What are you doing this weekend in Ann Arbor with kids? Have any plans to attend one of the many outdoor festivals? Are you visiting with Santa? Taking the kids shopping? Or attending any entertainment venues? How about parades - There are parades in Milan, Chelsea, Grass Lake and Belleville happening Saturday. There are even FIREWORKS in Belleville!
Here's are events to fill out your calendar; the weekend event round-up for your planning needs! It'll be really easy to fill your calendar with all of the great events, but take time for yourself too. (I know I can dish out good advice that I find difficult to follow!) There are also more "holiday specific" events in the Ann Arbor Holiday Planner.
Friday, December 2
- Chelsea Hometown Holiday Festival - A free event in Chelsea happening throughout the weekend
- Kindlefest and Kindlemarket in Kerrytown. Families will find live music, fire pits, s’more roasting, good food, and a Lantern Parade with caroling at this free event. 6:00 p.m. - midnight
- Lantern Parade at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. 6:00 p.m. lantern pick-up followed by a 7:00 p.m. parade.
Saturday, December 3
- Hudson Mills bird hike 8:00 a.m.
- Take your daughter (age 6-12) to the Ypsilanti District Library's (29 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti) American Girl Party at 11:00 a.m.
- Christmas at the Farm happening Saturday and Sunday at the Waterloo Farm Museum.
- Michael's Craft's Passport to Imagination Australia | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Free Tanagram Math games and open house with free pizza at Mathnasium of Ann Arbor. 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- Belleville Winterfest and and the Grass Lake Festival of Lights have family events happening throughout the day.
- The Dexter Home for the Holidays Celebration begins today and runs through December 10.
- If your kids or teens love to ski, make sure to take them to the Michigan Theatre to see Warren Millers new film, Like There's No Tomorrow presented by Sun & Snow Sports. 7:00 p.m.
- Winter fireworks at Horizon Park in Belleville beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 4
- Teens can participate in a hands-on comics workshop with cartoonists Ryan Estrada and Jerzy Drozd at Ann Arbor District Library ( 343 S. Fifth Ave. Ann Arbor). Come ready to draw, learn, share and get some fresh ideas for your next comics or graphic novel creation. All drawing supplies will be provided free. 1:00-3:00 p.m.
- Michael's Craft's Passport to Imagination takes the kids to Germany. 1:00-4:00 p.m.