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The Turkey Tradition at Dinosaur Hill

Here at Dinosaur Hill we love our native turkeys. We love their gobbles, their waddles, their wattles and their significance in our culture. Join us around the campfire for a special afternoon event where we will be taking a look at our favorite bird up close. We will learn some fun facts about these large birds before making ourselves a drumstick s'more to enjoy on a short walk!
Dates: 
11/21/2019
4:30- 6 pm
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Location:

333 North Hill Cir
Rochester, MI, 48307
United States

Phone:

248.656.0999

Sensory Friendly Saturday at the Henry Ford: Towers of Tomorrow with Lego Bricks

Build the next great skyscraper at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation® during this Sensory-Friendly Saturday event at the limited-engagement exhibit Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks. Contact the Call Center at 313-982-6001 for more information on our Sensory-Friendly Saturday experiences and ask about special discounts available for the day on museum admission or membership.
Dates: 
11/23/2019
9:30 am - 5 pm
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Location:

20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI, 48124
United States

Phone:

313.982.6001

Northville Holiday Lights Parade

Hometown Holiday is a community celebration that kicks off the holiday season. The celebration begins with the parade and the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree in Town Square. Northville is decorated in holiday splendor to warm your hearts which will get you in the holiday spirit. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, sip free hot chocolate, community sign-a-long and enjoy the special events planned.
Dates: 
11/22/2019
6:30 pm
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Location:

195 S Main St
Northville, MI, 48167
United States

Phone:

248-349-7640

Marshall’s Merry Mile Lights Display at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds

This amazing, mile-long light display will delight children of every age! Load up the car and drive through the beautiful display at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds. The display runs Wednesday through Sunday from 6 pm – 9 pm, starting November 23 through December 30, 2019.
Dates: 
11/23/2019
11/24/2019
11/25/2019
6 - 9 pm
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Organization:

Calhoun County Fair

Location:

720 Fair Street
Marshall, MI, 49068
United States

Phone:

269.781.8161

Members-Only Holiday Lighting Party

Kick off the holiday season with Santa, music, and merriment after hours at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®. At this exclusive, members-only event Santa makes his grand entrance for the season to light the towering Christmas tree in the Museum Plaza, and that’s just the beginning of the evening’s cheer. Along with other special entertainment, there are photos with Santa, holiday-themed adult beverages, after-hours access to the limited-engagement exhibit LEGO: Towers of Tomorrow, free movies in the Giant Screen theater and Michigan Café will open for dining at 5:00 p.m. so you can enjoy dinner or a snack before the doors open for a great evening of holiday festivities.
Dates: 
11/25/2019
6 - 9 pm
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Location:

20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI, 48124
United States

Phone:

313.982.6001

Harness & Hitch at the Farm Center at Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center

Come out to the farm and join our teamsters in harnessing and hitching our draft horses. Ask questions and learn about these majestic equines. Then enjoy a wagon ride through our farm fields. Weather permitting. Dress for the weather. Ages 6 and up. Please wear closed toe shoes. Please preregister, (586) 752-5932.
Dates: 
11/17/2019
11/24/2019
12 pm
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Location:

65775 Wolcott Rd.
Ray, MI, 48096-1823
United States

Phone:

(586) 463-4581

Homeschool Thursday: Animal Adaptations at Oakwoods Nature Center

In this month’s homeschool program, we will learn about animal adaptations. We will head outside for a woodland hike to explore how animals for the winter season and discuss their adaptations. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.
Dates: 
11/21/2019
1 pm
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Organization:

Oakwoods Metropark

Location:

32911 Willow Road
New Boston, MI, 48164
United States

Phone:

(734) 782-3956

#OptOutside Hike at Stoney Creek

Will you go out with us? Walk off that turkey and join us to take part in the growing movement to skip the shopping and spend Black Friday in nature. Just as REI intended in 2017 when they began closing their doors on the biggest shopping day of the year, the Metroparks want to help you reconnect outdoors over the holidays. Come and spend some time on a guided hike on 1.5 miles of our trails. Ages 8 and up.
Dates: 
11/29/2019
10 - 11:30 am
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Location:

4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, MI, 48316
United States

Phone:

(586) 781-9113

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical at the Fox Theatre

Based on the original TV special, this family Broadway musical brings Santa, Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, the Misfit Toys and, of course, Rudolph to life. This show is great for the entire family!
Dates: 
12/01/2019
5:30 pm
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Location:

Fox Theatre-Detroit
2211 WOODWARD AVENUE
DETROIT, MI, 48201
United States

Phone:

(914) 738-1886

Campfire Meditation

*** Meet at Medford Pavilion *** Hike to a quiet spot in the park and enjoy a brief sit around a campfire, mindfully drinking a cup of tea while taking in the crispness of fall giving way to the stillness of winter. We will hike less than ½ a mile and spend some of our time resting at picnic tables before hiking back. Led by Parks Naturalist Shawn Severance and Julie Woodward, Co-founder of Mindful City Ann Arbor. No registration is required. Please contact severances@washtenaw.org if you have questions.
Dates: 
11/17/2019
2 - 4 pm
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Location:

