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Lansing

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Wonderland of Lights

Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 11/17/2017 - 12/31/2017

Potter Park Zoo
1301 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912

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Potter Park Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with thousands of lights create extraordinary animal exhibits and holiday displays at the 23rd annual Wonderland of Lights. There will be cookies, crafts and animal encounters for the kids to enjoy. Wonderland of Lights is open on Thursdays through Sundays 5 pm to 8 pm only from November 17 through December 31. Admission for Wonderland of Lights: $7 adults, $5 for kids 3 - 12 and free for kids under 3. The Zoo will not be open Christmas Day. Wonderland of Lights will resume on Saturday, December 26.

Getting There

From the East Lansing, MI Station (LNS), Potter Park Zoo is about an eight-minute cab or Lyft ride.

Flint

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Flint's Annual Holiday Walk

December 5, 2017
5:30 pm to 8 pm

Flint Cultural Center Campus
1310 E Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

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Enjoy this free event on this beautifully decorated 33-acre campus complete with holiday light displays, festive music, holiday theatre performances, seasonal craft demonstrations, holiday planetarium samplers, refreshments, Santa visits/photos and more. The annual tree lighting ceremony begins at 5:15 pm. Food trucks will also be selling food and beverages. While this is a free event, donations of non-perishable food or personal care items will be accepted for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

Getting There

From the Flint, MI Station (FLN), the Flint Cultural Center Campus is about a six-minute cab or Lyft ride.

St. Joseph

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Light up the Bluff

December 1 - 4, 2017 (all day)

Downtown St. Joseph
301 State Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085

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Over 1 million lights come alive along Lake Bluff Park as it is transformed into a winter wonderland from December 1 through Valentine’s Day. Grab your sweetheart or entire family and take a stroll through the Park under arches of sparkling lights from December 1 – February 15. Fun for the entire family. The Community Tree Lighting ceremony always takes place on December 1.

Getting There

From the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor, MI Station (SJM), downtown St. Joseph is about a four-minute walk.

Dearborn

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Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

December 1 - 3 & 8 - 9, 2017
6:30 pm - 10 pm

Greenfield Village
20900 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI 48124

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Take a lantern-lit journey into a living snow globe filled with live music, skating, fireworks and tons of winter wonder during America’s premier celebration of the season. Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village is like stepping into a Christmas card from the past — the golden glow from candlelit windows, the scent of roasting chestnuts, the sound of carolers in the distance, the jangle of sleigh bells. This is how the holidays are supposed to be. No wonder Holiday Nights has become the most popular holiday event in the region. Where else will you find lantern-lit paths, costumed presenters, horse-drawn wagons and Model T rides, plus Santa with live reindeer. It’s perfect, right down to the spectacular fireworks display that provides a dazzling finale to each and every evening. Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village is America’s premier holiday celebration. Don't miss what USA TODAY calls one of the "top 10 places to take the grandchildren."

Getting There

Greenfield Village is about one mile from the Dearborn, MI Station (DER). There is also a bus service that runs on a limited basis.

Detroit

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Noel Night

December 2, 2017
6 pm - 12 am

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

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Over 100 participating venues, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Public Library, will open their doors to the public free of charge during this Cultural Center-wide holiday open house. Activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by over 200 area music, theater, and dance groups and other special performances. The evening's festivities culminate with a community sing-along on Woodward Avenue led by the Salvation Army Band — a long-standing Noel Night tradition. Noel Night activities take place in Midtown Detroit, and free shuttle service is offered between participating venues. Convenient parking is available in area lots.

Getting There

From the Detroit, MI Station (DET), the Detroit Institute of Arts is about a four-minute cab or Lyft ride.

 

North American International Auto Show

January 7 - 11, 2018
9 am to 10 pm

Cobo Center
1 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226

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Detroit is where future mobility innovations meet the pavement. With the largest concentration of the world's top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leaders, the North American International Auto Show serves as the global stage for companies to debut brand defining vehicles and industry-shaping announcements. NAIAS is unmatched in the industry in presenting six unique shows in one, including: The Gallery, an ultra-luxury automotive event, AutoMobili-D, an inside look at future mobility platforms, Press Review, Industry Preview, Charity Preview and all concluding with a nine-day Public Show.

Getting There

From the Detroit, MI Station (DET), Cobo Center is about a nine-minute cab or Lyft ride.

 

Meridian Winter Blast

January 20 - 22, 2018 (all day)

Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48226

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People don't hide from winter in Detroit. The festivals don't stop coming, and the bands play on. At the Meridian Winter Blast, there's ice skating, professional skating demonstrations, ice sculptures, eats and more than 50 live music acts. Year-round, Campus Martius Park is Detroit's gathering place. Winter is no exception. You won't even notice the potentially below-freezing temps with Winter Blast's heated tents, warm food from local vendors and hot entertainment acts all weekend long. Admire the ice sculptures, fly down a giant snow slide or test limits to see just how daring you are on the zip line.

Getting There

From the Detroit, MI Station (DET), Campus Martius Park is about an 11-minute cab or Lyft ride.

Battle Creek

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ZooLights

December 15 - 19, 2017
5 pm to 8:30 pm

Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Drive
Battle Creek, MI 49014

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Binder Park Zoo transforms into an outdoor winter wonderland adorned in twinkling lights to celebrate the holiday season. Visitors of all ages can wander the lighted paths, visit winter-hardy animals on exhibit, admire the beautiful displays, and enjoy free carousel rides. Traditional indoor festivities include dinner with Santa, holiday story time, themed crafts, holiday refreshments and more.

Getting There

From the Battle Creek, MI Station (BTL), Binder Park Zoo is about a 15-minute cab or Lyft ride.