Keep things simple this holiday season and check off most of your holiday check list all in one place. From holiday shopping, family dinner get togethers, holiday movies, and school break activities and Santa visits – do it all at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills.

School Break Fun

The kids will be off from school and if you need activities to keep them busy, there are plenty to choose from. Find something for everyone and take your pick between LEGOLAND Discovery Center, SEA LIFE Michigan and Peppa Pig World of Play.

Let the kids get creative in LEGOLAND Discovery Center – they can check out the massive mini-Detroit, build with LEGOS (and create their own stop action movie), go on rides, relax and watch a 4D movie and race around the play structures (there’s one for big kids and littles). It’s ALWAYS a win.

Down the hall you’ll find SEA LIFE Michigan with animals to touch and see, water tunnels to crawl and walk thru and hands-on games to play.

The pre-k crowd will be amazed by Peppa Pig World of Play. The favorite scenes and characters are all there to play with – jump in muddy puddles, race through George’s castle, go on a car ride with Daddy Pig, or on the bus with Ms. Gazelle. Nap time after this activity will be a breeze.

Santa’s Flight Academy

Find magical memories at Santa’s Flight Academy. The one-of-a-kind immersive Santa photo experience enables children to dance in Santa’s magic mirror and turn into elite cadets to help Santa power his sleigh and chart his course for delivering presents to children around the world. The experience ends with a magical snowfall dance party inside Santa’s sleigh. Reservations are recommended and can be made here.

Holiday Shopping

Whether you need presents for the tree or new outfits for holiday dinner, Great Lakes Crossing has the most popular (and affordable) shops all under one roof. From TJMaxx to Coach you can find high-end favorites and affordable musts, that will make it easy to check off names from your shopping list. If you need a break or to regroup with the kids, the Great Lakes themed play area in the food court is the perfect place.

Movie Theatre

Hide away and cozy up at the AMC Theatre with movie snacks and a holiday show on the big screen. Wish, Trolls Band Together and The Marvels are all in theaters.

Family Dining + Specialty Treats

All kids LOVE the Rainforest Cafe so if you are planning a family dinner or meet up with friends it’s a guarantee win – just make sure to make reservations. Sweeten your experience and stop by MStreet Bakery for a larger-than-life milkshake.