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Fun & FREE Last Minute Christmas Activities In Metro Detroit

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Looking for last minute holiday fun? Here are easy AND FREE Christmas activities in metro Detroit that your kids will love.


Downtown Detroit

From holiday shopping, to horse-drawn carriage rides downtown and ice skating at the rink, there’s nothing quite like Christmas in the city. We love FREE! Check out Swinging Bells at Beacon Park and Winter Wonders at 1001 Woodward. Swinging Bells is open daily to the public and Winter Wonders is open Sunday December 26th and January 1 & 2 from 12pm to 4pm.


FREE Festive Fun

Go on an old fashioned carriage ride in downtown Birmingham on Christmas Eve. Take a lighted walk at Heritage Park in CantonBlossom Heath Pier in St. Clair Shores or Main Street in Downtown Rochester. Check out the trees at Kellogg Park in Downtown Plymouth or take a drive to Comstock Park in Adrian for a Guinness World Record number of decorated trees.


Christmas From Your Car

Put on your favorite holiday playlist and cruise down Hines Drive for Wayne County Lightfest. The annual event has been a family tradition for generations and admission is only $5 per car. You can also find free music/light shows in neighborhoods across metro Detroit – check out our complete list


Holiday Walks

Bundle up a take an evening stroll thru a walking light show – we’ve been and we love them!


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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!


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