Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks December 1-3

The holiday season is in full swing this weekend. There are tree lightings, Holiday Festivals, Shopping Events, Crafts, Movies, plus a few non-holiday events.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - December 1-3

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

The weekend kicks off on Friday night with several holiday events. Make time this weekend (starting at 3p Friday) to visit our sponsor Concordia for A Manor Christmas.

Manor Christmas at Concordia University

Friday’s other big events include the 9th Annual KindleFest & Midnight Madness and First Friday Ypsilanti (including tree lighting). It’s also opening night of Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village – they’re hosting us this weekend.


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Greenfield Village Holiday Nights - Entrance Signs

Saturday starts with the opening of 2|42 Community Center including a play structure.

2|42 Community Center - Structure

This weekend is the kickoff of the Nutcracker season with performances by our sponsor Randazzo Dance Studio at Skyline High School.

Randazzo - The Nutcracker

Saturday is also the annual Dinosaur Discovery Day at UM Museum of Natural History. I wish they held it at another time of year. We’re always too busy in December to attend.

Saturday night is a big night for Holiday Parades – Saline, Milan, and Chelsea.

Tree Lightings and Parades

Sunday is a day for the Michigan Theater. They have a Sing-Along version of Frozenat 3p and Miracle on 34th Street at 6p.

I have split Arbor Annie’s picks into non-Christmas Themed Activities and Christmas Themed Activities.

Non-Christmas Activities

Friday Picks

  • 4:00pm-10:00pm First Friday Ypsilanti at Downtown Ypsilanti
  • 5:00pm-9:00pm Pets and Pajamas Movie Night at Humane Society of Huron Valley
  • Saturday Picks

  • 8:00am-9:00pm 2|42 Community Center Grand Opening at 2|42 Community Church
  • 9:00am-5:00pm Dinosaur Discovery Day at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Kids Club: Customize Slime at Michaels
  • 10:00am Sing-A-Long Frozen at Ypsilanti Community Center
  • 10:30am Spanish Immersion Playclass at Manzanitas
  • 12:00pm EMU Men's Basketball Family Day at EMU Convocation Center
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Clay Dreidel Making at Ann Arbor Art Center
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm Creature Encounters - Reindeer! at The Creature Conservancy
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Merry Mitten 2017 Author Meet & Greet at Nicola’s Books
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Pompom Bookmark at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm Sing-A-Long Frozen at Ypsilanti Community Center
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm Origami Meets Engineering with Evgueni Filipov at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:00pm Milan Christmas Parade at Downtown Milan
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm Full Moon Hike at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • Sunday Picks

  • 10:00am Sing-A-Long Frozen at Ypsilanti Community Center
  • 1:00pm Sing-A-Long Frozen at Ypsilanti Community Center
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Captured in Clay Tile Event at The Little Seedling
  • 10:00am-11:00am Nature Storytime - Stories in the Snow: Animal Prints at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm Creature Encounters - Reindeer! at The Creature Conservancy
  • 3:00pm Sing-A-Long Frozen at Michigan Theater
  • 4:00pm-6:00pm Menorah Workshop at Home Depot
  • Christmas Activities

    Friday Picks

  • 3:00pm-9:00pm A Manor Christmas at Concordia University
  • 6:00pm-10:00pm 9th Annual KindleFest & Midnight Madness at Kerrytown Market & Shops
  • 6:00pm-8:30pm Chelsea Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting & Santa Arrival at Downtown Chelsea
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm Downtown Ypsilanti Tree Lighting at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown
  • 6:30pm-10:00pm Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village
  • 6:30pm Manchester Christmas Parade at Downtown Manchester
  • 7:00pm-11:59pm Festival of Trees at Wurster Park Manchester
  • 7:00pm-11:59pm Midnight Madness at Main Street Area
  • 7:30pm Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story at Fifth Corner
  • 7:30pm The World Without a Panto Claus at Theatre Nova
  • Saturday Picks

