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S5,E49: Nite Lites at MIS, St. Joseph events, Wild Lights at Detroit Zoo, plus WMTA (Dec. 9-10, 2023)

Behind the Mitten

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Episode  ·  44:50  ·  Dec 11, 2023


Welcome to Behind the Mitten, Michigan's premiere travel radio show and podcast, hosted by the dynamic duo Amy Sherman and John Gonzalez.This weekend, Amy and Gonzo dive into the magical world of holiday events and travel destinations across the Great Lakes State.First up on the lineup is an exclusive interview with Tom Bachman, known as "the man who makes stuff." Tom is one of the creative forces behind the annual Nite Lites drive-thru, featuring a dazzling 5-mile display of Christmas lights at Michigan International Speedway. Discover the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into creating this enchanting winter wonderland.Paige Bodine, the Marketing Manager at the West Michigan Tourist Association, joins the show to share insider insights on must-visit holiday events. From traditional celebrations to unique experiences, Paige highlights the best activities to make your holiday season truly special.But the excitement doesn't stop there! Amy Zapal from St. Joe Today joins the conversation, unveiling a lineup of events that will keep the festive spirit alive well into the new year. Get ready for the Countdown to New Year, the Santa Series, the Chili Tour, the St. Joe Winter Beer Fest, and the Ice Fest. Amy provides a sneak peek into these events, ensuring you have your calendar filled with winter fun.Closing out the show is a special guest, Randi Hamilton, Vice President of Guest Services, Communications, and Marketing for the Detroit Zoological Society. Explore the enchanting world of Wild Lights, the Detroit Zoo's spectacular holiday event for the whole family. Randi shares insights into the magic and wonder that awaits visitors at this beloved seasonal attraction.This show aired on December 9-10, 2023. Check it out hereDon't miss out on the latest in travel, events, and the spirit of the season! Learn more about Behind the Mitten at amyandgonzo.com.Follow John and Amy:Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/behindthemittenX (formerly Twitter) at @BehindTheMittenInstagram at @BehindTheMitten

44m 50s  ·  Dec 11, 2023

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