2018 Christmas & Winter Break Activity Guide

Mom, how many days until Christmas break?

If your house is like mine, you’ve been questioned for weeks about when Christmas break starts. Between school concerts, cookie exchanges and family gatherings, it won’t be long until winter break is here.

Winter Break in West Michigan Starts Dec 21 or 24

Some schools are starting break with either a half day or full day off on Friday, December 21, while other districts are starting break on Monday, December 24. Most schools are returning to school on Monday, January 7, 2019.

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So what will you do with your two weeks of winter break? Our city is packed with a wide range of activities happening throughout Christmas break, sure to please everyone in my family, and yours, too.

Use our guide to help plan your days and make Winter Break 2018 the most memorable one your kids have seen yet!

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Get Creative at The Mud Room @ Knapp’s Corner

This award-winning studio offers good clean fun for the whole family! All ages are welcome and no appointment is necessary unless you’re coming with a group or party. And don’t worry if you’re “not creative…” Their helpful staff will help anyone feel like an artist!

During Winter Break you can stop in during Open Studio hours for an impromptu creative day out to paint pottery. The studio is open at 11 AM most days, but check their holiday hours before you head over.

You can also register ages 7-15 for one of their popular Camp Mud Potter’s Wheel classes. Online registration is available at www.themudroom.us/camp-mud. But don’t wait too long, these classes sell out!

Need a night out for yourself? The Mud Room can help with that, too! Sign up for a Potter’s Wheel class for adults, or schedule a night out with your friends for a Pallet Painting Party.

Conveniently located at Knapp’s Corner, Open Studio is available most days for paint-your-own pottery and wood pallet signs. Seating is FCFS; table reservations are recommended for groups of 6+. The potter’s wheel is available during scheduled classes and pre-booked appointments only.

“Great for kids!! The employee was amazing with my girls! No mess and the selection is great! Will definitely be coming back… and even my 14 month old painted!”

Andrea P.

1971 E Beltline Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Embrace the Holiday Season!

Holiday events still left on your bucket list? Sneak in some of these festive activities over winter break. 

If your family loves the magic of the snow and twinkling lights this time of year, grab some hot chocolate, a few blankets, and take a ride around town checking out the Christmas light displays throughout your neighborhood. Not sure where to start? The GRKIDS Holiday Lights Tour lists houses with some pretty amazing light displays, all recommended by our readers.

Or, you can see over a million lights twinkling while riding on the Memory Lane Train through the Christmas Lite Show at Fifth Third Ball Park.

Safaris and Christmas, together? Why yes, at the Christmas Experience at Deer Tracks Junction. Not only will you find Santa, but visitors can take a Wildlife Safari tour with the Grinch! Or visit the Critter Barn’s Live Nativity where families can get a glimpse of the magic of the first Christmas.

Stop in to Frederik Meijer Gardens and check out their Rooftop Reindeer. Afterwards, stick around and enjoy the Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World where you will find 42 internationally decorated trees and can explore the railway garden exhibition, a seasonal favorite in many households.

Go To Camp Over Break at MVP Sports Clubs

Looking for something fun and ACTIVE for your kids to do during Holiday Break? MVP Sports Clubs offer day camps for kids ages 3-11 years old. Campers will enjoy themed projects and activities, swimming, sports, active fun and much more! Visit MVPSportsClubs.com for participating holiday camp locations.

4035 Burton St. SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-254-8800
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Take Them Outdoors!

Michigan winters can be blustery and cold, but they are also beautiful. Soak up the beauty of the season with a Snowshoe Hike at Blandford Nature Center. Or take your family on an interactive Winter-Time Walk through the Children’s Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens.

If your family likes a little more action outdoors, grab a sled and spend the day flying down hills. Check out our Winter Outdoor Play Guide to find local sledding hills located all over West Michigan.

Embrace the season at WinterWest, a celebration of all things winter, including sled races, snowman-making contests and plenty of outdoor winter activities.

Bring on the Competition at BattleGR

At BattleGR Tactical Games our goal is to provide a fun and entertaining experiences through strategic team on team games, bringing people and families together to create unforgettable memories. We have eight different objective based games, like being in the middle of your own video game. Check out our Facebook page or call us for details on special events during Winter Break.

