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Holiday Happenings + Premier Transportation

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

The holidays are here and there are plenty of celebrations going on in Metro Detroit. From Broadway shows to games to a night on the town, there is something for everyone! No matter what type of trip you are making, we are prepared to provide your holiday transportation.

If you’re heading downtown to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Aladdin, Paw Patrol Live, Detroit sports teams, or any of the other awesome concerts and shows taking place, our party bus and mini coach are the perfect transportation option for you. Complete with ambient lighting, surround sound system with aux port and CD player, on-board restroom, and more, our party bus seats up to 28 and is great for those who want to add a little extra fun to their trip! Our mini coach seats up to 35 and is equipped with luxury leather seating, DVD/CD player with monitors, power outlets, on-board restroom, and Wi-Fi, making it the preferred selection for those wanting that executive feel. Did we mention the U.S. Figure Skating Championships are coming back to Detroit for the first time in 25 years? Make it a big event and invite all of your friends to ride in our party bus or mini coach for some figure skating fun!

Going to see a Broadway show, game, or concert and have a larger group? Our school bus is a great choice. With room for up to 48 passengers, our school bus is spacious and provides safe, accessible transportation. You can even use it for a night on the town, local events, or weddings!

For long-distance trips (Frankenmuth, anyone?), our motor coach is an excellent fit. As our largest vehicle, it seats up to 56 passengers and is equipped with CD/DVD players, digital monitors, power outlets, Wi-Fi, overhead and underneath storage, and a restroom on board.

Whether you’re staying local or going long-distance, our fleet can fulfill all of your transportation needs. So, let’s go on an adventure and celebrate the holidays!

Thankful and Grateful

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

 

Every year for Thanksgiving, Trinity Transportation gives each employee a turkey for their holiday table, and we were excited to do it again this year! We handed out turkeys to our 1,000+ employees, helping to spread some holiday cheer. The marketing team, Chief Financial Officer Matt White, and Chief Operating Officer Dave Holls traveled to Trinity’s terminals to hand deliver turkeys to employees, which was the perfect way to start our Thanksgiving break.

Since Thanksgiving is about recognizing what we’re grateful for, we asked employees to write down what they are thankful for, and we received some wonderful answers!

At Trinity, we’re thankful for our clients and our employees, and wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving!

Trinity Transportation Partners with Forgotten Harvest

Monday, December 4th, 2017

The holidays are a special time – a time full of joy, family, and giving. While enjoying this holiday season, be thankful for what you have and, if you can, give to those who are not as fortunate. Michigan’s official poverty rate in 2016 was 15 percent, with 1.45 million people living in poverty. The breakdown for the residents who live in poverty in the counties of Southeast Michigan is as follows:

  • 22..7% of Wayne County residents
  • 16.7% of Sanilac County residents
  • 14.2% of Washtenaw County residents
  • 13.9% of St. Clair County residents
  • 13.2% of Jackson County residents
  • 12.5% of Lenawee County residents
  • 11.6% of Livingston County residents
  • 10.8% of Macomb County residents
  • 9.7% of Monroe County residents
  • 8.5% of Oakland County residents

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To help those in need this holiday, the employees at Trinity participated in our company’s second annual food drive. This year, we partnered with Forgotten Harvest, a non-profit dedicated to relieving hunger in Metro Detroit and preventing nutritious food waste. The employees at each of our 11 terminals participated in the collection of non-perishable food items from October 23rd to November 17th, where we were able to donate over 1,000 items!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We would like to give a big, heartfelt thank you to all employees who participated. Your donations will provide many meals to families in need. We are so happy we were able to help our neighbors in need this holiday season!

 

December Holiday Celebrations

Friday, December 1st, 2017

‘Tis the season for snow, lights, and holiday celebrations! Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah there is something for you to check out in Metro Detroit or Toledo this holiday season! Check out the list below of some of the events happening in your neck of the woods. And when planning your holiday trips (even to the events below), don’t forget to take a look at our services!

