All the festive people we saw at night two of GRiZMAS at the Masonic Temple

Saturday night in front of a packed house dressed in their grimiest Xmas fashion, Mize, Level Up, and Griz turned up the…

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All the festive people we saw at night two of GRiZMAS at the Masonic Temple
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Santa Claus, Light Shows, and Carriage Rides: 20 things to do in Metro Detroit this holiday season

We may have had our first few snowflakes of the season, but that doesn’t mean Detroiters have turned completely cold as the…

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Take a carriage ride through downtown Detroit
    Hallmark movies always make carriage rides through the city look like the ideal setting for a wintry romantic night. Fortunately for us, we can try it out ourselves right in the heart of downtown.
    
    For more information, including pricing, visit downtowndetroitparks.com.
    Photo via  Downtown Detroit Partnership/Facebook
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All the crafty people we saw at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair

More than 100 vendors helped Detroiters get their holiday shopping done early at this year's Detroit Urban Craft Fair. The Masonic Temple…

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All the crafty people we saw at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair
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20 metro Detroit Christmas tree farms, Santa meet-ups, and holiday happenings

Ho-ho-hold up — it's December? We would have sworn it was late October because, well, it should come as no surprise that…

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Spicer Orchards Santa Claus and Musical Spicer Express Train
    10411 Clyde Rd., Fenton; 810-632-7602; allinbirmingham.com; Train rides are $12 per person before 6 p.m., $15 person after 6 p.m.
    Want to see where the Christmas magic happens? No, we’re not talking about Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ personal entries on the naughty list. At Spicer Orchards, folks can get a glimpse of Santa at work at his sleigh workshop. How do you get there, you may ask? Well, there’s a Musical Spicer Express Train that takes you there and back. Along the way there are holiday lights and bonfires. Oh, did we mention cider and doughnuts? Families can book train rides via phone for Thursday-Sunday through Dec. 23.  
    Photo via Spicer Orchards/Facebook
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15 spirited Christmas light displays within driving distance of Detroit

Life might feel grim and dim these days but things are still merry and very bright in metro Detroit, where more than a…

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Davison Township Trail of Lights
    10069 E. Atherton Rd., Davison; 810-214-1810; register.dtparks.com/CourseActivities/holidays; Tickets are $2 for walk-thru and $10 for horse wagon rides.
    Walk this way… to Santa’s sleigh! The Division Trail of Lights walking night tour at the Robert Williams Nature And Historical Learning Center. Each year the event’s horse-drawn carriage rides sell out (though, this year, there are select spots available and guests can also sign up to be waitlisted), but the walking portion of this illuminated happening is available Dec. 6, 20, 21, and 26 starting at 5:30 p.m. 
      
    Photo via Davison Department of Parks and Recreation
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25 actually cute winter date ideas in the Detroit area

Just because it’s freezing outside, doesn’t mean that your love life should grow cold as well. Here’s a list of 25 date…

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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
    1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores; 313-884-4222
    This mansion on Gaukler Point was once home to the Fords. Edsel was the son of the founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford. Together with his wife Eleanor, he continued a legacy as leaders of industry. Visitors can take an intimate look into their home life and legacy.  
    Photo via Instagram user @eefordhouse
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All the naughty folks we saw at Krampus Night at Detroit's Tangent Gallery

Each year, while hordes of people get into the holiday spirit with their caroling and goofy sweaters and fa-la-la-la bullshit, there's another,…

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All the naughty folks we saw at Krampus Night at Detroit's Tangent Gallery
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An essential guide to Detroit-area holiday happenings this winter

There are so many ways to celebrate the holidays — use this list of activities to fill your calendar and keep your…

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Noel Night
    Saturday, Dec. 7; North of Warren, 1-7 p.m.; South of Warren, 5-10 p.m.; Free admission
    3939 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-420-6000; noelnight.org
    Looking for a winter wonderland in Michigan? Midtown Detroit Inc. will be hosting its 47th annual Noel Night, with participating venues such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, Wayne State University, Michigan Science center, and more transforming into enchanted holiday destinations.
    Photo via Noel Night / Facebook
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All the holiday hoopla we saw at the Detroit tree lighting ceremony at Campus Martius

Downtown Detroit was aglow on Friday, Nov. 22, for the 16th annual tree lighting, during which a Michigan-grown Norwegian Spruce was festooned…

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All the holiday hoopla we saw at the Detroit tree lighting ceremony at Campus Martius
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Photos from the Detroit Christmas Tree Lighting in Campus Martius

Metro Detroiters converged on Campus Martius on Friday, Nov. 17 to witness 19,000 LED flicker to life on the city's enormous Christmas…

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Photos from the Detroit Christmas Tree Lighting in Campus Martius
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15 places to see the best Christmas lights in Michigan

Get yourself into the spirit of the holidays and light up the night at these amazing lighted displays.

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Wayne County Lightfest
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