If you are looking to answer the question: “Where can I find fun things to do with kids near me in December?”, then check out our list below.
- Santa visit, Holiday Lights and Tree Lighting
- Shop and Gather at Cadillac Lodge Detroit
- Winter at Monroe Street Midway
- New Year Eve Events in Detroit
- Glenlore Trails Aurora, a wintry immersive holiday walk experience opens til December 30th
- Winter Wonder Light at Meadowbrook Hall, Rochester
- Escaping the Michigan's Winter
- See A Holiday Show
Santa visit, Holiday Lights and Tree Lighting
Kick off the holiday season right and don’t miss out the fun! We’ve curated the biggest list of all inclusive holiday guides for you.
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Photo with Santa
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Home Christmas Lights
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Shop and Gather at Cadillac Lodge Detroit
Downtown Detroit has an outdoor holiday market with a collection of curated Detroit vendors offering specialty apparel, accessories, jewelry, bath products, home décor, children’s toys, pet goods, books, snacks and more. After you are finished with your shopping spree, enjoy gathering around the warm fireplace and sipping hot drinks and food at The Cadillac Lodge.
November 9 – Jan 7
Mondays & Tuesdays: Closed
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 11am – 8pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 11am – 11pm
Sundays: 11am – 7pm
The Cadillac Lodge
60 Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI 48226
Winter at Monroe Street Midway
Family and all ages can enjoy all the free activities in Monroe Street Midway. Guests can enjoy free arctic slide, bumper cars, puck putt, interactive art activation and arcade with additional fee. Kids can enjoy crafts every Saturday, also character visits on selected days. Details
Nov 9 – Jan 7
Thursdays: 11AM – 8PM
Fridays & Saturdays: 11AM – 10PM
Sundays: 11AM – 8PM
Thanksgiving Day/Christmas Day: Closed
Christmas Eve: 11AM – 4PM
New Year’s Eve & Day: 11AM – 8PM
Monroe Street Midway
22 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226
New Year Eve Events in Detroit
Kids and family can enjoy live entertainment, New Year Eve activities, food trucks, winter lights displays and a countdown and balloon drop.
Sunday, December 31, 2023 1pm-6pm
Detroit New Year’s Eve Party for Kids @ Beacon Park (1901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226)
Glenlore Trails Aurora, a wintry immersive holiday walk experience opens til December 30th
Every time we go to Glenlore Trails, we always find something new to discover. Their new concept of wintry walk Aurora returns November 17 til December 30, 2023. It is an one mile outdoor path with interactive, story moments, and other entertainment. It creates immersive fun experience for all ages. Don’t forget to secure your tickets now!
Guest can enjoy self-guided outdoor walk featuring unique light displays across the grounds of Meadow Brook Hall. It is Michigan’s most dazzling outdoor event that is perfect for any age. Guests can also explore the festive decoration inside the mansion during this tour. There are some special holiday events, including Starlight Stroll, Holiday Tea and Santa Saturdays.
Escaping the Michigan’s Winter
Winter in Michigan can be long and dreading. There are a few ways to keep active and fun during the winter months as below:
25+ amazing activities you can do
Visit indoor waterparks
Outdoor activities guide
See A Holiday Show
There are so many amazing events going on around Metro Detroit. Check out some of our favorite holiday shows;
November 29th – December 17th: Frozen
December 10th: NUTCRACKER! MAGICAL CHRISTMAS BALLET
December 10th: A Very Darren Crissmas
December 13th: Home Alone in Concert
December 15th – 17th: Home for the Holidays
December 15th – 16th: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Musical
December 17th: MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS
December 20th: The Music of The Nutcracker!
December 21st – 23rd: THE ILLUSIONISTS – MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS
December 22nd: Gregory Porter 2023 Holiday Tour
December 22nd – 23rd: Elf™ in Concert!
December 23rd: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
December 27th: WWE LIVE HOLIDAY TOUR
December 30th: MAGIC OF LIGHTS
January 4th – 7th: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CRYSTAL
January 24th – February 18th: Wicked
February 15th- 18th: DISNEY ON ICE – MAGIC IN THE STARS
Yohana Isabella is a former financial auditor turned stay at home mom of trilingual 4yo boy Charlie. She is passionate about photography, traveling, baking and cooking. She loves to explore new places, culture and food with her family all year round in Michigan and other states. She looks forward to contributing to Metro Detroit Mommy.
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