  • 8:30am-10:30am Bruce's Breakfast with Santa at Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center
  • 9:00am-5:00pm Christmas at the Mansion at Gordon Hall
  • 9:00am-12:00pm Gingerbread House at Home Depot
  • 9:00am-12:00pm North Pole Breakfast at Pretzel Bell
  • 10:00am-1:00pm Annual Downtown Home & Garden Christmas Party at Downtown Home & Garden
  • 10:00am-2:00pm Santa Visits at Kerrytown Market & Shops
  • 11:00am-2:00pm Holiday Hayride at Downtown Manchester
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Lunch with Santa at St Mary Parish Hall
  • 11:00am-4:00pm Santa Train at Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station
  • 12:00pm-9:00pm A Manor Christmas at Concordia University
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm MAKEbreak: Gingerbread Houses at Michaels
  • 1:00pm Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story at Fifth Corner
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm Story Time with Mrs Claus at Proper Property Services
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm Carriage Rides at Downtown Manchester
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm The Nutcracker at Skyline High School
  • 3:00pm-8:00pm Freighthouse Holiday Festival at Ypsilanti Freighthouse
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Santa Meet & Greet at Downtown Manchester
  • 3:00pm Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story at Fifth Corner
  • 3:00pm The World Without a Panto Claus at Theatre Nova
  • 4:30pm-6:30pm Polar Express Pajama Movie Party at Manchester District Library
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm Saline's 42nd Annual Christmas Parade at Downtown Saline
  • 6:00pm-9:00pm 13th Annual Chelsea Lights Parade at Downtown Chelsea
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Superior Township Christmas Tree Lighting at Old Township Hall
  • 6:30pm-10:00pm Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm The Nutcracker at Skyline High School
  • 7:30pm The World Without a Panto Claus at Theatre Nova
  • Sunday Picks

  • 11:30am-4:00pm Santa Visits Dixboro at Dixboro General Store
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm A Manor Christmas at Concordia University
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm Country Christmas at Cobblestone Farm
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm Santa Train at Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Painted Clay Holiday Magnets at Ann Arbor Art Center
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Santa Visits at Kerrytown Market & Shops
  • 2:00pm Flashback Cinema: White Christmas at Quality 16
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm The Nutcracker at Skyline High School
  • 2:00pm The World Without a Panto Claus at Theatre Nova
  • 3:00pm Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story at Fifth Corner
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm Ann Arbor Youth Chorale's 31st Annual Winter Concert! at Bethlehem United Church of Christ
  • 6:00pm Miracle on 34th Street - Holiday Classic Film Series at Michigan Theater
  • 6:30pm-10:00pm Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village
  • 7:00pm Flashback Cinema: White Christmas at Quality 16
  • Movies

    There are several great movies in the theaters and some special holiday movies. Coco opened last weekend. We didn’t make it to the screening, so I don’t have a review but have heard great things. We have plans to see it next weekend.

    Disney•Pixar's Coco

    Progression Image 3 of 3: Final Frame..ASPIRING MUSICIAN — In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like the celebrated Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). But when he strums his idol’s guitar, he sets off a mysterious chain of events. Directed by Lee Unkrich, co-directed by Adrian Molina and produced by Darla K. Anderson, “Coco” opens in theaters Nov. 22, 2017.

    Last week we saw Justice League. It was better than we were expecting based on initial poor reviews – also check out our parental guidance.

    Copyright: © 2017 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Photo Credit: Clay Enos/ TM & © DC Comics
    Caption: (L-R) BEN AFFLECK as Batman, GAL GADOT as Wonder Woman, RAY FISHER as Cyborg, EZRA MILLER as The Flash and JASON MOMOA as Aquaman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “JUSTICE LEAGUE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

    Also in theaters is Wonder (based on the book) and The StarThor: Ragnarok continues in theaters – be sure to check out our review and parental guidance before heading to the theater. 

    Thor Ragnarok: Thor and Loki

    Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK..L to R: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2017

    Holiday Movie screenings will be abundant in local theaters over the next few weeks. This weekend starts off with Michigan Theater’s annual White Christmas Sing Along on Friday night.

