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Valentine’s Day in Detroit: Events, Restaurants, Things to Do

Ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Detroit? February is the month of love and Valentine’s Day is the ultimate day to show it. Some plan out February 14 far in advance and have it all planned out. Others might find it hard to decide which brand of romance best suits them and their partner. Cozy coffee date or movie nights? Fine dining or bonding activities? In Detroit, there’s no shortage of any romantic dates or family-friendly fun to be had on and around Valentine’s Day. Whether you live in Detroit, or plan to take the day to head downtown for some Michigan Valentine’s Day events, Here are our top ten ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the city and make February 14 a day to remember

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Top 25 Michigan Valentine’s Day Ideas 2023 (Events Romantic Things to Do, Dates)

Valentine’s Day in Michigan a day for love and a time to treat your loved one – or yourself – to something special.

This special winter holiday gives us all an excuse to spend some time together and show how much we care about one another.

From extravagant getaways in Michigan to romantic nights in, there’s no wrong way to celebrate…even if you’re social distancing.

Looking for “Valentine’s Events Near Me” or “Things to do on Valentine’s Day near me”? Check below to see our Michigan guide for Valentine’s Day fun and list of unique events, date ideas, and other fun things to do on and around Valentine’s Day.

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2023 TOP Michigan New Year’s Eve Events, Things to DO(Updated!)

Find 14 New Year’s Eve Ball Drops in Michigan to Celebrate 2022 including the Ludington Ball Drop; the Metro Detroit Mitten Drop; Wyandotte Rockin’ NYE; Downtown Owosso New Year’s Eve Block Party; CherryT Ball Drop in Traverse City; Marquette Ball Drop and many more spots to ring in the New year in Michigan.

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17 New Year’s Eve Ball Drops in Michigan to Celebrate 2023!

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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Best Detroit Christmas Events [Metro Detroit Holiday Events, too]

Best Detroit and Metro Detroit Christmas Events 2022

Looking for the best Detroit Christmas events and some in metro Detroit, too?

You’re in the right spot! It’s the holiday season, and as a lifelong resident of metro Detroit married to a dedicated Detroiter, I’ve spent a lot of time celebrating and finding holiday magic in Detroit!

Whether you’re looking for some great ideas for holiday shopping, a Christmas parade, or other holiday events in Detroit MI and the surrounding area, I’ve put together a list sure to help you find a fun holiday event or activity.
From South Lyon to Grosse Pointe, from Rochester Hills to Ann Arbor, there are fun holiday events happening all season long.

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Polar Express Michigan: 7 Magical Michigan Christmas Trains

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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Detroit Zoo Wild Lights 2023: BEST Guide to Wild Lights Detroit Zoo

It’s that time of year again when we pull on our hats, parkas, and warm mittens and head out in the early evening to celebrate the season alongside millions of twinkling holiday lights and some Michigan wildlife at the Detroit Zoo in Michigan’s Oakland county.

Gone are the seasonal events of autumn; the farmers markets are empty and the cider mills are closed. Winter is here and along with it has come the cold weather and early nightfalls that leave us missing the summer sun.

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BEST Michigan Reindeer Farms – Where to See Rudolph in Michigan

Live reindeer farms in Michigan offer the best holiday experience for anyone hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa’s beloved animals. For some pure Michigan farm fun during the holidays, grab a thermos of hot cocoa and a candy cane and make your way a reindeer barn. 

Spend your day with friends and family as you feed these powerful animals snacks and learn about their interesting backgrounds.

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