Find holiday magic at The Ford House and get your tickets before they sell out

The Mitten Story Time (Tuesdays in November)

Visit Ford House and bundle up for Storytime about animals in winter. Enjoy the story The Mitten by Jan Brett and stay after to play with friends! This program is free and a lot of fun.

Home for the Holidays (November 24 – December 30)

Home for the Holidays is a new winter experience at Ford House, where visitors can enjoy a beautifully lit evening walk throughout the historic estate, marveling at the glittering white lights and the first floor of the Main Residence. During the self-guided tour, you will hear captivating stories about the estate’s rich history as you take in the home’s understated elegance, a look inspired by Eleanor Ford’s tastes and wishes. Each ticket also includes a complimentary hot chocolate. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for kids (museum members receive a discount). 

Cookies with Santa (December 2-16)

Listen in as your little ones share their Christmas wishes with the elf himself. Santa will make his annual stop at Ford House to visit with your children. This year, children will meet with Santa by the fireplace in the lakeside St. Clair Room in our Administration Building. You can snap your own family photos to cherish this holiday moment. Santa will send each child home with one of his favorite sweet treats. Children can also write a letter to Santa to be shared with him at their visit. Cookies with Santa takes place between 2pm and 6pm on December 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13 and 16 – tickets will sell out quickly.

Breakfast with Santa (December 3rd & 17th)

Have breakfast with Santa this holiday season at Ford House in our Lake Shore room. Santa will be visiting with guests during their meal to hear your child share their Christmas wishes and to take photos. Each ticket includes a delicious selection from multiple breakfast stations, beautiful views of Ford Cove and Lake St. Clair, and a visit from Santa.  Admission is $65 for adults and $35 for children (museum members receive a discount).