New Years Fireworks Selfie

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 LibraryYost Ice ArenaMatthaei Botanical GardensYankee Air MuseumYost Ice Arena Special Hours on December 31 Literati Bookstore 10a-7pMack Pool 10a-2pKelsey Museum of Archaeology (11a-4p)Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena noon-2pVeterans Memorial Park Ice Arena 10a-3pMeri Lou Murray Recreation Center (Closes at 5p)Trader Joe's Closes at 6pBusch's Closes at 9p ...
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Arbor Annie's Winter Break Picks - December 23-27

Arbor Annie’s Winter Break Picks – December 23-December 27

Happy Hanukah and Merry Christmas! Hanukah started at sundown on Sunday. The week is broken up with Christmas on Wednesday. But Arbor Annie has information for events this week, closures for Christmas Eve & Day, and other activity suggestions. Arbor Annie's Winter Break Picks For us this week is filled with family holiday celebrations. Monday we plan to complete our baking. Fortunately we are basically done shopping with the wrapping done. I have one small gift left to pickup which can wait until after Christmas. The weather is supposed to be warm (low 50s) for the next few days including ...
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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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