Bring the kids to downtown Detroit for holiday fun and FREE activities for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 19th.
Bedrock Detroit is bringing a one-of-a-kind experience to downtown this winter and most of the activities are FREE – including the Artic Slide! Bundle up and get ready for fun at the Monroe Street Midway between November 11th and January 29th. In addition to the 20ft slide there will be Puck-Putt, Winter Bumper Cars, a Midway Arcade and more!
Cadillac Lodge is back and will be run by Detroit’s Iconic Collection. The open-air gathering space will be serve up family-friendly fun and seasonal treats. Next to the Lodge is the Holiday Market featuring 18 local businesses in picturesque, pop-up shops that make checking names off your gift list a lot easier.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 3rd. Noel Night brings together over 90 venues (including the DIA, Michigan Science Center and more) for a walkable holiday event that offers festive celebrations inside and out. Shop local, see stunning art installations, indulge in seasonal treats, take in live music and art demonstrations and create memorable family crafts. Best of all it’s all FREE!
Visit Beacon Park after dark and see the larger-than-life light features, including a choo-hoo train, giant teddy bear, and other photo-worthy attractions. On the followings Saturdays Beacon Park will operate a train ride, November 26 and December 3, 10 and 17.
Listen to your holiday favorites performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. This year listen to the orchestra perform A Charlie Brown Christmas, Home Alone In Concert and Home For the Holidays concerts, there’s nothing like Orchestra Hall at Christmas time.
Enjoy an afternoon of theatre and get tickets to a show.
- ELF @ The Fox Theatre, Detroit (November 22 – 27)
- Baby Shark LIVE: The Christmas Show @ The Fox Theatre, Detroit (December 2)
- A Charlie Brown Christmas @ The Fox Theatre (December 4)
- NUTCRAKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet @ The Fox Theatre (December 11)
- “’Twas the Night Before…” by Cirque du Soleil @ The Fox Theatre (December 15 – 26)
In addition to weekly Saturday market day, Eastern Market is open for additional day for all your holiday shopping needs and extra fun in the city.
Strap on your skates and take laps on The Rink surrounded by the downtown skyline. Open daily, admission is $11 for adults and $9 for kids. Skate rental is available for $5 per person.
Experience the Nutcracker like never before during an immersive experience with break-taking projections and magical photo ops. Tickets are on sale for dates for the Immersive Nutcracker in November and December.
School’s out but you can still have fun learning. From art at the DIA to S.T.E.M. at the Michigan Science Center and history at the Wright Museum and Detroit Historical Museum there are plenty of places to explore. BONUS: Admission to the Detroit Institute of Arts is FREE for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
Photo credit: Bedrock Detroit