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Southeast Michigan Holiday Shows and Musicals

Southeast Michigan Holiday Shows and Musicals

An All American Christmas (Dearborn)

November 6 

  • Location: Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
  • Phone: 313-943-2350
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Cost: $18-50
  • Description: For the 44th consecutive year, the popular 250-voice CMI (Concert Ministries Inc) CONCERT CHOIR will present their annual concert series in Michigan and Ohio. This year’s series will feature 6 concerts all special afternoon matinee performances.It’s called “An All American Christmas,” featuring favorite selections to launch the holiday season. For over four decades, this event has become a tradition for area concertgoers, with sold-out performances in each venue.”An All American Christmas” mixes the most requested music of the holidays with production, pageantry, visuals, costuming, special effects, sound, creative lighting, and above all, excellent musical talent. One favorite ingredient is audience participation and surprise gifts!

A Christmas Carol (Rochester)

Nov. 11 – Dec. 23 (See website for dates and times)

  • Location: Meadow Brook Theatre, 2200 N Squirrel Rd
    Rochester, MI 48309
  • Phone: 1-800-840-9227
  • Time: Varies
  • Cost: Tickets start at $42
  • Description: A mean-spirited, miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge learns a lesson from Christmas ghosts that haunt him during the night and become a cheery Christmas delight.

An All American Christmas (Hartland)

November 12

  • Location: Hartland Performing Arts Center, 1925 Hartland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353
  • Phone:
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Cost: $18-50
  • Description: For the 44th consecutive year, the popular 250-voice CMI (Concert Ministries Inc) CONCERT CHOIR will present their annual concert series in Michigan and Ohio. This year’s series will feature 6 concerts all special afternoon matinee performances.It’s called “An All American Christmas,” featuring favorite selections to launch the holiday season. For over four decades, this event has become a tradition for area concertgoers, with sold-out performances in each venue.”An All American Christmas” mixes the most requested music of the holidays with production, pageantry, visuals, costuming, special effects, sound, creative lighting, and above all, excellent musical talent. One favorite ingredient is audience participation and surprise gifts!

Silent Night (Detroit)

November 12-20

  • Location: Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Phone: 313-237-7464
  • Time: Varies
  • Cost: Varies
  • Description: Silent Night won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2012 and has been capturing the hearts of opera audiences around the world. Loosely based on events from World War I, Silent Night depicts a spontaneous cease-fire between French, Scottish and German soldiers on Christmas Eve, 1914. Sung in the multiple languages of its characters. This production is derived from the 2005 French film, Joyeux, Noel.

An All American Christmas (Holt)

November 13 

  • Location: 5885 Holt Rd, Delhi Charter Township, MI 48842
  • Phone:
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Cost: $18-50
  • Description: For the 44th consecutive year, the popular 250-voice CMI (Concert Ministries Inc) CONCERT CHOIR will present their annual concert series in Michigan and Ohio. This year’s series will feature 6 concerts all special afternoon matinee performances.It’s called “An All American Christmas,” featuring favorite selections to launch the holiday season. For over four decades, this event has become a tradition for area concertgoers, with sold-out performances in each venue.”An All American Christmas” mixes the most requested music of the holidays with production, pageantry, visuals, costuming, special effects, sound, creative lighting, and above all, excellent musical talent. One favorite ingredient is audience participation and surprise gifts!

Elf the Musical (Detroit)

November 15-20 

  • Location: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Phone:
  • Time: See website
  • Cost: Varies
  • Description: ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their innerELF.

An All American Christmas (Flint)

November 19

  • Location: 1241 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503
  • Phone: 810-237-7333
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Cost: $18-50
  • Description: For the 44th consecutive year, the popular 250-voice CMI (Concert Ministries Inc) CONCERT CHOIR will present their annual concert series in Michigan and Ohio. This year’s series will feature 6 concerts all special afternoon matinee performances.It’s called “An All American Christmas,” featuring favorite selections to launch the holiday season. For over four decades, this event has become a tradition for area concertgoers, with sold-out performances in each venue.”An All American Christmas” mixes the most requested music of the holidays with production, pageantry, visuals, costuming, special effects, sound, creative lighting, and above all, excellent musical talent. One favorite ingredient is audience participation and surprise gifts!

An All American Christmas (Clinton Township)

November 20

  • Location: Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, MI ‎
  • Phone: 586-286-2222
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Cost: $18-50
  • Description: For the 44th consecutive year, the popular 250-voice CMI (Concert Ministries Inc) CONCERT CHOIR will present their annual concert series in Michigan and Ohio. This year’s series will feature 6 concerts all special afternoon matinee performances.It’s called “An All American Christmas,” featuring favorite selections to launch the holiday season. For over four decades, this event has become a tradition for area concertgoers, with sold-out performances in each venue.”An All American Christmas” mixes the most requested music of the holidays with production, pageantry, visuals, costuming, special effects, sound, creative lighting, and above all, excellent musical talent. One favorite ingredient is audience participation and surprise gifts!

Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Detroit)

November 22-26

  • Location: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Phone:
  • Time: Varies
  • Cost: Varies
  • Description: From the creators of the groundbreaking Broadway hit Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is “so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil” according to the New York Daily News and “a delicious confection of charm, sparkle, and talent by the sleigh load.” The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle raves, “even the Grinch would be impressed with this Christmas wonderland.” “Stuffed with so much holiday cheer and audacious acts, Scrooge would exit with a big ol’ smile on his face,” hails the Erie Times News about this “Broadway-worthy spectacle.” “The perfect way to come in from the cold, forget the holiday stresses and find the magic of the season” proclaims The Oakland Press. Don’t miss this international sensation that “Dazzled…at The Kennedy Center” according to the Washington Post.

