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Santa Letters

Canton Administration Building 1150 S. Canton Center, Canton

Santa Letters will be collected at the Santa mailbox behind the Canton Administration building during the month of November. Make sure to include your address so Santa can write back! (Canton Resident only and is free of charge).    


Santa’s Mailbox

Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center 15100 Hubbard Street, Livonia

A magical mailbox has appeared just inside the Kirksey Recreation Center. Livonia residents can drop off a letter in Santa's Mailbox between Nov. 9-Dec. 3 during our business hours, and we'll make sure it gets delivered in time for a…


Fairy Doors On Belle Isle

BELLE ISLE STATE PARK 900 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit

Fairies have landed on Belle Isle! Search for fairy doors in a fun, interactive scavenger hunt. As you discover each fairy door, you will uncover a unique story related to Belle Isle Park. Just as the fairies leave no trace…


Swinging Bells

Beacon Park 1903 Grand River Avenue, Detroit

Swing into the most magical time of year with this year’s holiday light installation - Swinging Bells at Beacon Park! Bells are an international symbol of celebration and peace. Throughout history, bells would be rung bringing people together to commemorate…


Blake’s Family U-Cut Trees

BLAKE'S ORCHARD & CIDER MILL 17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada

It's the most wonderful time of the year at Blake's. Pack up the car and escape to the countryside where memories can be made with friends and family. Jump on a wagon ride out to the 100+ acre tree farm…

$30 – $200

Family Science Experiences

LESLIE SCIENCE & NATURE CENTER 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor

Now you can book you own private family time to enjoy some of our wonderful science programs.  Choose one of our activities to be led by one of our educators for an outdoor hands-on engaging time. Up to 6 people…


Visit with Santa At Henry Ford Museum

HENRY FORD MUSEUM 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn

Start your holiday season by visiting history’s greatest toymaker at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. For one special weekend only, say hello and snap your own photo with Santa in front of our towering 25-foot tree. We can’t wait…

Free – $22.50

Thomas & Friends™ Exhibit

Impression 5 Science Center 200 Museum Drive, Lansing

All aboard to explore! Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails, invites children to explore and interact with the familiar faces and sights from Mattel’s popular series. Designed for children 2 through 7, the exhibit combines exciting play opportunities with important…


Grosse Pointe Santa Claus Parade

Downtown Grosse Pointe 17000 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe

Join us the morning after Thanksgiving for Grosse Pointe’s largest parade of the year! It will be a time to kick off the holiday season and to bring Santa to town! Parade will go from Kercheval Avenue from Lewiston in…


Holiday Market

Canterbury Village 2359 Joslyn Court, Orion Charter Township

Featuring over 60 vendors for your holiday shopping needs, including artists, crafts, vintage one-of-a-kind finds, and locally made items. Also, shops throughout the quaint Canterbury Village are open featuring boutique clothing and accessories, stained glass artworks, Michigan Made designed items,…


Holiday House Tours

EDSEL & ELEANOR FORD HOUSE 1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores

See the Fords’ home all decked out for the holidays! The Fords’ carefully designed and curated home reveals their deep love for art and design, from architecture and landscape to their impressive personal collection of art and antiques. At the…

$3 – $10

Green Friday

HOWELL NATURE CENTER 1005 Triangle Lake Rd, Howell

Escape the “Black Friday” stress with a family day out at the Howell Nature Center! Find your perfect family Christmas tree, go zip lining (weather permitting), get up close and personal with wildlife and hike our trails! Warm up with…

$4 – $18

Christmas Tree Fundraiser

HOWELL NATURE CENTER 1005 Triangle Lake Rd, Howell

Find our family's Christmas Tree and make us a part of your holiday tradition! Not only are these trees beautiful and full, but you'll also be supporting the Howell Nature Center and the work done to help save wildlife. There…

$35 – $100

Festival of Trees


Welcome back to the 37th Annual Festival of Trees, a benefit for Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation. The event begins with a preview gala on November 20th, for all ages. Tickets range from $25- 125 and must be pre-purchased. Open…

