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There is just something about shopping at a mall during the holidays to get you in the spirit. Enjoy getting all of your shopping done while taking in Christmas decorations, holiday music and seeing children sit on Santa’s lap. Further the fun experience by shopping at your local outlet mall to eliminate the work it takes to find great Christmas deals and discounts. Take a look at these five outlet malls to do your holiday shopping located in the Detroit Metro area.

Fairlane Town Center
18900 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126
(800) 992-9500

This outlet mall is a favorite for Detroiters since it is close to the downtown area and home to more than 160 stores and restaurants, including an AMC theater. This shopping mall is also easy to get to since it is conveniently located near major expressways in Detroit’s revitalized entertainment district. Some of the mall’s featured stores are Macy’s, Coach and Michigan’s largest H&M.

Somerset Collection
2800 W. Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 643-6360

The Somerset Collection mall is a luxury mall that boasts 1,443 million square feet of more than 180 stores and restaurants, including four high-end departments stores. Since this mall is so large, it offers a variety of services to make your shopping experience more enjoyable such as a full-service concierge, gift wrapping service, a tailor and valet parking for $5 which is free for visible handicapped stickers. The 700-foot moving sky bridge that connects shoppers to both the north and south ends is just part of the fun at this mall.

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Twelve Oaks
27500 Novi Road
Novi, MI 48377
(248) 348-9400

The Twelve Oaks outlet mall is a major regional shopping center that includes Nordstrom, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and Brighton’s along with the Lifestyle Café Food court. To make your shopping experience more enjoyable, it offers customer service to provide you with a complimentary pocket directory and help you rent a stroller or wheelchair if needed. A nice perk is if you have a guest with you that is traveling from farther than 50 miles, both of you will receive a VIP Discount Shopping Pass for dozens of stores and restaurants.

Birch Run Premium Outlet
12240 S. Beyer Road
Birch Run, MI 48415
(989) 624-6226

At this outlet mall located in the Detroit area, you will experience one of the largest collections of designers brands that include 145 outlet stores such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Banana Republic. It is also the largest outlet mall in the midwest where you can get great discounts using Birch Run Premium Outlet coupons. If you want an extra day to shop, just click on shopping packages on the website to purchase a ‘Shop & Stay’ package.

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
4000 Baldwin Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 746-7452

At the Great Lakes Crossing Outlet, it’s not just about shopping. It is also a great place to enjoy a 25-screen, state-of-the-art IMAX theater when you need a break. When you get hungry, a 1,000-seat themed food court and restaurants are available to keep you satiated and happy. The mall offers 185 outlet stores that include Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, the Disney Store Outlet and other stores that aren’t available anywhere else in Michigan.

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As a news reporter for 25-years and an online writer for various publications, Rebecca Kelley is passionate about being a journalist. She currently resides in Michigan and writes exclusively for online publications. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.