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7 Reasons to Bring Your Kids to Detroit in December

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Our parents remember coming downtown to Hudson’s during the holidays and now our kids can have similar memories of December in Detroit. From standing retail to pop-up shops, visits with Santa, skating and carriage rides – don’t miss out on the holiday fun happening downtown. 


Get On The Ice @ The Rink

Bundle up and skate to popular holiday music in the center of the city next to the fully lighted, 60-foot Norwegian Spruce!


Roller Skate @ Rainbow City 

Experience art in a brand new way. The Library Street Collective opened an indoor, interactive art installation where you can skate around 1001 Woodward while admiring colorful inflatable objects hanging from the ceiling.


Visit Santa @ the GMRENCEN

Stop by Jefferson Lobby to drop off your holiday wish list and get a FREE picture with Santa!


Find your Christmas tree @ Capitol Park

Greystone Gardens has picture perfect greens for a photo op and your home. Get your Christmas tree, wreaths and garland in the city.


Go On A Carriage Ride @ Campus Martius

Take a horse drawn carriage ride under the stars and through the city on Friday and Saturday nights through December 22nd.


Warm Up @ Cadillac Lodge

Spend some time in the ski-lodge themed greenhouse restaurant in Cadillac Square. Find a comfy couch to play some games and enjoy easy to eat and order food from the awarding winning restaurant, PARC’s kitchen team. Hours: Wednesday-Thursday: 4pm-10pm; Friday-Saturday: 11am-12am and Sunday: 11am-8pm.


Shop @ the Downtown Markets

Stroll through Capitol Park and Cadillac Square and stop in the glass huts to find the perfect presents for the people on your gift list. Find something fun for your little ones at Little High Flyers in Capitol Park.


Holiday shopping is more fun when you have a little extra money to spend! Enter to win a $100 giftcard from Bedrock for holiday shopping downtown.

GIVEAWAY: $100 Giftcard from Bedrock

Enter to win a $100 giftcard from Bedrock to help with your holiday shopping downtown.




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..

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