20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
The Henry Ford Museum offers visitors a unique glimpse into the past. With rare artifacts and historically accurate displays that can’t be seen elsewhere, this museum turns a daytime visit into a remarkable experience. In addition to the permanent exhibits such as pristine cars and trains, there’s always an evolving collection of artifacts guaranteed to engage both first-time and regular visitors alike. Previous exhibitions included everything from a Rock & Roll retrospective to renown architectural structures recreated using Legos.
800 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
Make the new year a memorable one by gliding into 2016 in a pair of ice skates. The festive decorations in the heart of downtown keep the holiday spirit alive well into the new year. Lace up some skates and hit the ice surrounded by a magnificently decorated tree, while festive music plays in the background. Ice skate rental is available, or bring your own and pay a nominal admission fee.
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308 1/2 Main St.
Rochester, MI 48307
If it’s taking a while to recover from the night before, why not spend the day at home and say hello to the new year at night. Grab a gang of friends or family and stroll along the sidewalks of Main Street under a canopy of twinkling lights. Over one million bulbs will light up downtown Rochester from 5 p.m. until midnight. More than 300 specialty shops, boutiques and eateries can be found in the area. This enchanted evening is the perfect time to reconnect and discuss plans for the upcoming year. Sip on some hot chocolate and nibble on roasted snacks while taking in the glimmering scene. The festival of lights will certainly become a memorable experience and may very well become a New Years Day tradition.
The Original Pancake House
33703 Woodward Ave.
Birmingham, MI 48009
The Original Pancake House is the place breakfast dreams are made of. One bite and you’ll get why the line wraps around the building. This breakfast hot spot is a must when you really don’t feel like cooking, which most definitely includes New Years Day. Order a strong cup of coffee, fresh-squeezed orange juice and a stack of blueberry pancakes, and you’ll have the recipe for a great start to 2016. Head over for brunch on New Years because doors won’t open until 9 a.m. on that day. Not that you’d want to go earlier than that.
Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Experience an invigorating theatrical show that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Shen Yun invites audiences to watch unparalleled performers on stage at the Detroit Opera House. The high-energy movements and invigorating music depicts the ancient past of Chinese civilization. Watch as the cast takes the crowd on a cultural journey, complete with colorful costumes and artistically-rendered set designs. The performances mix precise movement with emotion in a compelling way that will definitely leave an impact.