Embrace Winter with Free or Affordable January Fun!

I love January. It feels good to take a big sigh of relief after all the holiday craziness, don’t you agree? I love the idea of a fresh start and new possibilities!

Be sure to start your new year here with us and all these exciting activities happening around Grand Rapids. A winter festival, hands-on workshops, fun storytimes and unicorns (yes, unicorns!) await you this January – check it all out!

And if the weather outside remains frightful, don’t forget about the Grand Rapids Kids Indoor Play Guide.


Free or Affordable January Fun in Grand Rapids – 2019

1 – Calling all kids who love to create! Home Depot stores are hosting another Kids Workshop where your little contractors can build their very own easel with a whiteboard. Head to Grand Haven, Grandville, Kentwood or Walker on January 5 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM.

2 – Who doesn’t love the big red dog? That’s right, it’s time for Clifford the Big Red Dog Storytime at Barnes & Noble! Join friends on January 5 at 11:00 AM at stores in Holland, Muskegon, Rivertown and Woodland. Plus, receive a coupon for lunch at the café!

3 – Experience the magic of unicorns at Unicorns Super Saturday at Muskegon Museum of Art on January 12 from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. Watch a movie, explore the galleries and create a make & take unicorn.

4 – Princesses, fetch your crowns! Join your prince and princess friends at Princess Party at Georgetown Township Public Library on January 12 from 1:00-2:00 PM. Visit with Elsa, Anna and Kristof while you listen to a story, learn, play games, dance and take photos! Registration is required.

5 – Get outside, explore nature, get creative and learn something new at Wildlife Encounter – Kids! Birds at my Feeder on January 13 from 3:00-4:30 PM. Kids will participate in activities, a walk and a craft, all while learning about wildlife found in our own backyards!

6 – Come see what GRPS has to offer, all while having some good, free family fun at Free Winter Carnival & School Choice Expo at GRPS on January 15 from 4:30-6:30 PM. Enjoy food, bounce houses, games, prizes and more at this community event!

7 – Celebrate all winter has to offer during Grand Haven’s Winterfest weekend, January 24 – 27. Activities include a glow bowl, snow volleyball, a family dog pull, an ice cream eating contest, a snow angel contest and more!

8 – Get cozy at Hygge Night at Grand Rapids Public Library on January 24 from 7:00-8:30 PM. Wear your favorite cozy sweaters and enjoy hot drinks, treats, games, picture books in a cozy and warm “hygge” atmosphere! Read more about Hygge in our latest Family Fun Guide.

9 – Embrace your Elsa power at a local ice festival! Check out our mega list of winter activity fun, including all the ice festivals around town!

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By |2019-01-08T14:50:43+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Free, Monthly Fun, THINGS TO DO, Winter|Tags: , |0 Comments

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Carla Hardy
Carla is a wife and a mom to one adorable little girl. She enjoys reading, catching up with family and friends, organizing, finding new and fun things to do with her daughter, taking far too many pictures, and binge watching TV shows and movies on Netflix with her husband.

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