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Holiday Winter Walks

Enjoy an evening stroll on our lantern lit trails during the holiday season. Bring your friends and family out for this self-guided walk on the Sensory Trail at the Outdoor Discovery Center to enjoy the a winter evening. 

Trail is a ½ mile loop and stroller, wheelchair, and wagon friendly (though may be difficult to maneuver with snow on the trails). Flashlights are welcome. The entire program is held outdoors, please dress appropriately.
Dogs are welcome on the trail, but prohibited near the wildlife enclosures.

This program is free, there is no reservation required.

2023 Schedule: 5:30-7:30pm

  • November 28th – hot cocoa provided by Biggby Coffee
  • December 5th – hot cocoa provided by Biggby Coffee 
  • December 12th
  • December 19th
  • December 26th

Upcoming Programs

Greenery Workshop

November 29
6-7:30 PM
Registration Required

Make your own wall decoration or table arrangement and leave the mess behind. We’ll provide fresh greens and other natural materials; bring your own gardening gloves, ribbons, or accessories, if you wish to use them.

Space is limited.

Registration required.

Fee: $20 per person

A Pioneer Christmas

December 2
10-11:30 AM
Registration Required

Experience some of the ways that pioneers prepared for winter holidays as we discuss seasonal chores and traditions. Children will learn about Christmas trees in Michigan, hand-dip candles, and make a practical pioneer craft to take home!
Suggested age range: 4-99yo
Registration is required for all participants, except infants.
Fee: $6 per person, $4 for members
This class will meet at the ODC Cultural History Center – 5675 142nd Ave. Holland, MI

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21
1-2:00 PM
Registration Required

The winter solstice has been a special day in some cultures for 1000’s of years.  We will dig into what the significance of the solstice is while having some fun celebrating the start of winter with crafts, games, and a snack over a warm fire.  Dress for the weather as some of program will be outdoors.

Suggested age range: 6-14 yo

Registration is required. Register and pay for attending children only (except infants). Guardians stay with the class.

Fee: $6 per child, $4 for members.