Winter Family Fun Guide
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!
Winter Events In Denver, CO
4th Annual Ice Rink At Denver International Airport
When: Nov 22,2019- Jan 22, 2020 9am-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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Winter Events In Charlotte, NC
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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Winter Events In Chicago, IL
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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Winter Events In Indianapolis, IN
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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Winter Events In Columbus, OH
SuperGames Winter Events
When: Call for dates
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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Winter Events In Cincinnati, OH
When: December 6th 6:00pm-9:00pm
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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Winter Events In Detroit, MI
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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