Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village in Dearborn
Stroll down old-time streets in the historic village and experience the holidays in a classic way Dec. 1-27, 2012 at The Henry Ford
Note: Saturday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 15 are sold out.
Picture riding in a horse-drawn carriage, singing holiday carols and eating roasted chestnuts in a quaint village aglow with lanterns. Sound fun? This 19th and 20th century-style Christmas is only a short trip away when you attend Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village in Dearborn Dec. 1-27, 2012.
The annual Holiday Nights event is chock-full of seasonal fun for the family, and was even named "one of the top 10 holiday destinations for families" by USA Today and Reader's Digest, according to a Henry Ford press release.
The village is transformed into a festive holiday scene with tons to check out. Stop by the outdoor ice rink and skate – or visit the holiday shops to pick up a gift for your family members.
What would a Christmas event be without music? Live music performances by The Christie Street Carolers, Dodworth Saxhorn Band, 1st Michigan Colonial Fife and Drum Corps and more will get you in the holiday spirit.
If you get chilly, take a break from walking around and hop in a horse-drawn carriage or take a Model T ride around the village. Or, there are always bonfires around to stop and warm up. Note: This event is mostly outdoors, and will continue despite snow, so The Henry Ford suggests dressing appropriately.
When hunger strikes, what better to snack on than roasted chestnuts? Visit the food shops and taste this historic Christmas treat – and get some hot cocoa, of course!
Don't forget the camera, as there will be five holiday vignettes, and a great photo op, the Henry Ford's website notes. Swing by the Robert Frost home to see special visitor Santa, who will be bringing his reindeer along for a visit. Finally, end the night with a grand fireworks show and a sing-along.
Tickets are $20/adults ages 13-plus, $15/kids ages 5-12 and free for little ones 4 and under. The Henry Ford recommends advance reservations. Times and dates for the event are 6:30-10 p.m. Dec. 1, 7, 14, 16, 18-23 and 26-27. (Note: Dec. 8 and 15 are already sold out!)
To find out more about 2012 Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village in Dearborn, check out the Metro Parent calendar listing.