There is much to do in celebration of the holidays in Detroit, Michigan; but it helps to have all of the information regarding shows, concerts, displays, shopping opportunities and gift ideas all in one place. The 2013 Detroit Christmas Guide will help keep you organized and prepared as you head out to face the holidays.
There's plenty to do throughout the Metro-Detroit area on New Year's Eve. Whether it is a family show, concert, or huge dance party, Detroiters know how to usher in the New Year.
Whether it is Detroit-related gift idea, cost-saving tip or information about a Detroit store or mall, there is much to know and process before heading out the door with a shopping list in hand.
Santa makes a big entrance in several communities and cities in the Metro-Detroit area. In fact, he often arrives in a sleigh to the music of marching bands, the dazzle of Christmas lights and the pageantry of floats.
Let the holiday season officially begin! The holiday spirit really soars when communities and cities all across the Metro-Detroit area have their Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies. And as long as there is a big crowd gathered...let’s have some fun!
Admittedly, Christmas activities seem to start earlier and earlier, but that's okay because they are fun and magical and distract us as we slip into a Michigan winter. There is plenty to do from now until the New Year; so take a step back in time, marvel at lighted displays and pet a reindeer.
A lot of holiday-related shows and short-term events dot the Metro-Detroit area in November and December.
More Holiday-Related Events by Community
If you are looking for a special holiday event in a specific community within the Metro-Detroit area, check out the following:
Whether you want a 10-foot Scotch Pine or a 25-foot Concolor Fir, a Detroit Christmas Tree Farm or Lot will help you find it. Of course, you may have to cut it yourself. In some cases, you'll find even more than trees: Santa, reindeer, hayrides and hot cider.
Part of the fun of Christmas time is traveling throughout the Metro-Detroit area to marvel at the myriad of decorations and lights.
It's a festive time of year for more reason than one. Find out when the Hanukkah holiday falls this year, its history and how it is celebrated in the Metro-Detroit area.
In addition to hosting one of the biggest, most-respected Thanksgiving parades in the nation, Detroit is remembered for special-holiday displays at the Hudson's Department Store and the Ford Rotunda.
Once upon a time, Michigan's Blue Law banned alcohol on Christmas Eve from 9 PM until 7 AM on December 26th. In recent years, the state loosened the time restrictions around which alcohol can be sold.