What To Do In Detroit This Weekend, Dec. 6-8: Noel Night, Holiday Nights, Rochester Lights, Berkley Parade

There are horse-drawn carriage rides, crafts and games for kids, and more.

WWJ News
December 06, 2019 - 9:26 am
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What's on tap this weekend in metro Detroit? There's are a few uber-exciting holiday outings that everyone should have on their calendar: Noel Night in Midtown, Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village, and Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo, among others.

You can also just take a drive down colorful lanes like Main Street in Rochester to see an eye-popping display of holiday cheer.

NOEL NIGHT

Where: Midtown, get a map HERE
Cost: Free
When: 1-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7

Description: The Detroit tradition is celebrating its 47th year as an open-house celebration of many of the best things about the city.

Noel Night features more than 110 businesses, venues, and cultural institutions, and will welcome more than 100 performances from local theater companies and musical acts, including the Detroit Actor’s Theatre Company, Mosaic Youth Theatre, Erin Zindle and the Ragbirds, Ural Thomas and the Pain, Ranky Tanky, On the Sun, Etienne Charles, and Thornetta Davis. Returning are event favorites the Ice Scraper Challenge, as well as the headlining event, the Salvation Army Sing-Along, which takes place at the corner of Cass Avenue and Canfield Street.

There are horse-drawn carriage rides, crafts and games for kids, and more. The best part? All the events are free!

About 50,000 visitors are expected to descend on the event that happens 1-7 p.m. north of Warren Avenue and 5-10 p.m. south of Warren.

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HOLIDAY NIGHTS AT GREENFIELD VILLAGE

Where: 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI

When: December 5-8, 12-15, 17-23 and 26-28, 6-10 p.m.

Cost: Tickets start at $25, get them HERE

Description: Mingle with merrymakers amid the smells of roasting chestnuts and warming bonfires and the sounds of carolers, fiddlers, sleigh bells and bustling yuletide activity during the 20th anniversary of Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. Every lantern-lit path leads you to discover a new winter wonder. Strap on a pair of ice skates, shout out to Santa and his magnificent reindeer, find your reflection in a handcrafted ornament, and nestle into a horse-drawn wagon for a sing-along.

Our 80 acres of living traditions etch America’s most heartwarming holiday experiences into your memories. Main Street brims with holiday goods, food and warm beverages. Historic home tours open the doors to centuries of favorite family traditions. From the finest tinseled detail to the fireworks-filled sky that marks each evening’s finale, make our holiday story a cherished part of your own.

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THE BIG, BRIGHT LIGHT SHOW

Where: Downtown Rochester
When: 5 p.m.-midnight, nightly through Jan. 5
Cost: Free

Description: You are invited to brighten your holidays in Downtown Rochester with The Big, Bright Light Show! The buildings in downtown Rochester will be covered with more than 1 million points of glimmering holiday lights. Make it an event by stopping into a downtown restaurant or store. Most stores are open Monday - Saturday, until 9 pm.

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BERKLEY LIGHT PARADE

Where: 12 Mile Road in downtown Berkley
When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday
Cost: Free, details HERE

Description: Berkley Holiday Lights Parade has over 50 groups and organizations participating, all decked out in holiday lights. the Parade begins on 12 Mile at Bacon and ends at City Hall on Coolidge just north of Rosemont. Santa will light the Christmas tree at City Hall immediately after the parade. Carriage rides are available on Rosemont for a small fee immediately after the parade.