12 Days Blog Experiences

We've rounded up some family friendly locations in Michigan's Great Southwest. Give the gift of family fun and help to create memories that will last a lifetime!



Check out their two locations for year-round fun! CKM offers weekly Super Saturdays from Noon-4:00pm which features a make and take craft. This event is free with admission or a CKM membership.

During winter break, make sure to check out their extended winter break hours at both CKM and CKDZ. This year's winter break program theme is ICE AGE!

Annual memberships are a great gift for families and friends! All members receive unlimited free admission for 1 year. Click here to learn more!



Make room from a new addition in your holiday decor or create a unique gift for someone! Either way, a class with JLN Creative Art Studio during the holiday season will put you in a festive mood. Reserve your spot for one of the upcoming holiday themed classes!

Classes are great for holiday parties, friends night out, team building, date night, and more!



Get outside this winter and enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Sarett Nature Center! It's fun for the whole family! Bring your own skis/snowshoes or rent them from Sarett for a low cost. Afterwards, cozy up to the fire with some hot cocoa in the rustic lodge room!

Santa visits Sarett on December 9, so get your lists ready! Photography is not provided so bring your cameras! This event also features nature crafts with Sarett naturalists.

Annual memberships are a great gift for families and friends! All memberships are good for 1 year and include free admission to Sarett Nature Center trails and the building. Click here to learn more!



Join the Silver Beach Carousel for their Family Fun Nights on Thursdays from 4:00-8:30pm. This event features new themes each week and $1 Carousel rides.

On December 20, head to the Carousel for a visit with Santa and his reindeer during the "Oh Deer, Rudolph" Family Fun Night! Keepsake photos taken with the reindeer are available for purchase! Santa will swing in from 6:30-8:30pm but there's plenty to do while you wait - ride the Carousel for $1, snack on yummy concession treats, visit with the reindeer, holiday shopping in The Brass Ring Gift Shop and more.

Silver Beach Carousel tokens make the best gift! Stop in The Brass Ring Gift Shop or the token machine. While you're there, check out the Brass Noel Christmas ornaments.

SB Carousel Holidays                                                                                                    Photography by Joshua Nowicki