Enjoy the Christmas Season in Michigan Region 1: Detroit Area

Michigan Life's Detroit Area including Monroe County, Washtenaw County and Wayne County Michigan

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Michigan Christmas Shows and Events

Ice Rink in downtown Detroit Michigan at Christmas

The holidays are the perfect time of the year to travel around our beautiful state and enjoy the Holiday Light Displays, Exciting Christmas Parades, magical Holiday Shows and Events, and of course it is the time when we all gather in the local Christmas Tree Farms to pick out the perfect Christmas Tree, enjoy hot chocolate and apple cider while taking a horse drawn sleigh-ride through the woods of Michigan. Enjoy Life, Christmas Life, with Michigan Life!

What to See and Do in Region 1 Detroit Area

Thanksgiving Day!

America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van, one of the country’s oldest and most celebrated Parades, will step off at 9:00 a.m. on Woodward Avenue and Kirby and end at Woodward Avenue and Congress. Hundreds of thousands of parade-goers will be watching as the Parade makes its way down Woodward Avenue.

Enjoy a special look at Eleanor and Edsel Ford's elegant home as it is festively adorned in the finest holiday trimmings. From the original teardrop glass ornaments on the flocked tree in the Main Hall, to the stunning table display in the Dining room, no detail has been overlooked! Peek into how the Ford family celebrated the holidays.

The Lightfest is open Wednesday - Sunday
November 18 until December 31, 2021
from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
Closed Monday and Tuesday evenings & Christmas December 25, 2021

The Wayne County Lightfest is magical four-mile stretch of Hines Park, displaying nearly 50 animated themed displays and more than 100,000 lights .

Tree Lighting: Friday, 11/19/21 at 6 pm
Parade: Saturday, 11/20/21 at 10 am

Wyandotte Michigan knows how to put on a holiday party. The Parade route begins at Northline near the Police/Court Building and ends at Eureka Avenue. The parade begins at 10 am and usually runs approximately one hour.

JANUARY 31 & FEBRUARY 1, 2020

The second annual Let’s Chill Winter Fest features activities for individuals of all ages. The winter festival will span the downtown shopping area, Wilson Park and Edgetown.

Activities include a chili cook-off, the area’s only Wine Walk, indoor and outdoor winter games, ice carving, an Artisan tent, food, and much more!.

November 19, 2021 at 6:30pm

The Annual Northville Hometown Holiday is a festive community celebration that kicks off the holiday season. The season begins near middle November with the Holiday Lighted parade followed by the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree in Town Square.

January 10 – 12, 2020

The Plymouth Ice Festival will take place over three days and include ice carving competitions, food booths, and entertainment. Admission to the festival is free. Ice sculptures available for viewing 24-hours a day (weather permitting).

November 20, 2020 - Cancelled

Immediately following the Northville Christmas Parade is a Tree Lighting Ceremony & Singalong, join in the fun while welcoming in the holidays.

November 20, 2021 through January 9, 2022

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 sights and sounds of the season. For guests of all ages.

Take a lantern-lit journey into a living snow globe filled with live music, skating, fireworks and tons of winter wonder during America’s premier celebration of the season.

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The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is located on the shores of Detroit’s historic Belle Isle, just east of downtown Detroit.

The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is the oldest continually-running conservatory in the United States. It is divided into five distinct sections: Palm House, the Tropical House, the Cactus House, a sunken Fernery, and the Show House.

March 24-29, 2020

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America, fouded in 1963.

The Henry Ford provides unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories, and lives from America’s traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness, and innovation. Our purpose is to inspire people to learn from these traditions to help shape a better future.

Motown Museum is located on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit—east of Rosa Parks Boulevard and west of Woodward Ave. and the John C. Lodge Expressway (M-10).

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