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A mother and son sledding down a hill

Crowd-Pleasing Sledding Hills in the Brighton Howell Area

Dashing through the snow, with your friends and family, on a sled. There is no better way to spend a wintry day than speeding down a frosty sled hill and watching snowflakes fly. Pack your mittens, step into snow pants and follow our guide to crowd-pleasing sledding hills in the Brighton Howell Area. Genoa Charter …more

Santa Photos, Cookies & Cocoa

Join us at Howell’s newest hotel – Hampton Inn & Suites Howell! Bring the family for Santa photos, enjoy cookies and cocoa, and take a first-hand look at the brand-new hotel. Enter for a chance to win a one-night stay at the hotel by bringing a new, factory-wrapped toy donation for Toys for Tots. *Toys …more

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 38th Annual Michigan Challenge Balloonfest on June 23, 24, and 25th, a community event that has been enjoyed by families throughout the state for decades. A list of activities taking place throughout the weekend can be found under the THIS YEAR’S EVENT tab and …more

Story Time with Colleen Monroe

All are invited to a Christmas story time with Michigan author Colleen Monroe on Saturday, December 10 at 11:00. Colleen will be reading her books The Christmas Humbugs and A Wish to be a Christmas Tree. Colleen is a Brighton educator and illustrator. Her husband, Mike, has illustrated her books and many others as well. …more

snowshoeing on a snowy day in Kensington Metropark


Just because winter brings cold weather doesn’t mean you should stay cooped up inside. Get out and enjoy the Brighton Howell Area’s great outdoors by snowshoeing the many trails.

inside of Canopy Lounge

Canopy Lounge

Enjoy a specialty drink and a gourmet food item while sitting in front of a fireplace. Canopy Lounge offers you a place to gather with your friends to enjoy a night out. They have a wide variety menu that has something for everyone. Their concept is to make you feel like you’re in your living …more

Captain's wood fired pies

Captain’s Wööd Fired Pies

Welcome to the home of “good vibes & pies”, Captains ön Main! Serving wood-fired pizza, locally sourced coffee & tea, & Michigan-made beer, wine, and spirits. Located right on Main Street in downtown Brighton, MI.From a small wood-fired oven and tent outside of a Lansing brewery to a wood-fired pizza food truck (Captain’s Wööd Fired …more

7 Incredible Winter Activities in the Brighton Howell Area

Whether you’re looking for family fun in the snow or thrilling challenges on the ski hill, your winter wonderland awaits you in the Brighton Howell Area. Sledding, skiing, and snowmobiling are just a few of the activities to create lasting memories. There is snow much fun to be had in the Brighton Howell Area with …more

Find Your Christmas Tree in The Brighton Howell Area

The holidays are just around the corner! What better way to get your family into the holiday spirit? Go searching for the perfect Christmas Tree. To get the insider scoop, we spoke with Marsha Gray, a Livingston County local and the Executive Director of the Christmas Tree Promotion Board, on all things Christmas trees! Why …more

Laith Al-Saadi from ‘The Voice’

In 2016, Laith Al-Saadi won America’s hearts and a spot in the finale of NBC’s “The Voice”. For over 25 years, he’s been a staple of the Michigan music scene. Now he’s bringing his authentic blend of blues, soul, and classic rock to audiences around the nation and the world – and now to Brighton, …more