Learn to be a Tourist in your own Hometown: Holiday Break

The holidays are officially upon us. For some it’s the best time of the year while for others it can be stressful. Not only financially but what to do with out of town guests and kids home for Christmas break. This is a perfect time to take advantage of all the Jackson County has to offer.

Nite Lights at Michigan International Speedway is open now through December 30. At $20 a car load, pack up the entire family and take a drive out to MIS and enjoy not only the lights but stop in and see Santa and live Reindeer. This winter wonderland is sure to please people of all ages.

Michigan Theatre is hosting a series of family friendly events in December. From the movie Elf to All a Merry Can Christmas to National Lampoons Christmas. This is a perfect opportunity to take out of town guests to our historic Michigan Theatre and enjoy the magic of Christmas on the big screen. Check out their Facebook page for a complete list of events.

The creative sector in Jackson County has exploded like never before. With over 12 galleries/stores in Jackson one can easily spend an entire day or two traveling around the county and seeing what our artisans have created.  Here is a list of some of the galleries in Jackson County:

  • The Orange Peacock-multiple locations
  • K-Gallery
  • Artzone
  • Art 634
  • The Roaming Goat
  • The Village Peddler
  • IDK
  • Salvage Décor
  • Oh So Shabby Chic
  • Sand Hill Cranes
  • The Fourth Wall
  • Cell Block Creations
  • Unique Ideas
  • The Book Cottage

These locally owned one of a kind shops will not only keep the family busy and showcase off Jackson artists but you will probably be able to find the perfect gift for that hard to buy for person on your list.

Take some of the stress out of the holidays by getting out of the house and creating life long memories and holiday traditions. Jackson is bursting at the seams with opportunities this holiday season.

--- December 2017

Valerie Herr is a passionate community member, writer and regular contributor to the Experience Jackson Blog. This series of blogs, entitled Learn To Be a Tourist in Your Own Town was originally published in the Jackson Area Collaborative Kids Source (J.A.C.K.S) Newspaper and we've been graciously allowed to republish them electronically. Enjoy. 

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