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
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    12/05/2017
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Guided Meditation for Kids
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    12/05/2017
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    3D Paper Snowflakes
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    12/06/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Storytime - Stories in the Snow: Animal Prints
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    12/06/2017
    2:00pm
    Flashback Cinema: White Christmas
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    12/06/2017
    7:00pm
    Flashback Cinema: White Christmas
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    12/07/2017
    10:00am
    Little Women
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    12/07/2017
    10:30am-11:30am
    Little Paws Storytime
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    12/07/2017
    4:30pm-5:30pm
    PJs & Stories with Santa
    at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
    💙🆓
    12/07/2017
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Live Santa Call In Show
    💙🎟
    12/07/2017
    6:00pm-7:00pm
    PJs & Stories with Santa
    at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
    💙🎟
    12/07/2017
    7:30pm-8:30pm
    PJs & Stories with Santa
    at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
    💙
    12/08/2017
    10:00am
    Little Women
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    12/08/2017
    10:00am-8:00pm

    Winter Art Tour



    2 Cities. 10 Art Shows. 300+ Artists. Join the Winter Art Tour through Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.  Friday Schedule: 10a-7p Ann Arbor Art Center - 117 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor 10a-8p Clay Work Studio - 2763 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor 5-8p Yourist Studio Gallery - 1133 Broadway St, Ann...Read More
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    12/08/2017
    12:30pm
    Little Women
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    12/08/2017
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    Kids Night Out
    at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
    💙🎟
    12/08/2017
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Festive Friday
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    12/08/2017
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Winter Wonderland Daddy-Daughter Dance
    at Pittsfield Township Community Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    12/08/2017
    6:30pm-10:00pm

    Holiday Nights


    at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
    Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Read our past reviews: 2016 Holiday Nights 2015 Holiday Nights Families may also...Read More
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    12/08/2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Mew-vie Night
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    12/08/2017
    7:00pm-8:45pm
    The Nutcracker
    at George E. Potter Center, Jackson Michigan
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    12/08/2017
    7:00pm-8:45pm
    The Nutcracker
    at George E. Potter Center, Jackson Michigan
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    12/08/2017
    7:30pm
    Peter Pan Jr
    at Children’s Creative Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    12/08/2017
    7:30pm
    The World Without a Panto Claus
    at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan

    All Weekend Events

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    12/01/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    🆓
    12/01/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    12/01/2017
    7:00am-7:00pm

    Rockin' for the Hungry


    at Kroger, Ann Arbor Michigan
    See Press Release for details: Rockin’ for the Hungry Campaign Kicks Off on #GivingTuesday and Puts the “Reason Back Into the Season” November 28 – December 3, 2017 Ann Arbor, MI (November 27, 2017)–Black Friday and Cyber Monday are all about getting deals. They contradict the notices of giving and sharing...Read More
    12/01/2017
    9:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    12/01/2017
    9:45am-10:45am
    Pre-School Playtime
    at Gym America, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/01/2017
    10:00am-3:00pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. This fall they are open Thursday/Friday from 10a-3p and Saturdays from 4-8:30p. Earlier Saturday and all day Sunday are reserved for parties. It's the perfect place for cool, rainy days!
    12/01/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    12/01/2017
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    12/01/2017
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    12/01/2017
    10:00am-11:30am
    The Breastfeeding Cafe- Group for mothers and babies
    at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    12/01/2017
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/01/2017
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Noon Skate
    at Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    12/01/2017
    12:00pm-12:30pm
    Play the Kerrytown Chime
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/01/2017
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/01/2017
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/01/2017
    3:00pm-9:00pm

    A Manor Christmas


    at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Disclosure: Concordia University has sponsored this event listing. Concordia University Ann Arbor invites you to attend the inaugural A Manor Christmas. Tours of the historic Earhart mansion decorated for the season, a European-style Christmas market, and festive entertainment will make for a truly memorable and very merry weekend.  This is...Read More
    12/01/2017
    3:00pm-9:00pm
    Lights Before Christmas
    at Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
    💙🆓
    12/01/2017
    4:00pm-10:00pm
    First Friday Ypsilanti
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan
    12/01/2017
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    12/01/2017
    5:00pm-9:00pm
    Pets and Pajamas Movie Night
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/01/2017
    5:15pm-6:15pm
    Zumba - Tweens & Teens
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🎟
    12/01/2017
    5:30pm-9:00pm
    Wild Lights
    at Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/01/2017
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    9th Annual KindleFest & Midnight Madness
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/01/2017
    6:00pm-8:30pm
    Chelsea Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting & Santa Arrival
    at Downtown Chelsea, Chelsea Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/01/2017
    6:00pm-7:00pm
    Downtown Ypsilanti Tree Lighting
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti Michigan
    12/01/2017
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    Wayne County Lightfest
    at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
    💙🎟
    12/01/2017
    6:30pm-10:00pm

