Holland February 2018 Activities

Holland February 2018 Activities

Although we’re in the middle of winter, Holland never has a shortage of fun activities for your family to participate in. We have some exciting and affordable events that your kids are sure to love!

 

Family Fort Night

Herrick District Library (300 S. River Ave. Holland, MI 49423)
Saturday, February 24, 2018
5:45pm-7:00pm

Building forts is one of life’s simple pleasures. Kids love building them, and to be honest, so do adults! The Herrick District Library is hosting a family fort night for all to attend. They ask that you take your own, blankets, pillows, flashlights, and any other fort making materials you need along with you. They will start off by reading some stories, and then release you and your kids to get creative and make your own reading forts. Snacks will be provided.

Head to their website below to register for this exciting night!

Herrick District Library

 

Open Swim

Holland Community Aquatic Center (550 Maple Ave. Holland, MI 49423)
Saturday February 24, 2018
12:00pm-7:00pm

Swimming is something you think of as a summer activity. In Holland it’s a spring, summer, fall, and winter activity! The Holland Aquatic center is the perfect place to take your kids to blow off some steam. They offer an open swim on certain days each month for you and your kids to enjoy their indoor splash pad. Prices vary depending on where you live and age.

Head to their website below for more information

Holland Aquatic Center

 

Snowshoe Hike

Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (4214 – 56th St. Holland, MI 49423)

Actual event will take place at:
Bysterveld Park (4171 – 14th St. Wayland, MI 49348)

Established in 2000, this organization has helped preserve and protect over 1,200 acres. Their mission is to teach adults and children the importance of being caretakers of nature. Hundreds of people each year visit their nature preserves for the adventure and scenery. During the winter they host a free snowshoeing hike. All participants will get the chance to explore Bysterveld County Park walking on Ojibwa-style snowshoes in search of local animals and plants. Snow shoes are ideal for children 8 and up but you’re more than welcome to bring a sled to pull your little ones.

Visit their website below for registration and directions.

Outdoor Discovery Center

 

We hope you can get out of the house and enjoy all of these fun activities for February!

West Michigan January Events 2018

West Michigan January Events 2018

The Holidays may be over but the fun doesn’t have to be!

January may be a blistery month but there are still plenty of things to do in the area that will be fun for your whole family!

 

Pigeon Creek Park

12524 Stanton Rd.

West Olive, MI 49460

This park has a wide range of activities for all ages. Pigeon Creek lies on 282 acres and has over 10 miles of winding trails for hiking, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. They have a well maintained lighted slope for daytime and nighttime sledding, and they offer three different levels of ski lessons.

There is something here for everyone so check out their website below for more information

Pigeon Creek Park

 

Winter Market

150 West 8th St. Holland MI 49423

January 6 – April 21, 2018 on the first and third Saturdays

The farmers market in Holland doesn’t just come around in the summer! From the months of January to April local farmers come to showcase their winter crops, breads, and produce. You are invited to bundle up tight with a cup of coffee and enjoy all these hard workers have to offer.

Head over to their website to see what is in season.

Holland Winter Market

 

Griff’s Icehouse Public Skating

4444 Holland Ave. Holland, MI 49424

Admission $5.50/adult and child

Skate rental $2.50/pair

Do you love ice skating but hate winter weather? If so Griff’s Icehouse is the perfect place for you! They offer an open public skate during different times throughout the week. This is such a fun activity for you and your whole family to enjoy together. You’re able to rent skates and trainers for those firs timers. Not into spending your day on the ice? No problem! They have bleachers that you can comfortably sit in while the rest of the family races around on the rink.

Head to their website below for more information on days and times.

Griff’s Icehouse

 

Winterfest Grand Haven

Thursday, January 25 – Sunday, January 28, 2018

Winterfest in Grand Haven takes place at the end of January and there is something during this extended weekend for everyone in the family. Winterfest began in 1979 and has grown every year since. Here you can enjoy a large variety of events such as Sleepwalker run (run in your pajamas), photo contest, human sled, bonfire bash and so much more!

This event will help break up the winter blues by getting everyone out of the house and be active!

Check out their website below for a full list of events and times.

Winterfest Grand Haven

 

We hope you are able to get out and about this winter and enjoy all that our gorgeous state has to offer!

Holland and GR December Events 2017: Part II

Holland and GR December Events 2017: Part II

 

During the holiday season small towns come alive with bright lights and beautiful holiday décor making it the most perfect time of the year to visit! In this sequel we will be sharing a few more family fun and friendly events everyone is sure to love.

