Metro Detroit Events Calendar

upcoming events in Southeast Michigan

  • Wild Lights at The Detroit Zoo - take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and activities for guests of all ages, November 27-29, December 4-6, 11-13, 18-23, 26-31, 2015
  • Small Business Saturday - Support Local Businesses on Saturday, November 28, 2015
  • West Park Winter Social - a free winter festival in Grosse Pointe Park, MI, located in the West Park district on Kercheval between Maryland and Wayburn. Winter Social will feature tree lighting with caroling and marshmallow roasting, holiday craft market, heated craft beer tent, food truck rally, live music, kids activities, and fun adult-themed drinking games and fun! A portion of proceeds goes to benefit the Grosse Pointe Housing Foundation, a local 501c3 that provides housing subsidies to college students to move to Grosse Pointe Park. - Saturday, November 28, 2015
  • Christmas Market 2015 - Happy Holly Days -  unique, affordable gifts and holiday decor by Michigan artists. Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, now through December 20, 2015 (closed Mondays)
  • Meadow Brook Holiday Walk Tours - Tour the elegant rooms of the grand manor decorated for the holidays. After the tour, follow the path to Knole Cottage for a storybook adventure, then enjoy treasure and treats at Danny’s Cabin. Kids can also play teddy bear hide-and-seek while touring the mansion. Now through December 23, 2015
  • Visit Santa in Plymouth - Kellogg Park, Downtown Plymouth, now through December 23, 2015
  • Birmingham Santa House - Shain Park, Birmingham, now through December 24, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Wayne County Lightfest - the Midwest's longest drive-through holiday light display with four miles of displays, enter Hines Drive from Merriman Road in Westland, now through December 31, 2015
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Magic Marketplace - refreshments, caroling, lighting of the tree, and Santa's arrival at approximately 6:15 pm. The farmers market will also be hosting the Holiday Magic Marketplace, which features more than 60 local crafters and artisans, from 4 pm to 9 pm. Free hot dogs, hot chocolate and coffee will be provided. Royal Oak Farmers Market - Thursday, December 3, 2015
  • Kris Kringle Market - one-of-a-kind shopping, specialty foods, fresh greens & wreaths and handcrafted gifts for the holidays - Downtown Rochester, December 4-5, 2015
  • Detroit Urban Craft Fair - over 100 handmade crafters and indie artists - Masonic Temple, Detroit, December 4-6, 2015
  • Annual Potters Market - Southfield Pavilion, December 4-6, 2015
  • Birmingham Winter Market - European food and drinks, gift items, holiday greens, crafts, ice carving demonstrations, live reindeer, warming stations, a Kinderhaus children’s activity area, the popular Santa House, horse-drawn carriage rides and live entertainment. Shain Park, Birmingham, December 4-6. 2015
  • Berkley Hometown Holidays - shopping, crafting, petting zoo, carolers, games and more followed by the Holiday Lights Parade - Downtown Berkley, Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1-5 pm
  • 43rd Annual Noel Night - Over 70 institutions, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, and the Detroit Public Library, will open their doors to the public free of charge during this Cultural Center-wide holiday open house. Activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by over 200 area music, theatre, and dance groups, and other special performances - Detroit's Midtown District, Saturday, December 5, 2015
  • 5th annual Lighting of the Menorah in the D - featuring Jewish Family Festival at the heated Cadillac Square Winter Tent, kosher food court, and 300-ft zip line - Campus Martius Park, Downtown Detroit, Sunday, December, 6, 2015
  • Christmas in Plymouth - shopping specials, horse & carriage tours, entertainment and community sing - Thursday, December 10, 2015, 5-9 pm
  • Ponyride Fundaraiser & Sneak Peek of Holiday Makers Market - Ponyride Studios, Friday, December 11, 2015
  • Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market - Northville Community Center, December 11-13, 2015
  • Holiday Makers Market - Presented by Ponyride and the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, featuring over 50 designers and makers from Detroit and beyond, displaying a variety of high quality handcrafted products and locally produced food. Ponyride Studios, Rebel Nell Studio, and Ford Resource and Engagement Center, Saturday, December 12, 2015
  • Holiday Ice Festival & Santa's Arrival - Downtown Ferndale, Saturday, December 12, 2015
  • 2nd Annual Santa Hat Hustle & Toy Drive - The streets of Hazel Park will be lined with festive holiday runners, walkers, their familes and cheering supporters. Main Street will be converted to a winter wonderland with Santa and all his friends, Reindeer, Snowmen, Christmas Trees & More! We encourage everyone to bring at least one unwrapped toy to donate. Toys will be donated to Club Kids in the area who are in need for the 2015 holiday season. Saturday, December 12, 2015
  • Merry Market - a unique selection of high quality items from local and regional vendors, in the fun and festive atmosphere of The Detroit Mercantile Co., Eastern Market, Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13, 2015
  • Holiday Shopping Expo - over 60 vendors, crafters and area businesses offering toys, jewelry, candles, clothing, holiday displays, greeting cards, makeup and more. Food and Refreshments will be available for purchase. Costick Center, Farmington Hills, December 12-13, 2015
  • Santa Pub Crawl - Downtown Royal Oak, Saturday, December 12, 2015
  • Northville Family Noon New Year's Eve Party - Hillside Rec Center, December 31, 2015, 12-3 pm
  • Plymouth Ice Festival - Downtown Plymouth, January 8-10, 2016. Dueling chainsaws competition on January 9 at 7 pm.
  • The Gallery - the official kick-off to the North American International Auto Show, a night of exclusive guests, fine food, exquisite art and the finest luxury automobiles. MGM Grand Detroit, January 9, 2016
  • North American International Auto Show - Cobo Center, Detroit
    Press Preview - January 11-12, 2016
    Industry Preview - January 13-14, 2016
    Charity Preview - January 15, 2016
    Public Show - January 16-24, 2016