Kids Activities in the Ann Arbor Michigan Area | Kids Out and About Ann Arbor / Detroit

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Toledo Zoo Lights Before Christmas

The beloved tunnel entrance will make its renovated debut during this event, voted best Zoo lights in the nation! The 2018 edition of the area’s brightest holiday tradition features over one million lights and more than 200 illuminated animal images! The Zoo remains open for one additional hour after gates close to allow guests to complete their visit. The Lights Before Christmas ticket price applies all day.
Dates: 
12/12/2018
12/13/2018
12/14/2018
Sunday – Thursday 3-8 p.m. Friday – Saturday 3-9 p.m.
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Location:

2 Hippo Way
Toledo, OH, 43614
United States

Phone:

419-385-4040

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

Mingle with merrymakers amid the smells of roasting chestnuts and warm bonfires: the sounds of carolers, fiddlers and sleigh bells: and other yuletide activity during Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. Main Street brims with holiday goods, food and warm beverages. Historical home tours open the doors to centuries of favorite family holiday traditions. From the finest tinseled detail to the fireworks-filled sky that marks each evening’s finale, make our Christmas story a cherished part of your own. New in 2018! Members may enjoy 6 pm early access.
Dates: 
12/13/2018
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
6:30 pm - 10 pm
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Location:

20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI, 48124
United States

Phone:

313.982.6001

Chickadee Chow Down at Kensington Metropark

In winter, a variety of songbirds will take seeds from your hands. Learn about common winter birds inside and then take short walk along the nature trails and we’ll see how many we can find. All ages. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
12/29/2018
1 - 2 pm
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Organization:

Kensington Metropark

Location:

2240 W. Buno Road
Milford, MI, 48380
United States

Phone:

248-684-8632

Christmas At Crossroads Holiday Magic

What are the holidays without plenty of lights, plenty of cheer and some good shopping for gifts and stocking stuffers? Welcome to Christmas at Crossroads Village. It’s one of Mid Michigan’s favorite holiday traditions. You’ll find costumed villagers, live entertainment, model trains and craft demonstrations, holiday music and, of course, visits with Santa himself. It’s holiday fun for the whole family and it all begins with our opening night festivities.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
4-9 pm
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Location:

6140 Bray Rd.
Flint, MI, 48505
United States

Phone:

810.736.7100, ext. 859

Holiday Pops With the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Start your weekend with a festive mix of orchestra and voice, classical and pops at this annual A2SO tradition. It is the perfect way to welcome in this holiday season. Bring your family and friends for an evening of good music-making with some of our area’s most beloved choruses. It will be ear-to-ear grinning merriment concluding a surround of singers harmonizing Let There be Peace on Earth.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
8 pm
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Location:

Hill Auditorium
825 N. University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
United States

Phone:

734.994.4801

The 12 Days of Christmas: Critter Style at Lake Erie Metro Park

Take a light-hearted look at the 12 Days of Christmas with an animal twist. Enjoy cocoa and cookies during the program. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.
Dates: 
12/22/2018
10 am and 2 pm
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Location:

32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI, 48173
United States

Phone:

734-782-3956

Storytime and Activities Featuring Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes at Barnes and Noble Northville

Pete the Cat and his friends bake cupcakes for a party. When some of them go missing, Pete and the gang find them and learn it's cool to be kind. Join us for Storytime and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!
Dates: 
12/15/2018
11 am
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Location:

17111 Haggerty Rd.
Livonia, MI, 48167
United States

Phone:

248.348.0696

What’s that Track at Lake Erie Metro Park

Discover what tracks reveal about the animals that live in the park. Learn how to identify and interpret these signs of wildlife. Explore the benefits of tracking and the ways you can develop your skills at home. Come track with us! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
2 pm
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Location:

32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI, 48173
United States

Phone:

734-782-3956

Winter Solstice Full Moon Walk at Kensington Metropark

Enjoy some moon facts and folklore as we search for nocturnal wildlife. Ages 8 and older. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.
Dates: 
12/22/2018
7 - 9 pm
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Organization:

Kensington Metropark

Location:

2240 W. Buno Road
Milford, MI, 48380
United States

Phone:

248-684-8632

Rollers & Strollers Skate with The Grinch at Skatin' Station

Just for children ages 7 and under (and their grownups!)! Play and skate to your favorite children's music! Parents may walk on the skating surface and also push strollers. $8 admission includes skate rental, drink and a snack.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Organization:

Skatin' Station

Location:

8611 Ronda Dr.
Canton, MI, 48187
United States

Phone:

734-459-6400

FISH-MAS at Sea Life Aquarium

Experience an underwater winter wonderland during FISH-MAS! Along with festive décor, little elves can write and deliver holiday cards to their favorite fishy friend and look for our Elf on the Shelf, Merlin! Join us for holiday storytime twice daily at 11:15 am and 2:15 pm at the Ocean Viewing Window. Plus, Santa or one of his elves will be making special dives and giving yummy treats to all of the good little fishies in our 120,000 gallon Ocean Tank!
Dates: 
12/12/2018
12/13/2018
12/14/2018
see below
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Location:

Great Lakes Crossing 4316 Baldwin Road
Auburn Hills, MI, 48326
United States

Phone:

866-622-0605

Holiday Bricktacular at Legoland

It’s the most Bricktacular time of the year! Build holiday memories in our mind-bopping, winter wonderland! Your little LEGO® lovers will have festive FUN FUN FUN all season with LEGO holiday activities. What's Happening? Holiday Build Challenges: Test your skills to create holly jolly LEGO builds, Photo Opps: Snap photos with LEGO Santa. WOW!, Scavenger Hunt, Build LEGO ornaments: help decorate our tree!
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
12/22/2018
varies, see website
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Location:

4240 Baldwin Road
Auburn Hills, MI, 48326
United States

Phone:

866.622.0605