7 Things To Do With Kids in Erie Over Winter Break

Looking to entertain and exhaust your kids during their time off school?

By Kara Murphy December 19, 2019

Searching for things to do with the kids over winter break? Tired of hearing "mommy, I'm booorrrred!" Here are seven ideas to keep your family busy during this time off school:

1. Play at the ExpERIEnce Children's Museum

Bring the whole family for a day of play and discover what's new at the expERIEnce Children's Museum! Plus, the museum, which is normally closed on Mondays, will be open both Monday, Dec. 23 and 30 to accommodate families on school break!

2. See Cinderella at the Erie Playhouse

Dec. 27-29 is the last weekend to see this MainStage performance! With magic, mice, and revolution, this is the Cinderella you know and love... almost. This new adaptation of a classic features the characters you know and love, as well as some new ones. With a breathtaking score, jaw-dropping transformations and more this Tony award-winning musical is sure to enchant. Get tickets here.

3. Enjoy Winter Wonderland at Asbury Woods

It's the most wonderful time of the year ... at Asbury Woods! The annual Winter Wonderland is a favorite local holiday tradition for a good reason. Dec. 27-29 is the final weekend for this year's Winter Wonderland so don't miss it! You can get tickets in advance here.

4. Cheer on the Erie Otters

Has your family attended an Erie Otters game yet this season? They have games scheduled both Dec. 28 and New Year's Eve! The Dec. 28th game is also Star Wars night for the Otters, plus for every ticket sold through this link for that game, $2 will go to the United Way of Erie County's Imagination Library!

5. Craft!

Give my kids a project and they'll be happy for hours ... but sometimes coming up with an idea to get them started can be the hardest part. If you're in need of ideas, check out our Macaroni Kid Crafts Guide, many of which can be done with materials you probably already have at home!

6. Find a FREE place to play

The weather outside might not be conducive to visiting a playground, but there are plenty of indoor FREE play places in Erie for your kids to play! Here's a list of Erie's indoor FREE play places!

7. Check the Macaroni Kid calendar!

Our calendar is jammed with events for kids over Christmas break -- more than 30 just the week between Christmas and New Year's! Check out our FREE calendar anytime here.


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