Forever Christmas (Rochester Hills)

November 25-27, Dec. 2-4, Dec. 9-10

  • Location: Avon Players Theatre, 1185 Washington Road, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-608-9077
  • Time: Friday/Saturday Performances 8 pm; Sunday Matinee 2 pm
  • Cost: $22
  • Description: Christmas means so many things to so many people – tradition, humor, sentiment and spending time with your loved ones! Forever Christmas is a spectacular variety show covering what people love most about the holiday season.  Join in the sights, sounds and celebration of all the memories and joys this time of year has to offer.

The Nutcracker (Detroit)

November 25-27

  • Location: Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Ph0ne: 313-237-7464
  • Time: Varies
  • Cost: Varies
  • Description: For four performances, Detroit’s original holiday tradition features a talented cast of more than 100 dancers and larger-than-life characters and is narrated by Sir Roger Moore. Tchaikovsky’s glorious score played by the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra.FAMILY MATINÉES INCLUDE
    • Live reindeer prior to performance
    • Photos with Santa & Nutcracker
    • Holiday-themed craft making for the kids courtesy of Arts & Scraps
    • Free samples of holiday ice cream courtesy of Treat Dreams
    • The Sugar Plum Parade on stage following the performance
    • High school choirs in the grand lobby at intermission

Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith (Detroit)

November 27

  • Location: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Phone:
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Cost: $25-$125
  • Description: Once again rekindling their synonymous holiday music magic, multi-platinum GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith will co-bill their popular symphony-filled Christmas tour this year, joined by Republic recording artist Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of NBC’s The Voice. Incorporating a full symphony orchestra at each performance, this seasonal crowd-pleaser will perform at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, November 27 at 7 p.m.

Twas A Girls Night Before Christmas: The Musical (Detroit)

December 1-4 

  • Location: City Theatre, 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-471-3465
  • Time: Dec. 1 (8 pm); Dec. 2 (8 pm); Dec. 3 (3 pm & 8 pm); Dec. 4 (8 pm)
  • Cost: $35
  • Description: The new Christmas sequel will feature the five ladies we have all come to know and love gathering for a night on the town to laugh, cry, gossip and just let their hair down during the craziest of times: THE HOLIDAYS! This musical is guaranteed to resonate with anyone who has survived the holiday season, from the LONG visits with in-laws to the overcrowded malls. “Twas A Girls Night Before Christmas: The Musical” will feature the touching and hilarious writing by Roche that has entertained audiences worldwide. The show will have everyone singing and dancing along to classic Christmas songs and contemporary Hits such as “Santa Baby,” “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Lady Marmalade,” “Staying Alive” and “I will Survive (The Holidays!)”.

The Nutcracker Ballet with Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra (Dearborn)

December 2 & 3 

  • Location: Michael A. Guido Theater, Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
  • Phone : 313-943-2354
  • Time: Friday, Dec. 2 (8 pm); Saturday, Dec. 3 (1 pm and 7 pm)
  • Cost: $20-$35
  • Description: Enter the world of the timeless yuletide fantasy, featuring Ballet Americana with principle dancers from the American Ballet Theater. Accompanied by the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra. Tickets range in price from $35 – $20 (service fees not included). Reserved Seating.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (Detroit)

December 3 & 4 

  • Location: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Phone:
  • Time: Dec. 3 (1 pm, 4:30 pm, 8 pm); Dec. 4 (2 pm & 4:30 pm)
  • Cost: Varies
  • Description: The “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will be live on stage with the critically acclaimed Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. 

Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits (Detroit)

December 8

  • Location: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Phone:
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Cost: $30, $45, $70
  • Description: Since the release of Kenny Rogers’ first-ever Christmas album back in 1981 titled Christmas, Rogers has embarked on an annual Christmas & Hits Tour performing holiday favorites and a large selection of hits at concerts across North America.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa (Canton)

December 8-11

  • Location: The Village Theater, 50400 Cherry Hill Road
    Canton, MI 48187
  • Phone: 734-394-5300
  • Time: Dec. 8 & 9 (7 pm); Dec. 10 (2 pm & 7 pm); Dec. 11 (2 pm)
  • Cost: $12
  • Description: Inspired by the 1897 editorial ‘Is There a Santa Claus?’ audiences will love this modern, heart-warming comedy. While holding auditions for ‘Little Red Riding Hood Saves Santa Claus,’ students who don’t believe in Santa Claus protest the school’s holiday play and the principal cancels it. Soon, even Virginia, the author of the play, begins to doubt if Santa Claus exists. Virginia’s father suggests she write a letter to The New York Sun asking if Santa is real. Not only does Virginia get a response from the newspaper, but she gets a surprise visit from Santa himself, prompting the school to give Virginia’s play the green-light. Approx run time: 1.5 hrs. General seating. All ages must have a ticket including children being held.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker (Detroit)

December 11

  • Location: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Phone:
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Cost: $25-75
  • Description: The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ and violinist. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince, travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of a palace of sugarplums into a romance set in 1980s Brooklyn. The dance work celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas (Detroit)

December 16 

  • Location: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Phone:
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Cost: $30-90
  • Description: MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from his groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.  Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year.

Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas (Detroit)

December 16-18 

  • Location: City Theatre, 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-471-3465
  • Time: Friday, Dec. 16 (6:30 pm); Sat. Dec. 17 (11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm); Sunday, Dec. 18 (11 am & 2 pm)
  • Cost: $29.50
  • Description: What could be fancier than Christmas? Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles – and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and can’t wait to decorate the Christmas tree. But when things don’t turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker (Detroit)

December 18 

  • Location: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Phone:
  • Time: 12 pm, 4 pm, 8 pm
  • Cost: Varies
  • Description: Direct from Russia, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas. Experience the exceptional dancing of a company of almost 40, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree, new and spectacular hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver, and stunning sets hand-painted in Russia and designed by multi-Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague. Moscow Ballet consistently garners critical acclaim for performances in 100+ cities from New York to Los Angeles, and Miami to Calgary. The production is known for its dedication to world peace: naming Act II the “Land of Peace and Harmony;” featuring a rose shooting cannon, and a stunning 2-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan.

A Christmas Story, The Musical (Detroit)

December 20-24

  • Location: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Phone:
  • Time: See website
  • Cost: Varies
  • Description: A Christmas Story, The Musical chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”).  An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a double-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Chock-full of delightful songs and splashy production numbers, A Christmas Story, The Musical, following its smash hit Broadway run, has proudly taken its place as a perennial holiday classic for the whole family.



15 Inspirational Children’s Christmas Books: All 5-Star Amazon Prime

There are all kinds of Christmas books available for the children in your life, but my favorites are inspirational ones…those that inspire children in some way, teach them a lesson, show the true meaning of Christmas, or set them in the mood for the holiday of giving.

After searching Amazon, I came up with this list of 15 Inspirational Children’s Christmas Books: All 5-Star Amazon Prime. I hope that you will take the time to check over my list and consider purchasing one or more from my affiliate links. Thanks in advance and happy shopping!

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15 Inspirational Children’s Christmas Books: All 5-Star Amazon Prime

The Littlest Christmas Tree –  The Littlest Christmas Tree wants to find a home for Christmas in this companion to the bestselling favorite The Littlest Pumpkin.

There are only five days until Christmas, and the Littlest Christmas Tree is still waiting for a home. All it wants is for a family to take it home, decorate it, and sing its favorite song, “Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches…”

But as Christmas nears, and one by one the other trees find homes, the Littlest Christmas Tree begins to think that no one will ever take it home. And then, on Christmas Eve, its wish comes true when the man who runs the Christmas tree stand takes it home to his family.

A Wish to be a Christmas Tree – This charming tale of an overgrown pine always being passed by for Christmas, and what his woodland friends do to help him, is sure to become a Christmas classic. With delightful illustrations by wildlife artist Michael Monroe and enchanting text from Colleen Monroe, the birds, deer and squirrel of this story help make their special friend’s wish come true.

Room for a Little One – Two new animals are added to the traditional Christmas nativity scene — a dog and a cat, and yes even a tiny mouse. All are the little ones who gradually find room in the Kind Ox’s stable. As each animal arrives, the next larger animal — and usually the predator of the smaller animal — invites the little one to enter. Dog, cat, mouse, and ox are curled up warmly next to each other when Mary and Joseph arrive with the baby Jesus. “Come inside,” Kind Ox called to Tired Donkey. “There’s always room for a little one here.” It is the essence of the Christmas story — welcoming the unaccepted, befriending the enemy — in a simple story that the youngest child can understand. The illustrations have a soft, ethereal quality on this snowy night and the animals look so real you think the dog’s nose must be wet and that must be a purr you hear behind the huge glassy eyes of the cat. Just before the holy family arrives, all the animals are sound asleep with the mouse barely more than a dot in the hay and the huge ox keeping a sleepy eye just barely open to watch over everyone else. It is a perfect bedtime story for the holidays.

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey – Jonathan Toomey is the best woodcarver in the valley, but he is always alone and never smiles. No one knows about the mementos of his lost wife and child that he keeps in an unopened drawer. But one early winter’s day, a widow and her young son approach him with a gentle request that leads to a joyful miracle. The moving, lyrical tale, gloriously illustrated by P.J. Lynch, has been widely hailed as a true Christmas classic. This beautiful anniversary edition includes a new note from the author and an audio narration by James Earl Jones available as a complimentary download.

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree – The Armistice has been declared, but still there is no sign of Ruthie’s father in their little Appalachian town. So, in accordance with the traditions of Pine Grove, it falls to Ruthie and her mother to bring home the perfect Christmas tree to donate to the town. Ruthie had accompanied her father to the rocky cliff where he marked a tree in the spring, so she and her mother set out to find it again, and haul it home. Their trip becomes the basisovernightof a new town legend; Ruthie, chosen for the role of the heavenly angel in the the church Christmas play, finds herself outfitted in a madeover wedding dress of the finest silkanother “miracle” wrought by her hardworking mother. An accomplished, fluid telling garnishes this simple story, as do Cooney’s moonlit paintings of wintry evenings and the welcoming glow of fire and lanterns. Ruthie is more or less an observer; her mother is the real heroine. But the way they work together to keep their family’s duty is rendered in a harmonious blending of text and pictures. Ages 4-8.

Mortimer’s Christmas Manger – Mortimer Mouse needs a new house — a house that’s not so cold, cramped, and dark. Where can he go?

He sees a huge tree covered with twinkling lights. And next to the tree, a mouse-size house. And inside the house, a wee wooden manger just Mortimer’s size. But statue people seem to already live there! One by one, Mortimer lugs and tugs the statues out of the house — only to find them all put back in their places each evening! What is Mortimer to do?

It’s not until he overhears a very special story that Mortimer realizes whose house he is sharing and where Mortimer himself belongs. It is the story of Christmas and the night the baby Jesus was born that warms Mortimer’s heart in this magical holiday offering from award winners Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.

Home for Christmas – A wild little troll runs away from home because he doesn’t want to do his chores. Rollo tries living with various woodland animals, but he finds out that there is no place like home, and returns to his family just in time for “the best Christmas ever.”

Among the animals who take him in are an owl family, a mother bear and two rambunctious cubs, some playful river otters, a hungry lynx and a friendly moose family.

Jan Brett creates an irresistible, mischievous character that kids will recognize in themselves. Jan transports us to a glorious Scandinavian landscape where a beautiful fall turns into a magnificent snowy winter. Her signature borders depict the troll family missing Rollo, and animals as appealing as those found in The Mitten.

A warm, fun-loving Christmas picture book for families to share and love and laugh over together.

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree – Mr. Willowby’s Christmas tree
Came by special delivery. Full and fresh and glistening green–
The biggest tree he’d ever seen.

That was the trouble. The tree was so tall, it couldn’t stand up straight in his parlor. Mr. Willowby asked his butler to chop off the top of the tree. What happens to the treetop? Where will it be for Christmas? Snuggle up with this story and follow along through a forest full of friendly creatures who get to share in a bit of Christmas joy.

There’s many a lesson to be taken from this tale, about recycling and supply-side economics just for starters. But the cheerful illustrations of Robert Barry ensure that you’ll have fun just watching as the ever-tinier tree gets passed on to ever-tinier families. (Ages 5 to 8)

The Spirit of Christmas – Bells jingle, sleds dash through the snow, trees are topped with sparkling stars, and children everywhere dream of candy canes and presents. But the best gift of all, the most magical gift of the season, is when we spend Christmas with those we love.

Once again, this New York Times-bestselling author and artist has created a special, beautiful book that families will want to share year after year. (And readers will want to look for the Spirit of Christmas image that Nancy Tillman has hidden on every page!)

The Carpenter’s Gift –  This new classic Christmas gift book “brings together two great traditions: the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and the neighbor-helping-neighbor program of Habitat for Humanity.” Opening in Depression-era New York City, The Carpenter’s Gift tells the story of eight-year-old Henry and his father selling Christmas trees. They give a Christmas tree to construction workers building Rockefeller Center and celebrate together. Through the kindness of the construction workers and neighbors, Henry gets his wish for a nice, warm home to replace his family’s drafty shack. He plants a pinecone from that first Rockefeller Center Tree. As an old man, Henry repays the gift by donating the enormous tree that has grown from that pinecone. After bringing joy to thousands as the Rockefeller Center tree, its wood will be used to build a home for another family in need.

The Sparkle Box – The moving story of an uncommon gift and how giving to others shows a little boy the true meaning of Christmas.

Sam is so excited about Christmas! He’s thinking about his Christmas list, anticipating holiday parties, and puzzling over one very mysterious gift — a sparkly box sitting on the mantel above the fireplace. In the midst of the festivities, Sam and his family participate in various acts of kindness to others. On Christmas morning, when Sam finally opens the Sparkle Box, he finds only slips of paper that record the family’s good deeds. Sam’s parents explain that the things that they’ve been doing for others are, in fact, a gift for Jesus — for Jesus said that whatever we do for the least of these, we do for Him. This heartfelt story will inspire readers to adopt this faith-centered tradition in their own homes. Ages 4-8.

Christmas in the Manger – With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.

The Christmas Story for Children – Follow the events of Jesus’ birth as you read this lovely picture book written by Max Lucado with Randy Frazee and Karen Hill and illustrated by Fausto. The Christmas Story for Children tells readers about the birth of a special baby whose story is filled with love for us all. Young readers as well as their parents will appreciate the beautiful words and artwork that convey the message that we are loved and cherished.

Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect –  Long, long ago, in a land far away, lived a perfect little tree named Small Pine. Small Pine hoped to maintain its perfect form and be selected by the Queen as her Christmas tree. But as the warm-hearted little tree gave shelter to birds, rabbits, and deer in the forest, its branches became damaged. Fortunately, the Queen had a different idea of perfection…

Young readers will want to read and reread the story of how Small Pine’s love and charity for its friends helps make it the most “perfect” Christmas Tree of all.

This magnificently illustrated story of a warm-hearted Christmas tree will surely become one of the most beloved classics of future generations. Schneider’s storytelling will enthrall children and adults alike.

A Christmas Wish –  In the tradition of The Snowman, The Polar Express, and the many books of Jan Brett this cozy Nordic tale filled with extraordinary photographs will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas. This is one to pull out every year and savor.

Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa’s elves. So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa. A generous trim-size, matte cover, and foiled title make this a special book for the holiday season.

Kindle Fire Giveaway

Kindle Fire Giveaway!

I am so excited to team up some awesome bloggers to give one reader an awesome Thanksgiving Day Surprise! Participants have the chance to win an 8 GB Kindle Fire of their color choice. This giveaway is restricted to the United States only.

Good luck from Redesigning Happiness!


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Holiday Nights and Supper with Santa

The Henry Ford in Dearborn brings you two great events with one package price. Attend Holiday Nights and Supper with Santa at Greenfield Village and celebrate the holidays with family and friends. To find out more about these two events, see the information below. To purchase tickets, visit the Henry Ford website.

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  • December 2-4
  • December 9-11
  • December 16-18
  • December 20-23


  • Dinner 4:45 pm-6:30 pm
  • Event 6:30 pm-10 pm

Price for package:  


  • Adults (12 & up) $45.95
  • Youth (3-11) $31.45
  • Children (18 months -2 yr) $14.95


  • Adults $49.95
  • Youth $34.45
  • Children $14.95

Supper with Santa details:

Following your horse-drawn ride to a Taste of History Restaurant, your family will partake in a casual buffet-style holiday turkey dinner perfect for kids! Each family will have the opportunity to meet and take your own photo with Santa. Children will also be able to make a special holiday keepsake-craft. Then, to get you in the mood for the fun at Holiday Nights, a holiday sing-along and farewell to Santa as he’s whisked away in a special Model T. After Santa’s departure, all will be invited to join our singers in a caroling procession to the Village Pavilion to see our impressive holiday model train display.


  • Fresh Baked Rolls with Butter
  • Chef Carved Turkey Breast with Cranberry Relish
  • Chef Carved Dearborn Ham with Grain Mustard
  • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
  • Holiday Bread Dressing
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Roasted Carrots and Brussel Sprouts
  • Christmas Sugar Cookies

Holiday Nights details:

Your experience includes:

  • Santa and Live Reindeer through Dec. 23
  • Ice Skating
  • Carolers
  • Live Musical and Dramatic Performances
  • Costumed Presenters
  • Decorated Homes and Shops
  • Holiday Vingettes and Activities
  • Skilled Artisan Demonstrations
  • Holiday Cooking
  • Holiday Dining and Treats
  • Horse-Drawn Wagons
  • Model T Rides
  • 1913 Herschell-Spillman Carousel
  • Christmas Trees and Greens Sale
  • Fireworks Finale and Sing-along




History of the Teal Pumpkin Project

History of the Teal Pumpkin Project

Halloween History

Trick-or-treating has been popular in the United States and other countries for nearly 100 years.  It is said that Halloween beliefs & customs were brought to North America by the earliest Irish Immigrants fleeing the famines of the first half of the 19th century.

Modern day Halloween, with its merriment, costumes, parades and trick-or-treating, is a far cry from the ancient Celtic holiday once associated with the beginning of the dark, cold winter. A time of year where many thought the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. Today’s children’s celebrations include multiple parties, expensive costumes, and endless amounts of sugary goodness.

Although it is unknown exactly where and when the phrase “trick or treat” was started, the custom became popular in American culture round 1951 when trick-or-treating was depicted in the Peanuts comic strip.

Every child should be able to experience the joy and tradition of trick-or-treating on Halloween. But kids with food allergies, are often left out of the fun since most candy is off-limits.  Children who have food allergies react to the proteins found in said foods and thus must avoid them altogether.


History of the Teal Pumpkin Project

In the fall of 2012, Becky Basalone, the director of a local food allergy support group in Tennessee (Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee or FACET) had the idea of painting a pumpkin teal (the color of food allergy awareness) and handing out non-food items to trick-or-treaters. Her inspiration came from her youngest son who has a history of anaphylaxis due to life-threatening food allergies and her older son that has several food intolerances.  Halloween is a food-centric holiday which makes it very scary for children with food allergies.  Often times, kids still want the experience of trick-or-treating, but can not enjoy the “treats” they collect as they can be life threatening.

The goal of the Teal Pumpkin project is to encourage inclusion for children with dietary limitations and restrictions. It does not desire to exclude candy from the Halloween tradition, but just encourages people to provide a safe alternative.


Halloween of 2014 is when The Teal Pumpkin Project got the attention of FARE (Food Allergy Research Education). FARE is the largest non-profit  national organization working on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies.  FARE began promoting the Teal Pumpkin Project to the media across the country. The concept went viral on social media, reaching more than five million people on FARE’s Facebook page and encouraging communities to start a new food-allergy friendly tradition.

FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project helps make sure all children come home on Halloween night with something they can enjoy. It just takes one simple act: offering non-food treats, such as glow sticks or small toys, as an alternative to candy to make a kid’s night & keep them safe.


Guest Writer – Autumn Chefan is a stay at home mom who home schools her two daughters. She is an advocate for children who suffer from food allergies.

Information came from: Allergic Living’s Courtney Born interview of Becky Basalone,, and


Holiday Craft Shows in Southeast Michigan


As the holidays approach, people start getting excited about craft shows! Craft shows are a great place to shop for holiday decorations and gifts for friends and family members. When it comes to craft shows, Southeast Michigan has plenty to choose from during both November and December. Check out my list of holiday craft shows in Southeast Michigan and please share with your friends!

Holiday Craft Shows in Southeast Michigan

Treasures & Treats Bazaar (Howell)

Nov. 4 & 5

  • Location: First Presbyterian Church, 323 W. Grand River, Howell, MI  48843
  • Time: Friday, Nov. 4: 4-7 pm; Sat. Nov. 5: 10 am-3 pm
  • Admission: Crafts, indoor flea market, baked goods, concession stand, and silent auction.

