Macomb County Winter Fun Activities and Events for Families

Whether you're looking for things to do outdoors, stuff happening indoors or local events to try with the family, we've got Macomb County winter fun covered.

Macomb County winter fun events

Winter is here – so it’s time to bundle up and head outdoors for some snow-covered adventures. And there’s plenty of Macomb County winter fun to be had for families in southeast Michigan.

Don’t miss out on the many chances to take advantage of the snow and chilly weather and try a few wintry activities – including ice fishing, skiing and sledding.

Or, if you prefer to stay indoors this winter, there are plenty of Macomb County spots for kids to get the wiggles out (and avoid that cabin fever) – or for your family to explore.

Here’s a sampling of outdoor and indoor fun, plus Macomb County holiday happening and winter events.

Outdoor activities

With its GIS map of winter activities, Macomb County makes it easy to find all the outdoor winter activities in its 27 communities.

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All you have to do is click on a specific activity to see a list of where you can experience that activity. The Macomb County winter fun includes:

  • Cross-county skiing
  • Ice hockey
  • Ice fishing
  • Ice skating
  • Sledding
  • Snowboarding

Indoor fun

Not a fan of the cold weather? There’s plenty to do and explore in Macomb County, including amusement centers, trampoline centers, bowling alleys, multi-sports complexes, nature centers, and more. Visit the Make Macomb Your Home website to find location details and additional information.

Kids can enjoy laser tag at Revolution Laser Tag & Arcade in Clinton Township, or stop by Dave & Busters in Utica for arcade-style games and fun.

Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township and Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township feature nature centers that host interpretive programs for families all year round – including some that stay put within a toasty-war building.

Youth play centers such as Detroit Kid City in Clinton Township, Pump It Up in Shelby Township and Extreme Fun in Roseville are also great spots for kids to blow off some steam indoors.

Holiday and winter events

Here’s a sampling of Macomb County winter fun happenings to attend with your brood. Find more by browsing the Make Macomb Your Home calendar of events – or check out the list of tree lightings happening in several Macomb County communities by visiting Macomb’s website, too.

Heritage Holidays at Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center

Nov. 30, Dec. 1,7-8 and 14-15, 2018

  • Address: 64162 Kunstman Road, Ray Township
  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Admission: $5/person, $10/park

This holiday event will make you feel all warm and fuzzy with cookies and cocoa, a spectacular light display, crafts and more.

A Sterling Christmas at Dodge Park

Dec. 1, 2018

  • Address: 40620 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
  • Time: 5:45-8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

Ring in the holidays with a tree lighting ceremony, music, visits with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, live animals, ice skating and more.

Mount Clemens Jingle Journey

Dec. 9, 2018

  • Address: Anton Art Center, Crocker House Museum, Michigan Transit Museum and the Gratiot Valley Railroad Museum, all in Mount Clemens
  • Time: 1-4 p.m.
  • Admission: Entrance fees apply

Families can visit four Macomb County historical sites during this event sponsored by One Macomb. Check out the Anton Art Center, Crocker House Museum, Michigan Transit Museum and Gratiot Valley Railroad Museum to enjoy holiday shopping, carols, cookies and more.

Warren’s Cold Rush at Warren City Square

Jan. 12, 2018

  • Address: 1 City Square, Warren
  • Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

Enjoy some ice skating, carvings, putt-putt golf and a petting zoo during this annual event in Warren.

Mount Clemens Ice Carving Show

Feb. 1-3, 2019

  • Address: Downtown area, Mount Clemens
  • Time: Times TBD
  • Admission: Free

Ice carving demos, sculptures and a fun-filled warming center are due back to Mount Clemens this winter.

Utica Ice Festival

Feb. 8-10, 2019

  • Address: Downtown area, Utica
  • Time: Times TBD
  • Admission: Free

Sculptures, live entertainment, carriage rides and kids games. Some fees.

Aqua Freeze Fest at Blossom Heath Park

Feb. 16-17, 2019

  • Address: Blossom Heath Park, 24800 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores
  • Time: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free

Ice sculptures, food, music, crafts, pony rides, a petting zoo and more are in store.

To get additional details about Macomb County, visit the Make Macomb Your Home website.

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