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Nov
21
Wed
2018 Wobble Gobble Turkey Trot
Nov 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Tickets may be purchased through eventbrite or at City Hall, in the Community Development Office! If you have any questions, please contact Kayla at 734-955-4535!

Romulus Goodfellow’s Wobble Gobble Turkey Trot will begin at 4:30 for packet pick up and warm up at the Artisan Reserve! At 5:30 we will trot on over to Walter’s Bar!
Plenty of parking available at either location with shuttle services available until 6:30 p.m.
HOLIDAY TURKEY ATTIRE IS ENCOURAGED!
Raffles – Live Music – Contests – Prizes
TICKET PURCHASE INCLUDES 2 BEVERAGE TICKETS!

Nov
22
Thu
Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot @ Detroit, Michigan
Nov 22 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Join in the fun with the 2018 Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot!!
REGISTRATION: https://theparade.org/turkeytrot/registration/

Races for 2018 are:
– 36th Annual 10K Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot
– Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Mashed Potato Mile
– 5K Stuffing Strut
– 10K and 5K Drumstick Double!
– 1 Mile and 5K Cranberry Combo!

Event Highlight & FAQ’s:
RACE SHIRTS
All participants receive a long-sleeve, poly-hex tech shirt featuring our new logo. Medals are awarded to ALL finishers
STROLLERS ALLOWED!
All races are stroller-friendly. However, because of congestion pets are not permitted.
PACKET PICK UP
Advance Packet Pickup will be available at NINE metropolitan Detroit locations November 10 – 17, 2018.
RACE CENTRAL
Located in the Cobo Center – Room E, on the lower level.
Our race expo, featuring packet pickup and a variety of vendors takes place Wednesday, November 21 from Noon until 7:00 pm and Thanksgiving morning beginning at 6:30 am. Registration will be available only on Wednesday. No Race Day Registration.
FUN!!
DJ Music, selfie stations, vendors and an awesome runner Food Court!

Where and when do the races start?
S3 Turkey Trot 10K
7:30am Griswold & Fort St.
BCBSM Mashed Potato Mile
7:30am Yzerman Drive, Waterfront behind Cobo Center
Stuffing Strut 5K
8:30am Griswold & Fort St.
ALL races finish on Atwater, behind Cobo Center, across from the Detroit River.

Do people really wear costumes?
Costumes make the race “The Parade before the Parade!” Wearing costumes is an honored tradition and highly encouraged! Costume Judging will be located in the Cobo Center Atrium and take place between 6:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Prizes will be given for Best Overall Male, Female, Girl, Boy and Team (2+ people).

MORE TO COME!!!

America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Nov 22 @ 8:50 am

America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thursday, November 22, 2018
8:50 am
Woodward Avenue and Kirby and end at Woodward Avenue and Congress
Detroit, MI 48211
(313) 923-7400

Nov
23
Fri
35th annual Christmas Festival Weekend @ Matthes Tree Farm
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm
35th annual Christmas Festival Weekend @ Matthes Tree Farm | Ida | Michigan | United States

Nov. 23-25: 35th annual Christmas Festival Weekend, Matthes Tree Farm, 13416 Lulu Rd., Ida.

We’re all about Making Memories and Continuing Traditions at Matthes Tree Farm. So bring your family to join in the fun! There’s plenty to do whether it be finding the perfect Christmas tree together, or warming up in our heated barn while listening to the live entertainment. During this weekend we will be offering FREE hot cocoa, coffee, and popcorn for all. The petting zoo animals will be excited for children to come play, the Christmas Shoppe will be stocked with unique finds, and the wreaths & roping will be freshly made with our own live greens. But lets not forget, SANTA ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND!! Start writing your letter, he is anxiously awaiting to see the children from 12-5pm Friday-Sunday! Whether you get a real tree or not, come celebrate the spirit of Christmas with us!

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo @ Detroit Zoo
Nov 23 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

November 17 – December 31 Prices will vary subject to date and time

Wild Lights nights:

  • November 17-18, 23-25, 30
  • December 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, 26-31

Wild Lights times:

  • 5:30 to 9 p.m. select weeknights and Sundays
  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

The Detroit Zoo will light up the night again this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular light display.  For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and 265 sculptures – more than 220 of which are animals – throughout the front half of the Zoo.  Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and special activities for guests of all ages. Children younger than 2 are admitted free.


