Exciting Ways Metro Detroit Families Can Celebrate The Detroit Lions

After years of disappointment, the Detroit Lions finally took the ‘W’ in playoff games and are heading to the NFC championship game.

Detroit fans everywhere are celebrating the Lions making it to the NFC Championship game (and hopefully the Super Bowl)!  If you’re looking to celebrate the Detroit Lions with your family, check out these places in metro Detroit.

Watch the Detroit Lions Drone Show

If you’re not one of the lucky fans traveling to California this weekend to see the Detroit Lions take on the San Fransisco 49ers, head to Ford Field on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. to watch the amazing Detroit Lions Drone Show, presented by Bud Light. Guests must stay southeast of Madison Street for the show and it is still weather dependent.

Order a Touchdown Tray for JoJo’s Shake Bar

JoJo’s Shake Bar Detroit is offering Lions fans a food tray that comes with six smash burgers, six honey fried chicken sandwiches, six waffle fry bags, two orders of buffalo wings, carrots and celery for $199.

Enjoy some Detroit Lions Doughnuts

Photo credit: Donut Bar + Coffee

Stop by Blake’s Backyard in Almont for some Lions-themed doughnuts, which are Honolulu blue with white sprinkles. Donut Bar + Coffee in Southfield will also be featuring its chocolate dip doughnuts and footballs with “Go Lions” again. The “Go Lions” doughnuts must be ordered ahead, but the football doughnuts do not.

Grab a Detroit Lions Pot Pie for dinner

Get your kids to actually eat their vegetables by ordering and picking up a Detroit Lions chicken pot pie from Great Lakes Pot Pies. Orders must be placed ahead of time by calling 248-266-1160.

Go to the Lions Game Day Street Party 

Families can head to downtown Mount Clemens for the Lions Game Day Street Party from Noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28. Local businesses will be participating and those 21 and up can enjoy the Social District Bars, Abbibo, Cellar 104 and Gumbo’s. Or enjoy a family brunch at Bath City Bistro, Three Blind Mice, Orleans or O’Halloran’s. Also, kids activities at the Discovery Center of Macomb.

Try some Detroit Lions desserts

M Street Baking Co is offering a Detroit Lions-themed milkshakes and other drinks for a limited time at their Howell location. They’re also offering other desserts like Lions-themed and Coach Dan Campbell cupcakes along with other desserts that you can pre-order for pickup or delivery. Le Detroit Macaron is offering seven new, Lions-themed macaron flavors for this weekend. They will not be offering call ahead or pre-orders so make sure to get there early! Detroit Cookie Company is offering playoff themed cookies on Saturday and Sunday at their St. Clair Shores and Ferndale locations. They will be blue chocolate chip with buttercream cookies.

Grab some free Lions buttons from InkCourage

Photo credit: InkCourage

InkCourage in Royal Oak is offering customers free Detroit Lions buttons during the playoffs. Be sure to shop their hats, apparel, stickers and temporary tattoos with slogans such as, “Choose Kindness,” “Be Good, Do Good,” “Empowered Women Empower Women,” “It’s OK to Not Be OK” and more. They will also be putting on a Tie-Dye & Tailgate event from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, in honor of the Detroit Lions. Pre-order your hats and shirts before hand on their website. They will also have photo opportunities and snacks, too.

Eat at a kid-friendly Detroit sports bar

Whether you’re eating before the game on Sunday or you’re watching the game downtown, families can enjoy these Detroit sports bars. Hockeytown Café will have customers immersed in Detroit sports and offers a kids menu for ages 12 and under. Other kid-friendly bars include Starters Bar and Grill Midtown, Bookie’s Bar & Grille, Buffalo Wild Wings and more.

Stop by Chicken Guy! in Livonia

Guy Fieri’s Livonia restaurant is offering fans a “Roaring Raspberry Lemonade Shake” for a limited time during the Lions playoffs.

Grab a blue bagel from Eastside

Eastside Bagels in St. Clair Shores is offering their blue bagels this Saturday and Sunday in honor of the Detroit Lions NFC Championship game.

Shop Detroit Lions merch

Stop by the Detroit Historical Museum to browse the newly stocked Detroit Lions Merchandise. Also, be sure to check out other local sports apparel stores such as Gameday Detroit and Fanatic U.

Get inspired by local art

See the Barry Sanders statue located in front of Ford Field along with the Spirit of Detroit statue – which is now rocking a Detroit Lions jersey for the playoffs. Also, be sure to check out the blue snow lion in front of Gonzo!! Art Studio.


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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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