This is the best list of things to do that are actually FUN to do for the WHOLE FAMILY. Not just the children, not just adults, here are things to do in Metro-Detroit that everyone will enjoy together and really Capture those bonding memories for kids, tweens, teens, young adults, parents, and grandparents. Yes, it’s possible!

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  1. Book a Breakout Escape Rooms

It’s Christmas Break! Time to make the season great by creating lifelong family memories at Breakout Escape Rooms. Breakout has live interactive entertainment that the whole family will enjoy. Faces of all ages will light up with excitement as you share in the joy of holiday traditions in the Royal Oak area. 

Up to 60 people can have an unexpected adventure together. But be sure to call and book ahead of time at 586-359-6944. The friendly event planners can help you find the perfect escape for your family and friends. 

While everyone is together, let’s make a day of it. Here are the rest of our 10 Fun family-friendly things to do in metro Detroit over the holiday vacation.

These events are the best in the area for everyone in the family to enjoy together, from great-grandchildren to great-grandparents. The best bonding moments are when everyone can participate and be entertained, not just the kids. 

Events during December 19th – January 2nd, 2023

  1. Go Ice Skating In Royal Oak

Walking distance from Breakout Escape Rooms, prove you’re a real Michigander and lace up those skates. The set is beautiful and lit beautifully for cozy small-town vibes with many fun family-friendly things to do. 

  1. The Illusionist – Magic of the Holidays at Fox Theater

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The happiness of magic is trending on social media and this gives you the perfect opportunity to film your own humorous disappearing act. Visiting the Fox Theater is a must-do activity and this show is sure not to bore the family. 

  1. What’s this? Yes, It’s a Taylor Swift look-alike Fashion Show and Holiday Market
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It’s like (almost) taking your family to see (or be!) Taylor Swift! Pictures with look-alike Taylor are way better than look-alike Santa. Plus Shopping! This is definitely a unique, memorable, and fun thing to do with the family.

FREE register to show your Swifties fashion style and get
1 FREE COKE. First 100 registered Swifties each day.

  1. WWE Live Holiday Tour
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If you’re looking to get amped up and do something unforgettable for a fun family holiday experience, the kids and Grandma will never forget this! If your family has a wild side this might be your best choice for something fun and exciting to do over Christmas break. This event is at Little Caesars Arena in Downtown Detroit.

  1. Visual Stimulation at Glenlore Trails
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So much to see, and so many lights, take a chill stroll on a wintery night. Ohhs and Ahhs and isn’t that pretty. Take a look, take a Pic in this nice Christmas City.  All ages can appreciate this Metro Detroit activity over Christmas Break.

  1. Holiday Carriage Rides in Royal Oak

There are a lot of family-friendly things to do, including a Cookie crawl, in Downtown Royal Oak during this Christmas break event. Walking distance or a Carriage Ride to Breakout Escape Rooms where you can warm up and get in another fun family-friendly adventure.

  1. Go Ice Skating in Warren
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Get some peace and holiday cheer in City Square, 1 mile south of Breakout Escape Rooms Warren on Van Dyke Ave. Top off the adventure with a Slice from Buddy’s Pizza for a true Detroit experience.

  1. Visit Frankenmuth, the Christmas Capitol of the world!

Michigan is home to the biggest Christmas store, Bronners, which is nestled inside the unbelievably cute town of Frankenmuth. The closest Bavarian feel short of booking a flight. Easy trip with plenty to do and fun street entertainment. This Christmas town is most magical when snowing, and has many warm little places to pop into. 

  1. Wild Lights at Detroit Zoo
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A great plan for the family in Royal Oak would be to play in an afternoon escape room at Breakout. Pick your favorite place to eat after. Try Cosmic Burger, Sake Sushi, Condados, Hopcat, Jolly Pumpkin, or Royal Oak Brewery. Then head over to see the Zoo Lights at Dusk! 

Or if you really just want to send the kids away to Camp for a couple of hours while you get into something fun for grown-ups, Painting with a Twist in Ferndale has you covered. 

Painting with a Twist Kids Camp

If You are still wondering How Do I keep my kids busy over Christmas break?

How do I entertain my kids in the winter? Revisit the top of the list, there are plenty of things to keep your kids busy over Christmas break. Make the holidays fun at home and take advantage of the wonderful events happening around the Metro Detroit area. At Breakout Escape Rooms family-friendly means fun for the whole family, not just the kids

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