Bring the kids to downtown Detroit for family fun this winter for holiday fun and FREE activities for everyone to enjoy.


Light Up Beacon Park

Don’t miss the life-sized Candyland at Beacon Park. Let your littles race from giant treat to massive gingerbread house for holiday photos and fun. Reserve your spot for a family meal in an outdoor igloo at Lumen.


Menorah In The D

Celebrate Chanukah at the annual menorah lighting at Campus Martius on Thursday, December 10th. The event is virtual this year BUT you can reserve a FREE Lamplighter Kit for pick up between December 7th and 10th. Kits include Chanukah candles, postcards, Gelt, Menorah in the D lighter, guide, cookies and more!


The Rink at Campus Martius

Strap on some skates and take in the city from the ice rink at Campus Martius. The Rink re-opens on December 9th and is open daily to the public. Ice skate rental is available too!


Send Letters To Santa

There’s a beautiful, illuminated sleigh shaped mailbox ready to accept letters to Santa at Campus Martius. Before or after the delivery stop by Avalon for cocoa and cookies!


Belle Isle Holiday Stroll

Bundle up and head to Belle Isle for a month long self-guided holiday excursion beginning December 4th! More details to come!


Holiday Markets @ Eastern Market

Stock up on fresh food and treats for family meals all month long at Eastern Market. Not only is the market open every Saturday as usual, there are additional Sunday and Tuesday markets for food and artisan shopping. P.S. if you need candy for stockings – stop at Rocky’s.


Museum Hop In Midtown

Escape from the cold and have family fun in the Cultural Center of Detroit. The Michigan Science Center, DIA, Detroit Historical Museum and the Wright Museum of African American History are all open to the public with increased safety protocols for guests and visits. Have fun exploring, take advantage of year-end membership discounts, and find cool and creative presents from the gift shop.



About Carrie Budzinski

Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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