Winter Break Resources for Families and Students
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Winter Break Resources for Families and Students

Winter Break Resources for Families and Students

Minneapolis Kids Non-School Day Care

Full-day care (6:30am-6pm) for days when school is not in session. Cost is $42.20/day. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Most sites have limited availability remaining. Minneapolis Kids is closed on 12/25, 12/26, 1/1 and 1/2.

Sites with availability 12/27-12/30:  Burroughs, Dowling, Hale, Kenny, Kenwood, Lake Harrier Lower, Lyndale, Marcy, Northrop, Webster and Windom

Sites with availability 1/3-1/5: Dowling, Hale, Kenwood, Marcy, Northrop, Webster and Windom

To register your child, please call 612-668-3890 or visit the website for more information. 

Please note: Field trips are often planned on non-school days. A signed permission slip is required for each trip. Children must be registered for the day at least two weeks in advance or a $5.00 per day late fee will be assessed. Minneapolis Public Schools does not provide bus transportation for students on non-school days or winter, spring and summer breaks. Parents must provide a bag lunch and beverage, unless otherwise noted.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Recreation Centers are open noon-9 pm on school release days. A list of school release day activities can be found here.

Hennepin County Library

Drop-in programming for kids and families is available at locations throughout Minneapolis over winter break. A full list of upcoming events can be found here.


School release day programming requires pre-registration. A list of school release day activities can be found here.

Meals and Snacks

The following community locations will be serving meals and snacks from 12/27 - 12/29 and snacks from 1/3 – 1/5 unless otherwise noted. Meals and snacks are no cost to any youth ages 18 and under. ID is not required. Meal and snack times for school release days are determined by the site.

  • Bottineau Park, 2000 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55418
  • Central Park Gym, 3416 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • East Lake Library (snacks ONLY), 2727 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
  • Farview Park, 621 N 29th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • Hosmer Library (snacks ONLY), 347 E 36th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Keewaydin Park,  3030 E 53rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55417
  • Logan Park, 690 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Luxton Park,  112 Williams Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • Morris Park (snacks ONLY), 5531 39th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55417
  • North Regional Library (snacks ONLY), 1315 Lowry Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • Peavey Park, 730 E 22nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • Webber Library (snacks ONLY), 4440 Humboldt Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412
  • Whittier Park,  425 W 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Additional resources

Many community organizations offer out-of-school programs for youth. The links below go directly to a youth programming page where you can find contact information and receive more information about enrollment and potential opportunities during Winter Break.


Centro Tyrone Guzman:

La Oportunidad:

Asian Media Access:

Urban Ventures:

Pillsbury United Sources: