Enchanting Things to do in Detroit For the Holiday Season

By HerLifeAdventures | Dec 19, 2022
North America > United States > Michigan > Detroit

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.

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Top 5 Things to Do in Detroit This Holiday Season

By: Detroit Curbed

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.

Image Courtesy of Downtown Detroit Org.

Image Courtesy of Downtown Detroit Org.

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.

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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Written by herlifeadventures
Chelsea is an adventure travel blogger based in Michigan, United States, she manages and photographs for HerLifeAdventures.com, which provides weekend guides and national park adventures with a sprinkle of sustainability tips, and mental health.

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