Happy New Year!

Just writing to wish everyone a quick Happy New Year! I hope your celebrations were safe and fun – and that the kids who stayed up are not too cranky today.

New Years Fireworks Selfie

Celebrating New Year

Our family had a big celebration this year. We went to Disney World with my parents and my siblings families. With the oldest child, we were the only ones to brave the Epcot celebration. The rest of the family left in mid-afternoon after getting their celebration hats.

New Year Hats

We started at 8:30a and made it through midnight.

New Years Eve at Spaceship Earth

It was a great experience – but very crowded. There were very long lines throughout the park. But in our experience waits were much shorter than the listed times.


Make Plans for Today & Winter Break

When making your plans for today and the rest of the week, be sure to check out these other useful posts:

What's Open on New Years in Ann Arbor

What’s Open or Closed on New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

Are you wondering what is open on New Years in Ann Arbor? I've scoured a number of places for family fun and their holiday hours. I found the following information on closures and special hours at the following kid-friendly locations: Ann Arbor New Years Eve Closures Closed All Day December 31 Ypsilanti District Library2018 Information BelowGoldfish Swim SchoolMatthaei Botanical GardensYankee Air MuseumYost Ice ArenaKelsey Museum of ArchaeologyUM Museum of Art (Always closed on Mondays)Zoey + JoeyLittle Seedling Special Hours on December 31 Plum Market - Open 8a-10p2018 Information Below:Literati Bookstore 10a-6pMack Pool 9a-2pAnn Arbor District Library - Close at 6pMeri Lou Murray ...
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Arbor Annie's Winter Break Picks - December 26, 2018-January 6, 2019 - Ann Arbor Winter Break Activities - Sponsored by Hands-On Holidays at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Arbor Annie’s Winter Break Guide – December 26-January 6

With school off for a week and a half after Christmas, there is plenty of time for fun family activities. Check out Arbor Annie's Winter Break Picks sponsored by Hands-On Holidays at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Winter Break Sponsor: Hands-On Holidays at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum During Winter Break explore and discover games and gaming, from board games to video games at Hands-On Holidays. There will be game development experts on hand to walk visitors through the process of creating and developing games! Create your own controllers that actually work for playing video games, and experience new games in ...
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Ann Arbor Holiday Break Camp Guide

Winter Break Camp Guide

Are you looking for an Ann Arbor Winter Break Camp? Ann Arbor Public Schools is in session through Friday, December 20 and returns Monday, January 6. There are camp offerings both weeks of break. As always if you know of camps that I left off the list, please let me know. Ann Arbor Winter Break Camp Listings Disclosure: Camps with images or descriptions below have paid for increased exposure. With Christmas and New Years on Wednesday this year, many camps are being offered on a daily basis with some 2 day camps. We have broken the listing out by date ...
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Make Plans for the Rest of January

Starting next week, we will have updated content for January events. There are some fun activities in January. Ann Arbor Restaurant Week and the Detroit Auto Show are two of the big events. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on the 21st and we will have information on camps, events, and activity ideas.

Make Plans for the Rest of 2019 and Beyond

Later in January we will be publishing several guides to help in your planning for the rest of 2019 (and beyond). These include:

  • Preschool Guide
  • K-12 School Guide
  • Summer Camp
  • Photographer Guide

We are gathering information and advertisers for these guides. Please make sure your favorite school, preschool, photographer, or camp knows about our upcoming guides.

Again, I hope everyone has a happy, healthy, and safe 2019.



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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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