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.

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 highend favorites and affordable must that will make it easy to check off names from your shopping list.

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. Keep it simple at the Great Lakes themed play area in the Food Court (FREE family fun) or take it to the next level with a getaway in your backyard experience at LEGOLAND Discovery Center, SEA LIFE Michigan and Peppa Pig World of Play. Let the littles make their own fun with a stop at Build A Bear Workshop.

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.

Movie Theatre

Hide away and cozy up at the AMC Theatre with movie snacks and a holiday show on the big screen. Matilda the Musical and Puss In Boots: The Last Wish are new releases slated to be released in December.

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.

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In partnership with Great Lakes Crossings

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is Michigan’s largest fully-enclosed outlet center with over 185 retail, dining and entertainment options. Easily accessible from the state’s busiest freeway (I-75), the center features over 25 retailers exclusive to the state and family-friendly attractions including LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan, SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium, Peppa Pig World of Play and Round 1 Bowling & Amusement. Guests can dine at Michigan’s largest food court, plus four full-service restaurants including Rainforest Cafe. Visitors from over 50 miles can receive a Passport to Shopping, full of discounts and special offers from over select retailers. Explore stores, dining, events, sales and offers at,, and @greatlakescrossingoutlets (Instagram) .