$3 – $5


Santa House Milford 13644 Buno Rd., Milford

Come one, come all to the most exciting and fun-filled event of the season. We’ve been spreading joy and happiness to families and friends of the Milford area since 2014 and this time it’s no different! Visit Santa at his…


Country Christmas Opening Day

THREE CEDARS FARM 7897 W 6 Mile Rd, Northville

Come celebrate Christmas on the Farm!  Today we open with all the fun holiday events!  You'll find Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Roping, Hot Cocoa, Cider & Donuts, Photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, shopping, Train Rides, Petting Farm, Kids Outdoor Playland…


Santa’s Wonderland

BASS PRO SHOPS 4500 Baldwin Rd., Auburn Hills

Kids can step into Santa's Wonderland at select Bass Pro shops! They will enjoy a contactless visit with Santa, made by reservation only, up to seven days in advance. Families who visit Santa receive a free 4x6 studio-quality photo, as…


Family Swim @ Aqua-Tots (multiple locations)

AQUA TOTS - CANTON 43335 Joy Rd., Canton

Make splash, practice your skills or simply have fun with pool toys at Aqua-Tots. Open Family Swim is offered Monday thru Friday from 11am to 3pm for only $10 per family. Schedule a playdate or enjoy quality time with your…


Holiday Walk

Meadow Brook Hall 350 Estate Drive, Rochester

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Meadow Brook Hall’s annual Holiday Walk brings the magic of the season alive with an unforgettable series of activities and special events. Experience the wonder of our more than 50 magnificent trees—including a…

$5 – $20

Santa Arrival with Avengers

Oakland Mall 412 W. 14 Mile, Troy

Santa comes to Oakland Mall!  To set off the Christmas season and photos with Santa, the Avengers & National Guard will be there too to welcome him to Troy! For pictures please make an appointment.   Photo Credit: Facebook


Three Cedars Santa Hours

THREE CEDARS FARM 7897 W 6 Mile Rd, Northville

Come pay a visit to Mr. & Mrs. Claus!  Don't forget to bring your Christmas wishes to tell.  While you are there you can shop the Christmas shop, enjoy hot cocoa or cider and donuts, see the petting farm, ride…

Free – $20


Bavarian Blacksmith Experience 925 S. Main St. D-2, Frankenmuth

Hammer up some holiday magic at the Bavarian Blacksmith Experience as it transforms into Elves' Tinker Workshop. The entire family can forge a new tradition making the special edition 2021 Ornament. Available every day of the week. Groups of up…



Frankenmuth Farmer's Market 534 North Main Street, Frankenmuth

The all new ChristKindlMarkt is coming to the Frankenmuth Farmers Market! Lose yourself in the festively lit Christmas shopping wonderland. We are bringing about a spectacular festival experience for the Christmas Season 2021 unlike anything you have seen before. With…


Spicer’s Santa Visits


Come take a train to visit Santa at his Sleigh Workshop!  In your experience you will get a private Santa visit, with a bonfire at Santa's Cabin, and make reindeer food with Santa's elves. Reservations suggested as walk-ins not guaranteed.…

$12 – $15

The Rink At Campus Martius

CAMPUS MARTIUS ICE RINK 1 Campus Martius, Detroit

The Rink at Campus Martius Park is the premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan and the region. Situated in the heart of Downtown Detroit on Woodward Avenue, the Rink offers one of the most beautiful skating experiences in the country. Convenient and affordable parking is available steps away from The Rink at Campus Martius Park.  Thanks to our partners at Bedrock, you…

$8 – $11

Warner Bros. Cartoons

MICHIGAN THEATER 603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor

Enjoy a laugh with friends and family as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and the Looney Tunes gang take over the silver screen of the historic Main Auditorium with a selection of Warner Bros. cartoons for all ages. Join…

$8 – $10.50

All Aboard! Model Railroad Exhibit


All Aboard! Model Railroad Exhibit presented by the Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club! The Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club has been planning this model train exhibit for one year and cannot wait to share it with the public. The Calf…