39th Annual Holly Holiday Art & Craft Show (Holly)

Nov. 5

  • Location: Holly High School: 6161 East Holly Road; Holly, MI 48442
  • Time: 9 am-4 pm
  • Admission: $2
  • Description: 133 Juried Exhibitors, Homemade Food Available, Choir performances.

Lamb of God Lutheran Church Bazaar & Bake Sale  (Flint)

Nov. 5

  • Location: 2051 W. Maple Avenue, Flint, MI 48507
  • Time: 9 am- 4 pm
  • Admission: Crafts, goodies, food, baked goods

Divine Child Holiday Boutique (Dearborn)

Nov. 5

  • Location: Divine Child Elementary School, 25001 Herbert Weier Drive Dearborn, MI 48128
  • Time: 9 am-4 pm
  • Admission:
  • Description: 40th Annual Craft show continues to be one of the best in the area. Shop crafters from all genres.

2016 Craft and Marketplace Show  (Carleton)

Nov. 5 & 6

  • Location: Airport High School, 11330 Grafton Road, Carleton, MI 48117
  • Time: Sat, Nov. 5 (9 am-4 pm); Sun. Nov. 6 (11 am-4 pm)
  • Admission: FREE
  • Description: Find something for everyone, from handmade gifts & home decor, sweet & savory treats to your favorite independent consultants. Free admission, free parking, raffles, food available. Over 100 participants!

Saline Craft Show (Saline)


  • Location: 7190 N. Maple Rd, Saline, MI 48176
  • Time: 8 am-3:30 pm
  • Admission: $5
  • Description: The Saline Craft Show is rated as one of the top 10 shows in Michigan. This annual event is hosted at Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple Road, Saline. 270 craft persons will showcase their most recent and exceptional work which includes decorative painting, stoneware, rugs, birdhouses, holiday decorating ideas, ceramics, calligraphy and clothing. All of these products are designed, made and displayed by the individual crafters and available at affordable prices. All artists will be present and available to customize and personalize their works. This show provides both crafts and art, from the latest in shabby chic to handmade furniture and hand painted clothing. Traveling from 14 states and 155 Michigan cities, they will be selling their own “one-of-a-kind” handcrafted items.

8th Annual Holiday Craft Show (Warren)

Nov. 12

  • Location: Warren Mott High School, 3131 12 Mile Warren, MI
  • Time: 10 am-4 pm
  • Admission: $1
  • Description: Crafts, vendors, and food

Lakeview Marching Band Christmas Fantasyland Craft Show (St. Clair Shores) 

Nov. 12 & 13

  • Location: 21100 E 11 Mile Road, St Clair Shores, MI 48081
  • Time: Sat, Nov. 12 (10 am-5 pm); Sun., Nov. 13 (11 am-4 pm)
  • Admission: $2; kids 12 and under FREE
  • Description: Over 150 crafters and vendors, snacks, live music

Santa’s Craft Castle (Shelby Township)

Nov. 19

  • Location: Eisenhower High School, 6500 25 Mile Road, Shelby Township, MI  48316
  • Time: 9 am-4 pm
  • Admission:
  • Description: 33rd Annual Show! Eisenhower Holiday Craft Castle is a juried Arts & Crafts show that showcases over 130 exhibitors offering a wide variety of original, distinctive, handmade gift items.

Senior Services 13th Annual Arts and Crafts Fanfare (Auburn Hills)

Nov. 19

  • Location: Auburn Hills Community Center, 1827 N. Squirrel Rd,         Auburn Hills, MI 48326
  • Time: 9 am-4 pm
  • Admission:
  • Description: Crafters, unique gifts, food and more.

Dearborn Porcelain Artists Annual Show  (Dearborn)

Nov. 19

  • Location: 22532 Gregory, Dearborn, MI 48124
  • Time: 10 am-3 pm
  • Admission: $2
  • Description: Located in the historic McFadden Ross Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Bring a friend and enjoy tea and cookies in the Victorian parlor and experience a rare opportunity to see the art of hand painted porcelain. Learn about the 3-4 fire technique used to produce beautifully decorated home decor items including coffee mugs, vases, pitchers, jewelry, Christmas ornaments and many other unique gifts available for sale from artists with a lifetime of experience in preserving this art form.

Waterford Mott High School Holiday Art & Craft Show (Waterford)

Nov. 19

  • Location: Scott Lake Road & Pontiac Lake Road Waterford, MI
  • Time:
  • Admission:
  • Description: With the 105 craft exhibits and the band holding their bake sale, fresh greens sale, book sale and cafe lunch, Mott school will be a jumpin’ with shopping fun. Large exhibitor spaces in gym, cafe and main entry hall.

Plymouth Canton Music Boosters Craft Show (Canton)

Nov. 19

  • Location: Plymouth High School is located at 8400 Beck Road, Canton, MI 48170
  • Time: 9 am-4 pm
  • Admission: $2 for adutls; kids under 12 free
  • Description: Over 100 exhibitors, bake sale, door prizes, entertainment, concessions, and raffle

Royal Oak High School Annual Arts and Crafts Marketplace (Royal Oak) 

Nov. 19

  • Location: Royal Oak High School, 1500 Lexington Blvd. Royal Oak, MI
  • Time: 10 am-4 pm
  • Admission: $2; students of the school and kids under 12 FREE
  • Description: Juried show, over 100 artists, baked goods, lunch

41st Annual State Road Arts & Crafts Show (Fenton)

Nov. 20

  • Location: Fenton High School, 3200 W. Shiawassee, Fenton, MI 48430
  • Time: 10 am- 4 pm
  • Admission: $2
  • Description: Crafters, vendors, food

Elf Shelf Arts and Crafts Show (Troy)

Nov. 26

  • Location: Troy High School, 4777 Northfield Pkwy, Troy, MI 48085
  • Time: 9 am- 4 pm
  • Admission:
  • Description: Crafts, vendors, food. The revenue from Elf Shelf allows Troy Women’s Assoc. to serve the needs of their community in many ways.

