The first real snow has fallen. Don't you dare stay cooped up in the house. Grab the kiddos, your friends, maybe just treat yourself to a little holiday Day Tripping. Take some photos to post on the 'Gram, eat someplace new, take in the sights, do some shopping. Here's some stuff you might want to check out if you hit the road and take 96 East to Detroit.

(Source Credit: Oakland County Moms)

Friday, November 22, 2019 from 5p-midnight
Detroit Christmas Events – Campus Martius Park Tree Lighting
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
Following the tree lighting Campus Martius Park Ice-Skating season begins! Enjoy holiday food and beverage offerings, carriage rides, visits with Santa, holiday shopping, and much more! For more info,

Fridays & Saturdays – November 22, 23, 29, 30, December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 from 6p-midnight
Detroit Christmas Events – Campus Martius Park Carriage Rides
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
See Downtown Detroit like you never have before – from inside an enchanted horse drawn carriage. Carriage rides take off from the Woodward Esplanade, directly south of Campus Martius Park. Rides are $10 per person and last about 15 to 20 minutes. On site only. No advanced reservations are accepted. For more info,

Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 8:45a
Detroit Christmas Events – Detroit Thanksgiving Parade 2019
Woodward and Kirby, Downtown Detroit, Michigan
Hundreds of thousands of parade-goers will be watching as the Parade makes its way down Woodward Avenue. Santa Arrives in Detroit! Parade Route info

Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2p-5p
Detroit Christmas Events – WinterFest
Palmer Park (910 Merrill Plaisance, Detroit, MI 48203)
Enjoy Christmas magic with Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse & carriage and hayrides through the woods, sweets, treats and hot cocoa, holiday ornament making and music with violinists from Detroit Youth Volume and excerpts from Dream Arts Co. musical “Madeline’s Christmas.” Celebrate Hanukkah with the Downtown Synagogue and Kwanzaa with the Wright Museum of African American History. Admission is free with small donation requested for the rides. For more info, visit

(Source Credit: Downtown Detroit Parks)

From ice skating, to silent discos with crazy themes, to free Detroit Lions watch parties, there's a lot to see and do when you make the trip to the Motor City.


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