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13 things you need to do in Detroit this December

Published On 12/04/2014 Published On 12/04/2014
Krampus Night

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Dec 5 Fri

Krampus Night IV Head to Atomic Café and Paycheck's Lounge for a festive holiday party featuring a Christmahanakwanza variety show, a bazaar of local art, some "impromptu bad flash-mob street caroling", and a whole lot more deranged fun.

Hamtramck

Krampus Night IV Hamtramck Head to Atomic Café and Paycheck's Lounge for a festive holiday party featuring a Christmahanakwanza variety show, a bazaar of local art, some "impromptu bad flash-mob street caroling", and a whole lot more deranged fun.

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Dec 5 Fri

Warren Miller’s No Turning Back Get pumped for the ski season and ask yourself why you live in Michigan, where there’s plenty of snow and no mountains. But you can dream. You can always dream.

Royal Oak Music Theatre

Warren Miller’s No Turning Back Royal Oak Music Theatre Get pumped for the ski season and ask yourself why you live in Michigan, where there’s plenty of snow and no mountains. But you can dream. You can always dream.

Detroit Zoo

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Dec 5 Fri

Detroit Zoo Wild Lights The zoo goes big over the holidays, with over 5 million LED lights, a bunch of ice sculptures, a Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit, and some live entertainment. It’s a fitting way to get into the holiday spirit, and It'll be running December 5-7th, 11-14th, 18-23rd, and 26-31st.

Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoo Wild Lights Detroit Zoo The zoo goes big over the holidays, with over 5 million LED lights, a bunch of ice sculptures, a Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit, and some live entertainment. It’s a fitting way to get into the holiday spirit, and It'll be running December 5-7th, 11-14th, 18-23rd, and 26-31st.

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Dec 5 Fri

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village begins If you long for a simpler time of horse-drawn carriages, Model Ts, cozy candlelight, and, uhhh, fireworks, Greenfield Village has you covered with Holiday Nights. It’s a reminder of what the holidays used to be like, when the most technologically advanced gift under the tree was the stand holding up the tree. Dates run 5-7th, 12-14th, 18-23rd, and 26-27th.

Dearborn

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village begins Dearborn If you long for a simpler time of horse-drawn carriages, Model Ts, cozy candlelight, and, uhhh, fireworks, Greenfield Village has you covered with Holiday Nights. It’s a reminder of what the holidays used to be like, when the most technologically advanced gift under the tree was the stand holding up the tree. Dates run 5-7th, 12-14th, 18-23rd, and 26-27th.

Redford Theatre

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Dec 5-6

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation What’s Christmas without a little Chevy? The Redford Theatre will be showing the Christmas classic to help you kick off your holiday festivities.

Redford Theatre

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Redford Theatre What’s Christmas without a little Chevy? The Redford Theatre will be showing the Christmas classic to help you kick off your holiday festivities.

Noel Night

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Dec 6 Sat

Noel Night Detroit’s traditional holiday celebration enters its 42nd year as the DIA, the Detroit Historical Museum, and pretty much every other Midtown institution opens their doors to the public, free of charge. There will also be plenty of food and drink at participating restaurants and bars, which includes everyone from Old Miami and Honest John’s to Selden Standard and the Whitney.

Midtown Detroit

Noel Night Midtown Detroit Detroit’s traditional holiday celebration enters its 42nd year as the DIA, the Detroit Historical Museum, and pretty much every other Midtown institution opens their doors to the public, free of charge. There will also be plenty of food and drink at participating restaurants and bars, which includes everyone from Old Miami and Honest John’s to Selden Standard and the Whitney.

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Dec 12 Fri

Holiday Merriment and Makers Market at Ponyride See and sample handmade goods and foods from over 60 Detroit businesses at Ponyride’s indoor/outdoor shopping extravaganza.

Corktown

Holiday Merriment and Makers Market at Ponyride Corktown See and sample handmade goods and foods from over 60 Detroit businesses at Ponyride’s indoor/outdoor shopping extravaganza.

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Dec 13 Sat

Delish Detroit Tour Take a Feet on the Street tour in and around Eastern Market and experience all the tastiness the area has to offer -- but mostly go for the pizza and pickles.

Eastern Market, Detroit

Delish Detroit Tour Eastern Market, Detroit Take a Feet on the Street tour in and around Eastern Market and experience all the tastiness the area has to offer -- but mostly go for the pizza and pickles.

Flickr/drinkhoist

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Dec 13 Sat

Santa Pub Crawl Don your Santa hat and drink like there’s no such thing as a naughty or nice list at O’Toole’s, Mr. B’s, Red Fox, and more during the Royal Oak Santa Pub Crawl.

Multiple locations

Santa Pub Crawl Multiple locations Don your Santa hat and drink like there’s no such thing as a naughty or nice list at O’Toole’s, Mr. B’s, Red Fox, and more during the Royal Oak Santa Pub Crawl.

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Dec 19 Fri

Har Har Hootenany at the Crofoot There will be two days of comedy at the Crofoot, featuring a killer lineup that includes Eugene Mirman, Anthony Jeselnik, and the genius/musical stylings of Reggie Watts.

The Crofoot

Har Har Hootenany at the Crofoot The Crofoot There will be two days of comedy at the Crofoot, featuring a killer lineup that includes Eugene Mirman, Anthony Jeselnik, and the genius/musical stylings of Reggie Watts.

Flickr/ellenm1

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Dec 19-Jan 3

Rinkside Bar opens/ice-skating beings Obviously, you can enjoy the rink and the ice-skating and the tree all throughout December, but from Dec 19th through Jan 3rd, the Rinkside Bar is open every day, which means a good excuse to enjoy some Atwater brews and hot beverages while you skate and/or watch others skate/fall.

Campus Martius Park

Rinkside Bar opens/ice-skating beings Campus Martius Park Obviously, you can enjoy the rink and the ice-skating and the tree all throughout December, but from Dec 19th through Jan 3rd, the Rinkside Bar is open every day, which means a good excuse to enjoy some Atwater brews and hot beverages while you skate and/or watch others skate/fall.

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Dec 31 Wed

Belle Isle Fun Run Before you do bad things to yourself in the form of alcohol consumption, do your body some good by running (or walking) a 5K on Belle Isle. You’ll feel better about yourself come Jan 1.

Belle Isle, Detroit

Belle Isle Fun Run Belle Isle, Detroit Before you do bad things to yourself in the form of alcohol consumption, do your body some good by running (or walking) a 5K on Belle Isle. You’ll feel better about yourself come Jan 1.

The Filmore Detroit

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Dec 31 Wed

NYE Resolution Ball at the Fillmore Acrobats, illusionists, jazz, Champagne, confetti, a live countdown from Times Square... these are a few of the ingredients behind the Fillmore’s enormous New Year’s Eve bash. As usual, you can count on it being huge.

Downtown

NYE Resolution Ball at the Fillmore Downtown Acrobats, illusionists, jazz, Champagne, confetti, a live countdown from Times Square... these are a few of the ingredients behind the Fillmore’s enormous New Year’s Eve bash. As usual, you can count on it being huge.