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It’s winter in Michigan. There will be snow. There will be ice. There will be some people who go into hibernation until spring.

But if you saw news coverage of the events surrounding the recent NHL Winter Classic and Hockeytown Winter Festival, you know that there is all sorts of fun to be had in this Motor City Winter Wonderland — if you’re up for it.

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Meadow Brook Hall’s recent 42nd annual Holiday Walk gave visitors a chance to see inside the lives of the Dodge-Wilson family, whose 88,000-square-foot estate is among the largest historic homes in the nation.

This year’s holiday theme provided a behind-the-scenes look at the family’s international travels, including a chance to read personal postcards and letters from their journeys. But if you missed this inside look this Christmas, don’t fret.

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This year, March 4 is Fat Tuesday, the last day before the season of Lent where many Christians refrain from indulgent treats. For Detroiters it’s better known as Paczki Day, when local bakeries serve up dozens of traditional Polish pastries as a last chance to enjoy a sweet treat. Whether or not you observe Lent, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to try a “paczek,” as a single Paczki is called.

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Car enthusiasts, mark your calendars: Detroit’s 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will be open to the public Jan. 18-26. An expected 50 worldwide concept and production vehicles will be seen for the first time during the show. That’s in addition to the hundreds of other vehicles on display. With so much to see, here are 10 things to know before you go:

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There are countless casinos across the United States, but few boast as much character and class as the MotorCity Casino. Incorporating historic architecture from the early 19th century, the establishment builds on the city’s rich history and provides a distinct Detroit atmosphere.

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