Fun Things to Do with Kids Over Holiday Break in Macomb County

The holiday break from school is a perfect time to have some family fun. Get details on local events and fun activities to enjoy over the holidays in Macomb County.

The holidays are a time to de-stress and get in some much-needed family bonding time — and with the kids off school for an entire week, you might be looking for a fun new activity or local event to fill the time (in addition to your family’s holiday traditions, of course).

Luckily, there’s no shortage of family fun things to do over holiday break in Macomb County.

Here, we have rounded up 12 of our favorite community options for families living in or near Macomb. Check out the list and start planning your family’s 2023 holiday break fun today!

Check out the Reptile Zoo

Get up close with a variety of snakes, lizards, tortoises, alligators and more at The Reptarium. Book your time slot in advance on their website so that your guaranteed entry.

Do something artsy

Check out an art class or enjoy Painting with a Twist at one of their Macomb County locations. You can also take an art walk and enjoy all of the great murals, sculptures, paintings and more. Use Macomb County’s Public Art Map if you’re looking for something in a certain area.

Enjoy outdoor winter activities

Cabin fever can be a side effect of holiday break, but there are plenty of ways to get outside in Macomb County. Check out Macomb County’s winter activities map for details on where you can ice skate, ice fish, sled and more.

Explore a new town

downtown-utica
Photo credit: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development.

If you and your kids are feeling a bit adventurous, head to another downtown area to shop, eat and explore. Use our downtown guides for Romeo and Utica.

Go roller skating at The New Rink

Stop in for an open skate or come out on New Year’s Eve for one of their events. Their Kids New Year’s Bash is from 1-5 p.m. and their New Year’s Eve Family Skate is from 6-10 p.m. Both events will feature skating and a prize-filled balloon drop.

Holiday Market at the Anton Art Center

Catch the tail end of the 45th annual Holiday Market, which features hundreds of one-of-a-kind holiday items, fine art, crafts and more by local artists. It’s open until Dec. 23, 2023.

Kids New Year’s Eve Movie Night

Kids can ring in the new year with a movie and popcorn at The Discovery Center in downtown Mount Clemens. After the movie, there’s a ball drop and fireworks on Main Street. This event runs 4-9 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2023.

Read holiday books

Head to the bookstore or the library to grab some books to get in the holiday spirit. If you want to introduce your kids to other holidays that happen this time of year, check out this  list of holiday books for kids that were selected by Macomb County educators.

Experience the Tunnel of Lights

Families can enjoy seeing the Tunnel of Lights at Blossom Heath Park, which will be available 5-9 p.m. until Jan. 14, 2024. You can also take a drive and check out these festive neighborhood light displays.

Spend time at an indoor play place

Photo credit: Kari Zaffarano

There are plenty of indoor places in Macomb County. Maybe your kids are looking to jump around at one of the many trampoline parks or maybe they want to play games for a while at Dave & Busters or CJ Barrymore’s. Macomb County has plenty of great place places, even for little ones.

Tinsel Tours in Mount Clemens

Bring your family to downtown Mount Clemens and take a walkthrough Cherry Street Mall to see the beautifully-decorated trees on display.

Visit a nature center

If you’re craving some nature fun, take your kids to visit a nature center in Macomb County. Meet local animals and learn about the environment at these local centers.

For more information on living and learning in Macomb County, visit Make Macomb Your Home. Find more articles like this at Metro Parent’s A Family Guide to Macomb County.

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