Enjoy a Magical Holiday Stroll at Canterbury Village

The quaint village is decked out in Christmas spirit this season with carolers, holiday characters and much more.

Grab your kiddos and don your warmest winter gear, then head to Canterbury Village to immerse your family in a charming winter wonderland. 

Quick details about the Holiday Stroll

  • Dates: Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 21-23
  • Hours: 5-8 p.m. 
  • Cost: $23/person. Children under 2 years old and military/veterans are free, but a small service fee will apply. Use online code “SANTA” to save $5 on Sunday nights. 
  • Parking: $5. Parking fees will be charged ahead of time online when you purchase tickets. 

At Canterbury Village’s annual Holiday Stroll, families can explore a picturesque village that is illuminated by nearly a million twinkling lights. A seven-minute choreographed light show and live Christmas music performances sung by professional carolers are sure to get the entire family in a fun and festive mood. 

Once your little ones are brimming with Christmas spirit, stroll through the village to meet some of your kids’ favorite characters, including Frosty, Buddy The Elf, The Grinch, Olaf, Jack Frost, Anna and Elsa and, of course, Santa Claus! 

Photo credit: Janis Martin

Visits with Santa will be documented with free photos taken by professional photographers. Santa will also have his personal mailbox on site, so be sure to have your kiddo write up a holiday wish list before you arrive so they can send it straight to the North Pole. 

The outdoor event is full of magical holiday fun, but it is also full of all the chilly weather that makes the holiday season in the Midwest so special. Be sure to bundle up with heavy coats, gloves and mittens, hats, scarves and all the cozy gear you love so you can focus on making family memories — not on whether you can feel your fingers and toes! 

The Holiday Stroll begins at 5 p.m., but Canterbury Village is also open from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekends. If you choose to arrive early, here are some more festive activities for families to enjoy:

Other things to do at Canterbury Village

Photo credit: Janis Martin

  • Get some holiday shopping done at the boutique Shops at Canterbury. You can also find seasonal gifts at the vendor market in the Village Pavilion. The pavilion has an indoor carousel and arcade to keep the kiddos occupied while you shop. 
  • Enjoy seasonal treats at the Village Smokehouse & Bakery, including hot cocoa and Grinch cake pops. 
  • Grab a warm beverage and cozy up around the fire pits on C-Pub Bar & Grille’s outdoor patio.

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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Metro Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for metro Detroit families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.


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