Northern Michigan Winter, Tom Haxby

Metro Detroit

  • Wayne County Lightfest
    • Dates: November 16, 2017 – December 31, 2017
    • Times: Monday through Friday 7:00pm – 10:00pm / Saturday and Sunday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
    • Location: Merriman Hollow Park – Westland, MI
    • This magical light display is a wonder to drive through and “the Midwest’s largest and longest light show”. There are over 47 holiday-themed scenes, perfect for driving through with the holiday tunes blasting!
  • Skating the Rink at Campus Martius Park
  • Holiday Celebration & Christkindlmarkt
    • Date: December 1-3, 2017
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Location: Frankenmuth Farmers Market – Frankenmuth, MI
    • Frankenmuth is known for its love for Christmas, and you can experience it by attending the German Christmas Street Market also known as Christkindlmarkt! Frankenmuth has so much to offer during the holiday season from a Nativity with live animals to festive decorations and live music. While there, don’t forget to visit Bronner’s Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas store!
    • Website: http://frankenmuthfarmersmarket.org/images/2017Christkindlmarkt.jpg
  • Santa’s Magic Forest
    • Dates: December 1-23, 2017 – Friday through Sunday
    • Times: Fridays 5:00pm – 8:00pm / Saturdays 1:00pm – 8:00pm / Sundays 1:00pm – 7:00pm
    • Location: Heritage Park Activity Building – Taylor, MI
    • Santa’s Magic Forest is a giant holiday display with a wide variety of magical winter village scenes, some featuring moving animatronic figures. A lot of the displays were originally created for Hudson’s Department Stores and later acquired by the city of Taylor. All proceeds benefit the Fish and Loaves Community Food Pantry.
    • Website: https://www.exploretaylor.com/1213/Santas-Magic-Forest

Christmas, Jill111, Pixabay

  • Holly Dickens Festival
    • Date: December 2-3 & 9-10, 2017
    • Time: Varies
    • Location: Holly Michigan’s Historic District
    • This is the 44th year of the Holly Dickens Festival, the oldest and longest running Dickens themed event in the USA. The festival is full of entertainment, food, vendors, and even has a presentation of A Christmas Carol!
    • Website: http://hollydickensfestival.org/index.html
  • Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village
    • Date: December 1-30, 2017 – Friday through Saturday
    • Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
    • Location: Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford Museum – Dearborn, MI
    • Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village is a wonderful experience of Christmases past, named “one of the Top 10 Christmas experiences” in the country by Reader’s Digest and USA Today. Take a walk down the lantern-lit paths, go ice skating, and say hi to Santa and his reindeer, all while soaking in the magic of Christmas. You can also go on a historical home tour, take a ride on a horse-drawn wagon or in a Model T, enjoy songs from carolers and live music performances, and watch the fireworks finale with a singalong!
    • Website: https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/holiday-nights-in-greenfield-village/
  • Rochester Kris Kringle Market and Hometown Christmas Parade
    • Date: December 1-3, 2017
    • Time: Friday 4:00pm – 10:00pm / Saturday 12:00pm – 10:00pm / Sunday 2:00pm – 5:00pm
    • Location: W. Fourth Street – Downtown Rochester, MI
    • The Rochester Kris Kringle Market is a festive market inspired by the Christmas markets that have been held in Europe for centuries. The shops will offer unique, hand-crafted items and delicious specialty food. There will also be fun activities and entertainment such as a visit with Santa, crafts, a horse-drawn carriage ride, and carolers! The festivities finish off with the Hometown Christmas Parade on December 3rd.
    • Website: https://www.downtownrochestermi.com/kris-kringle-market/
  • Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo
    • Date: December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 20-23, 26-31 (2017)
    • Time: Weeknights and Sundays 5:30pm – 9:00pm / Fridays and Saturdays 5:30pm – 10:00pm
    • Location: Detroit Zoo – Royal Oak, MI
    • Experience the wonder of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you walk through spectacular light displays, animal sculptures, and illuminated trees and buildings. Included are holiday entertainment and activities along with the chance to see Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the 4-D theatre.
    • Website: https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/wild-lights/
  • Fantasyland
    • Date: December 1-24, 2017 – Wednesday through Sunday
    • Times: Wednesday through Friday 4:00pm – 8:00pm / Saturday and Sunday 2:0pm – 8:00pm
    • Location: 3240 Ferris Ave – Lincoln Park, MI
    • Fantasyland is a wondrous place filled with the magic of Christmas. Experience the North Pole and see Santa’s elves prepare for Christmas, hear carols being sung by the Fantasyland School children’s choir, and spend some time with Santa at this fun holiday event.
    • Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/lpfantasyland/about/
  • Cosmic Christmas – The Light Show
    • Date: December 1-30, 2017
    • Times: Daily 4:00pm / Thursday through Saturday 7:00pm
    • Location: Sloan Longway Museum, Planetarium, and Automotive Gallery – Flint, MI
    • This Christmas light show is set to stunning 4k visuals and filled with 16 songs that will amp up your holiday cheer!
    • Website: http://sloanlongway.org/cosmicchristmas/
  • Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic
    • Dates: December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 21-23, 26-30 (2017)
    • Time: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Location: Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad – Flint, MI
    • One of Mid Michigan’s favorite holiday traditions, Christmas at Crossroads Village is a holiday experience where you will find costumed villagers, gifts and stocking stuffers, holiday lights, live entertainment, and model trains and craft demonstrations – and, of course, Santa!
    • Website: http://geneseecountyparks.org/crossroads-village/programs/christmas-holiday-magic/

