Ann Arbor Area Holiday Events and Activities 2012

What To Do Around Ann Arbor this Holiday SeasonCelebrate the Holiday with Ann Arbor Area Activities and Events

‘Tis the season for jolly good fun and spending time with loved ones.Wondering what to do this weekend? Here are just a few of the events and activities in and around Ann Arbor this month.

Saturday, December 8

  • 19th Annual Cookie Walk. First United Methodist Church. 120 S. State St., Downtown Ann Arbor. 9-11am. Homemade cookies available for sale. Proceeds benefit local, national, and international missions. Free parking & admission.
  • Ann Arbor’s Farmer’s Market. Kerrytown, 315 Detroit St, Downtown Ann Arbor. 7am-3pm. Find the perfect, locally made holiday gifts from a wide array of artisans.
  • Santa Visits Kerrytown. Kerrytown Markets and Shops, Downtown Ann Arbor. 10am-1pm. Free.
  • 3rd Annual Cookie Walk. First Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti. 300 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. 9am-noon. Hundreds of homemade cookies for purchase. Sit down for coffee & cookies and enter the raffle for a gingerbread house. $1/person and homemade cookies are $7/pound.

  • Winter Wonders/Solstice. Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor. 10am-noon. Why the seasons change workshop, decorate with native plants and greenery, make holiday cards and decorations to take home. $10/child.
  • Yourist Studio Gallery Holiday Sale. 1133 Broadway, Ann Arbor. 10am-6pm. Gallery shopping featuring the ceramic works of local artists. Free entry.
  • Two Twelve Arts Center Holiday Sale. 216 W. Michigan Ave, Saline. 10am-6pm. Original artwork by local artists to fit all budgets. Free entry.
  • Santa Visits Northfield Township Library. 75 Barker Rd., Whitmore Lake. 10am-2pm. Visit Santa and have your child’s photo taken with him. Free event.
  • Friends at Front Porch Holiday Sale. 1219 Traver, Ann Arbor. 10am-4pm. Handwoven scarves, towels, throws, yarn, elegant silk flowers, jewelry, pottery, found art, and art tiles by local artists. Free entry.
  • Tiny Expo at Metal. 220 Felch St., Ann Arbor. 10am-7pm. Indie Arts and Crafts fair featuring unique wares and displays. Free entry.
  • D.I.Ypsi Handmade Holiday Fair. Corner Brewery 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti. 11am-7pm. Handmade art fair with local artisans. Enjoy vegan food and craft beer. 25cent entry to benefit Children’s Art Center.
  • A Christmas Tea. Gordon Hall (Dexter Historical Society) 8341 Island Lake Rd, Dexter. Seatings at 1pm and 4pm. Holiday tea with an Old World Santa drawing. Reservations 734-424-0369. $20/adult, $5/kids 4-14.
  • Ypsilanti High School Choir Caroling. Whole Foods Market 3135 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Free entry.
  • Youth Dance Theater of Michigan: 15th Annual Nutcracker. Chelsea High School Performing Arts Complex. 2pm and 7pm. The classic Christmas story performed by accomplished dancers. $15/adult, $10/children and seniors.
  • A German Family Christmas. Kempf House Museum. 312 S. Division, Ann Arbor. 1-4pm. Tours of the decorated museum with carols and cookies. Free entry.
  • Boy Choir of Ann Arbor. Whole Foods Market 990 W. Eisenhower, Ann Arbor. 4-5pm.

