Unique Things to Do in Southcentral Michigan This Winter

Winters in Michigan can be notoriously long and very cold. But when the snowfall is just right and the air is not too cold, a bevy of outdoor and indoor events can warm your heart and soul.

Festival of Lights

The annual International Festival of Lights makes the holidays a great time to tour the local area and see the many great holiday light displays in and near Battle Creek.

Leila Arboretum

The arboretum contains a wide selection of tree species and provides a great backdrop during all four seasons of weather. The arboretum also is home to the Kingman Museum of Natural History.

Firekeepers Casino

The tribal casino ranks among the best gaming establishments located outside of Las Vegas and offers fine dining and live entertainment throughout the year.

The Ann Arbor Art Center hosts an annual Artini festival in early February that combines the love of art with the fun of a martini bar crawl.


The annual Ann Arbor Film Festival also gives you plenty of options for enjoying first-run films and arthouse offerings.

Ann Arbor Film Festival

Michigan Songwriters’ Showcase

The Michigan Songwriters’ Showcase in February should prove especially enjoyable. The annual songwriter’s show features many of the most talented songwriters in the state.

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