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The craze of last-minute shopping will soon be over and the holiday hustle and bustle will wind down as 2013 comes to a close. But one question will remain: What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

If you haven’t yet finalized your plans for ringing in the New Year, here are 10 celebration ideas to consider. Keep in mind, many events are 21+ and sell out quickly.

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StayWarm BelleIsle4 AmySenese Michigan’s coldest months can also be its most beautiful; with fluffy blankets of snow and twinkling lights. Detroiters are no stranger to the icy weather, and city residents have come up with countless ways to keep warm in the winter. Bundle up and head out with friends or family to enjoy some of Detroit’s best winter activities.

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Whether you are catching a connecting flight or are an early bird for take off, you can always find something exciting to do in the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). If travel is in your future, you can make use of your time at DTW by eating, shopping or playing.

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If you’ve never heard of Pewabic Pottery, it’s likely you’ve seen it before if you’ve been to a Tigers game at Comerica Park, taken the People Mover or shopped at Pure Detroit or Detroit museum gift shops. This stunning, distinct style of pottery, Michigan’s only historic pottery, has made its mark on Detroit and vice versa.

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Lively, pedestrian-friendly and home to one of the Midwest’s most elite shopping districts, downtown Birmingham is a popular destination for travelers and locals alike.

Stroll along the city’s main cross streets of Maple and Old Woodward and you’ll find everything from mouthwatering eateries and hotels to fine art galleries and boutiques.

The city is definitely worth a day trip or an overnight stay, even if you’re from the area. Here are a few recommendations on what to do once you arrive:

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