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Noel Night in Midtown Detroit

The Midtown family tradition celebrates its 42nd anniversary year on Dec. 6, 2014. Visit for free admission to museums, cultural fun, ice carving, live entertainment and more.

Free cultural experiences, shimmering icy art and music in the frosty air are all on tap to mark 42 years of Noel Night, a Midtown Detroit tradition.  This festive "open house" – featuring family craft activities, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice-carving, dance, theater and tons more – happens from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.

Over 70 area institutions are opening their doors to the public. You'll find fun at the 71 Garfield Building. This cool renovated mixed-arts space, home to artists' lofts and studios, will have warm beverages at Socra Tea Detroit and chance to create your own holiday tile at Sugar Hill Clay.

Beyond shops, as always, you'll get free reign of tons of museums and cultural institutions. Explore the fun at favorite regulars like the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Public Library and much more. Theaters and dozens of other lures also join the mix.

As for entertainment? There's hardly a dull moment! Throughout the night, amid various venues, you'll find performances by music, theater and dance groups.

Families can marvel at the ice carving displays crafted by local Detroit college art students in the "Ice Scraper Challenge," collaborating with demos from ice sculptor, Ice Guru.

And, at the end of the night, the entire festival community joins a carol sing-along on Woodward Avenue, led by the Salvation Army band – a beloved annual spectacle.

So don't miss out! Wander around and join the Noel Night celebration in Midtown Detroit's Cultural Center area – primarily between Cass, John R, Kirby and Willis streets. A PDF map can be found on the event's website.

Check out the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2014 Noel Night in Midtown, Detroit

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