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In and Around Wixom

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1. Please Your Palate

When visiting Wixom, be sure to bring your appetite!

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2. Make That a Double

Stop by one of our watering holes

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3. Join the Fun

Wixom hosts several outstanding events each year

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4. Enjoy Nature

Wixom offers a variety of opportunities to get outdoors!

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5. Step Back in Time

The City of Wixom is rich in history

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6. Get Fit

Many of Wixom's businesses are ready to get you moving!

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7. Find a Bargain

There are many places in and around Wixom to get your shopping fix

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8. Watch and Read

The Wixom Public Library has a lot going on

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9. Stay and Repeat!

Find comfort at our area hotels

   

1. Please Your Palate

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When visiting Wixom, be sure to bring your appetite!

Craving Italian food? Sister restaurants Alex’s Pizzeria and Bar and Volaré Ristorante serve it up in style whether your tastes lean towards the elegant (Volaré) or the more laid-back (Alex’s).

In the mood for Mediterranean food?  Visit Al Maidah Mediterranean Grill for some fresh, healthy, and flavorful cuisine.

At Wixom Station, you’ll enjoy contemporary American food while surrounded with train memorabilia in recognition of Wixom’s railroad heritage.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to the Buttercream Bakeshop for delicious and uniquely flavored cakes, cookies, and cupcakes.

Other eateries of note are Shakers Bar and Grill, Backyard Coney Island, and the Total Sports Grill. A complete list of Wixom restaurants can be found here

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2. Make That a Double

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For an enjoyable evening out, stop by Wixom’s Drafting Table Brewing Company to sip one of the many well-crafted beers created by owner and brewer Aaron Rzeznik.  SommBeer.com’s June 2016 rave review of this newest Wixom gathering place gave the Drafting Table high marks for having a variety of beer on tap to satisfy all tastes, a knowledgeable and pleasant staff, and an overall enjoyable atmosphere.  Right across the street, the nostalgic Wixom Bar has been serving up beer and liquors since 1941.

For a great place to discover your inner artist, bring your favorite wine (or other beverage) and paint along with an artist at Painting With a Twist. All painting supplies are provided, no experience is necessary, and you can take home your creation at the end of the evening. 

 

 

 

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3.  Join the Fun

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The City of Wixom holds, throughout the year, festivals and events organized by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. The Parks & Rec seasonal children’s dances have become family traditions. The Annual Wine Tasting has become a favorite with wine lovers by offering an eclectic assortment of tastings. May’s annual Founder’s Day Festival is held on the grounds of one of the City’s historic homes.

On summer Thursday evenings, the Concert Series brings music to downtown’s Sibley Square Park.  Parks & Rec also hosts an annual Easter Egg Hunt, a Fall Fest & Panther Hunt, and a special weekend-long Christmas celebration including a Tree Lighting and a Holiday Market

The Wixom Firefighters Foundation has for decades hosted a free Breakfast with Santa on a December Saturday morning.

The Wixom Downtown Development Authority has lately brought new annual events to Wixom’s downtown: the Wixom Derby Day 5K/10K run and the Wixom Block Party.

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4. Enjoy Nature

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 The City of Wixom and its neighbors offer a variety of opportunities to get outdoors!

Our Wixom City parks, covering a total of 132 acres, and our 292 acre habitat make Wixom a better place to live and are essential to our health and wellbeing. They provide safe places to be active and enjoy nature and help preserve the environment while bringing people together.

Neighboring Kensington Metropark and Proud Lake State Recreation Area offer a wealth of additional opportunities to enjoy nature. 

 

 

 

 

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5. Step Back in Time

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The City of Wixom is rich in history, and our Wixom Historical Society helps us celebrate our historical bounty! The Society’s website provides a wealth of information about the Wixom-Wire House, Gibson House, Hopkins Barn, Wixom Cemetery, and many more Wixom historical sites.

The Society hosts some of Wixom’s most popular events, including the annual Ice Cream Social in June, the Antique Appraisal Fair & Silent Auction in November, and the Wassail in December. Visit the Wixom Historical Society’s website for specific dates and times.

 

 

 

 

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6. Get Fit

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Many of Wixom’s businesses are ready to get you moving!

The Total Sports Complex in Wixom has been the Midwest’s premier indoor sports facility for more than 15 years. CrossFit Fate offers a core strength and conditioning program. Wixom’s More Fit Studio prides itself on offering a wide variety of cutting edge fitness classes led by talented instructors. At Verdurous Me Interactive Wellness Center, coaches work with individuals, physicians, corporations, and partners to develop proactive community wellness. The goal of the staff at Luminous Life Yoga is to help others find their inner light, realize their full potential, and show how yoga can change their lives. Hickory Hill Golf Course is a nine-hole par 35 course great for all ages and skill sets.

Our City parks offer tennis and basketball courts, baseball fields, a horseshoe pit, a sand volleyball area, and nature trails.

 

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7. Find a Bargain

find bargainThere are many places in, and around, Wixom to get your shopping fix. The larger retail stores within Wixom are MeijerMenards, and General RV Center with many other large retail stores developing, such as At Home and Duluth Trading Company.

A complete list of retail businesses can be found here. Twelve Oaks Mall, Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk, West Oaks, and Novi Town Center are all located off I-96 just two exits east of Wixom.

The Tanger Outlet in Howell offers a variety of brand-name and designer outlet stores. For the boutique shopper, there are many to choose from in nearby Milford and Northville.

 

 

 

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8. Watch and Read

watch readThe Wixom Public Library has a lot going on and visitors are always welcome to join in!

Come enjoy books, movies, newspapers, magazines, eBooks, audiobooks and more in a comfortable setting filled with natural light.

Public internet computers and wireless internet are available for visitor use. Check out their events calendar to register for upcoming classes.

While visiting the library, be sure to enjoy the City fountain. In warm weather, bask in the sun,
enjoy the cool shade of the trees, or enjoy a meal or snack while relaxing on one of the fountain benches. During the winter, the fountain pool becomes an ice rink.

 

 

 

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9. Stay and Repeat!

stay repeatWixom hotels currently include the Comfort Suites and the Holiday Inn Express, and more are on the way.

Other nearby places to stay include Staybridge Suites and the Residence Inn by Marriott Detroit Novi

 

 

 

 

 

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