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Ann Arbor: holiday style

By |2011-03-12T09:00:00-05:00March 12th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Compiled by BTL Staff

Going to be in Ann Arbor this holiday season? Ann Arbor offers a wide variety of activities and events for young and old and for a variety of budgets.
Looking for something unique and easy on the wallet? Try the Spectacular Santa Show running until Jan. 5, 2004. This is a group show curated by Teresa Rocha, University of Michigan School of Art & Design Master of Fine Arts degree candidate. The event is free and is open Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Warren M. Robbins Center for Graduate Studies Gallery, Art & Achitecture Bldg., 2000 Bonisteel Blvd. in Ann Arbor. For more information call 734-936-2082 or email
For those looking for a more traditional holiday event, the Boychoir of Ann Arbor is presenting its 17th annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 13. This year’s show will be a mix of traditional and newly arranged carols. The shows are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 306 N. Division St. For more info call 734-663-5377 or email The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children. Family tickets are $40.
Also on Dec. 13 is the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Sing-A-Long With Santa. The hour long show features a variety of holiday songs led by Mr. Claus himself. The show begins at 4 p.m. at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S. Fourth Ave. For more info call 734-994-4801 or email Tickets are $10 foradults, $5 for children. Family tickets (6 members) are $25.
A special holiday treat for folk music fans is coming to The Ark on Dec. 20. Finvarra’s Wren plays Irish, Scottish, English, and Celtic-American folk music. Get your toe tapping with traditional dances and carols and a mix of contemporary songs. Show is at 8 p.m. and tickets are $13.50. The Ark is at 316 S. Main St. Call 734-761-1800 or visit for more information.
What would the holidays be without a little ice skating? Stop by the Ann Arbor Ice Cube on Dec. 12 and skate to your favorite Christmas tunes with Santa from 1:15 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. Tickets are only $4 for adults and $3 for youth (skate rental is $3). Ann Arbor Ice Cube is located at 2121 Oak Valley Dr. Call 734- 213-1600 for more info.
Raise money for the Ann Arbor Area Committee for Peace and enjoy the talents of area musicians at the Annual Concert for Peace at The Ark Dec. 21. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are only $11. The Ark is at 316 S. Main St. Call 734-761-1800 or visit for more information.

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