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The short days can make the winter feel long, but not when you’re having fun! Here are 8 ways to pass the time with fun activities and events around town!
Put on the hat, mittens and gloves and get ready to skate, sled and ski.
- Top Metro Detroit Ice Arenas
- Our Favorite Sledding Hills in Metro Detroit
- Our Favorite Local Ski Resorts
Take A Trip Downtown
Plan a special trip downtown for a winter festival, the Auto Show or parade!
- Winter Festival @ Michigan Central Station (January 18 – 27)
- Winter Blast @ Campus Martius (weekends January 19 – February 17)
- North American International Auto Show @ Cobo Center (January 19 – 27)
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Sunday, March 10)
- Marche Du Nain Rouge (Sunday, March 24)
See A Show
We spend countless hours watching these shows on television and this winter you can get out of the house and see them live on stage! Let your littles experience the excitement of seeing their animated favorites in person at one of these fun shows!
- Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic @ The Fox Theatre: January 24 – February 2
- Pinkalious The Musical @ City Theatre: Saturday, February 16
- Peg + Cat Live! @ Michigan Theatre: Saturday, February 23
- Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue @ Fox Theatre: February 28 – March 3
- Pete The Cat @ Meadowbrook Theatre: Saturday, March 2
- Mickey’s Search Party @ Little Caesars Arena: March 21 – March 24
- Junie B. Jones @ City Theatre: March 23 & 24
- Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella @ Fox Theatre: March 29-31
Have you heard about the #150hoursoutside Project on social media? Families are making an effort to spend more time outside in 2019 and we aren’t waiting for warmer weather to get our hours in. Bundle up, check out our Metro Detroit Family Hiking Guide and get ready to play!
Celebrate Black History Month (February)
Learn more about the life and accomplishments of black Americans throughout the month of February at museums around town.
- Detroit Institute of Arts – 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
- Charles H Wright Museum of African American History – 315 East Warren Ave, Detroit, MI, 48201
- The Henry Ford Museum – 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI, 48124
- Motown Museum – 2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, 48208
Visit A Library For National Reading Month (March)
March is National Reading Month and planning a visit to the library is a great way to get out of the house and keep in from the cold. Below are some of our readers favorite books to check out. You can also plan a special trip to Detroit with these fun National Reading Month activities.
Do Something Sweet
Show your kids how maple syrup is made and bring some home with you!
- Maples Madness: Campfire Sugar @ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve: Friday, February 22
- Maple’s Sweet Story @ Kensington Metropark: Weekends Beginning February 23
- Maple Madness! Tap That Tree @ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve: Sunday, February 24
- Family Discovery Days – Maple Craft @ Indian Springs Metropark: Saturday, March 2
- Maple Sugaring @ Cass Benton Park, Northville: Saturday, March 9
- Maple Tapping and Pancake Fesast @ MSU Tollgate Farm: Sunday, March 10
- Maple Syrup Festival @ Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center: Saturday, March 16
Get Ready for Summer
If you’re over the chilly temps and multiple layers of clothing, we’ve got a pool with your name on it.
- Troy Community Center
- Canton Aquatic Center
- Macomb Township Aquatics Center
- Livonia Recreation Center
- Dearborn Ford Center
- HYPE Athletics Community
- Warren Community Center
- Goldfish Swim School
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..