December Quick Links

Have you read the December 2020 issue of Metro Parent magazine, yet? Here are the links we promised you could find on our website! Check them out and don’t forget to read the full issue, which is live now.

Pink + Blue Baby Guide

Our Pink + Blue baby guide is here with the Truth About Dad, tips on embracing your baby’s weirdness, advice on learning to love your post-pregnancy body and more. 

2020 Guide to College Planning

Prepare your high school senior for college with the latest issue of our Guide to College Planning, which offers COVID-19 college plans, details on what colleges want and an affording college checklist.

Places to Dine Outdoors This Winter

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The coronavirus pandemic has put a hold on indoor dining but you can still support local establishments by dining outdoors and here are some prime spots to do it.

Holiday Displays and Tree Lightings

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Photo courtesy of Wayne County Lightfest

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Pack up the family and head to these 2020 holiday displays and tree lightings in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Santa Appearances in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Santa’s on his way and here are some spots in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties that offer Santa appearances for kids to visit and get photos with the Jolly Elf. 

Ice Skating Rinks in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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Photo of The Frankenmuth Rink at Campus Martius Park from Downtown Detroit Partnership’s Facebook page

You don’t need to be an Olympian to lace up your skates and shred the ice. Take the family to one of these ice rinks in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for open skating and more.

Holiday Teas in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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Get cozy and enjoy an afternoon with your loved ones at one of these fun holiday teas in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Contests: Win Cool Stuff

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Each month, we give away some pretty sweet swag. Enter our contests for a chance to win.

Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipes to Try This Winter


Hot chocolate bombs are all the rage this year! Find out where you can score some locally and get some recipes if you want to make your own, too!

Online Black-Owned Toy Stores

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Looking to support small businesses owned by people of color this holiday season? Grab your kid a toy or two from these online Black-owned toy stores.

Your At-Home Hanukkah Guide 

Hanukkah celebrations are going to look different this year as families stay home and safe, but you can still make the most of it with the crafts, recipes and events in our at-home Hanukkah Guide.

Your At-Home Kwanzaa Guide 


Kwanzaa runs Dec. 26, 2020-Jan. 1, 2021 and if you’re looking for some fun and unique ways to celebrate, this at-home Kwanzaa guide has you covered with recipes, crafts and more.

Gift Ideas That Give Back 


Help out those in need and get something for everyone on your list with these eight children’s gifts that give back to others.

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Submit Your Parenting Questions

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Illustration by Brent Mosser

Ever wonder why kids do this, that or the other? Submit your question to and we could answer it in an upcoming issue.

Events in Southeast Michigan

Looking for something fun to do this weekend and beyond? Check out our online events calendar! It’s full of in-person and virtual events for you to enjoy.

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Need advice on a parenting problem? Submit your dilemma anonymously to and we’ll ask other parents what they think.

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Download our FREE Let’s Go Fun Guide


Enjoy the upcoming holiday fun with our free Let’s Go December r guide, showcasing family attractions and venues for metro Detroit and Ann Arbor families to safely explore.

Your At-Home Christmas Guide 


Christmas is fast approaching and things are going to look different this year but you can still celebrate in big ways with the crafts, recipes and activities ideas in this at-home Christmas guide.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve During the Pandemic 


Say goodbye to 2020 from the comfort of your own home with the crafts ideas, recipes, activities and tips in our at-home New Year’s Eve guide.