With Thanksgiving upon us we are likely all gearing up for Christmas and all the fun this season brings. You may be wondering where to find a list of the best Christmas activities in Livonia. Well, read on…because we did all the digging for you.

Traditional Christmas activities

Traditions are a great way to pass on family stories and further solidify our family bonds.  Many of us have holiday traditions we take part in every year, and some of us are just starting to decide what those will be.  Whether you have established your traditions, or you are just figuring out what they’ll be, you may want to give some of these a try this year:

Have a snowball fight or build a snowman

Take a drive to look at lights

Go Christmas caroling

Go ice skating

Participate in a toy drive

Christmas activities indoor

If you aren’t much of an outdoor person, there’s always plenty of Christmas fun waiting to happen inside. You can put on your Christmas jammies, gather your family and friends and try a few of these:

Watch Christmas movies

Bake Christmas cookies

String popcorn to put on the tree

Make a Christmas wreath

Decorate a gingerbread house

Write Christmas cards for shut-ins

Christmas lights in Livonia

Livonia has a reputation for amazing light displays. From the Perrin Family Lights of Livonia to a fabulous home on Hillcrest street, you’ll find light displays to thrill children and adults alike. 

Christmas activities in Livonia

The list of fun Christmas activities in and around Livonia is lengthy, and growing all the time. But below we’ve listed the top ten activities you won’t want to miss throughout the month of December.

December 1st

What a better way to celebrate Christmas than with some snow! Whether you go alone or with a friend, you’ll want to get to the Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton to see their production of White Christmas from 7:30p to 10p. Tickets range from $15 to $18.

December 2nd

Christmas in the Village at Mill Race village is sure to put everyone in the Christmas spirit. The buildings and grounds will be decked out for Christmas! Come see the candy cottage as well as Santa and Mrs. Claus from 5p to 8p.

December 3rd

Kick off the Christmas season with the Santa Stroll at the Greenmead Historical Village. This event blends rich history with all the finest in modern celebrations with live animals, crafts and Santa himself. The event runs from 1p to 4p. Tickets are $7 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Register at the link above. 

December 4th

Bundle up for the Annual Old Fashioned Christmas and Tree Lighting at the Museum. The event runs from 4pm to 8p, with carriage rides from 5p to 7p. You’ll learn about Christmas through the ages and enjoy popcorn, hot cocoa and plenty of sweets! 

December 9th – 11th

Start your Christmas shopping, and perhaps finish it too, at Tinsel and Treasures. You’ll find handmade holiday decor and gifts of every kind for just $4 admission. Kids under 12 admitted free. 

December 11th

Join four modern day kids as they discover the classic Dickens story in the live production In Search of a Christmas Carol.  See it at the Motor City Youth Theatre from 2p to 4p and tickets are available on Eventbrite.

December 17th

Grab the kids and head to Northridge Church in Plymouth for Jingle Jam, A Christmas Palooza where you’ll enjoy hot cocoa, live reindeer, and more! Festivities begin at 10a, admission is free. 

December 17th

Need some time to relax? How about a nice hot cup of tea at the Wayne Museum Christmas Tea, from 2p to 4p at the Wayne Historical Museum. Tickets for this catered event start at $45. 

December 18th

Brunch anyone? Enjoy a delightful meal as the kiddos have their pictures taken with Santa. Head to Union 212 in Milford Charter township for Brunch with Santa at 11a, Santa arrives at noon. Adult buffet tickets: $25, Child buffet tickets: $12.

December 24th

Finally, celebrate the reason for the season at one of the 2|42 Christmas Eve Candlelight services at 12p, 130p, 3p and 430p. 

Whatever you do as you ring in the New Year, be sure to plan a follow up visit to 242 in Livonia to get your year started off right. Check out our website for more information. We always welcome new friends to worship with us. You can learn more about our beliefs and visit our video library to explore more topics like this one. You can also check out our events page to find out what fun new things we’re doing this season. 

About the Author: Jahvaka "Chewy" Blaylock
Jahvahka is a southeast Michigan native and grew up attending the Catholic Church. Early on, he developed a heart to serve within his church and in his community through Boy Scouts. He graduated from Kettering University in 2016 and started his career as an automotive engineer. In 2019, Jahvahka felt a call to serve the next generation and left his engineering job to be a student pastor and currently serves as our Livonia Student Pastor. Outside of 2|42, Jahvahka and his wife, Kaylee, share a passion for good coffee, playing board games, and exploring new places

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