    Holiday Nights


    at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
    Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Read our past reviews: 2016 Holiday Nights 2015 Holiday Nights Families may also...Read More
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    12/01/2017
    6:30pm
    Manchester Christmas Parade
    at Downtown Manchester, Manchester Michigan
    12/01/2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/01/2017
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/01/2017
    7:00pm-11:59pm
    Festival of Trees
    at Wurster Park Manchester, Manchester Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/01/2017
    7:00pm-11:59pm
    Midnight Madness
    at Main Street Area, Ann Arbor MI
    12/01/2017
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    12/01/2017
    7:30pm
    Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story
    at Fifth Corner, Saline Michigan
    💙
    12/01/2017
    7:30pm
    The World Without a Panto Claus
    at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, December 2, 2017

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    12/02/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    🆓
    12/02/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    🆓
    12/02/2017
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    12/02/2017
    7:00am-7:00pm

    Rockin' for the Hungry


    at Kroger, Ann Arbor Michigan
    See Press Release for details: Rockin’ for the Hungry Campaign Kicks Off on #GivingTuesday and Puts the “Reason Back Into the Season” November 28 – December 3, 2017 Ann Arbor, MI (November 27, 2017)–Black Friday and Cyber Monday are all about getting deals. They contradict the notices of giving and sharing...Read More
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    8:00am-9:00pm

    2|42 Community Center Grand Opening


    at 2|42 Community Church, Ann Arbor MI
    2|42 Community Center is now open! This is a free, 7day a week indoor facility. Two story play-structure, turf field, toddler specific play area and foam pit. There's something for toddlers to 12 years old as well as an interactive tree house space for 12+. The Cafe is here to...Read More
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    12/02/2017
    8:30am-10:30am
    Bruce's Breakfast with Santa
    at Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center, Chelsea Michigan
    12/02/2017
    9:00am-2:00pm
    Chanukah Bazaar
    at Temple Beth Emeth, Ann Arbor Mi
    💙
    12/02/2017
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Christmas at the Mansion
    at Gordon Hall, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Dinosaur Discovery Day
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    12/02/2017
    9:00am-12:00pm
    Gingerbread House
    at Home Depot, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    12/02/2017
    9:00am-12:00pm
    North Pole Breakfast
    at Pretzel Bell, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/02/2017
    9:45am-10:30am
    Family Yoga
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Annual Downtown Home & Garden Christmas Party
    at Downtown Home & Garden, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    12/02/2017
    10:00am-10:40am
    Dancing Babies with Dianne Dudley
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Customize Slime
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    10:00am-2:00pm
    Santa Visits
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    12/02/2017 - 12/03/2017
    10:00am
    Sing-A-Long Frozen
    at Ypsilanti Community Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
    🆓
    12/02/2017
    10:30am-11:00am
    Play the Kerrytown Chime
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    10:30am
    Spanish Immersion Playclass
    at Manzanitas, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/02/2017
    10:30am-11:30am
    The Little Scientists Club
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    12/02/2017
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Holiday Hayride
    at Downtown Manchester, Manchester Michigan
    💙
    12/02/2017
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Lunch with Santa
    at St Mary Parish Hall, Manchester Michigan
    💙
    12/02/2017
    11:00am-4:00pm
    Santa Train
    at Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station, Clinton Michigan
    🆓
    12/02/2017
    11:00am
    Storytime
    at Bookbound Bookstore, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    12:00pm-9:00pm

