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14 New Year’s Eve Ball Drops in Michigan to Celebrate 2022!

Looking for the perfect way to ring in the New Year?

Great News! You don’t have to travel all the way to New York City and Times Square to watch a fabulous New Year’s Eve ball drop.

In fact, in Michigan, you needn’t travel further than your nearest Great Lake (and sometimes, even closer). Of course, in Michigan, we do it our way. Ever seen a giant, sparkling cherry, suspended in midair, come crashing to the ground? How about a mitten dangling in the sky and then falling to the ground at midnight?

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14 AMAZING Michigan Sleigh Rides (Winter Horse Drawn Carriages & Elk Viewing)

Looking to hear those sleigh bells jingling this winter? And maybe hear them ring tingle tingling, too?

You’re not alone: Michigan is one of the top spots in the country to take a fairytale-like ride through a wintery wonderland.

There’s nothing quite like dashing through the snow on a glee-filled joy ride with that special someone, and Michigan offers countless places to enjoy an exhilarating winter Sleigh Ride.

Whether you’re looking for trip ideas, a special Michigan holiday activity, quick winter getaway, or simply a winter activity road trip, check out these fabulous sleigh rides in Michigan.

From the Upper Peninsula to northern and west Michigan, these affordable Michigan sleigh rides will be a highlight of your Michigan winter.

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Polar Express Michigan: 4 Magical Santa Train Rides To Take With Your Kids

It’s one of the most popular kid-friendly holiday events in Michigan: a special ride on a Christmas train to ring in the holidays. Maybe you’ve seen The Polar Express movie, the story of a young boy beckoned on Christmas Eve to ride a secret express train to the north pole? Based on a book by Grand Rapids native Chris Van Allsburg, the story of a polar express train that has captivated both children and adults is more than make-believe. It’s true: the steam engine featured in the book is real, and you can take a ride on this North Pole Express and other steam locomotives in Michigan to visit with Santa Claus this holiday season .If you haven’t seen the Polar Express yet, why not experience it first hand with these four Christmas train rides in Michigan and make it part of your holiday tradition? So, get in your best holiday garb, strap on your Santa hats, and book your ticket now for the ride of your life.

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TOP Southeast Michigan Holiday Events and Christmas Things to Do 2022

Looking for a fun holiday event or something fun to do to celebrate Christmas in southeast Michigan? Read on for a list of some the best ways to celebrate the season!

Wayne County Lightfest in Hines Park – The biggest light show in Michigan with over four miles of Hines Drive is dedicated to upwards of 100,000 lights and nearly 50 animated displays ready to greet you around every winding curve in the road. Cost is $5 per car. Find more fabulous Christmas light displays here.

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Christmas Tree Farms in Michigan 2022: Find U Cut Christmas Trees in Michigan (MAP)

It’s that time of year again, when the snow is falling, the outdoor lights are going up, and hot cocoa just seems to taste better than usual.

Of course, one of the most important parts of the holiday season is the Christmas tree. If real Christmas trees are the only trees for you, then Michigan has got you covered.

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Tawas Vacation Travel Guide 2022: East Tawas & Tawas City Beaches, Best Things to DO

Discover East Tawas and Tawas City, MI, also known as the Cape Cod of the Midwest. Set on beautiful Tawas Bay, these cute Michigan beach towns are a perfect travel destination for visitors looking for beautiful beaches and outdoor activities.

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18 AMAZING Michigan Christmas Parades 2022: Holiday Parades and Christmas Fun (MAP)

Nothing can get you into the holiday spirit like a Christmas parade: there’s a certain magic in the procession and a captivation of the imagination as colorfully decorated floats go by.

From Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the far corners of southeast Michigan and everything in between, we’ve rounded up the 18 BEST Christmas and holiday parades in Michigan.

Discover where and when to celebrate the magic of the holiday with these fun parades, we’ve also included some information on don’t-miss things to do with each event.

If you’re looking for a Christmas parade near me, scroll to the bottom for an interactive map of the best Michigan holiday parades. 

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Tobogganing and Sledding in Michigan: 15 BEST Sled Hills in Michigan

A toboggan is a simple flat-bottom sled made with wooden boards that curl up at the front. Traditionally a toboggan was used by the Innu and Cree tribes of northern Canada for transportation, but now it’s often used to slide from the top of the hill, all the way down its snow-covered slope for fun and thrills.

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