The holiday season is here and it’s time to get into the spirit! Luckily, there are many activities around Ann Arbor to spread joy and create lovely memories for many years to come.
See some Spectacular Lights
Take an immersive night walk where the forest comes alive with lights, sounds, and wonder!
Where: 3860 Newton Road, Commerce Township, MI 48382
When: November 17th – December 23rd
A private homeowner who sets up a magnificent display every year!
Where: Shadford Road, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
When: December 1st – January 1st
Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the sight and sounds of the season. Wild Lights is an event for all ages!
Where: Detroit Zoo
When: Nov. 19, 2022, to Jan. 8, 2023, on select weeknights and most Sundays from 5 to 9 p.m. Most Fridays and Saturdays, the event will take place from 5 to 10:30 p.m.
Why not go see a holiday movie with the family?
Go See a Showing of The Nutcracker
Randazzo Dance Company proudly presents its 53rd annual holiday production “The Nutcracker with a Twist.” The renowned score by Tchaikovsky is set to choreography that showcases the talent of the Company. “Twist” features the full Company, and will feature many dancer debuts in new roles, showcasing the vast talent within the Company and providing many opportunities for dancers to shine. The Nutcracker is adapted from E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The story follows the wondrous journey of young Clara, who receives a nutcracker as a gift at her family’s Christmas Eve party.
Where: Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre – 911 N. University Ann Arbor
When: December 16, 7:30 PM
Eat With Santa
Enjoy a snack and get a picture with the big guy himself.
Where: 125 S Main Street, Chelsea
When: December 10th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Kensington Metropark’s annual Snacks with Santa returns for 2021.
You’ll enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride, a holiday singalong, snacks, and a visit with Santa by the Christmas Tree.
Snacks with Santa is offered on Saturday and Sunday from December 10=18. There are multiple 1 hour sessions offered each day at 10:30a, noon, and 2pm. Each session is offered to start with either Santa or the hayride.
Preregistration is required by 4p 7 days in advance of the session.
Where: 2240 West Buno Road, Milford
When: December 10=18. There are multiple 1 hour sessions offered each day at 10:30a, noon, and 2pm