Family Fun Events This Winter

Family Fun Events This Winter

Winter is still a few weeks away, but for many of us around the country, it feels like it arrived a while ago. We get it, staying at home where you’re warm and cozy sounds great and is best of all, FREE. But for the days you’re going a little stir crazy or the kids need something other to do than watch Disney +, here is a list of upcoming events near you. Just remember: bundle up!

Denver, Colorado

4th Annual Ice Rink At Denver International Airport

When: Nov 22,2019- Jan 22, 2020 9a.m-9pm daily

Where: Denver International Airport (DEN) on the outdoor plazawinter time family fun events

Lace-up your skates and start practicing your axels, jumps, and spins as the free ice skating rink on Denver International Airport’s outdoor plaza returns for its fourth season. Attendees can pick up free skate rentals, available in many sizes, then hit the ice before or after a flight, or locals are welcome to come out for a fun winter activity. On Friday afternoons, enjoy hot chocolate, hot cider, winter activities, and entertainment.

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Charlotte, North Carolina 

Speedway Christmas

When: Nov 22, 2019-January 5th, 2020

Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway

Speedway Christmas Presented by Disconnect and Drive returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway for a ninth year. Drive through and see 800 displays, with more than 3 million lights, all set to music you listen to on your car radio. The Christmas Village will be open Thursday through Sunday each week, plus all Christmas week, with the exception of Christmas Day, and features a Bethlehem-themed village, a 50-foot Ferris wheel, photos with Santa, fire pits, and more. Classic Christmas movies will be shown on the big screen too, every night that the Christmas Village is open.

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Chicago, Illinois


When: Dec 6, 2019- Jan 5, 2020

Where: Lincoln Park Zoo

Unless you’ve got a big budget, your Christmas light display won’t hold an LED candle to the 2.5 million bulbs that festoon Lincoln Park Zoo during the annual ZooLights event. While most of the animals will be inside, guests are free to wander through the park, snap photos of the display and take part in a variety of activities throughout the holiday season. Ice sculpture carving, strolling carolers and Santa are regular fixtures of the event, but you’ll also find ticketed happenings like a holiday market (Dec 3), an adults-only night (Dec 5), a live performance of music from A Charlie Brown Christmas (Dec 15) and a Zoo Year’s Eve celebration (Dec 31).

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure

When: Nov 23, 2019- Jan 20, 2020

Where: Eiteljorg Museum

Don’t miss this favorite family holiday tradition. Model trains wind through beautifully recreated landscapes and landmarks of the American West and downtown Indianapolis. See the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and other iconic places, made of all-natural materials. New this year: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and historic Spanish Colonial Missions of the Southwest

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Columbus, Ohio

SuperGames Winter Events

When: Call for dates

Where: SuperGames

SuperGames has the most innovative activities in the industry! Our unique options include a portable zipline, inflatable bounces, and inflatable obstacle courses, as well as carnival games, balloon artists and petting zoos. Winter events include an Ice Rink, Snow Globes, Polar Bear Slider, Gingerbread House Bounce and much more.

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Cincinnati, Ohio


When: December 6th 6:00p-9:00p

Where: Kennedy Heights Arts Center

In the spirit of the season, the communities of Kennedy Heights and Pleasant Ridge present the 14th annual Winterfest celebration. Join your neighbors for free, fun, and festive activities at Kennedy Heights Arts Center and our Lindner Annex including a tree lighting, carol singing, art exhibits, live music, holiday shopping, children’s activities, food, and food and drink.

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Detroit, Michigan 

Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend

When: Feb 7-9, 2020

Where: Campus Martius Park

The traditional one-weekend festival that has transformed downtown Detroit into a winter-themed wonderland. Events include free ice skating, live music, winter slide and much more.

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