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Top 5: Holiday Must-Sees in Michigan

by Laura Hipshire

Dec 17, 2014

Mackinac Bridge, Michigan © Marynag | Dreamstime

North America

If you live in Michigan or are planning a visit, there are some pretty cool destinations you should check out this winter. A great place to start looking for potential locations is Pure Michigan. To help you get started, here are five hot spots you should see this holiday season.


Greenfield Village

Located in Dearborn, there’s lots to see and do in this winter wonderland, including their annual Holiday Nights (Dec. 5–27), featuring lantern-lit paths, costumed presenters from days of yore, horse-drawn carriage and Model T rides, Santa Claus, live reindeer and a spectacular fireworks display.



This picturesque German-themed town, billed as “Michigan’s Little Bavaria,” features two restaurants (Zehnder’s and Bavarian Inn) known for their world-famous family-style chicken dinners, horse-drawn carriages, indoor water parks and Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, the “World’s Largest Retail Christmas Store.”


Mackinac Island

A 3.8-square-mile island and resort area, this scenic destination boasts activities during all four seasons, including a Christmas Bazaar in December featuring hayrides, caroling, food and other fun winter-themed events.


Traverse City

Called an “outdoor lovers paradise,” this is the perfect place to go snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding. Other things to see and do this winter nclude casinos, festivals, live entertainment, museums, art galleries and much more.


Grand Rapids

From Nov. 25 to Jan. 4, 2015, you can experience Christmas & Holiday Traditions Around the World, featuring 300,000 lights, street carolers and more than 40 international trees and displays.




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