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Cool Things To Do In Detroit This Winter

Becca Ballard

Although amoungst a pandemic, the good news, is there is still a lot to do!

While it is important to maintain social distancing and be cautious with the activities we do interact in, luckily Detroit has an array of outdoor activities still available. Here is the round up of what is currently open to bring some fun to the upcoming weeks ahead. If you are looking to stay active, adventurous and cheerful this winter look no further than the following list of things you can do in Detroit right now, even amoungst the pandemic.

Ice Skating at Campus Martius

Continue the holiday tradition this winter of ice skating! The public rink in Downtown Detroit is currently open even during the pandemic (YAY). This activity is open 7 days a week and on the holidays, so you'll be sure to get this fun activity in a time or two before the winter season is over. Reservations can be made at DowntownDetroitParks.com.

Wild Lights At The Detroit Zoo

Experience the magic of a light show display includig over 5 million LED lights all around you at the Detroit Zoo. From buildings, to animal sculptures, trees and pathways just about every object is covered with lights. Depending on the weather, you may even come across ice carvings by professional ice sculptures. Click here to be directed to the Detroit Zoo's website for more information.

Eastern Market

On Saturday's from 6am to 4pm, enjoy Detroit's Eastern Market. At this fun market you'll find fresh produce, meats and baked goods, along with Michigan made gifts such as jewelry, art, beauty products and more. During the holiday market, you'll be sure to find carolers, Christmas trees, and other decor items as well. Click here to visit Eastern Market's website.

Detroit Institute Of Arts

Visit The Detroit Institute Of Arts (DIA) and experience one of the largest art collections in the United States. With over 100 different galleries to view, inspiration and awe will overtake you like never before. Even the outside of the building is absolutely beautiful so you can end the day with a photoshoot by a sculpture of your choosing. As it turns out, a pandemic will give you all the privacy you crave as this usually busy place, is uncrowded. Find a date and reserve your ticket online today! If you aren't up for a drive today- there is art that can be viewed online directly from their website.

Drive-In Movie

Drive-in movies have boomed since movie theatres have been closed a majority of this year. The Ford Drive-In will continue operations 7 days a week even through the winter months. With many movies to choose from, this five screen outdoor theatre will surely be a fun activity from the comfort of your own vehicle. This drive-in does provides heaters incase you're brave enough to lay in the trunk with the door open this chilly winter. The Ford Drive-In also happens to be the largest drive-in in the state which is pretty cool. Each screen plays a double feature so you're really seeing two for the price of one. Don't forget to pack the blankets and snacks! Click here to buy tickets directly from their website.

Beacon Park

Located in Downtown Detroit you'll find Beacon Park which is transformed into a winter wonderland each year. This photo ready park will surely be a great place to take memorable photos. In this decked to the top park, you'll find interactive lights, light up candy canes, giant hot chocolate and more. Food trucks and live holiday music will make you feel like you are truly in a winter wonderland here in Beacon Park. Don't forget to dress warm for this outdoor gathering!

Detroit Style Pizza

Pizza is surely a great choice for a night in, but a Detroit-style pizza is just another level of greatness. This square, thick crust pizza is crunchy and a new adventure to switch it up from a normal Friday night pizza. A unique Detroit style pizza experience will make for exciting and tasty dinner plans. If you enjoy it as much as I expect, try a new Detroit-style pizza eat week and rate each one.

The Dequinder Cut

Take a stroll down the Dequinder Cut which runs from north of Eastern Market down to the Detroit River. Along this walk you'll find street art from some of the best artists Detroit has to offer. Continue on the Dequinder Cut and you'll be led to the RiverWalk which is a park along the Detroit River. Some of the cities signature architecture can be taken in here. This is a must do if while you are in or visiting Detroit!

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