Category Archives: 2016

Winter Break Camp Guide

Ann Arbor Holiday Break Camp Guide

This year’s winter break is a bit different than past years. Ann Arbor Public Schools is in session through Thursday, December 22. Before Christmas, students are only off on December 23. Instead of returning to school shortly after New Years, AAPS does not return until Monday, January 9. With a late return & both UM and EMU returning on January 4, many family’s may […]

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Greenfield Village Holiday Nights 2016 Review

Greenfield Village Holiday Nights - Entrance Signs

Disclosure: Greenfield Village provided my family with tickets to Holiday Nights to facilitate a review. My family loves visiting Greenfield Village and visiting the historic homes and shops. By far our favorite time to attend is for their annual Holiday Nights celebration. At Holiday Nights most of the historical homes are open and decorated as they would have been to celebrate Christmas or New Years at […]

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Ann Arbor Christmas Countdown

Ann Arbor Christmas Countdown

I love the Christmas season including the buildup to it. Particularly when my daughter was younger, we would try to do a holiday themed activity each day. Now that she’s in fifth grade, has several after school activities, and homework, it’s a little harder to fit in a daily activity. Christmas Countdown Join us on Facebook in the Ann Arbor with Kids Christmas Countdown. Each […]

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Ann Arbor Christmas Guide

Ann Arbor Christmas Guide

Our Ann Arbor Christmas Guide will help you fit in all the fun local activities this holiday season. With family gatherings, holiday parties, shopping, and more, the holiday season is always busy. It’s a challenge to fit everything in. Ann Arbor Christmas Lists Our calendar is full of holiday events that it can be hard to find just the type of event that you are looking […]

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Moana Movie Review

Disney's Moana

Disclosure: My daughter and I attended a free advance screening of Moana to facilitate this review. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new film Moana hits theaters today, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new feature film “Moana” is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a daring mission to prove herself […]

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

This afternoon my family went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  About Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Background Unlike the Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them features adult wizards. In the Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a textbook used at Hogwarts. The book was written by Newt Scamander. […]

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Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Farms – 2016 Edition

Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Farms

Are you looking for an Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Farm? Personally, I’ve always had an artificial tree, but over the years readers have asked me where they can go to get their tree. I have pulled together a list of Christmas Tree Farms based on reader suggestions over the years. Featured Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Farms Featured Christmas Tree Farms […]

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The Nutcracker Ann Arbor Area Performance Guide

Ann Arbor Nutcracker Performances

For many families seeing The Nutcracker is an annual holiday tradition. We are lucky to have a number of Ann Arbor Nutcracker performances to choose from. When my daughter was younger, one performance that I would have selected is Ballet Chelsea’s Sunday matinee. They are offering a Sugar Plum Tea option before the performance. She would have loved dressing fancy and having a fairy […]

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