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  • Wayne County Lightfest - Lightfest features more than 47 giant animated displays and more than one million lights! The fee for Lightfest is $5.00 cash per vehicle. The entrance is on Merriman Road between Ann Arbor Trail and Warren Avenue in Westland. The address is 7651 Merriman Road in Westland. Lightfest will be open nightly from November 15 - December 31 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Monday - Friday and 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
     
  • The Big, Bright Light Show - The buildings in downtown Rochester are now covered with more than 1 million points of glimmering holiday light. The display will be lit every evening (5 pm – Midnight) from November 19, 2018 through January 6, 2019. Most stores are open Monday – Saturday, until 9 pm. The Big, Bright Light Show will be aglow every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January through the Fire & Ice Festival, January 18-20, 2019.
     
  • Wild Lights at The Detroit Zoo - For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and 265 sculptures - more than 220 of which are animals - throughout the front half of the Zoo. Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and special activities for guests of all ages. Children younger than 2 are admitted free. Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak, November 17 - December 31, 2018
     
  • Novi Bridal Expo - Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, January 5-6, 2019
     
  • Detroit Automotive Swap Meet - Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, January 5-6, 2019
     
  • Ultimate Fishing Show - Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, January 10-13, 2019
     
  • Plymouth Ice Festival - world-class ice carving competition, tubing run, Winter Wonderland Michigan Market and more - Kellogg Park, Downtown Plymouth, January 11-13, 2019
     
  • North American International Auto Show - Cobo Center, January 14-27, 2019
     
  • The Michigan Winter Dog Classic - Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, January 17-20, 2019
     
  • Fire & Ice Festival - The 12th Annual Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester is back for another year of family fun and festivities. Enjoy the ice sculptures along Main Street, tube sledding hill, ice skating rink, dog sled rides, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, fireworks, food trucks and tent and so much more! Downtown Rochester, January 18-20, 2019
     
  • Onesie Bar Crawl - Detroit and Onesie Bar Crawl - Royal Oak - A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Saturday, January 19, 2019
     
  • Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends - The traditional one-weekend festival that has transformed downtown Detroit into a winter themed wonderland is expanding to a four weekend series of events in 2019. Admission is free! Campus Martius Park, weekends of Jan 19 - Jan 21, January 25-27, February 8-10 and Feb 15 - 17, 2019
     
  • Soup City - "A Night at the Gallery II" - to benefit the Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS) - features local art and music, as well as soup and small plates from more than 25 featured restaurants to warm your soul. The Gem and Century Theatres, 333 Madison Street, Detroit, Thursday, January 24, 2019; 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
     
  • Ann Arbor Folk Festival, annual fund-raiser for The Ark, Ann Arbor's non-profit home for folk, roots, and ethnic music - Hill Auditorium, January 25-26, 2019
     
  • The Novi Home & Garden Show - Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, January 25-27, 2019
     



Coming to Detroit


Bill & Hillary Clinton - Apr 12

Ariana Grande - Apr 5

Cher - Feb 12

Eric Church - Feb 16

Hamilton - Mar 12-Apr 21

James Blake - Mar 2

Justin Timberlake - Mar 25

Legally Blonde - Feb 9

Mariah Carey - Mar 8

Mumford & Sons - Mar 27

Paw Patrol Live - Feb 28-Mar 3

PBS Kids Live - Feb 24

Pink - Apr 26-27

Queen + Adam Lambert - July 27

Rent - Jan 8-20

Rock of Ages - Jan 18-19

Sesame Street Live! - Jan 24-Feb 2

Shawn Mendes - Aug 5

Toni Braxton - Feb 14

Train - July 23

Trevor Noah - Apr 26


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