Ah, date night. When you were actually dating, date night ideas came easy – because you could pick up and go with no problem. Now that you’re parents, date nights require a bit more planning – sitter, schedule coordination, etc. That’s where we come in.

We’ve rounded up some of the best date ideas in southeast Michigan – with loads of fun things for couples to do – so you don’t have to worry about where you should go for your next date night – or even a date day with your loved one.

Interested in adding some date night ideas to this roundup – or to our events calendar? Just email us all the details to calendar@metroparent.com or submit the event on our calendar page. Just a word of advice: Some of these date night ideas may require pre-registration.

Wayne County Lightfest

Now-Dec. 31, 2019

  • Address: 7651 Merriman Road, Westland
  • Time: 7-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Admission: $5/vehicle
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Straight No Chaser at the Fox Theatre

Dec. 6, 2019

Holiday Classics at the Penn Theatre

Dec. 6-8, 13-15, 19-20 and 21-22, 2019

Detroit Lions Watch Party at Beacon Park

Dec. 8, 2019

Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Fox Theatre

Dec. 13-15, 2019

  • Address: 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $34-plus
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Little Caesars Arena

Dec. 28, 2019

Bowling at Punch Bowl Social


  • Address: 1331 Broadway St., Detroit
  • Time: 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 a.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $10/hour 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $12/hour 5 p.m.-close
  • Contact and details: See the Punch Bowl Social website

Board Game Night at Rustic Leaf Brewing Company

Ongoing (every Tuesday)

Friday Night Live at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Ongoing (every Friday)