Now that Christmas came and went, the new year has arrived, the Packers season has ended, and Mitten Fest is over, we’ve entered that particularly difficult period of winter. We’ve gotten some brief glimmers of what spring will offer, but there’s sure to be at least one more cold snap or blizzard on the horizon. There’s still more than a month of winter left and there’s nothing that can be done about it except, well, making the best of it.

We’ve already covered some of the winter festivals and various other standout events taking place between now and the start of spring, but we’ve just learned of another way to embrace the season. On Saturday, February 24, Winter Break will offer people of “all ages, experience levels, bodies, and genders” an afternoon of free outdoor fun at South Shore Park.

“Imagine a Milwaukee where people can find joy in all four seasons, not just summer,” says the Winter Break website. “We need something to look forward to after the holidays have ended, but the grey skies have not. People deserve an opportunity to find joy in being in nature, and moving their bodies safely in the cold.”

From noon to 4:30 p.m., those who wish to partake in Winter Break can take a cold plunge in Lake Michigan and warm up in a sauna courtesy of Hot Spell Sauna, take a slow roll bike ride in and around the park, work on a knitting project (BYO chair and supplies), go on a walk, and meet some Milwaukee dog sledders and their sled dogs. Though most of these activities can be done anytime, Winter Break provides an opportunity to make the most of Wisconsin winter in the company of others. We can get through this together, Milwaukee. You can find more information on Winter Break HERE.

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.