Friday November 29, 2013
"Tis the Season and all that, which means holiday events and more holiday events in and around the Metro-Detroit area. For instance, Anton Art Center in Mt. Clemens is hosting a Christmas Market from November 15th to December 23rd. The market features handmade gifts from artisans in Michigan.
According to an article in The News-Herald, the Heritage Park Activity Building in Taylor is hosting Santa's Magic Forest on weekends throughout December. The event features several animatronic figures and scenes that were once displayed at the J.L. Hudson Department Store in Downtown Detroit. The event also features live entertainment and Santa. All proceeds benefit Fish and Loaves Community Food Pantry. Cost is $3 an adult / $2 a child.
Meanwhile, the Royal Oak Farmers Market is hosting a Holiday Marketplace on December 5th from 4 PM to 8:30 PM. The event features products from local artisans.
Thursday November 28, 2013
As the holiday season officially gets underway, restaurants, stores, and community organizations start rolling out a special event or two. According to an article in the Ypsilanti Courier, Bona Sera Cafe, a restaurant in Ypsilanti with an eclectic menu, is hosting Bizarre Bazaar from December 6th to 8th. The bazaar will be chock full of unique products, art, food and entertainment, all of which will be provided by local artisans and businesses.
Meanwhile, Downtown Wyandotte is hosting Festive Fridays. On each Friday in December leading up to Christmas -- December 6th, 7th and 8th -- the downtown area will host live music, free carriage and trolley rides, carolers, live reindeer and, of course, Santa.
Last but not least, the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores is hosting its 7th annual Poinsettia Ball on December 11th, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 11 PM. The event includes a Prime Rib Buffet, an open bar, music and a Champagne toast. Tickets are $40 per person in advance / $50 per person at the door.
Thursday November 28, 2013
Let the shopping begin!
After you're stuffed with turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, you make be looking for a way to work off all those calories. You don't have to wait until Black Friday; several stores in the Metro-Detroit area are open on Turkey Day. While most of the stores give a nod to the holiday and don't open until the evening hours, still others are open most of the day. If you want something to do or a head start on some savings usually reserved for Black Friday, check out the 2013 List of Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit.
Monday November 25, 2013
Several restaurants in and around the Metro-Detroit area are hosting special menus or buffets for Thanksgiving Day. For instance, Edison's restaurant located within The Dearborn Inn, a historic hotel, is hosting a Thanksgiving Holiday Brunch.
Edison's restaurant at The Dearborn Inn © Nancy Jones, Licensed to About.com
The Detroit Guide to Thanksgiving will help you find a Restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day, order take out, check out one of the many holiday-related shows and concerts, and/or get information about America's Thanksgiving Parade.