FortNite Day Camp – Laser Tag Style Dec 27th, Jan 2nd & 4th 10 AM – 2 PM – Includes Lunch!
Wristband Day – Dec 26th 12-3 PM & 4 -7 PM – $15 All you can play!
Call or make your reservation online.

4735 Lake Michigan Dr NW Suite E | Grand Rapids MI 49534| 616-345-0698
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Baby It’s Cold Outside, So Let’s Play Indoors!

If the cold weather has you rethinking life in the Midwest, there are still plenty of options to have fun AND stay warm over Christmas Break. Stop in at Gymco or Horizon Kids Complex during their open gym hours and take advantage of one of the many open gym options available over Winter Break. Or let them bounce and play the day away with indoor jungle gyms and inflatables at Jester’s Court.

Want to get your Fortnite-loving kid out of the house? Check out BattleGR’s Fortnite Day Camp, Laser Tag style. Or check out laser tag (and maybe even some go-kart riding and ninja courses) at Craig’s Cruisers.

Need some time to re-center yourself and your family after this busy holiday season? Sign up for Family Yoga at Renew Mama and have your family practice yoga poses, play games and reconnect.

If you are longing for the 80 degree days of summer already, grab your bathing suit and spend the day splashing around at Holland Aquatic Center, where kids can go down a 150 foot water slide and re-live some of the joys of summer.

Swim, Climb & Play at GR Kroc Center

An indoor water park, climbing wall, and game room are just a few of the family-friendly activities available at The Salvation Army Kroc Center during Christmas Break. Open recreation hours are extended to help parents make sure they never hear, “I’m bored!” Day passes are just $5.50 for ages 11 and under, $7.50 for ages 12 and up.

Need childcare during break? Register for Christmas Break Camp! Camp Kroc activities including swimming, rock wall, Bible lessons, as well as special holiday activities and movies throughout each week.

Visit GrKrocCenter.org for the schedule of Christmas Break activities and more info about Camp Kroc.

2500 Division Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507| 616-588-7200
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Sit Back and Enjoy The Show!

Take a trip down memory lane and watch some of your favorite childhood characters perform in Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic at Devos Performance Hall.

Or spend the afternoon at your local movie theater taking in a family film. And, if you have someone in your family with special needs, check out a Sensory-Friendly Movie at Celebration Cinema, allowing everyone to enjoy the fun.

Need a few laughs after a busy holiday season? Check out River City Improv for a night of laughter and entertainment. And even better, they aim to keep comedy non offensive, perfect for a family outing.

Jump, Slide, and Play at Jester’s Court

Jester’s Court is West Michigan’s largest indoor child entertainment center, where the affordable cost of admission gets you unlimited play time. A place where kids can play and parents can relax!

Our facility features action-packed fun for kids 12 years and younger (during open play), special family nights, and all ages (during private parties).

Featuring a huge enclosed jungle gym, inflatable slides, obstacle courses, jumps, interactive games and more that will keep your kids happy, healthy, and active.

Treat your toddler to Toddler Court (for children 3 and younger) where they will find a toddler-sized themed inflatable, safe play area, and friends their own age.

Socks required.

3707 Northridge Dr NW | Grand Rapids, MI 49544 | 616-784-5437
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Learning Doesn’t Have To Stop During Break

There are lots of great ways to keep your kids learning while still having fun. 

Start with a trip to the Grand Rapids Public Museum and stop in for one of their Curiosity Labs where kids can enjoy science through a variety of hands-on activities.

Looking for some budget-friendly activities over break? You can enjoy Family Night at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum for $1.75 admission. Or, check out Free Thursday Nights at the GRAM offering free general admission.

Or check out a camp! There is sure to be a camp to please every kid.

Got an animal lover? Enroll in John Ball Zoo’s Winter Break Camp and experience winter at the zoo.

Camp Mud at the Mud Room will teach your aspiring artist how to use a spinning Potter’s Wheel.

If your kid likes a variety of options, like swimming, game playing or wall climbing, check out Camp Kroc School’s Out Day Camp or Holiday Sports Camp at MVP Sportsplex. Both will keep your active kids entertained during Christmas break.

Learn through Play at Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

This winter, plan your visit to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum and its latest exhibit THINK TANK. Imaginations run wild in this all-new exhibit as kids create with oversized blocks, piping, planks, nuts, bolts and rope that can be combined to link, lift, and launch. Kids can even plan and draw their creations in the THINK TANK drafting and design station! During your visit, you can also build a fort in JUST FORT FUN, create a giant bubble, find the queen in the beehive, and shop for groceries in LITTLE GR.