 St. Nick’s Warehouse Arts and Crafts Show (Sterling Heights)

Nov. 26 & 27

  • Location: Henry Ford II High School. 11911 Clinton River Road, Sterling Heights, MI  48313
  • Time: Sat., Nov. 26 (9 am-5 pm); Sun., Nov. 27 (10 am-3 pm)
  • Admission: $3
  • Description: Over 200 craft and vendor booths, full concession stand, prize raffles

2016 Holiday Craft Market (Macomb)

Dec. 2, 9, 16

  • Location: Macomb Mall, 32233 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI 48066
  • Time: Open during mall hours
  • Admission: Free
  • Description: The Holiday Craft Market will be returning this December in the Sears and Extreme Fun Courts.Vendors from all around Michigan will be onsite with their locally made goods to help you find the perfect gift for your holiday season.They will be at Macomb Mall for the first three weekends in December so make sure you stop in and see what these talented Michigan artisans have to offer.

Lutheran High School Westland Craft Show (Westland)

Dec. 2 & 3

  • Location: 33300 Cowan Road Westland, MI 48185
  • Time: 9 am-4 pm
  • Admission:
  • Description: Over 100 crafters, delicious lunch options, live entertainment

Parcells Holiday Art and Craft Bazaar  (Grosse Pointe Woods) 

Dec. 3

  • Location: 20600 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
  • Time: 9 am-4 pm
  • Admission: $2 before 10 am, $3 after 10 am
  • Description: Over 150 booths of handcrafted items, non-commercial items

Clarkston High School Arts & Craft Show (Clarkston)

Dec. 3 & 4

  • Location: 6093 Flemings Lk Rd., Clarkston, MI
  • Time: 10 am-4 pm
  • Admission: $2
  • Description: 130 craft booths, food

LCN Bands’ 31 Craft Show (Macomb Township)

Dec. 3

  • Location: L’Anse Creuse High School, 23700 21 Mile Road, Macomb Township, MI 48042
  • Time: 10 am-4 pm
  • Admission: $2
  • Description: Arts and crafts, bake sale, musical entertainment, food, and raffles

26th Davison High School Craft Show (Davison)

Dec. 3 & 4

  • Location: Davison High School, 1250 N Oak Road Davison, MI 48423
  • Time: 10 am-4 pm
  • Admission:
  • Description: Crafts, food

Tinsel & Treasures (Northville)

Dec. 9-11

  • Location: Northville Community Center, 303 W. Main St., Northville, MI 48167
  • Time: Fri, Dec. 9 (9 am-8 pm); Sat., Dec. 10 (9 am-5 pm); Sun, Dec. 11 (11 am-4 pm)
  • Admission: $4
  • Description: Ranked in the Top 50 shows in the country, Tinsel & Treasures is a must attend shopping experience.  With handmade gifts for everyone on your list, you won’t want to miss the last and best show of the season!

26th Annual Festival Art and Craft Show (Troy)

Dec. 10

  • Troy Athens High School, 4333 John R Troy, MI 48085
  • Time: 9 am-4 pm
  • Admission:
  • Description: Juried craft show, handcrafted arts and crafts only


Air Museums in Michigan

air-museums in michigan

My husband is an aircraft and air museum enthusiast. In fact, he loves history in general. He is also into photography. For this reason, I thought I’d research air museums in Michigan that we might be able to visit. I’ve also included some of the photos he took over the years from the Thunder Over Michigan Airshow which takes place at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti. We are able to watch much of the show from our own backyard!

Air Museums in Michigan

Air Zoo

  • Location: 6151 Portage Road, Portage, MI 49002
  • Phone: 269-382-6555
  • Admission: Air Zoo Members = FREE
    Adults $15.50
    Seniors 60+ yrs = $12.50
    Children 5-18 yrs $14.50
    Children 0-4 yrs = FREE
    Military/Veteran Discount = 50%
    Public Safety (Police & Fire) Discount = 50%
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday: Noon-5:00 pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Open Christmas Eve 9 am-3 pm.
  • Description: The Air Zoo is a world-class, Smithsonian-affiliated aerospace and science museum with over 100 rare and unique aircraft & spacecraft, inspiring interactive exhibits, full-motion flight simulators, indoor amusement park rides, a 4D theater, and hands-on, science-based camps and classes.

Michigan’s Military and Space Heroes Museum

  • Location: 1250 Weiss St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
  • Phone: 989-652-8005
  • Hours: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Admission: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for college students, $4 for active military, $3 for ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and under
  • Description: Michigan’s Military & Space Heroes Museum is unique in that it is the only museum devoted to the wartime experiences of men and women from the state of Michigan. The museum’s mission is to Honor, Respect, and Remember the memories of Michigan men and women who answered the call to military service during America’s seven foreign wars, from the Spanish-American War to the War on Terrorism. With over 140 displays and a collection of nearly 700 exhibits, the museum hosts stories devoted to Michigan’s Governors, 13 Astronauts and 30 individual Medal of Honor Recipients, making it the nation’s largest Medal of Honor collection on display.