    A Manor Christmas


    at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5p on Saturday, December 2 followed by a Children's Lantern Parade.
    💙
    12/02/2017
    12:00pm
    EMU Men's Basketball Family Day
    at EMU Convocation Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    12/02/2017
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Clay Dreidel Making
    at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    12/02/2017
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Reindeer!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    MAKEbreak: Gingerbread Houses
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Merry Mitten 2017 Author Meet & Greet
    at Nicola’s Books, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    12/02/2017
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    NaNoWriMo "I Wrote a Novel, Now What"
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/02/2017
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    12/02/2017
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/02/2017
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Pompom Bookmark
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/02/2017
    1:00pm-3:30pm
    Professor Ray's Everyday Science: Air Apparent
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    12/02/2017
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Public Skate
    at Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    12/02/2017
    1:00pm
    Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story
    at Fifth Corner, Saline Michigan
    💙🎟
    12/02/2017 - 12/03/2017
    1:00pm
    Sing-A-Long Frozen
    at Ypsilanti Community Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
    🆓
    12/02/2017
    1:00pm-1:30pm
    Winter Ballet Storytime Fun!
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/02/2017
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    1:30pm-2:30pm
    Story Time with Mrs Claus
    at Proper Property Services, Manchester Michigan
    💙
    12/02/2017
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Carriage Rides
    at Downtown Manchester, Manchester Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Origami Meets Engineering with Evgueni Filipov
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    12/02/2017
    2:00pm-4:00pm

    The Nutcracker


    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    December 2 Saturday and 3 Sunday The Nutcracker.  Begin your holiday season with this delightful rendition of the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, performed by the Randazzo Dance Company with special guest dancers from THE BOSTON BALLET. The guest artists will take the stage along with a cast of 70 local ballet students for...Read More
    12/02/2017
    2:30pm-4:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    3:00pm-8:00pm
    Freighthouse Holiday Festival
    at Ypsilanti Freighthouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    12/02/2017
    3:00pm-9:00pm
    Lights Before Christmas
    at Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
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    12/02/2017
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Santa Meet & Greet
    at Downtown Manchester, Manchester Michigan
    💙🎟
    12/02/2017
    3:00pm
    Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story
    at Fifth Corner, Saline Michigan
    💙
    12/02/2017
    3:00pm
    The World Without a Panto Claus
    at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/02/2017
    4:00pm-8:30pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. This fall they are open Thursday/Friday from 10a-3p and Saturdays from 4-8:30p. Earlier Saturday and all day Sunday are reserved for parties. It's the perfect place for cool, rainy days!
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    4:30pm-6:30pm
    Polar Express Pajama Movie Party
    at Manchester District Library, Manchester Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    5:30pm-7:30pm
    Saline's 42nd Annual Christmas Parade
    at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
    🎟
    12/02/2017
    5:30pm-9:00pm
    Wild Lights
    at Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    6:00pm-9:00pm
    13th Annual Chelsea Lights Parade
    at Downtown Chelsea, Chelsea Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    6:00pm
    Milan Christmas Parade
    at Downtown Milan, Milan Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/02/2017
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Superior Township Christmas Tree Lighting
    at Old Township Hall, Ypsilanti Michigan
    12/02/2017
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    Wayne County Lightfest
    at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
    💙🎟
    12/02/2017
    6:30pm-10:00pm

    Holiday Nights


    at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
    Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Read our past reviews: 2016 Holiday Nights 2015 Holiday Nights Families may also...Read More
    🆓
    12/02/2017
    7:00pm-11:59pm
    Festival of Trees
    at Wurster Park Manchester, Manchester Michigan
    💙
    12/02/2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Full Moon Hike
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    12/02/2017
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Manchester Christmas Tree Lighting
    at Wurster Park Manchester, Manchester Michigan
    💙
    12/02/2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm

    The Nutcracker


    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    December 2 Saturday and 3 Sunday The Nutcracker.  Begin your holiday season with this delightful rendition of the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, performed by the Randazzo Dance Company with special guest dancers from THE BOSTON BALLET. The guest artists will take the stage along with a cast of 70 local ballet students for...Read More
    12/02/2017
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    12/02/2017
    7:30pm
    The World Without a Panto Claus
    at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, December 3, 2017