11 Sheldon Ave, Grand Rapids MI 49503 | 616-235-4726
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Try Something New for Winter Break!

Winter Break is a great time to go somewhere new.

Drive over to Feel It Fridays at Forever Curious Children’s Museum in Fennville, and let your child learn through sensory play. Or check out Kids, Crafts and Critters at Coopersville Farm Museum, where you can please both the artist and animal lover.

Has it been a while since you’ve spent a day in downtown Grand Rapids? Start with a stop at the Grand Rapids Public Library. Find new reading material for the whole family to enjoy over Christmas break. And, if you happen to be there on a Saturday, check out one of their fun and educational events, Block Party or Mindstorm Saturdays.

Next grab a bite to eat (and give yourself time to explore) at the Downtown Market. Check out 15 Things to Do At the Downtown Market with Kids to make sure you don’t miss a thing during your visit. Finish the day Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle, the perfect way to end a winter day in GR.

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Make a Splash at Holland Community Aquatic Center

Visit Holland Community Aquatic Center for loads of fun with your whole family!

Little ones love the splash zone with tumble buckets, water features and a slide. The Alpine Challenge, Aqua Track, Zip Line and 150-foot water slide are the play features for the older kids!

Winter Break hours begin December 26 and run through January 4. Weekday hours are 12-4 PM and 5-8:30 PM. Come all day for just $8.50 per person!

We’ll see you in the pool!

Call ahead for details. Age and height safety requirements apply to some features.

550 Maple Ave Holland, MI 49423 | 616-393-7595
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Cheer On Your Favorite Team!

Winter break is a great time to check out a game with your sports enthusiasts. You can find both the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Grand Rapids Drive with home games over Christmas break.

And if you are looking for plans for New Year’s Eve, check out the Grand Rapids Griffins New Year’s Eve Celebration. Enjoy a special night out, cheering on our Griffins and then stay for an indoor firework display after the game.

Be your kids biggest fan! Sign up your little basketball player in the Holiday Hoops 3on3 Basketball Tournament and cheer their team on to victory.

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Check the events calendar for even more fun things to do on winter break!

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Winter Break Things to Do – Day by Day

Looking for something to do on a specific day of winter break? Use this calendar of winter break events to find your fun!

Saturday December 22, 2018

Snowflake Break

Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids at  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This holiday season, visit the GRPM and take part in a variety of family friendly programs and activities themed around history, science and culture – and our special exhibits Expedition: |read more… Snowflake Break

Sunday December 23, 2018

Snowflake Break

Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids at  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This holiday season, visit the GRPM and take part in a variety of family friendly programs and activities themed around history, science and culture – and our special exhibits Expedition: |read more… Snowflake Break

Monday December 24, 2018

Kroc Center Holiday Open Swim

Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Grand Rapids at  12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

All pools, including the large water slide, water basketball area, lazy river, and toddler play area may be used during open swim. Day Pass Rates: ADULT (Ages 12+) $7.50 per day YOUTH (Ages |read more… Kroc Center Holiday Open Swim

Wednesday December 26, 2018

Camp Kroc School's Out Day Camp

Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our School's Out Day Camps help solve holiday childcare dilemmas to make sure your kids are never bored! They'll take advantage of all the Kroc has to offer, including swimming, |read more… Camp Kroc School's Out Day Camp

Holiday Mini Camp (ages 3-6) at MVP Sportsplex

MVP Sportsplex – 4035 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids out of school for a holiday? We have mini camps for kids ages 3 to 6! Activities include swimming, games, arts & crafts, music & movement and more! Campers |read more… Holiday Mini Camp (ages 3-6) at MVP Sportsplex

Holiday Sports Camp (ages 6-11) at MVP Sportsplex

MVP Sportsplex – 4035 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kids out of school for a holiday? We have mini camps for kids ages 6 to 11! Activities include swimming, sports, games, and arts & crafts! Campers bring their own |read more… Holiday Sports Camp (ages 6-11) at MVP Sportsplex

Snowflake Break

Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This holiday season, visit the GRPM and take part in a variety of family friendly programs and activities themed around history, science and culture – and our special exhibits Expedition: |read more… Snowflake Break

