Christmas break is only about two weeks long, but two weeks can be a long time if the kids get restless.

We have the solution to beating Christmas Break boredom.  It's our West Michigan Family Guide to Christmas Break 2012/2013!

New Christmas presents are fun until the batteries wear out, the activity books are used up, and the movies have been seen 3+ times.

Check out our list of a few fun things to do over Christmas break 2012/2013!  Have a safe and fun Christmas break with your family!

SLEDDING

A few popular spots scattered around town include:

  • East side = Ada Vista Elementary.  Near Fulton and Ada Drive at 7192 Bradfield.
  • North side = Pando Winter Sports Park in Rockford.
  • South side = Zion Christian School at Byron Center and 76th in Byron Center.
  • West side = Richmond Park.  Just west of Alpine on Richmond.

BLANDFORD NATURE CENTER

  • January 2 = "Winter Survival" for ages 8 - 12.  Kids will learn survival techniques such as fire building, proper dress, and shelter building.  9:00am - 1:00pm.  Learn more.
  • January 3 = "Owl Moon" for ages newborn - 7.  Hear a story then enjoy a guided hike to talk about owls.  6:00pm - 7:30pm.  Learn more.

FREDERIK MEIJER GARDENS

  • "Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World".  300,000 lights, carriage rides, carolers, and more.  Through January 6.  Learn more.

GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC MUSEUM

  • "Snowflake Break!"  Crafts, games, cocoa, and a special planetarium show!  Through January 6.  Learn more.

This are just a few ideas to get you started.  Please let us know about YOUR favorite places for family fun in West Michigan during Christmas break