Free – $5

Thanksgiving for Nature

FARMINGTON HILLS NATURE CENTER 24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills

Get outside after the Thanksgiving Holiday! Drop-in for a self-guided scavenger hunt to find out why we can be thankful for all of nature’s gifts! Drop-off your completed scavenger hunt to earn a prize. After the hunt, pick-up a fall…


Holiday Magnets at A2AC

ANN ARBOR ART CENTER 117 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor

Join us for this free fabulous fun-for-all-ages activity! Choose from a magnetic winter character with interchangeable parts and accessories or a blank magnet sheet to design your own unique holiday magnets! Simply color and cut out your magnet designs and…


Blake’s Ice Rink

BLAKE'S ORCHARD AND CIDER MILL 17985 Armada Center Rd., Armada

Blake's Ice Rink is back better than ever! After 75 years of world class entertainment and tradition, Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill has expanded its offerings to include a Winter Wonderland Experience.  Blake’s is proud to present a winter season…

$10 – $15

Village of Rochester Hills Santa

THE VILLAGE OF ROCHESTER HILLS 104 N Adams Road, Rochester Hills

The Village of Rochester Hills invites you and your family to visit Santa at our Festival Park Gazebo during the 2021 Holiday Season. Reservations are required for our in-person Santa visits this holiday season. Unfortunately, spacing is limited based on…



Tipping Point Theatre 361 East Cady Street, Northville

Ebenezer Scrooge doesn’t want to celebrate Christmas, he just wants to work. While his dedication may be admirable to some, his disconnect from humanity is troubling. He doesn’t want to be with family, cut borrowers a break for the holiday…

$33 – $40

Lights Before Christmas

Toledo Zoo 2 Hippo Way, Toledo

Enjoy more than 1 million lights and 200+ illuminated animal images, snap a photo with Santa at North Star Trading Post gift shop, and grab some holiday snacks at the Yuletide Food & Spirits tent! See the Big Tree's new…

$20 – $23



Make memories to last all year when the spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village, with thousands of lights sparkling and Santa waiting to say hello. Join friends and family for an evening ride on…

$13 – $24


Downtown Frankenmuth Frankenmuth

Downtown Frankenmuth is kicking off the 2021 Holiday Season with a fun filled night featuring new and old traditions! Start the night off at Fischer Hall to visit Santa Claus, them scoot over to the Visitor's Center to hear a…


Holiday Stroll

Canterbury Village 2359 Joslyn Court, Orion Charter Township

Holiday Stroll will be the most memorable experience of the holiday season! Canterbury Village transforms to a winter wonderland to provide a true Holiday setting that brings the spirit of Christmas to life! This family-friendly event is hosted outdoors where…


Glenlore Trails: Aurora

Glenlore Trails 3860 Newton Road, Commerce

An immersive wintry experience for all ages.  Visit Michigan’s original illuminated forest this holiday season! One mile outdoor path with interactive, story moments, and other entertainment. New features added regularly! Tickets on sale now.   Photo Credit: Facebook

$15 – $25

Wild Lights

DETROIT ZOO 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak

Join us for 40 magical nights with millions of LED lights illuminating trees, buildings and more than 280 sculptures throughout the front half of the Zoo. Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the…

$17 – $38


Downtown Rochester Rochester

You are invited to brighten your holidays in Downtown Rochester with The Big, Bright Light Show! The buildings in downtown Rochester will be covered with more than 1 million points of glimmering holiday light. The display will be lit every…


Santa’s Plymouth Parade

Kellogg Park 777 W. Ann Arbor Tr., Plymouth

Santa returns to Plymouth! Join us at one of 10 City of Plymouth parks on Santa's parade route where Santa will stop to greet children and light a Christmas Tree! The parade will begin at 5:45 p.m. Residents on the…


Winter Wonder Lights

Meadow Brook Hall 350 Estate Drive, Rochester

Spark your holiday season at Meadow Brook’s Winter Wonder Lights. Michigan’s most dazzling new holiday light show is perfect for the young, the old and everyone in between. Winter Wonder Lights is a self-guided outdoor event featuring unique light displays…

