Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit

Whether you're looking for family things to do in Detroit, searching for stuff in Ann Arbor or simply looking for fun activities for families, we've got you covered.

There are tons of activities in metro Detroit and beyond that appeal to kids of all ages. It can be hard to keep up with all the fun activities for families that are happening in southeast Michigan, so let us help you plan your week!

Take a look at the top events happening this weekend – Friday, Dec. 7-Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. Check back weekly for new events and family fun things to do.

Still want more? Take a look at our calendar of events!

Note: Things change, so be sure to call ahead before attending any of these events or performances.

Jingle Jury at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill

Dec. 6-9, 2018

  • Address: The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 50400
  • Time: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $12/person
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Jim Dandy is on trial for calling Christmas spirit “a lot of nonsense” and it’s up to the toymaker to find out why he’s acting so odd.

Winter Wonderland in Troy

Dec. 7, 2018

  • Address: Troy City Hall, Troy Public Library, Troy Community Center
  • Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

Find inflatables, musical performances, indoor swimming, a tree lighting ceremony, winter treats and more.

MASCO Free First Friday at the Cranbrook Institute of Science

Dec. 7, 2018

  • Address: Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
  • Time: 5-10 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

Thanks to the MASCO Corporation Foundation, families can enjoy free admission to this Oakland County museum.

Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market at the Northville Community Center

Dec. 7-9, 2018

  • Address: Northville Community Center, 303 W. Main St.
  • Time: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $4/person, free/12 and under

This annual holiday show is ranked as one of the top 50 in the country. Hit it up for some unique holiday goodies.

Holiday Ice Festival in Ferndale

Dec. 8, 2018

  • Address: Downtown area, Ferndale
  • Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

Ice sculptures, live ice carving displays, hayrides and more is in store for families this weekend.

Super Sprouts Workshop: Gingerbread-style House at English Gardens

Dec. 8, 2018

  • Address: Locations in Clinton Township, Dearborn Heights, Eastpointe, Royal Oak and West Bloomfield
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Admission: $5/person

Registration is required for this once-a-month workshop at English Gardens. This month, kids ages 2-12 can build their very own gingerbread house!

Stories and Dances of the Ho-Chunk Nation at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Dec. 8-9, 2018

  • Address: Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave.
  • Time: 2 p.m.
  • Admission: Free with museum admission: free/Macomb, Oakland and Wayne county residents, $6-$14/others

Reg Pettibone and his family dance, sing and display artifacts from the Native American Ho-Chunk Nation.

Woodward Wonderland at the Detroit Film Theatre at the DIA

Dec. 8-9, 2018

  • Address: Detroit Film Theatre at the DIA, 5200 Woodward Ave.
  • Time: 7 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $10-$20

Metro Detroit is full of holiday traditions. Experience them all at this “distinctively Detroit” musical performance.

Reindeer Days at the Heritage Park Petting Farm

Dec. 8-9, 2019

  • Address: Heritage Park Petting Farm, 12803 Pardee Road, Taylor
  • Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Admission: $5 (cash only)

Visit the animals at the petting farm and enjoy a few North Pole visitors, too.

Jingle Journey in Mount Clemens

Dec. 9, 2018

  • Address: Anton Art Center, Crocker House Museum and the Michigan Transit Museum
  • Time: 1-4 p.m.
  • Admission: Entry fees apply at each location

A free shuttle bus takes visitors to the area’s museums, which are offering holiday activities for families on Sunday.