Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village

UTR-Webmaster Episode 504

313.982.6001 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029 www.thehenryford.org/events/holidayNights.aspx Christmas Past is what they specialize in here. Every holiday season, The Henry Ford decks out Greenfield Village to be a totalholiday experience from the late 19th and early 20th century. You really get a feel for what early American life must have been like with cooking demonstrations, classic street vendors and …

North Pole Express

UTR-Webmaster Episode 504

(989) 725-9464 405 South Washington Street, Owosso, MI 48867 www.michigansteamtrain.com/north-pole-express The Pere Marquette is one of only a handful of steam-powered locomotives that are still in operation, and it’s right here in Owosso. It’s the 1225 North Pole Express, and every year around the holidays, it hauls thousands of cheerful kids and their families on an magical journey to the …

Ida Christmas Parade of Lights

UTR-Webmaster Episode 504

Ida, MI www.christmasinida.com This is Christmas in Ida, a small farming community in southeast Michigan that attracts holiday festival goes from all over the US. How do they do it??? Well, one way is with their incredible Parade of Lights celebration. For an hour and a half the entire community puts on a nighttime parade made up of over 150 …

Charles W. Howard Santa School

UTR-Webmaster Episode 306, Episode 504

(989) 631-0587 2408 Pinehurst Ct., Midland, MI 48640 www.SantaClausSchool.com Even though our show is about Michigan, in Midland, I got to go to the North Pole and meet Santa. Actually, to be more accurate, I met about two hundred of them. The Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School is the world’s oldest institution completely dedicated to the art of being …

Big Bright Light Show, The

UTR-Webmaster Episode 109, Episode 504

www.downtownrochestermi.com/events/big-bright-light-show Now for the main reason we went to check out Rochester. It’s called The Big Bright Light Show, and it happens every year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Back in 2006 the DDA’s Executive Director Kristi Trevarrow had an idea, and that bright idea has helped put Rochester, Michigan on the map across the country. Now get this: they …