Tree lighting ceremonies, holiday shows and SANTA, there's plenty to do during the Christmas season throughout Metro Detroit. Here is…
The holiday season can be a blur, finding a special activity for your family to do each year is a great way to step away from the chaos and have quality time together. Here are 7 activities in metro Detroit to consider.
November 12 – December 5
Come together with your neighbors to sing carols and countdown to the tree lighting ceremony. Cities across southeast Michigan are celebrating the holiday, find an event near you.
November 18 – December 31
Put on your favorite Christmas playlist and go for a ride down Hines Drive. The five mile route has an array of holiday lights (for only $5 per car) and kicks off with the ‘Lights On’ Opening Celebration on November 18th.
November 20 – January 9
Plan a visit to the Detroit Zoo to see more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and 280 sculptures – more than 230 of which are animals. This annual event is a regional must.
November 22 – January 3
The buildings in downtown Rochester will be covered with more than 1 million points of glimmering holiday lights to make family dinner and Christmas shopping a magical night out. Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 5th for the Christmas Parade and Sunday, December 12th for Caroling In The City.
Go back in time and experience the holiday traditions of the past. From carolers roaming the streets, hand-crafted decorations, yuletide activities and – of course – Santa and his reindeer, Greenfield Village brings the magic of the holidays alive in December.
November 19 – December 11
Bundle up and watch a Santa parade for the holidays. Enjoy a daytime show or find a lighted parade, either way your kids will love it and so will you.
November 10 -January 30
From holiday shopping, to horse-drawn carriage rides downtown and ice skating at the rink, there’s nothing quite like Christmas in the city. Family fun happens daily (including the new Swinging Bells at Beacon Park and Winter Wonders at 1001 Woodward) but you’ll want to mark your calendars for the Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 19th and the Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25th.
Here’s one more! Last year, my family went to Blake Farms to cut down our first ‘real’ tree and we’re going back again next week…and every year to follow! This is now a tradition we will look forward to for years to come. We had so much fun taking the tractor to the fields, picking the perfect tree and enjoying some holiday goodies afterwards – and we know you will love it too. Enter to win a FREE Christmas tree from Blake Farms.
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About Kerry Doman
Kerry Doman is the founder and CEO of LittleGuide Detroit and After 5 Detroit. She has lived downtown Detroit for 10+ years and still calls the city home with her husband and son. As a relatively new mom, she’s excited to explore downtown with her family and hopes you’ll enjoy doing the same!