To create the best possible experience for our guests, we have adjusted the pricing for Wild Lights tickets based on hour and day. This will ease congestion during historically high traffic times and encourage ticket sales at times when attendance has been lighter. Tickets sold in advance (either online or on site at Customer Care during daytime Detroit Zoo hours) will range from $11 to $17 throughout the 24-night run of the event. Walk-up tickets sold at the gate for all nights and time slots will be $18. We recommend guests always check the online web store for the best price available as the gates will always have the highest price. Parking is $8 per car.

The Polar Package, includes one timed admission for Wild Lights and one untimed ticket to the 4-D Theater to see “Polar Express 4-D Experience.”  The Winter Rink and Carousel rides will also be available for purchase. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in the Ford Education Center, showcasing some of the world’s most spectacular photography, is included with admission.

Nov
24
Sat
Detroit Eastern Market @ Eastern Market
Nov 24 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Detroit Eastern Market @ Eastern Market | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Eastern Market (Detroit) is the destination in the heart of the city with fresh food, restaurants, businesses, art and culture and over 150 years of rich history.

Animal ID: Wild Turkey @ Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am

Animal ID: Wild Turkey

Saturday, November 24th at 10 a.m.

Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock

Bring the family out for an in-depth look at some of our local wildlife.

Each month we will focus on a different critter.

Please pre-register at 734-782-3956  $5 per adult, $3 per child

www.metroparks.com

Kid’s Ornament Painting Party! @ Clayin' Around Pottery
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Each child will paint three Christmas ornaments. There will be over 25 to choose from. $25 per child. Reservations required. Must pay in full at time time of reservation. Ages 5 and up only please. Festive snacks and drink also provided! Call 313-386-2529 to reserve your child’s spot.

Owl Pellet Dissecting Day @ Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown        
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

Saturday, November 24th  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown

Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and learn about owls, owl pellets, and get

your very own owl pellet dissection kit.  Our staff will help you work through the pellet

to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the

animal back together!

Please pre-register at 734-379-5020.  $5 per pellet

www.metroparks.com

Pictures with Santa and his Antique Sleigh! @ Ruhlig Farms & Gardens
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Santa and Ashley (Ashley Reed Photography) will be visiting Ruhlig farms again for Santa photos!!! We will have another adorable set-up featuring Santa and his red antique sleigh as well as yummy refreshments!! There will be a $5 charge this year. All photos will be posted digitally online with an available download. Rulig’s will also have all their gorgeous wreaths, trees, and other Christmas decorations available for purchase. Please be sure to RSVP by checking that you’re “going” so we can plan accordingly. You do not need an appointment, this is first come first serve.

Santa’s Michigan Forest @ Heritage Park Activity Building
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fantasyland @ Fantasyland
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Located at:

3240 Ferris Ave
Lincoln Park, Michigan

Cost for Admission and Pictures

The price of admission is $1.00 per person for everyone

Pictures with Santa are one for $3.00 or two for $5.00

We can only accept CASH

CASH ONLY PLEASE

Fantasyland Hours

Opening night is the first Saturday after Thanksgiving

                                                    

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Christmas Eve Day December 24th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

See you there!

Find Fantasyland on FaceBook

Winterfest Parade @ Heritage Park
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The annual Winterfest Parade will kick off at 5 p.m. (One hour later than the previous Winterfest Parade) and will be followed by the tree lighting and the holiday fireworks display!

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo @ Detroit Zoo
Nov 24 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

November 17 – December 31 Prices will vary subject to date and time

Wild Lights nights:

  • November 17-18, 23-25, 30
  • December 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, 26-31

Wild Lights times:

  • 5:30 to 9 p.m. select weeknights and Sundays
  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

The Detroit Zoo will light up the night again this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular light display.  For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and 265 sculptures – more than 220 of which are animals – throughout the front half of the Zoo.  Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and special activities for guests of all ages. Children younger than 2 are admitted free.


To create the best possible experience for our guests, we have adjusted the pricing for Wild Lights tickets based on hour and day. This will ease congestion during historically high traffic times and encourage ticket sales at times when attendance has been lighter. Tickets sold in advance (either online or on site at Customer Care during daytime Detroit Zoo hours) will range from $11 to $17 throughout the 24-night run of the event. Walk-up tickets sold at the gate for all nights and time slots will be $18. We recommend guests always check the online web store for the best price available as the gates will always have the highest price. Parking is $8 per car.

