The 5 Things You Have to do Over Winter Break in Grand Rapids

Sydnee Michmerhuizen, Writer

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With Christmas just around the corner, families are getting together and it’s time to get in the festive mood. These are the top five things you can (and should) do this holiday break!


Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle

There is nothing quite like a trip to downtown Grand Rapids to go ice skating at Rosa parks Circle. All the trees are lit up and it is truly a must see every winter. Bundle up and bring your own skates to skate for free, or rent skates for just $1!

Cuddle up by the Fire with Hot Chocolate

Put on your comfiest pajamas, and take the Swiss Miss out of the cupboard! Taking a day to yourself to have no responsibilities will do wonders for the mind. Kick back and relax with a hot cup of cocoa, fuzzy socks, and a heated blanket to let the holiday vibes soak in.


Spend a Day Watching Classic Holiday Movies

What better way to spend a Friday night than watching “Home Alone” for the umpteenth time? Be sure to pop some popcorn and break out those old DVDs for an evening filled with Holiday delight!


Go on a Holiday Lights Tour

What most people don’t know is that Grand Rapids has a couple different holiday lights tours going on. If you don’t know, a holiday light tour is place you can go and pay a small admission fee to go on a mile long drive of beautiful Christmas lights. It is definitely something everyone should do.

Bake Something Delicious for Someone Special

With Santa coming to town, It’s time to put on the apron and get to the kitchen. Get together a group of friends and have a baking party! Have fun decorating the cookies, and make little goodie bags to give to friends and family. After all, the feeling of giving is the greatest gift of all!

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