 

Christmas at the Cappon House

Cappon House (228 W. 9th St. Holland, MI 49423)

Saturday, December 9, 12:00 – 4:00pm
Sunday, December 10, 12:00 – 4:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 12:00 – 4:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 12:00 – 4:00pm

$10/non-member
$8/member
Free 5 and under

Take a step back into the 19th century world when you visit the Cappon House. This historic house was home to Holland’s first mayor, Isaac Cappon. He was an influential community leader and was a father to 16 children. The house is still filled with the families personal belongings and furnishing. During the holiday season you and your family can walk through this historical home at your own pace and enjoy Christmas carols, holiday treats, and even decorate your own holiday card or ornament.

Visit this website below for more information and history on this beautiful home.

Cappon House Website

 

Christmas and Holiday Traditions around the World

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (1000 East Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525)

November 21, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Normal hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Open until 9 pm on December 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Frederik Meijer Garden’s & Sculpture Park is beautiful all on its own. Add the beauty of sparkling lights and holiday decorations and this is a magical winter wonderland! On display will be Christmas and Holiday Traditions from around the world with the glow of nearly 400,000 thousands lights, rooftop reindeer, and Christmas carolers

They do an excellent job in honoring holiday cultures focusing on the authenticity of each holiday tradition. As you walk through you will see different trees adorned with personalized decorations. For example: Germany’s tree will have handmade glass hanging from its branches and England’s tree with antique Christmas cards.

It’s truly a fascinating event that not only brings educations but a sense of joy as well.

Visit their website below for more information

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

 

Family Friendly Rock & Glow Bowling 

BAM! (478 E. 16th St. Holland, MI 49423)

Sunday, December 31
12:00 – 5:00pm

Two games & shoes $9/person

New Year’s Eve can be tricky to celebrate when you have younger children. Luckily for you BAM! in Holland offers it’s ever popular Rock & Glow bowling. You and your kids can ring in the New Year together by bowling with black lights and big screens playing todays popular (kid friendly) music! It gives you a chance to still celebrate and have the kids in bed on time.

Check out their website below for more information BAM! Rock & Glow Bowling

We hope you enjoy these Christmas/New Year’s Eve events. Wishing you all a magical holiday season from all of us at Port Pediatric Dentistry!

Holland and Zeeland December Events 2017 – Part I

Holland and Zeeland December Events 2017 – Part I

This time of year lights are sparkling and they’re complemented by the beautifully falling white snow. This makes it the most gorgeous time of year to get out with your family and friends and enjoy all that west Michigan has to offer.

Below we’re going to give you a few fun events that everyone is sure to love.

 

Sinterklaas Eve Celebration

Holland Armory (16 W. 9th St. Holland, MI 49423

Friday December 1, 2017
6:00-9:00pm

Free!

You and your family are invited to this traditional Dutch event to celebrate Sinterklaas, also known as St. Nick! Enjoy making lanterns and hearing stories from times past about this gentleman until he arrives on his white horse shortly after 7:00pm. From there on he will lead all of the families to Centennial Park where he will greet the whole crowd and initiate the lighting of the Christmas tree.

After the festivities wrap up at the park Sinterklaas will then head to Holland Museum where there will be photo opportunities, cookies, and more crafts!

You don’t want to miss out on this fun night, it will ignite the holiday spirit in everyone!

Head to their website for more information

Sinterklaas Eve Celebration

 

Feel the Zeel of Giving Christmas

Downtown Zeeland

Wednesday, December 6-8, 2017
5:30-8:00pm

Free-Donations accepted

Every year, the city of Zeeland partners up with a local nonprofit to put on a conglomeration of events for adults and children to attend.

Here is a list of activities offered:

Horse Drawn Trolley Rides:

Nothing says holiday spirit like an enchanting trolley ride. They meet in front of Zeeland Hardware (122 E. Main St.) and cost $2/person. Enjoy the glistening lights and holiday spirit strung throughout Zeeland.

Be sure to get your tickets early as rides are first come first serve. You can purchase the tickets online for same day starting at 5:30.

Visit with Santa

All children will be invited to come meet Santa Claus and get their picture taken on his lap. This will take place inside Zeeland Hardware from 5:30-8:00pm.

Pet Santa’s Reindeer

Santa invites your kids to meet and pet two of his reindeer! They will be ready and waiting at the splash pad nestled in by the cozy fire place.

Santa’s Mailbox

This will be going on a bit longer than the previous activities spreading out over the first two weeks of December. All children are invited to write Santa Claus their own personal letter at mail it through a special mailbox located outside of 122 E. Main. Once Santa receives it he will personally respond the each and every child. We can already feel the joy these kids will feel to get a letter from the man himself!

