Wednesday, November 11, 2015

{ Our Favorite Michigan Holiday Attractions! }

I can't believe it's almost  Wednesday already..I can't say that I'm not kinda sorta happy about that! We've got a lot packed & planned for this weekend including some Christmas card photos, outdoor decor & lots of cozy holiday fun!! Speaking of holiday fun, today I'm sharing 4 of our favorite spots in Michigan to visit around Christmas time!!! I'm actually sharing 5, but the fifth we're trying new  to us this year!! I thought it'd be fun to share what we've been doing traditionally for the past  6 years mostly because of our niece, but also because we're both Christmas cazyyy, or maybe I just am..Mark?? hahaha! Once November hits I'm planning stuff out just about every other weekend! Michigan offers some great Christmas attractions both luxury & budget friendly for couples & families!! If you're traveling to Michigan for the holidays or just need some new ideas just  keep reading this little mini guide! Sit back with some raspberry hot chocolate { my fav } & read about some of our favorite festive holiday spots { The direct link to the site will be provided as well }! 

1. Frankenmuth/ Bronners!



Okay, I know this is an obvious one, but recently I've come to hear that many of people haven't even heard of Frankenmuth or BRONNERS...How?? It's the most toured Christmas town! We love coming here for a little day getaway especially around Christmas! It's so quaint, peaceful & the food is seriously delicious! It's caked full of homemade candy shops, German food  junking shops, yup lots :) & Christmas EVERYTHING! 

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2. Greenfield Village Holiday Nights!



We found out about this back in 2012 & have went almost every year since! It's the most fantastic historical tour & scenery ever! The Henry Ford museum itself is amazing & then add Greenfield Village into the mix for Christmas is just stunning. The holiday nights tour offers in depth looks into the Greenfield Village historical homes, Christmas foods { they actually are making real food in the historical homes like an 1800's etc.. Christmas would be}, music, carolers, treats, vintage car rides, ice skating, vintage carousel, period food & bonfires on each corner & horse drawn carriage rides all historically themed!!!! I mean I love history already, but this little historical Christmas is amazing. If you've got kids they offer an amazing Santa & " real " reindeer & more..Go grab some tickets to this & be sure to dress WARM!!

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3. Wayne County Hines Lightfest!



This is something almost every South East Michigander knows about!! It's simple/ budget friendly & offers that Christmas time fun all while driving cozied in your own  car listening to Christmas music ,and viewing thousands of lights!! It's a few miles long, under $10 a car & at the end if you're interested there's  Santa pictures & little treats! 

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4. Lexington, Michigan Tree Lighting & more!



This one is near & dear to my heart! It's where my grandparents retired to & my grandma has been living for the past 15 years. She was just 5 minuted out of town & this was always one of my favorite things to do up there! It's a little more north, but not too far for all of us downstate in Michigan. It's about 2 hours away in the little town of Lexington. This tree light includes open shops with adult & kid friendly drinks/appetizers, trolley rides, shopping, tree lighting, and Santa all while overlooking the marina!! It's a cute, crisp & quaint little retreat or just plain old family fun all  in one!! 

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5. Huckleberry Village!

 
Okay this is new to us..or should I say kinda new in the sense we've never been, but heard so many great things the past few years. They offer a huge authentic train, shops, drinks & food!! They put on a "Polar Express" night on the train for kids & more. We can't wait to try this vintage attraction out this year!!



I hope you guys enjoyed this little attraction list! I know it's a bit different from most of my post, but I had to share what we do around the holiday season. This list has something for everyone to somehow enjoy the holidays! Have a lovely Wednesday friends!!

What are some of your family traditions in Michigan or your state? I would love to hear them!!! :)

Paige.Rose

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