artists.\nvia @paultaylortoptrainer\nDo a bootcamp class at Brickhouse Gym.\nBe that power couple and start working out together and putting in the work. 6 months until beach bod season!\nvia @bigfunfestival\nCheck out the Big Fun Festival 2018.\nFrom January 24th - 28th the annual Big Fun Festival will take place across multiple venues in Winnipeg with awesome different shows.\nvia @strangerthingstv\nGo to the Stranger Things 80's Party.\nInstead of just always staying home and watching Stranger Things with bae, celebrate your fave show while still going out and partying on Jan 19th!\nvia @brittanyh204\nGo to a Manitoba Moose game.\nIf you can't afford an expensive Jets game, don't forget to give our Manitoba Moose some love! If you buy a 4 pack it's only like $22 per person a game.\nFor Things To Do That Are Classy AF, Click "NEXT".\nvia @wine.gini\nDo some wine tasting at Bouchée Boucher.\nIf you haven't been yet to the newish restaurant and butcher shop, make now the time to go. On Jan 5th they have a Wine Tasting 101.\nvia @barnhammerbrewing\nEnjoy a Beer Pairing Dinner at Barn Hammer Brewing.\nEnjoy a 5 course dinner on January 29th at Barn Hammer Brewing Company and Loaf and Honey's first Winter Beer Pairing Dinner.\nvia @icecastles_\nExplore the first Winnipeg Ice Castles.\nYou can't get any classier than being in a Castle. The popular Ice Castles that we've all been waiting for will FINALLY be open in January.\nvia @nhljets\nGet some fancy seats for the Winnipeg Jets games.\nBring in the new year with a bang and ball out for the Jets game by getting in the Bud Zone or a full out box.\nvia @eliftuncel_nuans\nTake a look at the Wonderful Wedding Show.\nWe all want that classy wedding. Even if you want that rustic look, it's classy rustic. The show is on Jan 20 & 21st.\nTry Folklorama's special cooking event FUSION.\nOn January 18th, get a super special Folklorama experience where you learn to make traditional cuisine in a 3 course meal.\nvia @jinstapub\nTry the new classy steakhouse Carne.\nHaving opened only in 2017, mark this one off the boujee bucket list because their steaks can cost up to $95.\nWatch The Sound Of Music at the Centennial Concert Hall.\nWith multiple dates throughout January, watch the famous and classic theatrical production with all its Grammy and Academy Awards.\nFor Things To Do For Free, Click "NEXT".\nvia @kalynnw\nParticipate in the unsupported Polar Bare Run 2018.\nCelebrate the 1st day of 2018 by being crazy and running around Assiniboine park with as little clothing as possible.\nvia @kaaayso\nGo skating on the Red River Mutual Trail.\nThe good part about January being so cold is that the river is super frozen and perfect for us to finally skate on!\nvia @rizbiz55\nVisit the Downtown Winnipeg's Farmers Market.\nEnjoy farmers market we all love in the summer but indoors for the winter. It will take place on January 18th at City Place.\nvia @winnipegfolkfestival\nGet your festival fix with the Winnipeg Folk Festival workshops.\nOn Sundays at the Millennium Library try some free festival style workshops put on by the Winnipeg Folk Festival.\nvia @assiniboineparkzoo\nTake the kids to the Assiniboine Park Zoo.\nUntil January 7th, all children ages 12 and under get free admission to the zoo so take advantage of it while it lasts.\nvia @assiniboineparkzoo\nGo for a walk at the Assiniboine Park.\nIf you still can't afford the zoo tickets, luckily the park itself is free and is really nice anyways. Enjoy the brisk air if it's not -30 out.\nvia @febienesz\nFind More Great Things Coming Soon to The Forks.\nExplore everything new coming to The Forks. A lot has been built the past year but there is still more to come!\nvia @wacky079\nGo for a walk under the lights on the Old Bascule Bridge.\nLocated over the river and skating trail is the Old Bascule Bridge at The Forks. It's decorated with these amazing lights and picture perfect!