The Polar Package, includes one timed admission for Wild Lights and one untimed ticket to the 4-D Theater to see “Polar Express 4-D Experience.”  The Winter Rink and Carousel rides will also be available for purchase. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in the Ford Education Center, showcasing some of the world’s most spectacular photography, is included with admission.

Evening OWL PROWLS @ Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm

Evening OWL PROWLS

Saturdays, November 10th, 17th & 24th at 6 p.m.

Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock

Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds.  After an indoor presentation,

we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! 

Please pre-register at 734-782-3956  $6

www.metroparks.com

Lake Erie Owl Prowl @ Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm

Lake Erie Owl Prowl

Saturday, November 24th at 6 p.m.

Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown

Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds.  After an indoor presentation,

we will head out on the trails and see if we can lure in an owl or two with recorded calls!

Please pre-register at 734-379-5020.  $6

www.metroparks.com

Nov
25
Sun
Holiday Markets 2018 @ Eastern Market Corporation
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Markets 2018 @ Eastern Market Corporation | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Holiday Markets are back! In addition to our Saturday Market that operates year-round, we have seven additional markets (free & all ages welcomed) for all your holiday shopping needs in 2018:

Tuesday, November 20
Sunday, November 25
Sunday, December 2
Sunday, December 9
Sunday, December 16
Tuesday, December 18
Sunday, December 23

The Tuesday market dates are primarily focused on food vendors and are a perfect place to find ingredients for your holiday meals. The Sunday dates feature plenty of Michigan-made gift options including clothing, art, jewelry, beauty products, and more.

Our Holiday Market vendors are chosen from our existing pool of vendors and the next opportunity to apply to vend at our markets will be in February 2019 at http://easternmarket.org!

Santa’s Michigan Forest @ Heritage Park Activity Building
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fantasyland @ Fantasyland
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Located at:

3240 Ferris Ave
Lincoln Park, Michigan

Cost for Admission and Pictures

The price of admission is $1.00 per person for everyone

Pictures with Santa are one for $3.00 or two for $5.00

We can only accept CASH

CASH ONLY PLEASE

Fantasyland Hours

Opening night is the first Saturday after Thanksgiving

                                                    

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Christmas Eve Day December 24th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

See you there!

Find Fantasyland on FaceBook

Winter Walk on the Wild Side @ Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm

Winter Walk on the Wild Side

Sunday, November 25th  2 p.m.

Lake Erie Marshlands Museum

Join us as we search for some of the wild creatures that call the winter wonderland known as

Lake Erie Metropark, “home.”  Furred or feathered, big or small, we will be in search of them all!

Please pre-register at 734-379-5020  $5 per adult; $3 per child

www.metroparks.com

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo @ Detroit Zoo
Nov 25 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

November 17 – December 31 Prices will vary subject to date and time

Wild Lights nights:

  • November 17-18, 23-25, 30
  • December 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, 26-31

Wild Lights times:

  • 5:30 to 9 p.m. select weeknights and Sundays
  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

The Detroit Zoo will light up the night again this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular light display.  For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and 265 sculptures – more than 220 of which are animals – throughout the front half of the Zoo.  Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and special activities for guests of all ages. Children younger than 2 are admitted free.


To create the best possible experience for our guests, we have adjusted the pricing for Wild Lights tickets based on hour and day. This will ease congestion during historically high traffic times and encourage ticket sales at times when attendance has been lighter. Tickets sold in advance (either online or on site at Customer Care during daytime Detroit Zoo hours) will range from $11 to $17 throughout the 24-night run of the event. Walk-up tickets sold at the gate for all nights and time slots will be $18. We recommend guests always check the online web store for the best price available as the gates will always have the highest price. Parking is $8 per car.

The Polar Package, includes one timed admission for Wild Lights and one untimed ticket to the 4-D Theater to see “Polar Express 4-D Experience.”  The Winter Rink and Carousel rides will also be available for purchase. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in the Ford Education Center, showcasing some of the world’s most spectacular photography, is included with admission.

Nov
26
Mon
Santa’s Michigan Forest @ Heritage Park Activity Building
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
27
Tue
2018 BUSINESS FORUM SERIES Featuring Scott Hamilton Olympic Gold Medalist @ Crystal Gardens
Nov 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Santa Comes to Flat Rock @ Flat Rock City Hall
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm

 Nov. 27: Santa Comes to Flat Rock, tree lighting at 6 p.m., Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m., Flat Rock City Hall, 25500 Gibraltar Rd., Flat Rock.

Nov
28
Wed
Chamber Connections @ WCCC, EPAC room #8 (upstairs).
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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