Have Fun with Thanksgiving in Detroit

Thanksgiving in Detroit
For decades, Thanksgiving in Detroit has been a big deal. There are plenty of festivities throughout the weekend to choose from.

If you are looking for the most fun place to spend Thanksgiving, the answer to that question is Detroit. For decades, Thanksgiving in Detroit has been a big deal. There are plenty of festivities throughout the weekend to choose from.

  • Thanksgiving Parade. Just like in years past, this parade will go down the historic Woodward Avenue on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23). If you are watching the parade live, it steps off at 8:50 a.m. If you watch it on TV, it starts at 10 a.m.
  • Wild Lights. Starting the weekend of Nov. 18, you can head to the Detroit Zoo to see thousands and thousands of LED light displays throughout the zoo.
  • Football. On Thanksgiving Day, you can watch your favorite football team in the 78th Thanksgiving Day Classic right here in Detroit. This is one of the longest-running Thanksgiving football traditions.
  • Turkey Trot. Get some fun exercise before you stuff your face by running in the Turkey Trot in Detroit. Choose from a 10K, 5K, or a 1-mile walk. Many participants dress up in fun Thanksgiving-themed costumes.

Which of these Detroit Thanksgiving traditions would you like to add to your holiday? Here at Brighton Honda, we want to wish every a happy, healthy, and fun Thanksgiving.

Beautiful Fall Road Trips in Michigan

Michigan Road Trip - Brighton Honda

Michigan is one of the most beautiful states in the country, and it’s especially pretty in the fall when the leaves are changing. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend the weekend, here are some of the most colorful fall road trips in Michigan you can during the autumn months.


Whether you just want a quick trip or you want to be on the road for hours, there’s a road trip for you in Michigan. For short trippers, there are trips under an hour, such as the 20-minute Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Keep it short, or stop at any of the dozen suggested spots along the way.

Short Trips

This is just one of many short drives; another is the 45-minute trip on Route 2 from St. Ignace to Naubinway that goes over the Cut River Bridge, the Tunnel of Trees on M-119 (a must-see in fall), and the Black River National Forest Scenic Byway, which passes Rainbow Falls.


If you prefer something mid-range, around an hour or two, try the River Road National Scenic Byway, which starts out right on Lake Huron and goes by the Foote Pond Overlook. There’s also the Copper Country Trail National Byway and the Old Mission Peninsula on M-37.

Day Trips

Finally, if you want to make a day of it, drive down the Sunrise Coast, also known as the Pure Michigan Byway, and see Tawas Point, the Lake Huron shoreline, and the Black River Hills.


Call Brighton Honda today to find the perfect Honda for taking a trip through beautiful Michigan!