Howard Christensen Nature Center Winter Break Camp

Howard Christensen Nature Center – 16190 Red Pine Drive Northwest Kent City at  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Miss Jen and Miss Vickie as campers battle the elements! Campers will hike the trails, participate in games, and warm up inside with crafts. We will be outside every |read more… Howard Christensen Nature Center Winter Break Camp

School Vacation Open Gym at Horizon Kids Complex

Horizon Complex – 6462 Center Industrial Dr. Jenison at  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drop your kids off to burn some energy during Thanksgiving Break,  Christmas Break & Spring Break!!  Jump on the trampolines, climb the ropes, swing into the foam pit, and so |read more… School Vacation Open Gym at Horizon Kids Complex

Bird of Prey Encounter

Outdoor Discovery Center – 4214 56th Street Holland at  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

What makes a bird of prey different from other birds? Come find out as we learn about and meet several of our resident raptors including hawks, owls and falcons. There |read more… Bird of Prey Encounter

Christmas Break - Wristband Day

BattleGR Tactical Games – 4735 Lake Michigan Dr NW Grand Rapids at  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come have some fun. We have 7 different objective based laser tag games we play. Much like walking into a video game. We do limit the number of wristbands we |read more… Christmas Break - Wristband Day

Holiday Splash Time

Holland Aquatic Center – 550 Maple Avenue Holland at  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spend your Holiday Break with the whole family at the pool! Kids of all ages will enjoy the Splash Zone, 150ft Water Slide, and the Vortex Pool. Diving boards and |read more… Holiday Splash Time

Kroc Center Holiday Open Swim

Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Grand Rapids at  12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

All pools, including the large water slide, water basketball area, lazy river, and toddler play area may be used during open swim. Day Pass Rates: ADULT (Ages 12+) $7.50 per day YOUTH (Ages |read more… Kroc Center Holiday Open Swim

Christmas Break Wristband Day

BattleGR Tactical Games – 4735 Lake Michigan Dr NW Grand Rapids at  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come have some fun. We have 7 different objective based laser tag games we play. Much like walking into a video game. We do limit the number of wristbands we |read more… Christmas Break Wristband Day

Holiday Splash Time

Holland Aquatic Center – 550 Maple Avenue Holland at  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Spend your Holiday Break with the whole family at the pool! Kids of all ages will enjoy the Splash Zone, 150ft Water Slide, and the Vortex Pool. Diving boards and |read more… Holiday Splash Time

Thursday December 27, 2018

Camp Kroc School's Out Day Camp

Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our School's Out Day Camps help solve holiday childcare dilemmas to make sure your kids are never bored! They'll take advantage of all the Kroc has to offer, including swimming, |read more… Camp Kroc School's Out Day Camp

Holiday Mini Camp (ages 3-6) at MVP Sportsplex

MVP Sportsplex – 4035 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids out of school for a holiday? We have mini camps for kids ages 3 to 6! Activities include swimming, games, arts & crafts, music & movement and more! Campers |read more… Holiday Mini Camp (ages 3-6) at MVP Sportsplex

Holiday Sports Camp (ages 6-11) at MVP Sportsplex

MVP Sportsplex – 4035 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kids out of school for a holiday? We have mini camps for kids ages 6 to 11! Activities include swimming, sports, games, and arts & crafts! Campers bring their own |read more… Holiday Sports Camp (ages 6-11) at MVP Sportsplex

Snowflake Break

Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This holiday season, visit the GRPM and take part in a variety of family friendly programs and activities themed around history, science and culture – and our special exhibits Expedition: |read more… Snowflake Break

Fortnite Day Camp Laser Tag Style

BattleGR Tactical Games – 4735 Lake Michigan Dr NW Grand Rapids at  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

We are so excited for our FortNite Day Camp. We have had several people ask about another one and here we are. So drop your kiddos off and go shopping, |read more… Fortnite Day Camp Laser Tag Style

Howard Christensen Nature Center Winter Break Camp

Howard Christensen Nature Center – 16190 Red Pine Drive Northwest Kent City at  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Miss Jen and Miss Vickie as campers battle the elements! Campers will hike the trails, participate in games, and warm up inside with crafts. We will be outside every |read more… Howard Christensen Nature Center Winter Break Camp

Holiday Splash Time

Holland Aquatic Center – 550 Maple Avenue Holland at  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spend your Holiday Break with the whole family at the pool! Kids of all ages will enjoy the Splash Zone, 150ft Water Slide, and the Vortex Pool. Diving boards and |read more… Holiday Splash Time