Sunday, December 9

  • Yourist Studio Gallery Holiday Sale. 1133 Broadway, Ann Arbor. 10am-5pm. Gallery shopping featuring the ceramic works of local artists. Free entry.
  • Country Christmas: Cobblestone Farm Association. 2781 Packard, Ann Arbor. 12-4pm. Tours of the farmhouse and grounds decorated in the 19th century tradition with holiday music and craft making. Visit with Father Christmas. $2/person, $5/family, under 3 is free.
  • Santa Central at Hudson Mills Metropark. 8801 N. Territorial, Dexter. 10am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm. Visit Santa, refreshments, activities, hayride. Bring a Toy for Tots and get a free photo with Santa. $6/child, $3/adult, Free/under 1.
  • Art in the Barn at the Yellow Barn. 416 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. Annual sale with local arts and crafts. 10am-5pm. Free entry.
  • Hanukkah Celebration. Jewish Community Center. 2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor. Hanukkah shop with gifts, bounce house, candle lighting, dancing, singing, refreshments. Free entry.
  • D.I.Ypsi Handmade Holiday Fair. Corner Brewery 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti. 12am-6pm. Handmade art fair with local artisans. Enjoy vegan food and craft beer. 25cent entry to benefit Children’s Art Center.
  • A German Family Christmas. Kempf House Museum. 312 S. Division, Ann Arbor. 1-4pm. Tours of the decorated museum with carols and cookies. Free entry.
  • Youth Dance Theater of Michigan: 15th Annual Nutcracker. Chelsea High School Performing Arts Complex. 2pm and 4pm. The classic Christmas story performed by accomplished dancers. $15/adult, $10/children and seniors.

Friday, December 14

  • An Old Fashioned Christmas Extravaganza Show and Sale. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor. 11am-7pm. A variety of vendors for holiday gifts, a Charles Dicken play, carolers, and a charity auction. $10 Adults ; $8 Seniors & Students. $3 Off Admission when 2 or more cans of food are donated.
  • A Boychoir Christmas. First Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti. 300 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. 7pm. Tickets may be purchased in advance and at the door: $15/adults, $10/students and seniors, $5/children.

Saturday, December 15

  • Ann Arbor’s Farmer’s Market. Kerrytown, 315 Detroit St, Downtown Ann Arbor. 7am-3pm. Find the perfect, locally made holiday gifts from a wide array of artisans.
  • Santa Visits Kerrytown. Kerrytown Markets and Shops, Downtown Ann Arbor. 10am-1pm. Free.
  • Two Twelve Arts Center Holiday Sale. 216 W. Michigan Ave, Saline. 10am-6pm. Original artwork by local artists to fit all budgets. Free entry.
  • A Boychoir Christmas. First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor. 1432 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. 3pm. Tickets may be purchased in advance and at the door: $15/adults, $10/students and seniors, $5/children.
  • An Old Fashioned Christmas Extravaganza Show and Sale. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor. 10am-7pm. A variety of vendors for holiday gifts, a Charles Dicken play, carolers, and a charity auction. $10 Adults ; $8 Seniors & Students. $3 Off Admission when 2 or more cans of food are donated.
  • Sing-a-Long with Santa. Bethlehem United Church of Christ. 423 S. Fourth Ave, Ann Arbor. 4pm. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Santa reads Christmas favorites with holiday songs performed. $8 per child and $10 per adult. Family tickets are available for $35 for up to six family members.

Sunday, December 16

  • Homegrown at The Cobblestone. Cobblestone Farm 2781 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor. 10am-5pm. More than 25 local artists show and sell their hand-dyed silks, photography, jewelry, painting, textiles, bricolage, pottery, and more. Free.
  • An Old Fashioned Christmas Extravaganza Show and Sale. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor. 11am-5pm. A variety of vendors for holiday gifts, a Charles Dicken play, carolers, and a charity auction. $10 Adults ; $8 Seniors & Students. $3 Off Admission when 2 or more cans of food are donated.

Saturday, December 22

  • Ann Arbor’s Farmer’s Market. Kerrytown, 315 Detroit St, Downtown Ann Arbor. 7am-3pm. Find the perfect, locally made holiday gifts from a wide array of artisans.
  • Santa Visits Kerrytown. Kerrytown Markets and Shops, Downtown Ann Arbor. 10am-1pm. Free.

If you know of a local event of gathering that we’ve left out, please leave us a comment with the event name and location. With so many holiday activities going on, you may not be thinking about real estate, but we will be! If you are considering selling your Ann Arbor home, beat the spring rush and call us today to find out the value of your Ann Arbor, Saline, or Dexter home and how The Bouma Group can get it sold quickly and for top dollar. And be sure to check out our Ann Arbor Real Estate website to search the Ann Arbor MLS for homes and get the most up-to-date information!

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