The holiday season can be a blur, finding a special activity for your family to do each year is a great way to step away from the chaos and have quality time together. Here are 7 activities in metro Detroit to consider.

Attend A Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 11 – December 5

Come together with your neighbors to sing carols and countdown to the tree lighting ceremony. Cities across southeast Michigan are celebrating the holiday, find an event near you.

Wayne County Lightfest

November 17 – December 24

Put on your favorite Christmas playlist and go for a ride down Hines Drive. The five mile route has an array of holiday lights (for only $5 per car) and kicks off with the ‘Lights On’ Opening Celebration on November 18th.

Find Your Favorite Light Display

November 17 – January 8

From the Lights Before Christmas (Toledo) and  Wild Lights (Detroit) to Winter Wonder Lights (Rochester) and the Holiday Stroll at Canterbury Village (Lake Orion), you can have light show fun before bedtime during the holiday season.

DSO Home For The Holidays

December 16 – 18

Get dressed up and sing your favorite Christmas Carols with Santa and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra during Home For The Holidays.

Holiday Nights

December 3-28

Go back in time and experience the holiday traditions of the past. From carolers roaming the streets, hand-crafted decorations, yuletide activities and – of course – Santa and his reindeer, Greenfield Village brings the magic of the holidays alive in December.

Watch A Holiday Parade

November 19 – December 17

Bundle up and watch a Santa parade for the holidays. Enjoy a daytime show or find a lighted parade, either way your kids will love it and so will you.

Visit Downtown Detroit

November 11 – January 29

From holiday shopping, to horse-drawn carriage rides downtown and ice skating at the rink, there’s nothing quite like Christmas in the city. Family fun happens daily (including the new Winter Wonderland at Monroe Street Midway) but you’ll want to mark your calendars for the Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 19th, Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25th and Noel Night in Midtown on December 3rd.

Here’s one more! Last year, my family went to Blake Farms to cut down our first ‘real’ tree and we’re going back again next week…and every year to follow! This is now a tradition we will look forward to for years to come. We had so much fun taking the tractor to the fields, picking the perfect tree and enjoying some holiday goodies afterwards – and we know you will love it too.

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