Hello all of you lovely readers! This weekend is our last final push before Christmas on Monday.
I don’t know about you, but I still have a ton of stuff to finish before Christmas morning. There are cookies to be baked, Chex Mix to be made, presents to still be bought, and finally I need to wrap them all. There’s nothing like waiting until the last minute to do all this.
We hope that you all have a happy and safe holiday.
Feliz Nachodad! Aunt Nee’s and Stache International Holiday Fiesta
After all of the cooking and baking that comes along with the holidays sometimes I just want to go out for dinner.
On Friday Aunt Nee’s and Stache International will be joining forces for Feliz Nachodad!
Head over to Stache International for special holiday drinks and every Stache sandwich nacho style.
There will also be a cheese torching station. I don’t know what that all entails, but it sounds amazing.
When: Friday, December 22 from 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Where: Stache International 1416 E Fisher Freeway Detroit, Michigan 48207
Krampusfest 2 at Ghost Light
The Ghost Light in Hamtramck will be rocking on Friday night. There will be eight bands playing at the bar.
They will also be collecting canned food items which will be donated to local shelters.
Pre-sale tickets are $5.50 or $8 at the door. If you donate two cans of food you can get in for $6.
When: Friday, December 22 doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Ghost Light 2314 Caniff Hamtramck, Michigan 48212
Ugly Sweater Party and Canned Food Drive at Pop + Offworld
Looking for a fun Friday night?
Throw on your ugliest holiday sweater and head over to Pop + Offworld for some pizza, video games, live music and good will.
They will be collecting non-perishable food items for Forgotten Harvest, so bring as much as you can to help those in need.
There is no cover.
When: Friday, December 22 from 8:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Where: 128 Cadillac Square Detroit, Michigan 48226 (Upstairs from the Checker Bar)
Deck the Smalls Holiday Marketplace
Are you a last minute shopper like I am? Every year I tell myself I’m going to be on the ball and get my shopping done early. Then I find myself running around town at the last minute because I forgot someone.
If you’re looking for shopping small for your last minute gifts I suggest heading over to Detroit Sips on McNichols for the Deck the Smalls Holiday Marketplace.
There will also be a shuttle to take you between the shops along Livernois and Detroit Sips.
When: Saturday, December 23 from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Where: Detroit Sips 7420 W McNichols Road Detroit, Michigan 48221
If you’re Christian than the likelihood that your church of choice has a service on Christmas Eve.
I’m Catholic, so I am most familiar with the Catholic Churches around Detroit. Here are a few of my favorite churches and their Mass times for Sunday, December 24. While Midnight Mass is my favorite, that’s not the best for little kids so I have included some earlier mass times as well.
Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament- 11:30 p.m.
9844 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48202
Mother of Divine Mercy (St. Josaphat and Sweetest Heart of Mary)- Children’s Mass 4:00 p.m. at Sweetest Heart of Mary, Shepherds Mass 10:00 p.m. at St. Josaphat, Midnight Mass at Sweetest Heart of Mary
St. Josaphat Church 691 E. Canfield Detroit, Michigan 48201, Sweetest Heart of Mary Church 4440 Russell Street Detroit, Michigan 48207
St. Aloysius- 4:00 p.m.
1234 Washington Boulevard Detroit, Michigan 48226
St. Matthew- 10:00 p.m.
6021 Whittier Detroit, Michigan 48224
The Loaded Die runs game nights at a bunch of places in the city (and the suburbs too). So if you’re looking for fun any night of the week, you’re 15 minutes from awesome games, new friends and a knowledgable guru to help you anywhere in the Metro Detroit region. The events themselves are free and are held at bars across town. Find a game night here.