Fun ideas to wrap up winter break

Family sledding

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Winter break is coming to a close, and there’s still one more weekend to head out and have some fun as a family. Maranda has a super-sized list of ideas and events happening around West Michigan in this week’s Five Star Family Fun Update. To have the complete list emailed to you each week, click here.

Christmas Lite Show, Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park
Friday, January 2 – Saturday, January 3
Drive through Michigan’s largest animated light display. Featuring more than 30,000 trail lights on more than 50 displays. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $15 per carload. $2 off coupon available on website.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Holland Museum
Friday, January 2 – Saturday, January 3, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Walk through a pop-up book of the classic story with hands-on activities and interactive exhibits. Free for museum members. Non-members: $7 for adults, $4 for students, children under 6 are free.

Sledding at VanRaalte Farm, Holland
Friday, January 2 – Sunday, January 4
Bring the family for some old fashioned fun! The sledding hill is easily accessible from the 24th Street entrance between Waverly and Country Club Roads. Free! Sunday – Thursday, dawn to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, dawn to 11 p.m.

Winter sports activities, Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
Friday, January 2 – Sunday, January 4
The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex is open for the season! Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., but please check snow status website page. Family sledding, extreme sledding, snow shoeing, and luge. Check website for rates.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids
Friday, January 2 – Sunday, January 4
Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World includes more than 40 international trees and displays. Hear strolling carolers and take a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Kalamazoo Nature Center
Friday, January 2 – Sunday, January 4
Enjoy a winter wonderland by stepping out for a walk, snowshoe, or cross country ski excursion. More than ten miles of hiking trails to choose from! Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Adults $7, seniors $6, children (4-7) $4, children 3 & under are free.

Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids
Friday, January 2 – Sunday, January 4
Open skate hours Monday: noon – 5:45 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday: noon – 9:45 p.m. Skate rental is free with paid admission. Ages 18 and up: $2. Ages 17 and under: $1.

Real Pirates, Grand Rapids Public Museum
Friday, January 2 – Sunday, January 4
“Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship” exhibition includes real pirate treasure and a life-size sunken ship!

GRAMStudio Drop-in Family Saturdays
Saturday, January 3, 1 – 4 p.m.
Learn more about artists featured in the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s collection. Each Saturday has a different theme! Free with admission, free for GRAM members.

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