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Bring the kids to downtown Detroit for family fun this winter for holiday fun and FREE activities for everyone to enjoy.
Get ready for a Day and Night of holiday cheer in Midtown. Noel Night is Saturday, December 7th and there are over 100 venues to visit. From a Snow Queen at the DIA and free admission at the Michigan Science Center to arts + crafts, cookie excavations, a reindeer run scavenger hunt and a few of Santa’s helpers – you don’t want to miss out on the fun.
Bring your tiny tots to make music with Uncle Gerry and Friends at 10am. Kids 6 and older will enjoy celebrating a Winter Wonderland at 11am with music from Frozen, Polar Express and more. All families are invited to participate in crafts and visit the instrument petting zoo.
Celebrate the holidays with classic carols and Santa at the annual Home for the Holidays concert at Orchestra Hall the weekend before Christmas.
The Log Cabin at Palmer Park is opening for a FREE multi-cultural holiday celebration with FREE old-fashioned horse and carriage rides, free wasaill (hot spiced apple cider), hot chocolate, holiday cookies, music, arts and crafts, and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Light up the night and explore the unique and interactive art exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit – there are dinosaurs, robots, aliens and other fantastical creatures!
Bundle up and head to Belle Isle for a Friday evening of FREE activities at the Conservatory, Aquarium, Great Lakes museum and Nature Center.
Everyone is invited to celebrate Chanukah for the annual menorah lighting at Campus Martius on Sunday, December 22. There will be strolling entertainment, mitzvah stations, carriage rides and more.
We love FREE – especially after all the holiday spending! Stop by the DIA for Tea-Time Theatre shows (Howl’s Moving Castle, The Boxtrolls and Eleanor’s Secret). There will be an elegant (albeit silly) tea party in the Crystal Gallery followed by a movie. You can also drop by the artist workshop to create a Winter Village for your mantel at home.
Experience seven days of tradition and FREE family fun at The Wright Museum for Kwanzaa. Feel the beat of the drums, experience the vivid colors and vibrations of African dance groups, revel in the messages of dynamic speakers and passionate artists and share in the history and experience of African American culture.
Ring in 2020 before bedtime at Beacon Park. Head downtown for FREE games, crafts and a ball drop countdown your littles won’t soon forget!
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..