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Explore Michigan this holiday season and take in all of the Christmas and winter festivities. From light shows and parades to outdoor skating and shopping – there are plenty of ways to celebrate this special time of year.
Adrian Michigan brings the hometown magic to life at Comstock Park with 676 decorated Christmas trees. The city beat Hallmark’s Guinness World Record for the most lit Christmas trees.
Take your pick between horse drawn wagon rides and family night walks along a illuminated trail at Robert Williams Nature Center.
Experience the Children’s Tree come to life, along with brand new lighting installations, food trucks, live holiday music and more. New and returning interactive lighting features, totaling more than 125,000 twinkling LED lights will illuminate Beacon Park.
Lace up your skates and hit the ice in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids surrounded by Christmas and city lights.
Historic downtown Holland provides the perfect backdrop for Dutch Winterfest. Visit with Sinterklaas, the Dutch St. Nicholas and his mischievous Piet helpers, and stroll through the “Kerstmarkt,” a European open-air Christmas market.
Stroll around the Potter Park Zoo during a magical Michigan winter evening and take in the twinkling light displays across the zoo while holiday music plays. There will be cookie decorating, crafts and animal encounters for all to enjoy in the Discovery Center.
Take an evening candlelit stroll through Dow Gardens and discover creative lighting features that encourage an appreciation of the gardens’ natural structures.
The Detroit Zoo will be aglow with more than five million LED lights illuminating trees, buildings and over 280 sculptures throughout the front half of the Zoo.
Take a stroll down the Holiday Trail in Heritage Park to see your favorite characters and enjoy the magic of the season with full-building projections, more than 100 lighted Christmas trees, larger-than-life characters and more than 200,000 holiday lights.
This season, the annual parade is interactive—travel to the parade instead of it coming to you! Twelve non-profit organizations will be scattered throughout downtown Traverse City, each displaying their own rendition of the popular holiday song “Twelve Days of Christmas”
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..