The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here. Make activity planning easier and find everything you need in one place – LittleGuide Detroit’s FREE Holiday Magazine. Every page provides a direct link to more information. Save time and have fun this holiday season – Happy Holidays!

Aqua-Tots Swim School

This holiday season, give the gift that gives back. Swim lessons reduce the chances of a child drowning by 88%. Sign up for lessons at one of 9 metro Detroit locations.

Birmingham Shopping District

Downtown Birmingham transforms into a holiday wonderland for Christmastime and you don’t want to miss the festivities. From FREE horse-drawn carriage rides to Santa visits there are things to do all season long and special events you don’t want to miss.

Blake Farms

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… make the holiday extra special with a trip to Blake Farms in Armada to find the perfect tree (and take the perfect photo with Santa), have dinner in an igloo, stock up on a sweet treats and hit the ice at the skating rink.

Broad Executive MBA @ Michigan State University

A new year is just around the corner and if you’re thinking about what 2023 will look like for you and your career, check out the Broad Executive MBA at Michigan State University. The university hosts regular in-person and virtual program preview events to help you determine if continuing your education is right for your professional and personal life.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan

The Neurology and Neurosurgery programs at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan are ranked among America’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings and has ranked in the top 50 programs in the nation for the past 10 years. If you need special care for your kids, it’s one of the best places to go.

Choose Fit Nutrition

Have healthy, delicious prepared meals delivered to your door with Choose Fit Nutrition.

Cosmic Christmas @ Longway Planetarium

The Christmas light show features 16 songs to fill you with cheer, including holiday classics, some new hits, and a few fun oddities, all set to stunning 4k visuals in a festival of Christmas splendor. The show runs from November 25th to December 30th.

Cranbrook Institute of Science

Cranbrook Institute of Science is bringing a new traveling dinosaur exhibit to metro Detroit with SUE: The T. rex Experience. SUE: The T. rex is the most complete, best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever found, and you’re invited to get to know SUE in this immersive and interactive experience for visitors of all ages!

Delta Dental of Michigan

Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana and the Delta Dental Foundation are committed to building healthy, smart, vibrant communities for all.

Ford House

Celebrate at Ford House and experience the joys of the holiday season. From evening tours of the historic home to family-friendly events with Santa there’s cheer all December long.

Holiday Stroll @ Canterbury Village

Bundle up and enjoy a magical walk through Canterbury Village as it is taken over by more than one million festive lights and a light show spectacular, live Christmas performances, recreations of favorite holiday scenes and visits with Frosty, Buddy the Elf, The Grinch, Jack Frost, Anna, Elsa, and Olaf. Of course, Santa Claus will be on-hand for visits and his personal mailbox also will be available to accept letters from children to be delivered directly to the North Pole.

Huron-Clinton Metroparks

Take time to explore Huron-Clinton Metroparks all year long. For $40 a year you gain family access to dozens of playgrounds, nature centers + farms, trails, and more.

Legoland Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Michigan

A great experience gift, the perfect school break activity, there are plenty of reasons to visit Legoland Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Michigan and all of them are good. Use the LittleGuide Detroit links to save 20% on your tickets. Enjoy saving: Legoland Discovery CenterSEALIFE Michigan

Lights Before Christmas @ The Toledo Zoo

Enjoy more than one million lights and 200+ illuminated animal images throughout the Toledo Zoo. The Lights Before Christmas begins November 18th and runs EVERY DAY through December 31st. During these special evenings you can see the light show, enjoy live entertainment AND visit with Santa! Other family fun includes the ice slide, carousel, and the Holly Jolly Express. Each activity is $3 per ride but you can purchase pass bundles for a discount.

Monroe Street Midway

Bedrock Detroit is bringing a one-of-a-kind experience to downtown this winter and most of the activities are FREE – including the Artic Slide! Bundle up and get ready for fun at the Monroe Street Midway between November 11th and January 29th. There will be pick-putt, bumper cars, midway arcade, Santa visits and more!

Noel Night

Save the date and get ready for a full evening of entertainment. Noel Night brings together over 90 venues for a walkable holiday event in Midtown Detroit that offers festive  celebrations inside and out. Shop local, see stunning art installations, indulge in seasonal treats, take in live music and art demonstrations and create memorable family crafts.

The Nutcracker

Eisenhower Dance Detroit presents The Nutcracker at the Seligman Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills on December 3rd and 4th. Get tickets to the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party to meet and greet the Nutcracker Characters, make a festive holiday ornament, decorate a yummy cookie, and join in on a winter wonderland dance and sing-along.

Papa Romanos

Save time and savor the moment, order Papa Romanos – save with LittleGuide Detroit’s special offers inside the magazine.

Toyology Toys

Shop local this holiday season at one of 3 Toyology Toys locations.

Troy Gym

Cold weather calls for indoor play at Troy Gym. From Indoor Ropes Courses, to an Advanced Ninja Course and the BEST themed indoor playgrounds, it’s the perfect places to be when you need to get out of the house and keep the kids busy.

Wayne County Lightfest

The Wayne County Lightfest is magical four-mile stretch of Hines Park, displaying nearly 50 animated themed displays and more than 100,000 lights. Lightfest is open Wednesday – Sunday from Thursday, November 17, 2022 until Saturday, December 24, 2022 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Lightfest is closed Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Wild Lights @ The Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo will be aglow for 40 magical nights with more than five million LED lights illuminating trees, buildings and over 280 sculptures throughout the front half of the Zoo from November 19th to January 8th.

Winter Wonder Lights @ Meadow Brook Hall

Winter Wonder Lights transforms Meadow Brook Hall at night into a breathtaking light show featuring music, seasonal treats and holiday magic. Winter Wonder Lights is a self-guided outdoor event featuring unique light displays across the grounds of the estate. Enjoy fun concessions such as glow-in-the-dark cotton candy and hot meals at the outdoor café. 

YMCA Metropolitan Detroit

If you’re looking for a gift to give to friends and family (and that includes your own), check out the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. The iconic community center offers health and wellness services at 7 locations across southeast Michigan with unique programs and activities that are great for all ages.