Toledo Winter Break 2022 Family Fun Guide

Is anyone else looking forward to reconnecting with your kiddos? Spending quality time together as a family making some epic memories? Whether you’re looking for some free local indoor activities, something to make and take, or an awesome day trip, this guide has you covered!

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Best TOLEDO Gifts of Experience to Give this Christmas 

What’s the best gift you can give this Christmas? Time. The best gift you can give is the gift of your time.  Think about it, how much time do you spend at work, commuting, running errands, where are you spending a significant amount of your time? Chances are it’s not with your spouse/partner, children, parents, siblings, neighbors or friends. This Christmas give the best gift you can give, make epic memories by spending quality time with loved ones, and enjoying some of the best experiences Toledo has to offer! Including….

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Free online videos from Santa!

We made this Christmas even more magical with Portable North Pole and you can too!

Portable North Pole makes it easy to safely celebrate Christmas with Santa with up to 60+ messages ready to be personalized for your loved ones. Whether you’re sending a message to a child, a teenager, or even a grown-up, Santa will amaze everyone on your list! Stay comfortable in your own home and explore their collection of calls, video calls, and video message scenarios that make the perfect gift for your friends and family near and far – or even for large groups like your employees!

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Real or Fake?

Where do you stand when it comes to the Christmas tree, artificial or real? My father might have been the original Clark Griswold, some of my earliest and fondest memories are of getting all bundled up and heading out to the frosty majesty of the winter landscape in search of one of the most important Christmas symbols, the Christmas tree. I’m thankful to have the opportunity to continue the tradition with my children. Though I will admit it’s not all warm hugs, smiles, compliments, matchy outfits, and hot cocoa topped with whipped cream that all the Instagram posts make it out to be. It’s more like an adventure or welcomed parental challenge if you will, there’s some resistance, etiquette, and ultimately a compromise. Resistance? Who could resist such a magnificent family experience?  Tweens and Teens. 

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How to Encourage Your Child to Be Physically Active

It is widely accepted that one of the best ways to encourage a child’s development is to ensure that they are physically active. Not only does physical activity help children maintain a healthy weight, but it also helps them develop strong muscles and bones and can improve their mood. In addition, physical activity can help children learn new skills and boost their self-esteem. So, what are some of the best ways to encourage your child to be physically active?

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