Tuesday, January 10, 2017

7 Things to Do Around Michigan This Winter

MT. PLEASANT, Mich., –– The early months of the year in Michigan can certainly feel very glum and boring if you let them. The sun sets around 5pm as you're driving home from work and freezing cold temperatures make you want to stay inside hiding under a mountain of blankets. However, there are ways to enjoy yourself this season while you're waiting for Summer to come (because we all know Spring doesn't really exist in the mitten state). Experience and enjoy these seven things to do around Michigan this winter.

7 Things to Do Around Michigan This Winter

North American International Auto Show

January 14th-22nd - Detroit, MI
The North American International Auto Show or 'Detroit Auto Show' as most Michiganders call it is the ultimate gear-head experience. Walk around the enormous show rooms at the COBO Center in downtown Detroit to see what your favorite foreign or domestic car brands are unveiling.

Traverse City Chili Cook-Off

January 14th - Traverse City, MI
Enjoy local restaurants competing in chili categories such as 1 Alarm, 2 Alarm, 3 Alarm, White, Vegetarian, Ethnic, and Seafood. Attendees vote for their favorite in each category and their overall favorite for the People's Choice Award. 

Meridian Winter Blast

January 20th-22nd - Detroit, MI
This event really is a blast! Located in and around the beautiful Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit, this event has a unique combination of hip and fun winter events that including ice skating, zip-lining, the Meridian Winter Slide, marshmallow roasting as well as live music and a food truck rally.

Wild Winter Weekends at the Detroit Zoo

January 21st, February 4th - Royal Oak, MI
Experience the magic of the Zoo during the winter! Visit your favorite indoor and outdoor habitats and special activities, zookeeper talks, crafts and much more. Especially their awesome Polar Bear exhibit!

Zehnder's Snowfest

January 25th-30th - Frankenmuth, MI
Enjoy larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings with additional entertainment for the entire family in the warming tent, a fireworks display, petting zoo and children's activities.

See a game/event at Joe Louis Arena

Detroit, MI
It's the final season of action for the Joe Louis Arena, as it is making way for the new, state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. This incredible building is filled with history and is worth the price of admission to experience a live event here, sporting or otherwise. We recommend purchasing tickets to the MSU vs. UofM hockey game on February 10th. Tickets are very reasonably priced, and it will give you a chance to show off your school spirit while experiencing this hallowed ground of sporting legend before it is demolished.

Visit Boyne Mountain

Boyne City, MI
It's not just a skier's paradise but a perfect spot for a winter weekend getaway with the whole family. If skiing and snowboarding isn't your thing, you can still enjoy the multiple other amenities and activities that Boyne Mountain has to offer including the Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails, horseback trail riding, the tubing park, and a zip line course down the backside of the mountain.

There's also plenty more to do than just those seven things to do around Michigan this winter. You can take in a show or concert at one of the many incredible and historic theatres around the state, visit one of the numerous museums, or just trek out to your local sledding hill. However you do it, find some time to enjoy what winter has to offer in Michigan. Also, make sure you're prepared for the drive to these fun activities and events in the cold weather and icy winter roads by completing your Winter Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Mt. Pleasant Service Center.

At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com

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