Kroc Center Holiday Open Swim

Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Grand Rapids at  12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

All pools, including the large water slide, water basketball area, lazy river, and toddler play area may be used during open swim. Day Pass Rates: ADULT (Ages 12+) $7.50 per day YOUTH (Ages |read more… Kroc Center Holiday Open Swim

KDL Lab Experience: Cubelets, Robots in Disguise

KDL Walker Branch Library – 4293 Remembrance Rd. NW Walker at  1:00 pm

No heavy lifting required for these robots. Cubelets are robot blocks that connect together to create quirky little robots. Come and explore these bots to see what cool tricks and |read more… KDL Lab Experience: Cubelets, Robots in Disguise

Hungry, Hungry Serpents

Outdoor Discovery Center – 4214 56th Street Holland at  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what snakes eat? Snakes are carnivores and only eat other animals. They are definitely not vegetarians! Come to the Visitors Center and find out what's on |read more… Hungry, Hungry Serpents

Free Family Movie Day- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Frauenthal Center – 425 W. Western Ave. Muskegon at  3:00 pm

Tickets: Free - No ticket required FREE FAMILY MOVE DAY: December 27, 2018 Presented by the Frauenthal Center and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.   Cloudy with a Chance of |read more… Free Family Movie Day- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Holiday Splash Time

Holland Aquatic Center – 550 Maple Avenue Holland at  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Spend your Holiday Break with the whole family at the pool! Kids of all ages will enjoy the Splash Zone, 150ft Water Slide, and the Vortex Pool. Diving boards and |read more… Holiday Splash Time

Winter Yule Ball for Teens

Herrick District Library – 300 S. River Ave. Holland at  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

For teens ages 12-18 Join us for a magical night of dancing while showing off your love for all things Potter. Costumes welcomed as well as formal wear. Please note this |read more… Winter Yule Ball for Teens

Friday December 28, 2018

Camp Kroc School's Out Day Camp

Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our School's Out Day Camps help solve holiday childcare dilemmas to make sure your kids are never bored! They'll take advantage of all the Kroc has to offer, including swimming, |read more… Camp Kroc School's Out Day Camp

Holiday Mini Camp (ages 3-6) at MVP Sportsplex

MVP Sportsplex – 4035 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids out of school for a holiday? We have mini camps for kids ages 3 to 6! Activities include swimming, games, arts & crafts, music & movement and more! Campers |read more… Holiday Mini Camp (ages 3-6) at MVP Sportsplex

Holiday Sports Camp (ages 6-11) at MVP Sportsplex

MVP Sportsplex – 4035 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kids out of school for a holiday? We have mini camps for kids ages 6 to 11! Activities include swimming, sports, games, and arts & crafts! Campers bring their own |read more… Holiday Sports Camp (ages 6-11) at MVP Sportsplex

John Ball Zoo Winter Break Camp

John Ball Zoo – 1300 W. Fulton Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Full Day Camps - 9am-4pm - $50/Member/Day  $55/Non-Member/Day    Price is per day, sign up for 1 day or all 3. Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible. Two classes |read more… John Ball Zoo Winter Break Camp

Snowflake Break

Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This holiday season, visit the GRPM and take part in a variety of family friendly programs and activities themed around history, science and culture – and our special exhibits Expedition: |read more… Snowflake Break

Howard Christensen Nature Center Winter Break Camp

Howard Christensen Nature Center – 16190 Red Pine Drive Northwest Kent City at  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Miss Jen and Miss Vickie as campers battle the elements! Campers will hike the trails, participate in games, and warm up inside with crafts. We will be outside every |read more… Howard Christensen Nature Center Winter Break Camp

School Vacation Open Gym at Horizon Kids Complex

Horizon Complex – 6462 Center Industrial Dr. Jenison at  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drop your kids off to burn some energy during Thanksgiving Break,  Christmas Break & Spring Break!!  Jump on the trampolines, climb the ropes, swing into the foam pit, and so |read more… School Vacation Open Gym at Horizon Kids Complex

Winter Walk

Outdoor Discovery Center – 4214 56th Street Holland at  10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bundle up and join one of our intrepid naturalists as we explore the trails of the ODC. Winter is one of the best times to find animal tracks, interesting animal |read more… Winter Walk

