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Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

8 Things to Do with Kids in Metro Detroit This January

Published January 3, 2019 by

Kerry Doman, founder of LittleGuide Detroit, shares fun things to do with kids in Metro Detroit this January.

By Kerry Doman 

Photos courtesy LittleGuide Detroit

It’s the start of the new year, and there’s no need to remind you that it’ll go by quickly! Don’t waste a minute of it and start planning fun family activities for you and the littles in your life to enjoy. Follow along with LittleGuide Detroit and discover events, activities and classes near you all year long!

Family Day at Cranbrook Art Museum 

things to do with kids in Metro Detroit in January

Saturday, Jan. 19

Get creative as a family, and make a masterpiece inspired by the museum’s “Wild Vinyl: Designer Art Toys” exhibit.

North American International Auto Show

North American International Auto Show

Jan. 19-27

Cobo Center

Teach your kids what it means to be from the Motor City at the North American International Auto Show. Bring them downtown to witness the innovation of cars, trucks and SUVs firsthand — get lunch too!

U.S. Figure Skating Championships

US Figure Skating Championship

Jan. 19-27

Little Caesar’s Arena

See future Olympians on ice during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Afterward you can test your own footwork at a local ice arena — here’s our guide to finding a place to lace up around town.

Wild Winter 

Detroit Zoo

Saturday, Jan. 19

Detroit Zoo

Our favorite season to visit the zoo is the winter. There are smaller crowds, many animals are indoors so you can see them up close and it’s a good way to exercise during the hibernating months. At Wild Winter you’ll find special activities, zookeeper talks, crafts and more.

Winter Blast 

Winter Blast in Detroit

Jan. 19-21

Campus Martius Park

Bundle up and head downtown for a chilling good time! The popular winter festival is back and better than ever. There are now four weekends of fun and they’re all free!

MLK Day “Bring the Dream to Life” 

things to do with kids in Metro Detroit in January

Monday, Jan. 21

Midtown Detroit

Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at special events hosted at the Detroit Historical Museum and the Charles H. Wright Museum in Midtown Detroit.

“Sesame Street Live! Make Your Own Magic”

Sesame Street Live!

Elmo and friends are back in Detroit for a brand new adventure! Bring your littles to experience the magic of seeing their TV favorites live on stage. Don’t miss out on other kid favorites coming to town this winter — check out the top kids shows coming to Detroit in 2019 and get tickets before it’s too late.

Princess Fantasy Fun Night

things to do with kids in Metro Detroit in January

Friday, Jan. 25

Shelby Township Senior Center 

Kids ages 3 to 10 are invited to put on their prince/princess best and enjoy dinner and games with Princess Rapunzel.

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