KZOOKIDS Articles2018-05-11T16:29:06+00:00

Family Holiday Shows and Performances Around Kalamazoo

Get in Tune with the Holidays The Nutcracker ballet is an annual tradition along the lines of making cookies for Santa and heading out to a tree farm to find the perfect Christmas tree. Our family makes an effort to attend a holiday show each year and I look forward to maintaining this tradition for years to come. We’ve cultivated [...]

HUGE Winter Outdoor Fun Guide for Southwest Michigan

Let it Snow! Opportunities for Outdoor Fun this Winter Chilly weather signals the time to trade in our rakes for shovels and sweaters for puffy coats. Kids will enjoy that extra hot cup of cocoa after coming inside with flushed cheeks and cold noses.   As the snowflakes fall, we’ve rounded up the best locations to play in Southwest [...]

“Drip” in for Candle Making Thanksgiving Week at the Kalamazoo Candle Company

A Whiff of Holiday Memories Gingerbread. Spruce trees. Candy Canes.  What do all of these have in common? Distinct aromas that make us smile with holiday nostalgia. As our pumpkin spice everything season winds down, it’s time to trade in our fall scents for holiday favorites as we look forward to celebrating with family and friends. I’m not [...]

‘Tis The Season – Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Holiday Parades

Make it a Bright Start to the Holiday Season Bring on the holiday cheer and get into the spirit with tree lighting ceremonies and parades around Southwest Michigan. The holiday season is approaching and we have no shortage of beautiful holiday trees and holiday parades to experience in the Kalamazoo community. Find the when and where right here for parades [...]

Make Candles + Memories at Kalamazoo Candle Company’s New KIDS DAY OUT – Just in Time for the Holidays!

Ignite Your Candle Love Ever buy a candle and wonder how it’s made? Or smelled a fragrance so intoxicating you wondered how on earth it was developed? As a candle "junkie", I've pondered such thoughts and found these answers and more at the Kalamazoo Candle Company. This company is local to Kalamazoo in more ways than one. Both the Marketplace and [...]

WIN! Family 4-pack of Tickets to the Air Zoo

This giveaway brought to you by the Air Zoo. 6151 Portage Road, Portage, MI 49002 Facebook | Instagram |Website |(269) 382-6555 Experience Wild Weather Inside the Air Zoo As transplants to Kalamazoo, our family was unfamiliar with the Air Zoo. However, it wasn't long after our first visit that we purchased a membership and this museum easily became a [...]

Kids Eat FREE or Cheap Around Kalamazoo

25 + Kids Eat Free or Cheap Restaurants Going out to dinner is fun, and it's even more fun when you can score special deals for kids meal. These are a great way to stretch the budget while still enjoying a night out with your family. Check out our verified list of restaurants in Southwest Michigan that offer "kids [...]

Affordable or FREE Things for Kids to Do in November Around Kalamazoo

Ready or not, November signals the start of the holiday season. We have scoured the calendar for the very best craft shows, seasonal activities, and holiday events - not to mention a Santa Sighting or two already this month. Not ready to see Christmas tree decorations quite yet?  No worries, we have a lineup of story times, free movies, [...]

2018 Trick or Treat Times Around Kalamazoo

Trick or Treat Times for Kalamazoo Communities The culmination of a month-long wait amid other fall festivities and October 31st will be upon us - time to trick-or-treat. Halloween is around the corner and we've been counting the days. Kids will head out in area neighborhoods to score candy and other goodies, rain or shine - we're keeping our [...]

What’s Brewing for Family Fun ON Halloween?

Halloween Day (and Night) Events in Kalamazoo Pumpkins are carved, costumes have been tried on and are ready to wear - Halloween has arrived! Given the weather the last few years in Southwest Michigan, we figure the odds of decent weather on Halloween are about the same as winning the recent Mega Millions lottery - but we're optimistic. Either way, [...]

Parenting and Play Groups Around Kalamazoo

Finding Your Village Where do you find “mom friends?” As kids, we had soccer practices, story times, and recess to make friends. However, as adults, there is no easy equivalent to make those connections. The hardest part for many is where to start: we all need someone to ask advice, grab a coffee, or share a morning at the [...]

WIN! Tickets to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Kalamazoo Civic Theatre Giveaway

This giveaway brought to you by The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre 329 S. Park Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan Facebook | Instagram | Twitter| 269-343-1313 (Box Office) This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, Shannon! A Most 'Fantasmagorical' Adventure Awaits Relive the magic of the beloved film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with your children this holiday season at the Kalamazoo Civic [...]