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CALL 800-DETROIT | VISITDETROIT.COM | 49 TO DO SO LITTLE TIME, SO MUCH … FALL & WINTER HIGHLIGHTS When cooler days take over and snow starts to blanket The D, the calendar heats up with events sure to warm the heart. EVENTS: OCTOBER-MARCH / 50 LOOKING AHEAD / 63 CRUISES + TOURS / 64 ENTERTAINMENT / 66 MUSEUMS, HISTORICAL SITES + COLLECTIONS / 70 SHOPPING / 74 SPORTS / 78 HALLOWE'EN IN GREENFIELD VILLAGE COURTESY OF THE HENRY FORD; AMERICA'S THANKSGIVING PARADE BY BILL BOWEN; MERRY AND BRIGHT NIGHTS COURTESY OF EDSEL & ELEANOR FORD HOUSE; PLYMOUTH ICE FESTIVAL BY MATHEW SCHWEDT; PACZKI BY GETTY IMAGES/WICKI58; BAGPIPERS COURTESY OF CORKTOWN ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE 23 AMERICA'S THANKSGIVING PARADE Woodward Avenue is alive and thankful with thousands of spectators, larger-than-life floats, boisterous marching bands, clowns, balloons and specialty acts. It's a tradition nearly a century old. DD / Woodward Avenue between Kirby and Congress streets, 48201; theparade.org. November 12-14 13 PLYMOUTH ICE FESTIVAL Every January, charming downtown Plymouth celebrates winter with ice sculptures, kids' activities, live music, vendors and more. Bundle up or head inside the city's many shops, restaurants and bars to escape for a moment. GN / Downtown Plymouth, 48170; 248- 817-8836 or plymouthicefestival.com. January PACZKI DAY Everybody loves a jelly doughnut with a funny name, and the Polish do it best. See the fun for yourself at participating bakeries and bars on Paczki Day in Hamtramck. DD / Various locations, Hamtramck, 48212; hamtramck.us. February CORKTOWN ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE Marching bands, bagpipes, a Jagermeister bus, politicians and a lot (we mean a lot) of beer. Of course, the people-watching is tops. And the local spirit is through the roof, with street parties starting at 7 a.m. until the last person leaves. DD / Michigan Avenue., Corktown, Detroit; detroitstpatricksparade.com. March December MERRY AND BRIGHT NIGHTS Visit the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House for an evening of holiday merriment. Enjoy a holiday tour of the house, indulge in hot cocoa and s'mores around a fire, see the grounds decorated with twinkling lights and visit with Santa. M / Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, 48236; 313-884-4222 or fordhouse.org. $ October HALLOWE'EN IN GREENFIELD VILLAGE Jack-o'-lantern-lined pathways; ghastly characters and friendly witches leering; a headless horseman galloping the streets. Frightfully fun for the entire family in Greenfield Village. DW / The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, 48124; 313-982-6001 or thehenryford.org. $ 13-15, 19-22, 26-29 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 KEY TO THE D The districts of Detroit have you covered with plenty to do. DOWNTOWN DEARBORN/WAYNE GREATER NOVI MACOMB OAKLAND BEYOND DETROIT WINDSOR, ONTARIO DD DW GN M O BD WO DW M GN O DD GN DW M GN O DD GN CREDIT CARDS AE / American Express CB / Carte Blanche DC / Diners Club DE / Debit Card DS / Discover JCB / Japanese Credit Bureau MC / MasterCard V / Visa ACCESSIBILITY WA / Wheelchair Accessible 11

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