The holiday season is in full swing, and while there are plenty of holiday tree lightings and holiday shopping events you can attend, there’s plenty to do in the area that will entertain the young ones too. Here are five kid-friendly holiday events happening in southeast Michigan throughout the season.
Clinton Township Parks and Recreation and the Michigan Transit Museum invite families to take a ride on the Holiday Express on November 26, December 10, and December 17. The ride includes hot chocolate, cookies, carols, a reading of the Polar Express, and appearances from special holiday characters.
Just like any other celebration at Greenfield Village, the Holiday Nights events are like stepping in a time machine to the pioneer days of America. Holiday Nights includes lantern-lit paths, horse-drawn wagons, Model T rides, an appearance from Santa, fireworks, and more.
The 6th annual Candy Cane Hunt at the Apollo Center will take place on December 7 at 4 p.m. Kids will search for candy canes, decorate cookies, and create holiday arts and crafts to get in the holiday spirit.
Something that everyone should have on their holiday activity list is outdoor ice skating, and there are few places better to do so than the rink at Campus Martius Park. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under, and skate rental is available for $3 per pair. The rink will be open seven days a week and holidays. Be sure to check out the hours on their website.
Kids will be able to give their Christmas list to Santa himself at the Birmingham Santa House. The Santa House is located under the pavilion in Shain Park and is open on weekends through Christmas. You can see the detailed schedule here.