With the holidays and winter sports ramping up here in Michigan, check out some ways to help make the season magical for you and your family.
- Annual Wonderland of Lights: November 20 – December 26
Check out Lansing’s Potter Park Zoo Thursdays through Sundays (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day) during the season it turns into a true holiday spectacle. The zoo is illuminated with lights and decorations while the zoo crew has a coterie of events, animal encounters, and fun for all ages planned.
- Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village: December 3 – December 28
Come experience roasting chestnuts, warming bonfires and the sounds of carolers, fiddlers and bustling yuletide activity for select dates across the month of December at Michigan’s historic Greenfield Village. Check the link to help plan your trip.
- Ann Arbor Holiday Art Fair: December 4 - 5
Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for someone on your list? The Ann Arbor Holiday Art Fair is a great place to explore while also enjoying specialty foods, music, and over 75 artists.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation will be shown Thursday, December 9, and star Chevy Chase will be in attendance. Chase will also host a Q&A following the screening.
- Frankenmuth Christ KindlMarkt: December 10 – 12
A “Handmade Christmas.” Come see this amazing holiday market set to look like Frankenmuth’s Bavarian sister region in Germany. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than a traditional Christmas market right in the heart of Christmastown, USA?
- Dow Gardens Christmas Walk: December 9 – 11, 16-18
Enjoy a scenic stroll through Dow Gardens’ beautifully lit grounds, toast a number of warm holiday beverages, and rub elbows with Santa’s reindeer themselves at this annual event.
- Home for the Holidays at Interlochen: December 18 – 20
Join the Traverse City Symphony Orchestra as Guest Conductor and Principal Trombonist, Tom Riccobono, leads the TSO through a fun and festive set of holiday classics. This special holiday event features a Victorian-styled orchestra performing new pieces that celebrate and encapsulate the spirit of the season.
- Grand Rapids Ballet: The Nutcracker: December 17 - 19
What more can be said about holiday classic, The Nutcracker? This seasonal tradition performed by the Grand Rapids Ballet never disappoints!
- Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Little Caesars Arena: December 28
Detroit welcomes the multi-platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), back to take the holidays to epic heights at Michigan's stop on the band's highly-anticipated 2021 North American Winter Tour!
- New Year's Fest: December 31
Kalamazoo celebrates its annual New Year’s tradition once again! This year’s entry boasts over 30 different entertainers performing across 10 locations surrounding Bronson Park.