$12 – $22

Gift of Lights

Indian Creek Zoo 2744 Consear Rd, Lambertville

Enjoy the Gift of Lights from the warmth of your car this holiday season.  The zoo has partnered with a nationally known light company to bring you this beautiful experience. Tickets to this drive-thru display can be purchased in advance. …

$20 – $25

Holly Dazzle

Michigan Renaissance Festival Grounds 12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly

HollyDazzle is a magical three-quarter mile outdoor trail featuring more than a dozen lighted Christmas scenes including Santa Claus, Sledding Penguins and Candy Land Castle in a magical winter wonderland walk through at the Renaissance Village. Tickets will be sold…

$7.95 – $21.95

Magic Of Lights

DTE Energy Music Theatre 7774 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston

Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of your own car…

$20 – $40

Carriage Rides

Bitter Tom's & Ehman Center 120 S. Broadway Street Suite 102, Lake Orion

Enjoy your trip Downtown in our newly added Horse & Carriage Rides! Pick up/Drop off locations are at Bitter Tom's and Ehman's Center. No reservations and rides are complimentary thanks to our Presenting sponsors!   Photo Credit: Facebook


Gift of Lights Meet & Greets

Indian Creek Zoo 2744 Consear Rd, Lambertville

You could meet characters from Laurel' Princess Parties at select dates of Indian Creek Gift of Lights!  Purchase your drive thru ticket and add on a walk thru character meet & greet. Character Schedule: November 26th & 27th: The Mean…


Starry Lights

EDSEL AND ELEANOR FORD HOUSE 1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores

Illuminate your holidays with Starry Lights, an all-new winter light walk at Ford House, including an immersive and interactive display on the grounds of the estate. Walk through the historic estate’s pathways to experience a wintry starry-sky-themed show of light…

$12 – $25

Walk thru the lights

S & R Lavendar Farm 10722 Stinchfield Woods Rd., Pinckney

Thanksgiving 2021 through mid January 2021 on various nights of the week. Beautiful outdoor holiday experience with lights, photo opportunities, warm yourself at the fire pit, listen to Christmas music, and purchase items at the gift shop with hot cocoa…


Wayne County Lightfest

Merriman Hollow Park 7651 Merriman Road, Westland

The Wayne County Lightfest is magical four-mile stretch of Hines Park, displaying nearly 50 animated themed displays and more than 100,000 lights now until December 31, 2021 (closed December 25). Get in your pjs, pack some hot cocoa and grab…

$5 – $50

St. Clair Christmas Market

Riverview Plaza 201 N. Riverside Ave., St. Clair

Join the St. Clair Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and vendors for our outdoor, Christmas Market in the beautifully decorated St. Clair Riverview Plaza/Courtyard! Local Restaurants will be offering food & drink specials, shops will be open, and local vendors…


Downtown Carriage Rides

CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK 800 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Once again, the whole family can experience the magic of Downtown Detroit with a horse drawn carriage ride around Campus Martius Park!  Individual or group rates available.    

$10 – $40

Fantasy Of Lights

Downtown Howell S Michigan Ave & W Grand River Ave, Howell

Santa is coming to town! His sleigh with the jolly old elf will continue the tradition of closing out our beloved Fantasy of Light Parade down Grand River Ave. Be sure to get to get your viewing spot early for the…


Children’s Film Festival Karate Kid

REDFORD THEATRE 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit

For the week of Thanksgiving we are bringing back some family favorites to the screen. Tonight's feature is the original Karate Kid, rated PG. 1984   Photo Credit: Facebook


White Christmas

MICHIGAN THEATER 603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor

Sing along with Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) as they join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger),…

$11 – $16

Glow Jump

SKY ZONE - CANTON 42550 Executive Dr, Canton

Sky Zone is lit up for glow nights every Friday and Saturday nights!  You will get 120 minutes of Glow jumping. SkySocks ($3.99) and SkyZone Glow Shirt ($6.99) are required for participation. Space is limited, reserving tickets online is highly…

$24.99 – $34