Christmastime in Detroit

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Mary Kate Winn

Mary Kate Winn, Staff Reporter

With Christmas break coming up, many Mercy girls will soon have a big gap of time to fill. Although many girls will probably spend their entire break buckling down and studying for finals, there are plenty of exciting things to do right here in Michigan during study breaks.

Wicked, the Tony Award winning and wildly successful Broadway hit has returned to Detroit for a 3week stint at the Detroit Opera House. The musical, which tells the story of the Oz before Dorothy arrived, offers a family friendly way to pass the day. It will only be in Detroit through the 31st of December.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is always an interesting place to visit and a highlight of downtown Detroit. However, through February 12th, there is a “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus” exhibition which makes the DIA an obligatory visit this Christmas break. This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the legendary painter’s 64 portrayals of Jesus that will help get everyone in the Christmas Spirit.

A staple in Detroit winter festivities, Campus Martius Park’s outdoor ice skating arena is a great way to spend time with friends or family. The rink, which has a 60 foot tall Holiday Tree for decoration, is a relatively inexpensive activity. It costs $7 for adult admission and $3 for skate rental.