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10 Things to Do in Ann Arbor this December

Published November 30, 2018 by

Looking for things to do in Ann Arbor this month? Check out these family-fun holiday events.

By Taylor Morris

20th Annual Christmas Party

Dec. 1

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10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Downtown Home and Garden

210 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor

Downtown Home and Garden is hosting its annual neighborhood Christmas Party. Santa, farm animals and the Oliver Mayman Quintet will all be there. There will also be smoked turkeys, hot cider and eggnog. For more information visit downtownhomeandgarden.com.

Tiny Expo Indie Holiday & Craft Fair

Dec. 8

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11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Ann Arbor District Library

343 S. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor

Tiny Expo is featuring 46 artists and crafters at its annual holiday show. Finish last-minute holiday shopping while supporting the Ann Arbor community by choosing from handmade treasures. For more information visit aadl.org.

12 Bars of Christmas Crawl

Dec. 8

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Noon to 8 p.m.

Ann Arbor area bars

Get out your best Christmas gear and get ready for the second annual 12 Bars of Christmas Crawl. Ugly Christmas sweaters, holiday onesies and Santa hats are all encouraged. General admission is $16.   for food and drink specials Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com.

“Elf” Free Screening

Dec. 9

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1:30 p.m.

The Michigan Theater

603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor

Enjoy a free screening of everyone’s favorite Christmas movie, “Elf,” at The Michigan Theater. No tickets are necessary. The screening will be shown in The Michigan Theater’s main auditorium, seating 1,600. For more information, visit facebook.com.

French Macarons 101

Dec. 12

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7 – 8:30 p.m.

Ann Arbor District Library

343 S. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor

Have you ever wondered how to make those cute, little French desserts? Well, now you can learn! Keegan C. Rodgers, head baker at the People’s Food Co-Op, will host a free class on how to make macaroons. For more information, visit facebook.com

Nightmare Before X-Mas

Dec. 14

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8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The Blind Pig

208 S. 1st St., Ann Arbor

A more unique event going on this month is Nightmare Before X-Mas, a costume party hosted by metallic band, Black Note Graffiti. The event takes place at The Blind Pig and will offer awards to the best costumes. Cover charge is $10 without a costume and $7 with a costume. The event is for ages 18+. For more information and the band lineup, visit facebook.com.

Holiday Pops

Dec. 14

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8 p.m.

Hill Auditorium

825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is hosting its annual musical tradition at Hill Auditorium this month. Come be a part of a night full of a festive orchestra and voices to welcome the Christmas season. For the line up and ticket prices, visit tickets.a2so.com.

“The Nutcracker”

Dec. 15

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6:30 p.m.

The Michigan Theater

603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor

This December, the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet is hosting “The Nutcracker.” With a cast full of talented University of Michigan ballet students, and professional guest ballet dancers, this show is a must-see for the family. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased on Ticketmaster.

The Nutcracker Ballet

Dec. 21-23

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7  p.m.

Power Center for the Performing Arts

121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor

If you can’t make “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 15, or vice versa, don’t sweat it because during the weekend of Dec. 21-23, the Ann Arbor Ballet Theatre will showcase its traditional holiday ballet at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets can be purchased at muto.umich.edu.

Building The Perfect Cheese Plate

Dec. 22

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3-5 p.m.

Zingerman’s Creamery

3723 Plaza Dr., Suite 2, Ann Arbor

Learn how to build the perfect cheese plate for the holidays at Zingerman’s Creamery. The hands-on event will teach participants how to build the best cheese plate for any occasion. A variety of cheeses from Zingerman’s Cream Top Shop will be available to use. Sparking wine and grape juice will also be available while preparing a plate you can take home. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased at events.zingermanscommunity.com.

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