Spending the Holidays in Michigan

Decked Out Winter Midway

Now through Jan. 7/DETROIT – Experience a variety of new attractions, activities (and returning favorites!). Winter Bumper Cars: RollerCade is back at the Midway, offering bumper cars with a winter twist! Arctic Slide: Using inner tubes, make your way down this 80-foot slide; operated by Come Play Detroit. Puck-Putt: This winter edition of putt-putt features a hockey stick to move a puck along the nine-hole course to score goals. The Midway Arcade: Play family-friendly video games like Mario Kart and Jurassic Park, along with arcade classics like Skee-Ball and air hockey. Food & Beverage: Take a break at one of the many seating and warming areas to feast on hot, delicious treats like hot dogs, chili, and hot cocoa for purchase. Located at Monroe Street Midway. It’s all happening across from Campus Martius Park. Entry and most activities are FREE. Open with varied hours Thurs. – Sun. More information at https://www.deckedoutdetroit.com/midway

Gear Up: The Science of Bikes

Now Through Jan. 1./JACKSON – At the Etta Sharp Museum. The bicycle has affected how people live, work, and play. Its popularity has only grown over time, and it is as relevant today as it was 100 ago. Visitors of GEAR UP will learn how bikes work, the science and technology behind the machine as well as the history and evolution of the bike and how bikes have impacted our culture. This exhibition has been designed to appeal to all ages with diverse interests, from STEM to design to history to art. A dozen interactive exhibits including Hit the Brakes: See how materials affect friction; Bike Body Xylophone: A series of tubes of different materials to explore why bikes can be made from different alloys; and a Gear Table: magnetic gears allow visitors to experiment with simple interlocking mechanisms of their own making. https://ellasharpmuseum.org/exhibits/gear-up-the-science-of-bikes/


Ice Skating

Nov. 30 – Feb. 24/GRAND RAPIDS – At the Rosa Parks Circle. One of Grand Rapids’ treasured winter destinations. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for ages 17 and under. Skating is weather-dependent. Closures will be announced on the Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink Facebook page and on our cancellation hotline at 616-456-3699. Check schedule for 1 ½ hour skating times, downtime for ice resurfacing, and event activities. Skate rental is free with admission or you may bring your own. For schedule and more information, visit https://www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Government/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation/Rosa-Parks-Circle-Ice-Rink

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