The weather is changing, which means winter in Michigan is right around the corner. Winter in Michigan also means kids are out of school and cabin fever is growing. Here are a few ways to get that energy out! Whether you find a new yearly tradition, or just a fun experience, get ready to have a blast this winter with these ten winter activities in Lansing!

  1. Silver Bells in the City
    Silver Bells in the City was one of my favorite winter activities as a kid! Not only do you get to watch a parade, there are also fireworks, a drone light show, and a Winter Village with many vendors! The event kicks off on November 17th at 5pm, with the parade beginning at 6pm!
  1. Ice Skating at Munn Ice Arena
    It’s not winter without ice skating! Munn Ice Arena is a great place to learn (or re-learn) how to ice skate. There public skate times vary each week, but it is great affordable fun!
  1. Coffee Shop Tour
    If you are a caffeine lover like me, then coffee is a must! Be sure to check out these coffee shops!
    The Brew Cafe – 610 N Creyts Rd. Lansing, MI
    Blue Owl Coffee – 1149 S Washington Ave Lansing, MI 
    Taste Coffee Company – 3056 Okemos Rd Mason, MI
    Foster Coffee Company – 196 Albert St East Lansing, MI

4. Tubing at Hawk Island Park
If walking up a huge hill for sledding has gotten a bit exhausting, try the tubing hill at Hawk Island! For a small cost, take advantage of the provided tubes and, my personal favorite, an automatic conveyor belt up the hill. No walking!

  1. Wonderland of Lights
    Potter Park Zoo is always a fun place, but imagine it covered in Christmas lights! Running from November 18th through December 23rd, the Wonderland of Lights is a fun twist on the zoo!
  1. Michigan History Museum
    Need a bit of learning during winter break? Try the Michigan History Museum in downtown Lansing! There are many interesting and cool exhibits, and tickets are pretty affordable!
  1. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
    The Broad Art Museum is always a great option for creative people. Located across from Raisin’ Canes in East Lansing (one of my favorite chicken places), the Broad Art Museum offers many different exhibits as well as FREE admission!
  1. Impressions 5
    Don’t let the learning stop! Impressions 5 is a great way to keep your kid’s minds active this winter break. Containing many hands-on exhibits, Impressions 5 is great for those of us who learn better by doing. 
  1. MSU Basketball
    With winter here, it means college basketball season! Catching an MSU game is a super fun way to watch some sports. With many home games this winter, catching a men’s or women’s basketball game is a great way to get out of the house and support the teams!
  2. Snowshoeing at Harris Nature Center
    Snowshoeing is a great way to put a fun and different spin on taking winter walks! One of my favorite memories as a kid is snowshoeing with my dad. It is so fun to try something new and be outside in nature!

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About the Author: Michael Wetzel
Michael Wetzel grew up going to the Lansing campus at 2|42 and is now one of the Student Pastors at our Brighton campus. Michael loves coffee, working out, the outdoors, and coffee. Michael went to Great Lakes Christian College in Lansing, MI, and graduated with a degree in Biblical Theology and Youth Ministry. He eats enough food to feed a family of 4, and Chipotle is his love language.

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