What is there to do in Detroit for the holiday season? Well, let me tell you.
Detroit holiday festivities offer a number of things to do for singles, couples, and families alike. Spend one day in Detroit shopping in the holiday markets, ice skating, and gastronomy, then see a show at Fox theatre.
Top 5 Things to Do in Detroit This Holiday Season
01. Downtown Detroit Holiday Markets
November 10 – December 31
Located in Cadillac Square next to Campus Martius are 18-holiday markets all featuring local businesses. From Cadillac Square to Capitol Park, tents, igloos, and booths sell local goods and gifts like chocolates, clothing, and jewelry. Most of the businesses are owned by women or people of color based in Detroit. If it gets too cold, warm up in the cozy lodge with a cup of hot coco.
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02. ICE SKATING AT CAMPUS MARTIUS
Every winter, Campus Martius transforms into an ice rink to be enjoyed by all. Surrounded by holiday lights and the dramatic backdrop of the skyline, and Detroit’s Christmas Tree – The Rink is a winter wonderland.
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03. Monroe Street Midway Holiday activities
The Midway on Monroe Street in Detroit has swapped summer activities with winter bumper cars, an indoor arcade, and puck-putt! Entry into the site is FREE, so enjoy a variety of new things to do for creating unique winter experiences. This holiday season watch for Santa sightings and tasty treats.
04. Detroit holiday Shows at the Fox Theatre
Opening its doors in 1928, the Fox Theatre hosts concerts and shows off Woodward Ave in the Historic District of Detroit. The holiday season sprinkles magic on the curtains as they part for the night’s entertainment. Enjoy performances such as Elf The Musical, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Nutcracker, and Cirque Du Soleil – Twas the Night Before.
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05. Menorah in the d
December 18, 2022 5:00 pm
Every year, in the heart of Detroit, is the largest Chanukah event of the season. The holiday festivities include the lighting of a giant menorah, a fire show, Chanukah games, and foods like soup and cider.
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What an amazing guide! And that theatre 😍 I’d love to see a show there!
I haven’t been to Detroit before but it looks magical at Christmas! The ice skating and lights are so cool!
The ice skating looks like fun!
how festive! Love that parts of the market are enclosed for bad weather..looks magical!
Love your pictures. They make all of these activities come to life!
Ahh I’ve never been to Detroit but this looks so fun! One day.
I would love to go ice skating and after visit a cool market for a hot winter beferage.
Wow, looks like there are a lot of great things to do! The ice skating and the markets sound great 🙂
It gets pretty cold at night, so stopping into one of the markets for hot coco or cider is a must!
Detroit looks fabulous for the holidays! I love the lights, the skating and the holiday markets look really fun too. 😀
Isn’t it a cute area? It grows every year!
The ice skating looks really fun! Bumper cars in winter is a unique idea, love it!