  • Menorah in the D
    • Date: December 12, 2017
    • Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    • Location: Campus Martius Park – Detroit, MI
    • Come witness the giant menorah lighting in Campus Martius Park! Enjoy plenty of outdoor activities including marshmallow roasting, dancing dreidels, complementary snack bar and hot cider, fire juggling, dreidel mascots, mitzvah station, and more!
    • Website: http://www.menorahinthed.com
  • Chanukah Wonderland
    • Dates: December 13, 14, 17, 18
    • Times: Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm / Wednesday, Thursday, Monday 3:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Location: Orchard Mall – West Bloomfield Township, MI
    • This event features a 10 foot “coin-orah”, Chanukah mug decorating, donut baking and decorating, dreidel bounce house and mascot, delicious food, and more! Visit on Monday and witness the grand menorah lighting celebration with the Detroit marching band at 5:00pm!
    • Website: http://www.baischabad.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/2022950
  • One Candle for Tzedakah – Family Hanukkah Celebration
    • Date: December 14, 2017
    • Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    • Location: JCC of Greater Ann Arbor
    • The JCC of Greater Ann Arbor is hosting a Star Wars themed Hanukkah party – costumes welcome! Join them for One Candle for Tzedakah, where the community gathers to celebrate Hanukkah by giving to families in need. A meal will be shared along with activities, but the main focus of the event will be preparing gifts for families who would not otherwise have the means to enjoy the holiday season.
    • Website: https://jccannarbor.org/activity/one-candle-for-tzedakah/
  • The Drop – Motor City NYE
    • Date: December 31, 2017
    • Time: 4:00pm – 1:00am
    • Location: Campus Martius Park and Cadillac Square Park – Detroit, MI
    • This New Year’s Eve festivity has all you could ask for in a NYE event from local celebrity hosts and ice skating to a ball drop and fire jugglers and acrobats. Included is a kids’ zone from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, featuring balloon animals, karaoke, face painting, bounce houses, a jungle gym, and more!
    • Website: http://motorcitynye.com

Toledo

  • Lights Before Christmas
    • Dates: November 18, 2017 – December 31, 2017
    • Times: Sunday through Thursday 3:00pm – 8:00pm / Friday and Saturday 3:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Location: Toledo Zoo
    • Witness the enchanting lights of the Toledo Zoo with over one million lights and more than 200 illuminated animal images! New this year is the Scenes of Wonder, which is a 3D holiday story complete with music and projected onto the side of the Carnivore Café. In addition to the magnificent light display, there are also rides, the Santa Dives show, caroling, and a beer garden for the parents!
    • Website: http://www.toledozoo.org/lights
  • Hanukkah Palooza
  • Christmas at the Peristyle
    • Date: December 2, 2017
    • Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Location: Toledo Museum of Art
    • Back by popular demand, Christmas at the Peristyle will again present the songs and stories of the season in an event that your family will remember for years to come. This event will feature sing-a-longs, the talented Toledo Opera Chorus, Toledo Symphony School of Music, and a special visit from Santa. Pre-concert activities begin at 2:00 pm.
    • Website: http://www.toledosymphony.com/events/2017/12/02/the-andersons-family-series/christmas-at-the-peristyle/
  • River Rose and the Magical Christmas Storytime
    • Date: December 16, 2017
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Location: Barnes & Noble Booksellers Franklin Park
    • Get your family together and head to Barnes & Noble to hear this fun story about a little girl, River Rose, who is determined to stay up all night to personally deliver a note to Santa, but ends up falling asleep and wakes to find she’s on a magical adventure!
    • Website: https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061899337-0
  • Noon Year’s Eve
    • Date: December 31, 2017
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Location: Toledo Zoo
    • The Toledo Zoo provides all of the fun of the late-night New Year’s Eve celebrations during the day so little ones can enjoy them as well! This year, the Zoo is focused on making 2018 a greener year and will celebrate the stroke of noon with the rising of their recycling ball, a waterfall of biodegradable confetti, apple juice toast, and, of course, a singalong of Auld Lang Syne. There will also be an ice carving demonstration, crafts, the Ice Slide and Bumper Cars on Ice, and more!
    • Website: https://www.toledozoo.org/noon-years-eve

New Year’s Day, Geralt, Pixabay

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