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Road closures for Detroit Thanksgiving festivities begin Wednesday (Nov. 23). If you’re going downtown, make note of these closures. There’s lots happening downtown on Thanksgiving, including the Turkey Trot, America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Lions game.

Road closures on Wednesday:

Woodward between W. Grand Blvd and Warren to close at 9 a.m.
Woodward from Warren to Congress to close at noon.
Atwater between Civic Center Drive and Third to close at 3 p.m.
Griswold between Fort and Congress to close at 6 p.m.
View: America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade guide

Road closures on Thanksgiving:

Woodward from W. Grand Blvd. to Larned will be closed from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

The following streets will close starting at 5 a.m. on Thanksgiving and reopen after the Turkey Trot at 10 a.m.:

W. Jefferson from the Lodge Freeway to Cabacier
Michigan at Cass
Fort Street from Trumbull to Woodward
Congress from Shelby to Randolph
Larned from Shelby to Randolph
Shelby from Congress to Michigan
Michigan from Cass to Woodward
Monroe from Woodward to Randolph
Lafayette Blvd. from Trumbull to Griswold
Washington Blvd. from Adams to Congress
Atwater from Civic Center Dr. to Third

Also, the southbound Lodge exits at W. Jefferson/Cobo and Larned Street (Exits 1A & 1B) and the northbound Lodge exit at W. Jefferson (Exit 1A) will be closed starting at 7 a.m. and during the Turkey Trot. After the Turkey Trot ends, the Larned exit will reopen.

Ohio, Michigan Favorite Cedar Point Announces First-Ever Holiday Experience

  • Twinkling Wonders

    “From the moment guests arrive at Sawmill Creek, The Season of Joy will envelop them with sparkling exterior lights cascading throughout the resort’s trees, landscaping and structures. Inside, meticulously decorated trees, lights, bountiful ribbons and beautiful boughs of holly will catch the eye at every turn. Guests can take a stroll in the Sawmill Courtyard to experience the Merry Little Christmas Walk, featuring hundreds of lights, ornaments, crafted gift packages and toys.”

  • Eat, Drink & Be Merry

    “Comradery, culinary creations and cocktails come together for a taste of holiday cheer during The Season of Joy. Guests can learn how to create Christmas-themed libations at Naughty & Nice Mixology or enjoy signature hand-crafted cocktails, beers and wines at Merry Mulligan’s Pop-Up Bar, complete with kitschy holiday décor, walls lined with wrapping paper and every space adorned with twinkling string lights. Santa’s S’mores and More cocoa and s’mores bar will offer an abundance of customization options and toppings to choose from.”

  • Holiday Hilarities

    “The hustle and bustle of the season will be remedied with spectacular entertainment like the “Sawmill Ivory Showdown,” featuring two energetic pianists challenging each other to a battle of holiday music and sing-a-longs. Herman the “elf” comedian will recount the antics he’s witnessed from his household perch as guests see this character in a whole new way.”

    “A Sawmill Carol,” a comedic take on the Charles Dickens classic, and “Santa’s Helpers” holiday trivia show will take guests along for a silly sleigh ride at Merry Mulligan’s Pub.

  • Holly Jolliness

    “Ringing throughout the Sky Lounge, the four-part, a cappella harmonies of the Sawmill Carolers and songbird trio The Mistletones will fill the air with Christmas classics. Entertainment continues into the evening with a live band that made its way to Sawmill Creek while traveling on an “unexpected” journey. Over in Willow’s Hall, guests can belt out their favorite holiday songs during the “Season Sing-along Show,” then enjoy modern Christmas movies that give a dose of inspiration and cheer during Holiday Movie Nights.”

  • Holiday Boot Camp

    “A snow bank of festive do-it-yourself demonstrations and workshops will kickstart the inner holiday decorator, like tips and tricks for untangling lights, hanging decorations and building custom props. Christmas bow and wreath making, holiday canvas painting with a twist, learning the art of gingerbread house decorating and an ugly sweater soirée are also on the seasonal activities menu.”

  • Experience The Season of Joy

    The Season of Joy at Sawmill Creek kicks off Friday, Nov. 18 and will run through Saturday, Dec. 31. A special “Toast of the North Coast” New Year’s Eve bash will bring the season to a close with local drinks, decadent foods, live music and dancing as Sawmill Creek welcomes 2023.

  • Source

    This information is via Cedar Point.

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