November Quick Links

Have you read the November 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.

Holiday Light Displays in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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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 2019 holiday displays and tree lightings in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Places That Offer Cosmic Bowling in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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Cosmic bowling with music and black lights is fun for kids. Looking to go cosmic bowling with your family? Southeast Michigan is a hot spot!

Indoor Rock Climbing Spots to Scale With Kids

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You can reach summits without your feet leaving too far off the ground at these indoor rock climbing places in southeast Michigan.

Fall Date Night Ideas for Mom and Dad

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Looking for a fun way to spend some time with your sweetie this time of year? Take a peek at some of our favorite fall date night ideas.

Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner in 2020

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Let one of these restaurants open for Thanksgiving serve you this year. Peek at this list of local spots to help feed your family for Thanksgiving 2020.

Contests: Win Cool Stuff 

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Score yourself (and your kids) some pretty sweet swag by entering one or all of our monthly giveaways!

What You Need to Know About Teens and Piercings

When done correctly, body and facial piercings can enhance one’s sense of self, but is it safe and what should parents know if their teen wants one? A local artist weighs in.

Caring for Your Mental Health if the Election Doesn’t Go Your Way

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No matter how the election turns out, some voters aren’t going to be happy. If the results leave you feeling upset, here are some ways to cope.

Current COVID Numbers At Our Schools

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The state of Michigan is tracking outbreaks at our schools and colleges. Here are the latest COVID outbreaks at schools in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Michigan’s Adventure Gets New Kids’ Area for 2021 Season

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Photo courtesy of Michigan’s Adventure.

Michigan’s largest amusement and water park is getting a new kids area for the 2021 season. Here’s what to expect from Camp Snoopy at Michigan’s Adventure.

Tips to Celebrating the Holidays During A Global Pandemic

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The pandemic will have your holidays looking different this year but with a little prep you can safely celebrate the holidays during COVID.

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Illustration by Brent Mosser

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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 November guide, showcasing family attractions and venues for metro Detroit and Ann Arbor families to safely explore.

The Jolliest Neighborhood Displays

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Wondering which neighborhoods go all out with holiday lights? Here’s a breakdown of the must-see neighborhood holiday displays in southeast Michigan.

Fun Ideas for an At-Home Picture Day

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Did your child miss out on school picture day this year? Take a photo to remember with these fun at-home picture day ideas.

The Ultimate At-Home Thanksgiving Guide

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Celebrate Turkey Day safely at home this year with our handy guide, which includes recipes, crafts, events and more.

Coming soon…

How To Shop Local While Staying Safe