The holiday season is in full swing, which means there are tons of fun, family-friendly holiday events for Michiganders to include in their December schedules. Not sure what the best holiday events in Southeast Michigan are? We’ve got you covered! Check out our list to help you plan this holiday season.
1. Winter Ice Skating at the Detroit Zoo | Royal Oak, Michigan
The Detroit Zoo has a brand-new penguin exhibit, and a new winter ice skating rink to go along with it! In between checking out all the remarkable animals, zoo visitors can show off their axels and camel spins on the 1,458-foot rink between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Additionally, until December 31, the zoo also hosts a fantastic holiday light show every weekend, featuring a million-plus LED lights, animal sculptures, live entertainment, arts, crafts, and train displays.
2. Santa Visits Kerrytown Market & Shops | Ann Arbor, Michigan
Every Saturday and Sunday until December 18th, visit Kerrytown Market in Ann Arbor for tons of free holiday fun! Activities include visits from Santa, festive holiday music, a children’s lantern parade, a holiday market, and much more! Times are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.
3. Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village | Dearborn, Michigan
Taking place December 16-18, 20-23 and 26-30, Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village is a truly special holiday event in Southeast Michigan. Take a lantern-lit journey into a living snow globe, complete with live music, ice skating, fireworks, Santa and his reindeer, and much more. It’s like stepping inside a Christmas card from the past!
4. Clinton Township Holiday Express | Clinton Township, Michigan
On Saturday, December 17 at Joy Park in Clinton Township, take your family to ride the magical Holiday Express train! Before embarking, the Polar Express story will be read while families feast on cookies and hot chocolate. Afterwards, carols will be sung and holiday fun will be had by children of all ages! Pre-registration is required, so register before it’s too late.
Do you know of any other great holiday events in Southeast Michigan? Let us know in the comments below!