Shields of Hope West Michigan

Although not an activity offered, we felt it was important to mention that a portion of the proceeds from this entire evet will go towards this amazing organization. Local public servants volunteer their time by spreading encouragement and love to those in the community affected by cancer through supportive measures and fund raising.

This whole event is too good to miss as there is something for everyone!

 

Winterfest

Felt Mansion (6597 138th Ave. Holland, MI 49423)

Saturday, December 9
Noon-2:00pm

Free

Why not kick off your holiday season at the Felt Mansion. They are hosting their annual Winterfest which is a family friendly event that doesn’t cost a thing! If you’ve ever wondered about the beautiful estate this is the time to check it out. You and your family can enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride, face painting, self-guided tours, a free lunch, and a special presentation by Outdoor Discovery Center.

The mansion is partnering with Outdoor Discovery Center to teach and talk about birds of prey in our area. Your kids will get a chance to see and touch the animals! You don’t want to miss this event!

Check out their website below for more information about this event and others they host

Winterfest

We hope you’re able to get out and enjoy some of these fun events in our area. Stay tuned for part II!

Holland November Events 2017

Holland November Events 2017

 

Holland is a beautiful town no matter what time of the year it is.  November is no exception bringing cool crisp air as you explore all the nooks and crannies. Below we are going to give you some suggestions that your family can all do together.

 

Holland Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday through December Holland holds their farmers market. Farmers come from all over and are ready and waiting for you to come and enjoy their fresh grown produce. During this time of year certain vegetables are out that are perfect for those upcoming Holiday dishes. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee from one of downtowns many coffee shops while you browse all that this adorable farmers market has to offer.

Check out their website below for more information.

Holland Farmer’s Market

 

Square Play Café

436 Washing Ave. Holland, MI 49423

This adorable café located on Washington Ave. in Holland and has combined two very important things, kids and coffee. If you want to enjoy a good cup of coffee while your kids play this is the perfect place for you. This café was started by a military family who has traveled around the country noticing all of the states they lived in had something fun and educational for their kids. They brought this concept back to Michigan and combined it with something they love, coffee!

Check out this adorable café’s website and stop into enjoy a fresh cup of specialty coffee!

Square Play Cafe

 

Nutcracker Ballet Tea

150 E. 8th St. Holland, MI 49423

November 19 at 1pm and 3 pm

The Arts Council is pairing up with the Grand Rapids Ballet to put on two special performances of the famous Nutcracker Ballet. This event is for children ages four to ten and their adult guest. Be prepared for your child to be filled with giggles and laughter as they enjoy all the magic that the nutcracker has to offer. This event is a story time brunch in a fairy tale land of toy soldiers and dancing ballerinas. The whole performance will include snacks, high tea, and a box of treats for each child.

Check out the website below for more information and ticket pricing.

Nutcracker Ballet Tea

 

We encourage you to get outside and enjoy what is left of fall with your family and friends!

3 Thanksgiving Activities in West Michigan

3 Thanksgiving Activities in West Michigan

 

November is a cozy time of the year in Michigan. Fall leaves, bonfires, hot apple cider and donuts! The best times however, are spent with family and friends making this time of the year so magical. Here are a few things you can do together to create a lifetime of memories.

 

Turkey Trot

The Turkey Trot race/fun run is held each year on the morning of Thanksgiving all over the United States. It’s said that the average American consumes almost 3,000 calories on the day of Thanksgiving, add in all the pre snacks and drinks and you could be looking higher than that. In effort to burn off as many calories as possible before scarfing down dinner, many runners will participate in the Turkey Trot. We have a few big ones here in West Michigan including one in Zeeland and one in Grand Rapids.

Zeeland Turkey Trot info: Zeeland Registration

Grand Rapids Turkey Trot info: Grand Rapids Registration

 

Volunteer

Volunteering is something the whole family can do together and it’s a great opportunity for your kids to interact with people from all walks of life.  While doing so your children will start to discover some of their qualities and strengths and use these to help others. There are plenty of soup kitchens and shelters that your family can volunteer at including Hollands Annual Great Thanksgiving Day Event held at Hope College DeVos Fieldhouse.

Check out their website below for more information. Holland Rescue

 

Going out to dinner

There is no doubt that Thanksgiving is one of the most wonderful Holiday’s however, it is a lot of work. There is so much food to make, decorations, activities, so why not skip a year at your house and take the whole family to a buffet? There are plenty of restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving that have great buffets! Alpen Rose and Boatwerks are just a few around our area but if you search online there are many more towards Grand Rapids.

Alpen Rose: Buffet Info

Boatwerks: Buffet Info

We hope you enjoy some of these suggestions; it never hurts to try something new!

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