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2013 Detroit Christmas Guide

Your Guide to the Holiday Happenings in Detroit


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.

Christmas and Holiday Parades

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.

Detroit New Year's Eve Parties

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.

Restaurants Open on Christmas

There are lots of options throughout the Metro-Detroit area if you choose to let someone else do the cooking on Christmas Day. Some of the options include buffets, family-style meals and traditional dinners with all the trimmings.

Take-Out Options for Christmas Dinner

A catered holiday dinner is easier than ever. There are several options throughout the Metro-Detroit area for a take-out dinner on the holiday, from prepared feasts to a-la-carte turkeys or hams.

Holiday Shopping Guide

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.

Family Christmas Activities: Displays and Events

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.

Holiday-Related Shows and Events

A lot of holiday-related shows and short-term events dot the Metro-Detroit area in November and December.

Community Tree-Lighting Ceremonies

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!

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:

Detroit Christmas Tree Farms and Lots

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.

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