Celebrate the Holiday Season in Detroit
Have you found your holiday spirit yet? Well, never fear, because the holidays in Detroit are a truly magical time of year! No matter what type of activities you and your family enjoy, you’ll find no shortage of events in the metro Detroit area perfect to get you excited for Santa’s arrival.
Head to These Exciting Detroit Holiday Events
Winter Magic Weekends at Campus Martius Park
Fridays and Saturdays through the 17th of December, Campus Martius Park is hosting their Magic Winter Weekends. You’ll want to leave the kids at home for this Detroit holiday event as it is 21 and over only. You still have one final weekend to take in Detroit’s best bands, amazing food from local restaurants, and delicious holiday beverages, so if you missed the past four weekends, you don’t want to wait any longer! Of course, you can always enjoy family-friendly fun at Campus Martius Park by going on a carriage ride or ice skating on the outdoor rink throughout the rest of December, too.
Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland
The holiday would not be complete without a trip to Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth! Wear your best walking shoes, as the store is the size of one and a half football fields, and surround yourself with all the sights and sounds of the season. Plus, you might even find that perfect gift for someone special!
Holiday Shows at the Fox Theater
On December 18th, the Fox Theater presents the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, a beloved holiday treat for those of all ages. But that’s not the holiday-themed performance at the Fox Theater. You can also check out Mannheim Steamroller’s annual jingle-bell filled tour on December 16th, or A Christmas Story, running December 20-24.
Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village
This popular Detroit holiday event allows you to step back in time, taking a lantern-lit journey featuring live music, skating, fireworks, the scent of roasting chestnuts and the sounds of merry carolers. Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village is one of the most popular holiday events for families in the entire region, and it runs through the end of December.
Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo
No holiday season in Detroit would be complete without a trip to the Detroit Zoo for their annual Wild Lights event! This spectacular light display runs through December 31 and features more than five million LED lights illuminating trees, buildings and animals sculptures throughout the front half of the zoo. Plus, carousel rides and photos with Santa will be available for purchase, too.
Take a Trip along Lake Shore Drive
Hop in the car and drive to Grosse Pointe to take in all the amazing light displays along Lake Shore Drive. Many of the houses have specific themes or lights set to music, all ready to dazzle travelers from the warmth of their cars.
For a full list of holiday events in Detroit and surrounding areas, check out this list!