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Detroit holiday festivities include inaugural Corktown-a-Glow

The Farmer’s Hand will have coffee and shortbread available during Corktown-A-Glow
Courtesy of The Farmer’s Hand

The tree in Campus Martius was lit a few weeks ago, and since then, Detroit has been in the full holiday spirit. Neighborhoods and shops will be hosting special celebrations and events this week. Here’s a rundown of what you need to see.

The Belle Isle Holiday Stroll takes place Friday, December 9 from 4-8pm. Popular attractions like the Conservatory, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Belle Isle Boat Club, and Belle Isle Nature Zoo will be open, and a market will be set up in the Belle Isle Aquarium. Find more info here.

The first annual Corktown-A-Glow happens Saturday, December 10 from 12-6pm. This event includes a free holiday shuttle from Nemo’s to a variety of Corktown businesses, caroling, hot chocolate, and a tree lighting at Bagley and Trumbull at 6pm. More info can be found here.

While in Corktown, don’t forget the Holiday Makers Market in Ponyride. This runs Saturday, December 10 from 12-6pm and more info can be found here.

Over in Eastern Market, the Merry Market will take place at The Eastern (behind the Detroit Mercantile) December 10-11, 9am-6pm. They’ll have over 40 local local vendors set up with their goods. Admission is free and good dogs are welcome. More info can be found here.

Also on Saturday, December 10, there will be a Second Saturday retail pop-up at Mash Detroit. Vendors include Good People Popcorn, Bohomodern, and other local makers, designers, and artists. More info here.

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