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.

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 a few Macomb County winter events that are still on in 2021.

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.

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

You can also search for a specific location using the map, too.

Family fun

Not a fan of the cold weather? There’s plenty to do and explore in Macomb County. Under the current COVID-19 restrictions, bowling alleys, roller rinks, movie theaters and museums are all open with proper safety protocols.

In addition, some indoor play spots like Detroit Kid City in Clinton Township are open by appointment and with face masks and social distancing.

You can find location details and additional information on what’s open and how to stay safe during COVID-19 on the Make Macomb Your Home website.

Missing a business that can’t be open right now? Many spots that are not currently open because of the pandemic are offering fun takeaway kits for kids via curbside pickup. You can check with your favorite local shop to see if they’re offering such options.

For those who aren’t afraid to brave the cold, Macomb County’s Metroparks are also open and are offering some outdoor workshops and events like the Full Moon Hike at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Feb. 27) and Maple Sugaring for Kids at Stony Creek Metropark (March 24).

Winter events

Here’s a sampling of Macomb County winter fun happenings to attend with your brood in 2021. Find more by browsing the Make Macomb Your Home calendar of events, which gets updated periodically throughout the year, or on your community’s official website.

Note: Most in-person events in Macomb County will require face masks and social distancing. Check ahead on your chosen event’s safety protocols before heading out. 

Aqua Freeze at Blossom Heath Park

Jan. 16-17, 2021

  • Address: Blossom Heath Park, 24800 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores
  • Time: Noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Noon-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free

This event will offer food trucks, horse-drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo and ice sculptures.

Mount Clemens Ice Carving Show

Feb. 5-7, 2021

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

Wear your masks and stroll downtown Mount Clemens to see ice sculptures inspired by the frontline workers that continue to fight against coronavirus.

This post was originally published in 2018 and is updated regularly. 

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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