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The holiday season is in full swing and from celebrating ‘national days’ like STEAM and Hiking to timeless holidays like Thanksgiving there’s plenty to do close to home and downtown too.
National S.T.E.A.M Day is Monday, November 8th. Plan a visit to a science museum or play space and enter to win a family membership to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.
Stretch your legs and enjoy the cool air before it’s cold on a family walk. November 17th is National Hiking Day and the perfect excuse to explore some new trails.
Head downtown for the holidays. The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is on November 19th and will include the opening of The Rink, carriage rides and Light Up Beacon Park. And bundle up on Turkey Day to watch America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live from Woodward Avenue. If you want fairy magic, head to Belle Isle to go on a fun, free family fairy door hunt.
Earlier evenings make it easier to fit in light shows and keep to bedtime. Here are the light shows we can’t wait to see, find a complete list here.
- Wayne County Lightfest @ Hines Drive, Westland
- Starry Lights @ The Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores
- Wild Lights @ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
Taking your kids to find the perfect tree at a farm is a classic tradition that will give your family memories for the years to come. Bundle up and get ready to scout for the best tree at a metro Detroit U-Pick Farm.
Tune into LittleGuide LIVE with Kerry and Carrie presented by Delta Dental on Thursday, November 18th at 10am.
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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..