Holiday Splash Time

Holland Aquatic Center – 550 Maple Avenue Holland at  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spend your Holiday Break with the whole family at the pool! Kids of all ages will enjoy the Splash Zone, 150ft Water Slide, and the Vortex Pool. Diving boards and |read more… Holiday Splash Time

Kroc Center Holiday Open Swim

Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Grand Rapids at  12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

All pools, including the large water slide, water basketball area, lazy river, and toddler play area may be used during open swim. Day Pass Rates: ADULT (Ages 12+) $7.50 per day YOUTH (Ages |read more… Kroc Center Holiday Open Swim

Holiday Splash Time

Holland Aquatic Center – 550 Maple Avenue Holland at  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Spend your Holiday Break with the whole family at the pool! Kids of all ages will enjoy the Splash Zone, 150ft Water Slide, and the Vortex Pool. Diving boards and |read more… Holiday Splash Time

Craig's Cruisers Glow Nights

Craig’s Cruisers – Wyoming – 5730 Clyde Park SW Wyoming at  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

On Friday Nights our trampoline park transforms into a jumping party! Students from elementary school up to college can enjoy unlimited fun for one price! Available from 8:00 p.m. to |read more… Craig's Cruisers Glow Nights

Saturday December 29, 2018

Camp Kroc School's Out Day Camp

Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our School's Out Day Camps help solve holiday childcare dilemmas to make sure your kids are never bored! They'll take advantage of all the Kroc has to offer, including swimming, |read more… Camp Kroc School's Out Day Camp

Holiday Hoops 3on3 Basketball Tournament in Holland

Holland Civic Center – 150 W. 8th St. Holland at  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2018 Holiday Hoops 3on3 Basketball Tournament will be held on Saturday, December 29! There are divisions available for 3rd - 8th grade. It pays to register early, only $80/team |read more… Holiday Hoops 3on3 Basketball Tournament in Holland

Snowflake Break

Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids at  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This holiday season, visit the GRPM and take part in a variety of family friendly programs and activities themed around history, science and culture – and our special exhibits Expedition: |read more… Snowflake Break

Winter Scavenger Hunt

DeGraaf Nature Center – 600 Graafschap Rd. Holland at  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Stop by the front counter and pick up your scavenger hunt form and hit the trails, then claim a prize when you finish. Fee: $1.00 per person. No registration required. Winter Scavenger Hunt

Holiday Splash Time

Holland Aquatic Center – 550 Maple Avenue Holland at  12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Spend your Holiday Break with the whole family at the pool! Kids of all ages will enjoy the Splash Zone, 150ft Water Slide, and the Vortex Pool. Diving boards and |read more… Holiday Splash Time

Sunday December 30, 2018

Snowflake Break

Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids at  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This holiday season, visit the GRPM and take part in a variety of family friendly programs and activities themed around history, science and culture – and our special exhibits Expedition: |read more… Snowflake Break

Holiday Splash Time

Holland Aquatic Center – 550 Maple Avenue Holland at  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Spend your Holiday Break with the whole family at the pool! Kids of all ages will enjoy the Splash Zone, 150ft Water Slide, and the Vortex Pool. Diving boards and |read more… Holiday Splash Time

Monday December 31, 2018

Snowflake Break

Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This holiday season, visit the GRPM and take part in a variety of family friendly programs and activities themed around history, science and culture – and our special exhibits Expedition: |read more… Snowflake Break

Holiday Splash Time

Holland Aquatic Center – 550 Maple Avenue Holland at  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spend your Holiday Break with the whole family at the pool! Kids of all ages will enjoy the Splash Zone, 150ft Water Slide, and the Vortex Pool. Diving boards and |read more… Holiday Splash Time

Kroc Center Holiday Open Swim

Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Grand Rapids at  12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

All pools, including the large water slide, water basketball area, lazy river, and toddler play area may be used during open swim. Day Pass Rates: ADULT (Ages 12+) $7.50 per day YOUTH (Ages |read more… Kroc Center Holiday Open Swim

Holiday Splash Time

Holland Aquatic Center – 550 Maple Avenue Holland at  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Spend your Holiday Break with the whole family at the pool! Kids of all ages will enjoy the Splash Zone, 150ft Water Slide, and the Vortex Pool. Diving boards and |read more… Holiday Splash Time

