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Top Things to do with KIDS in December

December looks a little different this year but your favorite holiday traditions are back and some really cool new ones! There’s so much to do and so little time before the end of the year!


Can’t Miss Holiday Celebrations

Get into the spirit of the holidays with an outdoor family events. From traditional favorites like Wild Lights and Holiday Nights to newly created events like Blizzard of Oz, Winter Wonder Lights and Glenlore Trails: Aurora – there are lots of outdoor activities to experience in metro Detroit. You can find seasonal fun every day at Blake’s Farm too!


Drive-Thru Light Shows

Put on your holiday jammies and jams for a drive-thru Christmas light show!


Seek Out Santa 

If your littles are anxious to share their wish list with Santa we have good news – he’s easy to find! Here are of all the places you can reserve your spot to (safely, with social distance) say hi to the ‘Big Guy’. Not up for a visit, no worries. We have a list of all the ways you can write, email, call and track Santa this season.


Celebrate Chanukah

The Festival of Lights is December 10th to 18th and there are plenty of ways to celebrate. Attend a drive-in Menorah lighting, order a Chanukah activity box, sign up for a drive-by Chanukah Truck parties, or check out an outdoor events. 2020 Chanukah Events In Metro Detroit


Have Fun Downtown

Take a trip downtown to skate at The Rink at Campus Martius + take in the lights at Beacon Park! Support small business and do holiday shopping too! Ready for a road trip? There’s lots of winter fun to be had in west Michigan – 4 Reasons To Visit Grand Rapids This Holiday Season.


Shop Local During the Holidays

Support small business this holiday and check out our gift guide for the best places to find toys, books and kids apparel. Our FAVORITE gift to give is museum memberships! It gives families a go-to outing all year long and supports the cultural institutions that make metro Detroit great. From the Michigan Science Center to the Detroit Zoo, here’s a guide for venues and prices. We also put together a museum gift shop giving guide that has super cute finds.


Let It Snow!

Bundle up and head outside. The snow is starting early this season and there are plenty of parks and hills to explore. Here’s a guide to the best sledding hills in metro Detroit. And if you’re tracking your time outside this year be sure to download the free Outdoor Advent Calendar.


Ring In The New Year!

2020 has been a year to remember! End it on a high note and plan a party for the kids at home. Check out these treats and activities for easy, at-home inspiration.



Have fun on the town instead of being stuck in the kitchen. Order Hungry Howie’s and have dinner delivered to your door.



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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..

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