    Date/Time Event
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    12/03/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    🆓
    12/03/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    🆓
    12/03/2017
    9:00am-10:30am
    Caring Santa
    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    12/03/2017
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Captured in Clay Tile Event
    at The Little Seedling, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    12/03/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Storytime - Stories in the Snow: Animal Prints
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    12/03/2017
    10:00am-4:00pm

    Rockin' for the Hungry


    at Kroger, Ann Arbor Michigan
    See Press Release for details: Rockin’ for the Hungry Campaign Kicks Off on #GivingTuesday and Puts the “Reason Back Into the Season” November 28 – December 3, 2017 Ann Arbor, MI (November 27, 2017)–Black Friday and Cyber Monday are all about getting deals. They contradict the notices of giving and sharing...Read More
    💙🆓
    12/03/2017
    11:30am-4:00pm
    Santa Visits Dixboro
    at Dixboro General Store, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/03/2017
    12:00pm-4:00pm

    A Manor Christmas


    at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Concordia University Ann Arbor invites you to attend the inaugural A Manor Christmas. Join them for Tours of the historic Earhart mansion decorated for the season, a European-style Christmas market, and festive entertainment.  This is a free event for any age!
    💙🆓
    12/03/2017
    12:00pm-4:00pm
    Country Christmas
    at Cobblestone Farm, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/03/2017
    12:00pm-9:00pm
    Gingerbread Workshop
    at Dexter Creamery, Dexter Michigan
    💙
    12/03/2017
    12:00pm-4:00pm
    Santa Train
    at Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station, Clinton Michigan
    💙
    12/03/2017
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Reindeer!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    12/03/2017
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids: Winter Wonders
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/03/2017
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    12/03/2017
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/03/2017
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    🆓
    12/03/2017
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Ornament Party
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    12/03/2017
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Painted Clay Holiday Magnets
    at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/03/2017
    1:00pm-3:30pm
    Professor Ray's Everyday Science: Air Apparent
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    12/03/2017
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Public Skate
    at Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/03/2017
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Santa Visits
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    12/03/2017
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Dreamcatchers Craft Workshop
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    12/03/2017
    2:00pm
    Flashback Cinema: White Christmas
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    12/03/2017
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Minecraft Workshop
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    12/03/2017
    2:00pm-4:00pm

    The Nutcracker


    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Begin your holiday season with this delightful rendition of the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, performed by the Randazzo Dance Company with special guest dancers from THE BOSTON BALLET.
    💙
    12/03/2017
    2:00pm
    The World Without a Panto Claus
    at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    12/03/2017
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    3D Sculptures
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    12/03/2017
    3:00pm-9:00pm
    Lights Before Christmas
    at Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
    💙🎟
    12/03/2017
    3:00pm
    Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story
    at Fifth Corner, Saline Michigan
    💙
    12/03/2017
    3:00pm
    Sing-A-Long Frozen
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    12/03/2017
    3:15pm-5:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    12/03/2017
    4:00pm-5:30pm
    Ann Arbor Youth Chorale's 31st Annual Winter Concert!
    at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/03/2017
    4:00pm-6:00pm

    Menorah Workshop


    at Home Depot, Ypsilanti Michigan
    On December 3, come join Chabad for a one of a kind Menorah Workshop at The Home Depot! Enjoy some delicious latkes and donuts while you experience the Chanukah story first-hand through an educational make-your-own-menorah workshop... including a live demo of how olive oil is made - all free of...Read More
    12/03/2017
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🎟
    12/03/2017
    5:30pm-9:00pm
    Wild Lights
    at Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak Michigan
    12/03/2017
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    12/03/2017
    6:00pm
    Miracle on 34th Street - Holiday Classic Film Series
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    12/03/2017
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    Wayne County Lightfest
    at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
    💙🎟
    12/03/2017
    6:30pm-10:00pm

    Holiday Nights


    at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
    Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Read our past reviews: 2016 Holiday Nights 2015 Holiday Nights Families may also...Read More
    💙
    12/03/2017
    7:00pm
    Flashback Cinema: White Christmas
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI

     

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