3 Unique Ways to Enjoy the Holiday Season in Michigan

3 Unique Ways to Enjoy the Holiday Season in Michigan

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    Looking for unique ways to celebrate the holiday season in Michigan in 2020? Here are some family-friendly holiday traditions you can enjoy.

    Michigan Drive-In Movie Theaters to Visit in December

    With all the restrictions and concerns about staying healthy this holiday season, many families are opting to avoid indoor movie theaters, missing out on a favorite holiday tradition. If you’re one of those families who love the big screen, perhaps you can start a new tradition this month at one of these drive-in movie theaters in Michigan offering up holiday classics with a new twist!

    watch a holiday movie at a michigan drive-in theater
    holiday movies at the Capri Drive-In // photo credit: @jwheeler333

    Ford Drive In

    10400 Ford Road, Dearborn, MI 48126

    With five screens each showing a double-feature seven nights a week, there’s something for everyone at the Ford Drive In in Dearborn. Watch their Facebook page for new movie releases, including some special holiday classics!

    Capri Drive-In Theater

    119 W Chicago Rd, Coldwater, MI 49036

    Showing family-friendly, holiday favorites, the Capri Drive-In in Coldwater is open Friday through Sunday nights during the holiday season to provide a safe and fun environment for your family to make holiday memories.

    Getty Drive-In

    920 E Summit Ave, Muskegon, MI 49444

    With double-features for adults and kids, the Getty Drive-In in Muskegon is another great option for holiday movie fun this Christmas! Bundle up the kids and watch a Christmas movie together on the big screen this weekend.

    Movie Magic Lakeside

    14000 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

    Making the most of an empty mall parking lot, Movie Magic has set up two drive-in movie screens against the former Sears store in the Lakeside Mall parking lot in Sterling Heights. They’ll be showing family-friendly holiday classics in a single-feature format.

    Shop Small. Shop Michigan.

    This year, more than ever, the small businesses in Michigan need us to step up and support them during our shopping season.

    So visit a local shop. Choose artisans on Etsy.

    best michigan gifts

    And be sure to check out our Ultimate Michigan Gift Guide – curated with Michigan-specific gifts and shops so you can shop and support small this holiday season – all from the comfort of your home.

    P.S. Contact us to find out how you can showcase your Michigan business in the partner spotlight section of our weekly newsletter!

    Best Michigan Christmas Light Displays

    When the holidays near, Michigan lights up in celebration. Colorful holiday light displays in Michigan can be found everywhere from zoos to private residences, making for plenty of places to spend an evening in preparation for the holiday season.

    With walking or driving options, there are lots of great ways to enjoy the holiday light displays through Michigan this holiday season. Explore your own town or take a drive, and pay a visit to some of Michigan’s brightest attractions this December!

    Magic Lights at DTE 2020 | Best Christmas Light Display in Michigan
    Magic Lights at DTE // photo credit: @mom_on_a_mitten

    Here are some of the best Christmas light displays in Michigan that we’ve found.

    Know of an amazing holiday light display in Michigan that we missed? Let us know in the comments!

    Wrapping Up Your Holiday Shopping

    Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift idea for that person on your holiday shopping list who already has everything they could want or need, or you’re looking for a unique gift for the person on your list who absolutely loves Michigan, we’ve got the best Michigan gift ideas that will help you wrap up your holiday shopping in a hurry.

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    Want to see more great Michigan gifts? Check out the Ultimate Michigan Gift Guide!

    Give Michigan Memories This Christmas

    Do you have someone on your list that you want to surprise with an out-of-the-box gift this Christmas season? Why not give them their very own #MittenTrip?

    adventuring on the NCT along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore // photo credit: @brixhikes

    Whether you gift a stay at your favorite Michigan lodging location (like one of these unique Traverse City boutique hotels), you surprise them with a gift certificate to their favorite Michigan destination (like one of the locations on our ultimate Upper Peninsula road trip guide), or you give them the supplies they’ll need to enjoy a day in the great outdoors of Michigan (like the items on our best Michigan gifts for the outdoor adventurer list), there are so many ways to “give Michigan memories” this holiday season!

    Check out past #MittenTrip ideas that our contributors have shared for inspiration.

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