Tuesday January 1, 2019

Snowflake Break

Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This holiday season, visit the GRPM and take part in a variety of family friendly programs and activities themed around history, science and culture – and our special exhibits Expedition: |read more… Snowflake Break

Wednesday January 2, 2019

Camp Kroc School's Out Day Camp

Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our School's Out Day Camps help solve holiday childcare dilemmas to make sure your kids are never bored! They'll take advantage of all the Kroc has to offer, including swimming, |read more… Camp Kroc School's Out Day Camp

Holiday Mini Camp (ages 3-6) at MVP Sportsplex

MVP Sportsplex – 4035 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids out of school for a holiday? We have mini camps for kids ages 3 to 6! Activities include swimming, games, arts & crafts, music & movement and more! Campers |read more… Holiday Mini Camp (ages 3-6) at MVP Sportsplex

Holiday Sports Camp (ages 6-11) at MVP Sportsplex

MVP Sportsplex – 4035 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kids out of school for a holiday? We have mini camps for kids ages 6 to 11! Activities include swimming, sports, games, and arts & crafts! Campers bring their own |read more… Holiday Sports Camp (ages 6-11) at MVP Sportsplex

Holland MVP's Holiday Sports Camp

MVP Athletic Club (Holland) – 650 S. Waverly Road Holland at  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids out of school for break? We have mini camps for kids ages 3 to 11! Activities include swimming, sports, games, arts and crafts. Campers bring their own lunch. Daily |read more… Holland MVP's Holiday Sports Camp

Snowflake Break

Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This holiday season, visit the GRPM and take part in a variety of family friendly programs and activities themed around history, science and culture – and our special exhibits Expedition: |read more… Snowflake Break

Winter Camp-Humane Society of West Michigan

Humane Society of West Michigan – 3077 Wilson Dr Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Winter Camp at Humane Society of West Michigan. Ages 7-12 years Do your children have cabin fever? Bring them to our Winter Camp! There will be games, crafts, guest speakers |read more… Winter Camp-Humane Society of West Michigan

Fortnite Day Camp Laser Tag Style

BattleGR Tactical Games – 4735 Lake Michigan Dr NW Grand Rapids at  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

We are so excited for our FortNite Day Camp. We have had several people ask about another one and here we are. So drop your kiddos off and go shopping, |read more… Fortnite Day Camp Laser Tag Style

School Vacation Open Gym at Horizon Kids Complex

Horizon Complex – 6462 Center Industrial Dr. Jenison at  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drop your kids off to burn some energy during Thanksgiving Break,  Christmas Break & Spring Break!!  Jump on the trampolines, climb the ropes, swing into the foam pit, and so |read more… School Vacation Open Gym at Horizon Kids Complex

Holiday Splash Time

Holland Aquatic Center – 550 Maple Avenue Holland at  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spend your Holiday Break with the whole family at the pool! Kids of all ages will enjoy the Splash Zone, 150ft Water Slide, and the Vortex Pool. Diving boards and |read more… Holiday Splash Time

School's out We R' In

R-Athletics – 2845 Thornhills Ave. Grand Rapids at  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

School's Out We R 'In! Ages 4-11 1:00 pm -3:00 pm Non-Members: $12  Members: $10    (NO passes) January 2nd, and 3rd   School's out We R' In

Indoor Snowball Games

Allendale Township Library – 6175 Library Ln Allendale at  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Need to get the kids out of the house during winter break? Join us for some indoor snowball games! Registration required. Sign up here: http://allendalelibrary2.evanced.info/signup/Calendar. Indoor Snowball Games

Holiday Splash Time

Holland Aquatic Center – 550 Maple Avenue Holland at  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Spend your Holiday Break with the whole family at the pool! Kids of all ages will enjoy the Splash Zone, 150ft Water Slide, and the Vortex Pool. Diving boards and |read more… Holiday Splash Time

Thursday January 3, 2019

Camp Kroc School's Out Day Camp

Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our School's Out Day Camps help solve holiday childcare dilemmas to make sure your kids are never bored! They'll take advantage of all the Kroc has to offer, including swimming, |read more… Camp Kroc School's Out Day Camp

Holiday Mini Camp (ages 3-6) at MVP Sportsplex

MVP Sportsplex – 4035 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids out of school for a holiday? We have mini camps for kids ages 3 to 6! Activities include swimming, games, arts & crafts, music & movement and more! Campers |read more… Holiday Mini Camp (ages 3-6) at MVP Sportsplex

