2019 Holiday Happenings

Check it out: we’ve put together a list of the different festivals, markets, light shows and other fun events across the Detroit Region happening this holiday season.

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  • 1

    The Big Bright Light Show

    Rochester - MI, USA

    November 25th - January 5th - The buildings in Downtown Rochester are covered in more than 1 million points of light for the holidays. One of the best holiday displays in the region!

  • 2

    Downtown Detroit Markets

    Cadillac Square - Detroit, MI 48226 USA

    November 13th - January 1st - Shop at a number of popup markets in downtown's Cadillac Square and Capitol Park, and stop by the Cadillac lodge to grab a drink and enjoy the cozy space in the center of downtown.

  • 3


    315 Detroit St - Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA

    December 6th - The KindleFest Market features artisans, farmers and retailers selling their holiday wares plus traditional food, mulled wine and beer. Kerrytown District retail businesses will be open late on this evening as they participate in the festivities, offering special holiday bargains.

  • 4

    Holiday Magic Marketplace

    316 E Eleven Mile Rd - Royal Oak, MI 48067 USA

    December 5th - Free hot dogs, hot chocolate and over 75 Crafters featuring unique gifts for all your shopping needs.

  • 5

    Noel Night

    Midtown - Detroit, MI USA

    December 7th - Noel Night is a Cultural Center-wide holiday open house, and one of the most popular holiday events in the region. It's a great way to explore the museums, churches, galleries and shops in Midtown during the holidays. Free and open to the public!

  • 6

    Holiday Extravaganza & Winterfun Festival

    Pontiac - MI, USA

    December 7th - A parade and festival with your favorite characters, professional floats, marching bands, and dance teams. There will be a live ice carving competition, a petting farm, live Santa reindeer, crafts, face painting, and s’mores.

  • 7

    Detroit Urban Craft Fair

    500 Temple St - Detroit, MI 48201 USA

    December 6th - 8th - The Detroit Urban Craft Fair is a three-day alternative craft fair held annually in the city of Detroit. Now in its fourteenth year, the 2018 fair features over 100 handmade crafters and indie artists.

  • 8

    Palmer Park WinterFest

    910 Merrill Plaisance - Detroit, MI 48203 USA

    December 8th - People for Palmer Park are hosting their annual holiday celebration at the historic Palmer Park Log Cabin. There will be horse and carriage rides around the park, hot cider, cookies, music, arts and crafts, and more!

  • 9

    Wolcott Mill Heritage Holidays

    63841 Wolcott Rd - Romeo, MI 48065 USA

    December 6th - December 20th - Heritage Holidays at Wolcott Mill Metropark is transformed into a magical holiday wonderland.

  • 10

    Art Center Holiday Market

    125 Macomb Pl - Mt Clemens, MI 48043 USA

    November 15th - December 22nd - The Holiday Market is the Art Center's largest juried indoor artist market. Anton Art Center in Mount Clemens is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year!

  • 11


    76 N Huron St - Ypsilanti, MI 48197 USA

    December 27th - December 29th - Mittenfest is an annual music festival in Washtenaw County, Michigan, that serves as a fundraiser for 826michigan and a good-time holiday get-together. 826michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

  • 12

    Wayne County Light Fest

    Edward N Hines Dr - Westland, MI USA

    November 21st - December 31st - The Wayne County Lightfest takes you around the twists and turns of Hines Drive, through a tunnel of colored lights, candy canes, snowflakes, reindeer and rainbows.

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