Check them all off – Santa status.
Check none – Enjoy your lump of coal, you Grinch.
Go Ice Skating in Campus Martius Park
Lace up with family and friends for a few laps around the rink. Between the holiday decorations and downtown lighting, it’s sure to be a magical experience.
Rink hours: Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. – Midnight, Saturday 10 a.m. – Midnight, Sunday Noon – 8 p.m.
If skating isn’t your thing, we’d suggest Showcase D’ Holidays – music, food, and a hot chocolate cocktail bar – held on Friday and Saturday nights.
Selfies with Santa at the GMRENCEN
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The holidays aren’t complete without a photo with the jolly man in the red suit. Luckily he’s staying in Detroit! Find him (and his red Corvette) in the GM Showroom on Level A of the GMRENCEN. Stop by for a free printed photo and all the selfies you can take.
Santa hours: Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., through Dec. 23
Eat Your Way through the Winter Collection at Bon Bon Bon
Quickly growing in popularity, these Detroit-born confections will have your taste buds singing “Joy to the World” after just the first bite. (Which is good, since they’re gone in two!)
Their winter line-up includes: Peppermint, Sugar Cookie, Lump of Coal, Gingerbread, Reindeer Food, Figgy Pudding, Pecan Pie and Cornbread & Honey.
Detroit store hours: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Photoshoots In Front Of Detroit’s Official Christmas Tree
Towering an impressive 60 feet above Campus Martius Park and decked out in more than 19,000 multi-colored, energy efficient LED lights, Detroit’s official Christmas tree is the perfect holiday photo backdrop.
Warm Up with a Festive Cocktail from Joe Muer Seafood
Ask Merv to hook you up with a Jill Frost (left) or Re-Fashioned on the Rocks (right). Or make it at home:
2 ounces berry-infused Vodka, 1/2 ounce white crème de menthe, 1/2 ounce white crème de cacao, 1 ounce cranberry juice, peppermint stick rim
Re-Fashioned on the Rocks
2 ounces Rittenhouse 100 Proof Rye, 1/2 ounce Luxardo Maraschino, 1/2 Zucca Amaro, 1 Tablespoon raw sugar, 5 dashes Angostura Bitters, orange peel garnish