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Get out the house and head downtown this winter. From family-friendly shows to museum activities and outdoor fun, there’s lots to do in Detroit!
See Cirque Du Soleil AXEL
Cirque du Soleil is back on ice with AXEL, a new, electrifying experience fusing world-class ice skating with breathtaking acrobatics. Follow AXEL and his dynamic group of friends, whose passion for live music and graphic arts come to life in an exhilarating adventure that reminds us that our dreams are within reach.
Ice Skate @ The Rink
Strap on some skates (they’re available to rent) and hit the ice at The Frankenmuth Rink at Campus Martius in the heart of downtown Detroit.
Spend A Day At The Museum
Avoid cabin fever and get out the house and in from the cold at a museum. Learn something new at the Michigan Science Center, explore the great works of art and create your own at the Detroit Institute of Arts (admission is FREE for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties), travel back in time thru the city’s past at the Detroit Historical Museum, sing in the same studio as the Temptations at the Motown Museum, and take a trip to Belle Isle to visit the Great Lakes Museum and Nature Center.
Celebrate MLK Day
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Wright Museum of African American History. Attend the annual breakfast or plan a visit to learn about the accomplishments of black Americans like Dr. King. Admission is FREE and includes face painting, a live artist, moderated youth discussions, educational films and a lot more!
Cheer for DEEETROIT Basketball
Plan a family night out at Little Caesars Arena to watch the Pistons take the court. The $99 Sprite Family 4-Pack you gives you tickets to a game AND $48 for concessions! Join the Jr. Pistons Kid Club for even more special offers and exclusive experiences.
Stroll The Lexus Velodrome
Did you know there is a velodrome in Detroit? Watch cycling races or attend an open run, walk, skate or STROLL session on the Lexus Velodrome indoor track. Open hours cost $5 per adult and kids under 17 are FREE! Let the kids run around (literally) or ride their bikes during the winter while you catch up with a friend and push the stroller.
Test Out The Sledding Hills
Make the most of snowy days and hit the best sledding hills in the city.
- Milliken State Park: 1900 Atwater Street, Detroit, 48207
- Robert C. Valade Park: 2670 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207
- Balduck Park: 5271 Canyon Street, Detroit, 48236
Go Bowling @ The Garden Bowl
Have some old-school family fun at the 100 year old Garden Bowl in Midtown. The 16 lane bowling alley offers bumper bowling, ball ramps and some of the best pizza in town!
Plan Taco Tuesday In Southwest
Switch up your dinner routine and enjoy a family meal out at an authentic Mexican restaurant. There are plenty to chose from but Mexican Village, Armando’s, and Los Galanes are a few of our favorite places to eat (and they have free parking lots). After dinner stop by La Gloria Bakery on Bagley for a sweet treat.
Sesame Street Live – Let’s Party
Elmo and friends are BACK! Sesame Street Live is our favorite show of the season and we can’t wait to sing, dance and have a good time – we want you to have a good time too and are giving away a family 4-pack of tickets to the show!
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..