Holiday Sports Camp (ages 6-11) at MVP Sportsplex

MVP Sportsplex – 4035 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kids out of school for a holiday? We have mini camps for kids ages 6 to 11! Activities include swimming, sports, games, and arts & crafts! Campers bring their own |read more… Holiday Sports Camp (ages 6-11) at MVP Sportsplex

Holland MVP's Holiday Sports Camp

MVP Athletic Club (Holland) – 650 S. Waverly Road Holland at  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids out of school for break? We have mini camps for kids ages 3 to 11! Activities include swimming, sports, games, arts and crafts. Campers bring their own lunch. Daily |read more… Holland MVP's Holiday Sports Camp

John Ball Zoo Winter Break Camp

John Ball Zoo – 1300 W. Fulton Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Full Day Camps - 9am-4pm - $50/Member/Day  $55/Non-Member/Day    Price is per day, sign up for 1 day or all 3. Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible. Two classes |read more… John Ball Zoo Winter Break Camp

Snowflake Break

Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This holiday season, visit the GRPM and take part in a variety of family friendly programs and activities themed around history, science and culture – and our special exhibits Expedition: |read more… Snowflake Break

Winter Camp-Humane Society of West Michigan

Humane Society of West Michigan – 3077 Wilson Dr Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Winter Camp at Humane Society of West Michigan. Ages 7-12 years Do your children have cabin fever? Bring them to our Winter Camp! There will be games, crafts, guest speakers |read more… Winter Camp-Humane Society of West Michigan

Christmas Break Wristband Day

BattleGR Tactical Games – 4735 Lake Michigan Dr NW Grand Rapids at  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come have some fun. We have 7 different objective based laser tag games we play. Much like walking into a video game. We do limit the number of wristbands we |read more… Christmas Break Wristband Day

Holiday Splash Time

Holland Aquatic Center – 550 Maple Avenue Holland at  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spend your Holiday Break with the whole family at the pool! Kids of all ages will enjoy the Splash Zone, 150ft Water Slide, and the Vortex Pool. Diving boards and |read more… Holiday Splash Time

School's out We R' In

R-Athletics – 2845 Thornhills Ave. Grand Rapids at  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

School's Out We R' In! Ages 4-11 Wednesday and Thursday, January 2nd, and 3rd 1:00-3:00pm Non-Members: $12  Members: $10  (No Passes)   School's out We R' In

Christmas Break Wristband Day

BattleGR Tactical Games – 4735 Lake Michigan Dr NW Grand Rapids at  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come have some fun. We have 7 different objective based laser tag games we play. Much like walking into a video game. We do limit the number of wristbands we |read more… Christmas Break Wristband Day

Holiday Splash Time

Holland Aquatic Center – 550 Maple Avenue Holland at  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Spend your Holiday Break with the whole family at the pool! Kids of all ages will enjoy the Splash Zone, 150ft Water Slide, and the Vortex Pool. Diving boards and |read more… Holiday Splash Time

Friday January 4, 2019

Camp Kroc School's Out Day Camp

Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our School's Out Day Camps help solve holiday childcare dilemmas to make sure your kids are never bored! They'll take advantage of all the Kroc has to offer, including swimming, |read more… Camp Kroc School's Out Day Camp

Holiday Mini Camp (ages 3-6) at MVP Sportsplex

MVP Sportsplex – 4035 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids out of school for a holiday? We have mini camps for kids ages 3 to 6! Activities include swimming, games, arts & crafts, music & movement and more! Campers |read more… Holiday Mini Camp (ages 3-6) at MVP Sportsplex

Holiday Sports Camp (ages 6-11) at MVP Sportsplex

MVP Sportsplex – 4035 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids at  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kids out of school for a holiday? We have mini camps for kids ages 6 to 11! Activities include swimming, sports, games, and arts & crafts! Campers bring their own |read more… Holiday Sports Camp (ages 6-11) at MVP Sportsplex

Holland MVP's Holiday Sports Camp

MVP Athletic Club (Holland) – 650 S. Waverly Road Holland at  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids out of school for break? We have mini camps for kids ages 3 to 11! Activities include swimming, sports, games, arts and crafts. Campers bring their own lunch. Daily |read more… Holland MVP's Holiday Sports Camp

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