Selfridge Air Museum

  • Location: 27333 C Street, Bldg. 1011, Selfridge ANG Base, MI 48045
  • Phone: 586-239-6768
  • Hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays from noon-4:30 pm APRIL through OCTOBER. Also open Memorial Day & Independence Day.
  • Admission: $4 for adults (12+), $3 for children ages 4-12
  • Description: The museum displays will take you on a winding path through aviation history from the early 1900s, through World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and then into the period of time known as “The Cold War”. Displays wrap up near the doors to the air park with the display on Desert Storm. Air park continues with over 40 aircraft on display.

Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum 

  • Location: 6325 West Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48209
  • Phone:
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Admission: $5 per person
  • Description: Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who enlisted to become America’s first black military airmen. The museum is dedicated to these airmen and their success in WWII.


Wurtsmith Air Museum

  • Location: 4071 E Van Ettan St, Oscoda Twp, MI 48750
  • Phone: 989-739-7555
  • Hours: Open Friday-Sunday 11 am-3 pm MAY to SEPTEMBER
  • Admission: $5 for adults, $3 children under 12, free for children under 5
  • Description: Wurtsmith Air Museum is located at the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport (formerly Paul B. Wurtsmith Air Base).  The museum consists of flyable and static aircraft displays, related artifacts and equipment, memorabilia, and a library for research and public information.
  • Current displays include:
    • 920th Air Refueling Squadron
    • Aviation Pioneers
    • B-52 Armaments Trainer
    • L-19 Bird Dog (Restoration in progress)
    • Memorial Wall
    • Pratt & Whitney “Double Wasp” R-200 Engine
    • T-33 Shooting Star (Restoration in progress)
    • WACO CG-4A “Hardin” Glider (Restoration in progress)
    • Norden Bombsight
    • World War II Link Instrument Trainer
    • Women Air Racers
    • Women in Aviation
    • Wurtsmith Air Force Base
    • Wurtsmith Room
    • And many more items

Yankee Air Museum

  • Location: 47884 D St., Belleville, MI 48111
  • Phone: 734-483-4080
  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am–4:00 pm, Sunday 12:00–5:00 pm. Closed on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
  • Admission: $8 for adults (18+), $5 for children, seniors (65+), students with ID, and Military (Past and Present) with ID, free for children aged 2 and under.
  • Visit Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) for free tickets!
  • Description: See, touch, and learn! At the Yankee Air Museum, aviation and technology aren’t behind the glass or ropes. You can touch every rivet, explore airplane cockpits, and even experience the thrill of flight in an historical aircraft.





Orchards and Cider Mills in Wayne County

Orchards and Cider Mills in Wayne County

Apple Charlies South Huron Orchards

  • Address: 38035 S Huron Rd, New Boston, MI
  • Phone: 734-753-9380
  • Hours: Open daily 9 am-8 pm through October; daily 9 am-6 pm November-December
  • Products: u-pick or pre-picked apples, cider, donuts, pies
  • Activities: Stroll the petting farm including an ostrich and pigmy goat, listen to live music on weekends, pick your own apples

Obstbaum Orchards

  • Address: 9252 Currie Road, Northville, MI 48167
  • Phone: 734-453-9346
  • Hours: Open Saturdays & Sundays 10 am-6 pm
  • Products: apples, cider, donuts, caramel apples, wine, hard cider
  • Activities: Picnic inside or outside, enjoy a hayride, pick a pumpkin, watch donut making and cider pressing, make seasonal crafts, pick your own apples

Parmenter’s Cider Mill

  • Address: 714 East Baseline Rd, Northville, MI 48167
  • Phone: 248-349-3181
  • Hours: Open daily 10 am-8 pm through Nov. 20
  • Products: Apple cider slush, apple pie, apple butter, unsweetened apple butter, Brownwood Preserves, caramel apples, caramel apple chips, cheese, cinnamon roasted almonds, donuts, fudge, local honey, maple syrup, maple sugar candies, natural peanut butter, pumpkin butter, pumpkins, hard cider, craft beer and wine, Dearborn Beef & Summer Sausage
  • Activities: Enjoy all the delicious treats listed above, visit the Northville Winery which has live music Thurs – Saturday

Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill 

  • Address: 10735 Warren Road, Plymouth, MI 48170
  • Phone: 734-455-2290
  • Hours: Open daily 9 am-7 pm through Nov. 6,
  • Products: apples, cider, donuts, caramel apples, pies, mums, and pumpkins (u-pick is not available)
  • Activities: Watch cider being made, browse the cider mill shop, enjoy live music on the weekends, stroll in the children’s farm, take a scenic tractor ride through the orchard

Southeast Michigan Halloween Happenings



$100 American Express Gift Card Giveaway

$100 American Express Gift Card Giveaway!

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Giveaway: $50 in Save-A-Lot Grocery Gift Cards

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At Save-A-Lot, they keep their customer’s budget in mind by offering up to 40% lower prices than conventional grocery stores, and now they’re proud to introduce their new mouth-watering collection of flavorful favorites made deliciously unique and crafted with high-quality ingredients. America’s Choice® Creations are designed to be easy to make and taste great. These new favorites are available exclusively at Save-A-Lot Food Stores and are the perfect way for you to indulge a little while you continue to Save A Lot.

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