December is here and soon people around the world will be celebrating a variety of holidays from Hannukah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa – and even Festivus – most members of the community will be celebrating some holiday during the month.
According to a study performed by The Harris Poll, Christmas is a favorite holiday for 46 percent of Americans spanning generations, genders, political affiliations and race. And we can see why its universally loved with from decorations lighting up the streets to fun holiday traditions.
This year may be a little different during the holidays, but there are still ways in which locals and visitors can get into the holiday spirit while still staying safe in Flint & Genesee.
Here are a few things you can do to celebrate the season.
Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic 2020
This year the annual event will be strictly drive-thru, however, with a million twinkling lights, visitors can still feel the magic. Entry to the village is $10 per car to see the light displays along with holiday scenes accompanied by Christmas music. The event will be held on multiple dates throughout the holiday season.
Bicentennial Park Christmas Drive Thru Lights Display
In Grand Blanc, Bicentennial Park is hosting a drive thru lights display on Dec. 11, 12, 18 and 19. With thousands of lights, lit up arches and animated displays, this event is bound to put anyone into the Christmas spirit.
At For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum, visitors can go on a magical holiday hike through the grounds featuring For-Mar’s trails and bridges lit up for the season. Admission is $10 per car with multiple dates throughout the month.
Jinglefest and Jinglejog 2020
This annual event in Fenton will be a hybrid virtual event this year on Dec. 5. With a virtual tree lighting, Santa sightings throughout Fenton, ice sculptures and a shopping spree contest. This year’s Jinglejog with also be virtual to allow participants to complete on their own time.
HollyDazzle A Renaissance Christmas
In Hollygrove, the sight of the Michigan Renaissance Festival, attend a holiday-themed event with light displays and audiovisuals that will transport you to a winter wonderland. The trail is a walk-through event with safety protocols put in place to allow for social distancing. Admission is $20 for adults and $8 for children with multiple dates throughout the month.