Detroit Christmas Events 2019

Detroit Christmas Events 2019 – From the Thanksgiving parade to holiday carriage rides, to ice skating at Campus Martius Park. Downtown Detroit has no shortage of holiday events and family fun. Santa will also be making several visits to Detroit this holiday season!


Detroit Christmas Events 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019 from 5p-midnight
Detroit Christmas Events – Campus Martius Park Tree Lighting
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
Following the tree lighting Campus Martius Park Ice-Skating season begins! Enjoy holiday food and beverage offerings, carriage rides, visits with Santa, holiday shopping, and much more! For more info,

November 22 through December 22 (Thursdays through Sundays)
Detroit Santa Claus Visit – Visit with Santa at Campus Martius
Campus Martius Park (1 Campus Martius #700, Detroit, MI 48226)
Take a special photo with Santa at the One Campus Martius building lobby. Bring your camera. Hours – More Info.

December 7, 14, & 21 from 2p-4p
Detroit Santa Claus Visits – Skate with Santa at Campus Martius
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
Spend the afternoon ice skating with Santa (and bring your camera). Standard admission to the Campus Martius Park Ice Skating Rink apply – $10 adults, $8 children under 12. Skate rental is $5. Hosted by Downtown Detroit ParksCAMPUS MARTIUS PARK RINK INFO

Fridays & Saturdays – November 22, 23, 29, 30, December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 from 6p-midnight
Detroit Christmas Events – Campus Martius Park Carriage Rides
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
See Downtown Detroit like you never have before – from inside an enchanted horse drawn carriage. Carriage rides take off from the Woodward Esplanade, directly south of Campus Martius Park. Rides are $10 per person and last about 15 to 20 minutes. On site only. No advanced reservations are accepted. For more info,

Daily through early March 2020 but CLOSED THANKSGIVING
Detroit Holiday Events – Campus Martius Park Ice Skating
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
Hours and pricing info for the 2019 Campus Martius Park Ice Skating Season.

Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 8:45a
Detroit Thanksgiving Events – Detroit Thanksgiving Parade 2019
Woodward and Kirby, Downtown Detroit, Michigan
Hundreds of thousands of parade-goers will be watching as the Parade makes its way down Woodward Avenue. Santa Arrives in Detroit! Parade Route info

Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 1p-5p North of Warren 5p-10p South of Warren
Christmas Events – Noel Night 2019
Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center Area (between Cass and John R and Kirby and Willis)
Over 60 participating venues 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 100 area music, theatre, and dance groups, and other special performances. For more info…

Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10a-3p
Detroit Christmas Events – Detroit Waldorf School Winter Faire
Detroit Waldorf School (2555 Burns, Detroit, MI, 313-822-0300)
The seasonal celebration event will showcase all aspects of a Waldorf education through simple and pure fun that’s free and open to the public. There will be a few ticketed activities as well with pricing starting at $1. Enjoy crafts, activities, carolers, food trucks, musical performances, a vendor marketplace, bake sale, and more. For more info, Call 313-822-0300 or email

Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2p-5p
Christmas Events – WinterFest
Palmer Park (910 Merrill Plaisance, Detroit, MI 48203)
Enjoy Christmas magic with Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse & carriage and hayrides through the woods, sweets, treats and hot cocoa, holiday ornament making and music with violinists from Detroit Youth Volume and excerpts from Dream Arts Co. musical “Madeline’s Christmas.” Celebrate Hanukkah with the Downtown Synagogue and Kwanzaa with the Wright Museum of African American History. Admission is free with small donation requested for the rides. For more info, visit

Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 1p-5p
Detroit Christmas Events – Visit with Santa / Family Fun Day
Beacon Park (1901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226)
This is a FREE event. Take a pic with Santa and enjoy free activities for the whole family. This event is hosted by Downtown Detroit Partnership & the 300 Conservancy.

Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 4:30p-5:30p
Detroit Christmas Events – Hooper’s Holiday Party
Little Caesars Arena (2645 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201)
Join the Detroit Pistons mascot, Hooper, for his Holiday Party. Pregame party ticket includes: Photo with Santa Claus and Pistons Hooper, Detroit Pistons holiday frame, Hot cocoa and cookie decorating, Game ticket to Pistons vs Bulls on 12/21. Cost is $30. For ticket info, visit


See our EVENTS / THINGS TO DO TAB on our website for more Christmas and Holiday events, activities and things to do in Metro Detroit and Oakland County, Michigan.

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

For more info on Detroit Christmas Events, visit our friends at the Downtown Detroit Parnership & the 300 Conservancy.

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