County Farm Park
2230 Platt Road
Ann Arbor , MI, 48107
United States

Crafty Critters Workshop: Natural Centerpieces at Oakwoods Nature Center

Get inspired by the falling leaves and sounds of wild turkeys. We will help you create a beautiful natural centerpiece for your table. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.
Dates: 
11/23/2019
10 am
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Organization:

Oakwoods Metropark

Location:

32911 Willow Road
New Boston, MI, 48164
United States

Phone:

(734) 782-3956

Evening Owl Prowl at Oakwoods Metropark

Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds. After an indoor presentation we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, 734-782-3956.
Dates: 
11/23/2019
11/30/2019
6 pm
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Organization:

Oakwoods Metropark

Location:

32911 Willow Road
New Boston, MI, 48164
United States

Phone:

(734) 782-3956

Winter Birding at Hudson Mills

With the leaves off the trees we should get some glimpses of our less common year-round species. Great for the beginning birder as well as seasoned watcher. No birding experience necessary. All ages. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.
Dates: 
12/01/2019
8 - 10 am
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Location:

8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI, 48310
United States

Phone:

734-426-8211

Marsh Meander

Take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking our marshes as we search for critters furred and feathered. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.
Dates: 
11/17/2019
2 pm
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Location:

32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI, 48173
United States

Phone:

(734) 379-5020

Young Explorers Day at Michigan Science Center!

Join us for a play date in Kids Town! The Young Explorers program, for children ages 2 – 5 and their caregivers, is held alternating Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 AM with stories, science-themed activities and socialization time.
Dates: 
11/23/2019
11/27/2019
12/11/2019
11 am - 12 pm
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Location:

5020 John R Street
Detroit, MI, 48202
United States

Phone:

313-577-8400

Northville Holiday Greens Market

If you are looking for beautiful holiday greens to decorate for the season come to Town Square in downtown Northville on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 for the annual Holiday Greens Market. Vendors from our Farmers' Market will be at Town Square and will feature wreaths, seasonal baskets and much more.
Dates: 
11/23/2019
11/24/2019
10 am - 3 pm
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Location:

195 S Main St
Northville, MI, 48167
United States

Phone:

248-349-7640

Birmingham Santa Walk

Children of all ages (and their parents!) are invited to join us for our Birmingham Santa Walk on Saturday, November 30th at 9:30 a.m. Walkers will meet in the parking lot behind The Surnow Company at 320 Martin Street (southwest corner of Maple & Bates). Kicking off the Small Business Saturday shopping extravaganza, this event will welcome Santa to town during a celebration complete with ringing sleigh bells, stops at various stores with giveaways, and concluding at Santa's quaint home in Shain Park. Children who participate in the Santa Walk will be among the first to visit Santa at the Santa House! Santa House OPEN from 10:30 a.m.* - 2:30 p.m. (after the Birmingham Santa Walk) Complimentary Horse-drawn Carriage Rides from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dates: 
11/30/2019
9:30 am
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Organization:

City of Birmingham

Location:

851 South Eton Street
Birmingham, MI, 48009
United States

Phone:

248.530.1700

Holiday Magic with Santa

Santa Claus is coming to Meadow Brook Hall! Partake in a Holiday Magic show – the big guy is here to spread the holiday cheer. Make your holiday memories at Meadow Brook! This event includes a Holiday Magic Show by “Baffling Bill the Magician” with his famous sidekick “Gus” the rabbit, story time with Santa (and a chance to tell him your holiday wishes with the perfect photo opportunity!), Holiday Crafts, Holiday Treats, and a self-guided Holiday Walk tour through the rooms of the Great Estate trimmed in opulent holiday décor. Reservations are $20 per person ages 3 and up ($18 for Meadow Brook members). Children 2 and under are free. To make a reservation, call (248) 364-6252 or order online at www.meadowbrookhall.org/santa.
Dates: 
12/08/2019
4 - 6 pm
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Location:

480 South Adams Road
Rochester, MI, 48309
United States

Phone:

248 364 6200

Outdoor Ice Skating at The Rink

The Rink at Campus Martius Park is the premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan and the region. Open seven days a week and holidays from November 22 - March 8, 2019. Rental skates are available for $5. Host your next party at skate party room - Call (313) 963-9393
Dates: 
11/22/2019
11/23/2019
11/24/2019
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Organization:

Campus Martius Park

Location:

800 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI, 48226
United States

Phone:

313.963.9393

Detroit Tree Lighting and Light up Beacon Park

One night, two spectacular events! Kickoff the holiday season with spectacular live entertainment, including Olympic skaters and musical guests, horse-drawn carriage rides, food trucks and bars, visits with Santa and the Channel 955 Official Rink Opening Party! FREE shuttles will run between Campus Martius Park to Beacon Park from 4:30 p.m. to midnight with pick-up/drop-off locations at Michigan and Griswold and First and Plaza. At Beacon Park, guests can watch a live stream of Detroit's Tree Lighting and enjoy live performances inside the heated Winter Lodge tent. Santa will also make an appearance at Beacon Park, alongside the incredible, larger-than-life holiday lighting installments and the Detroit Children's Tree, which all transforms the park into a winter wonderland!
Dates: 
11/22/2019
4:30 pm - 12 am
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Organization:

Campus Martius Park

Location:

800 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI, 48226
United States

Phone:

313.963.9393