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5 Events To Catch in Detroit This December

The holiday season is upon us, and days will soon be filled with shopping, gift-giving, and party-planning. In the middle of all the hustle and bustle, be sure to spend some time with family and friends enjoying yourself and the company they provide. Consider making some lasting memories with your loved ones and plan an outing where everyone can enjoy themselves and just relax. Whether your crew is into theater or music, Detroit has something sure to please. Read on for our list of five events to catch in Detroit this December.

Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village

Detroit Christmas Lights
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Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village is one of the country’s premier holiday celebrations and has become an established tradition for over 20 years. Surround yourself with classic holiday spirit and attend this spectacular event sure to please even the grumpiest Christmas grinch. With more than 80 acres of Greenfield Village to explore, each lantern-lit pathway will guide you toward your next winterland adventure. Smell the calming scent of roasted chestnuts, warm your frosted fingertips by a fire, and sip on some warm apple cider.

Guests can enjoy riding on horse-drawn carriages, cruising in a Model-T Ford, or strolling down Main Street. Walk the floors of historic homes as you join the merrymakers and hear some carolers sing holiday favorites. Marvel at the holiday vignettes presented in period attire, shop for some memorable Christmas gifts, and learn some new holiday cooking tips from one of the holiday cooking demonstrations. Each night ends with a fireworks display and sing-along, which are sure to make the young and young-at-heart grin from ear to ear.

Adult general admission tickets start at $62, while children from 3-4 can participate for $30 and youths from 5-11 for $54. To enhance your experience, you can choose a dining package or a meeting with Santa for an additional fee. Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village will be December 3-5, 9-12, 16-23, and 26-28. Hours are from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Book your tickets early online to ensure you and your family can experience this fantastic event. For information regarding policies and safety procedures, visit the website or call the contact center at 313-855-5048.

A Charlie Brown Christmas – Live on Stage

A Charlie Brown Christmas – Live on Stage is a fantastic little chunk of nostalgia parents can share with their kids to keep a tradition alive or create a new one. For one day only at Detroit’s Fox Theatre, the Peanuts special and the feature characters come to life on stage and work to uncover the true meaning of Christmas. Share your love of the stage and of this classic story with the special people in your life.

The show is scheduled at the Fox Theatre at 2211 Woodward Ave. for December 11, with performances at noon, 3:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. General admission tickets start at $30. For more information, call 313-471-7000.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve and Other Stories

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will take the stage of the Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, for two performances. The award-winning, progressive rock group brings its music to Detroit for a family-centered concert to please musicians and dancers alike. Christmas Eve and Other Stories is a 25th-anniversary celebratory performance that tells the tale of a young girl working to reunite with her father. The tour and performance will also feature fan favorites and seasonal classics like “Promises to Keep,” “Old City Bar,” “This Christmas Day,” and “Wizards in Winter.”

Little Caesars Arena is at 2645 Woodward Ave. With two performances, one at 3 p.m. and one at 8 p.m., you’ll find a slot to fit your schedule. General admission tickets for this music and lights show start at $43 and go up to $84.50, depending on seat location. Groups discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. For pricing information, call 313-471-3099.

Detroit Tree Lighting

The 18th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting is a free event that marks the start of the holiday season for many Detroit families. It is an unforgettable family-friendly event in Campus Martius Park. The event will feature live entertainment, Olympic figure skaters, local performers and musicians, and skating clubs. Lighting attractions, carriages drawn by horses, hot chocolate, food trucks, holiday shopping, and Santa round out a few of the attractions for this event.

The event, scheduled for November 19 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., gets packed, so arrive early to ensure you have a spot to watch all the action. Because the event is outdoors, rain or shine, be sure to dress in layers for the weather and watch for the safety of everyone. Local food trucks, artisans, and restaurants will be on hand selling yummy food and creative handmade items to help you keep full and hydrated and mark off some shopping from your holiday list. For more information, fill out the online form.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a Broadway-style musical meshed with circus artistry and acrobatics that keeps audiences on edge and engaged with the story. It is a performance the whole family can enjoy together. Treat the family to an early gift and bond with the kids over this holiday experience.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze will be at the Fox Theatre at 2211 Woodward Ave., in Detroit. The show will run from December 3-5 at various times. Check the website for details. General admission tickets start at $34.50. For more information, call 313-471-3099.

Goodman Acker has just shared with you our top five events to catch in Detroit this December. Whether you are from here or just passing through, these can’t-miss events are sure to be memorable experiences. What do you think of our list of suggestions? Did we miss an event you are looking forward to? If we did, let us know! Leave a message and we’ll be happy to check out your ideas. Meanwhile, check out our team of experienced personal injury lawyers ready to fight for our clients. Set up your free consultation with us and get what you deserve.

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