Kerry Doman, founder of LittleGuide Detroit, shares fun and festive things to do with kids in Metro Detroit this December.
By Kerry Doman
It’s hard to believe 2018 is almost over! Make the most of the year-end and plan some fun family activities. Save time on shopping by checking out these “Top Spots to Shop Local for Kids” and LittleGuide’s Holiday Gift Guide for Kids to get the perfect gift in one click.
Ice skating at Campus Martius, free roller skating at Rainbow City, Christmas trees and cozy seats at Cadillac Lodge. Get your shopping done downtown and don’t forget to see Santa at the Renaissance Center!
Chanukah began in the evening on Sunday, Dec. 2 and ends in the evening of Monday, Dec. 10. Start the holiday downtown at Menorah in the D and don’t miss The Chanukah Bash Dec. 9 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield.
Saturday, Dec. 8
Joy Park, Clinton Township
Whether you read the book or watch the movie, “The Polar Express” is a holiday staple. Let your littles experience the magical train ride for themselves at the Michigan Transit Museum.
Monday, Dec. 10
Franklin Athletic Center, Southfield
Our littles love yoga and bounce houses, and the Franklin Athletic Center offers the best of both worlds! Let them be calm with yoga and then go wild before nap time.
Dec. 12 – Jan. 13
Detroit Opera House
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s “Aladdin.” Broadway in Detroit is bringing the timeless children’s classic to the big stage, and you don’t want to miss it!
Wednesday, Dec. 26
Cranbrook Institute of Science
Don’t miss your last chance to see the “Da Vinci: Machines & Robotics” exhibition. There will be hands-on fun, including crafts, dancing and games all inspired by the great flowering of culture enjoyed by Europe during the inventor’s lifetime.
Monday, Dec. 31
Detroit Historical Museum
Ringing in the new year with our kids sounds like a great idea, but the next day can be a disaster when we miss bedtime, and it’s not the best way to start 2019. Head downtown and celebrate the new year at noon instead at the Detroit Historical Museum.