Carrie Budzinski

5 Things To Do This Weekend

The countdown to Christmas is on – here are 5 things to do in Detroit. Put on your holiday best for the tree lighting and holiday kick-off at Detroit Foundation Hotel. Make reservations at the Apparatus Room and go for a carriage ride through the city for the Hallmark date-night. Noel Night is Saturday and […]

New Year’s Eve Party Guide

Raise a glass to the roaring 20s – say farewell to 2019 in the D! Here’s your guide to the New Year’s Eve party scene.   Resolution Ball @ The Fillmore   the largest and most exclusive Annual New Year’s Eve Party in Detroit and the Midwest. This Chicago-Vegas Style New Year’s experience has gained a […]

5 Best New Detroit Restaurants In 2019

Detroit is a foodie city and with so many great options, it’s not easy to pick your dining destination. Several new restaurants were added to the list this year and these are our 5 favorites.   The Brakeman //22 John R St. (Downtown) Located in Parker’s Alley behind Shinola Hotel, The Brakeman is an American beer […]

Detroiter’s Guide To The 12 Days of GRiZMAS

Help spread holiday cheer and have fun doing it with the 12 Days of GRiZMAS. GRiZ is back in Detroit to help develop a support network for creative kids in a city ripe for artistic renaissance. 100% of the proceeds from every charitable GRiZMAS event go toward increasing access to music education in Detroit by […]

5 Things To Do This Weekend

The countdown to Christmas is on – here are 5 things to do in Detroit. Meet up with old friends at Beacon Park for the Home for the Holidays Plaid Party Silent Disco. Take a walk through the illuminating Robolights exhibition at MOCAD. Or see the city streetlights twinkle from a top of the RenCen, […]


Noel Night is Saturday, December 7th from 1pm to 10pm in Midtown. Over 100 institutions in Midtown are opening their doors for a full day and night of activity. From musical concerts and stage performances to holiday shopping and restaurant specials – there’s plenty to do. Check out the full list or pick from our […]

75 Things To Do In December In Detroit

The holiday season is upon us and there’s lots to do downtown! Start making plans.   Pure Detroit 12 Days of GRiZMAS: December 3-13 Holiday Carriage Rides @ Campus Martius: Fridays & Saturdays Detroit Urban Craft Fair @ Masonic Temple: December 6-8 Noel Day & Night @ Midtown: Saturday, December 7 Jingle Bell Run @ […]

Detroit Shopping Guide: Where to Find the Perfect Gifts

Keep your dollars in Detroit and find the perfect gifts for the people in your life at these local shops.   GIFTS FOR HER Bird Bee // 1228 Griswold St & 1441 Woodward Ave Citizen Yoga // 1224 Library St Division Street Boutique // 1353 Division St Eldorado General Store // 1700 Michigan Ave Frida //15 E Kirby St H&M […]

5 Things To Do This Weekend

We’re ready for the weekend. Here are 5 things to do in Detroit. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Come downtown Friday night for the Tree Lighting Ceremony, the opening of The Rink and Light Up Beacon Park!  Earlier this year it was ‘The Beach’ now it’s ‘The Story’ – 1001 Woodward transforms […]


Guide to Detroit Tree Lighting

Bundle up and head downtown because the annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony at Campus Martius is Friday, November 22nd @ 5pm. The Christmas season kicks-off in Detroit on November 22nd and downtown will be buzzing with activity from 5pm to midnight. From the opening of The Rink and lighting of the tree to shopping in Cadillac […]