Family Fun Events Happening This Week

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. 2-Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Check back weekly for new events and family fun things to do. Still want more?

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

Free First Fridays at the Cranbrook Institute of Science [3]

Dec. 2, 2016

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

MASCO Corporation Foundation sponsors this event, which gives families the chance to visit the museum at no cost. There are fees for planetarium and bat shows.

Wixom Holiday Markt at Sibley Sqaure Park [4]

Dec. 2-3, 2016

  • Address: Sibley Square Park, 48900 Pontiac Trail, Wixom
  • Time: 5-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday
  • Admission: Free

Experience all the sights, sounds and smells of an old-world market. There are crafts, strolling carolers and more – plus kids can visit with Santa.

Novi Equestrian Expo at the Suburban Collection Showplace [5]

Dec. 2-4, 2016

  • Address: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi
  • Time: 2-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $10/12-plus, $5/6-11, free/5 and under, $5/park

Horse lovers are in luck! This annual event returns to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi this weekend.

Hometown Holiday in Downtown Chelsea [6]

Dec. 2-4, 2016

  • Address: Downtown and Southtown areas, Chelsea
  • Time: 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday, 12:30-7 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free

It’s year 30 of this annual holiday shebang in Chelsea, which features a tree lighting, gingerbread house decorating, a carol concert and more.

Birmingham Winter Markt in Shain Park [7]

Dec. 2-4, 2016

  • Address: Shain Park, Merrill Street, downtown Birmingham
  • Time: 3-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free

European food and drink, handcrafted gifs, horse-drawn carriage rides and more are in store in downtown Birmingham this weekend.

Heritage Holidays at the Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center [8]

Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2016

  • Address: Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center, 64162 Kunstman Road, Ray
  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Admission: $5/person, $10/park

The park is transformed into a holiday wonderland with lights and vintage displays. Santa will be there, too.

Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village [9]

Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 20-23, 26-30, 2016

  • Address: Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Time: 6:30-10 p.m.
  • Admission: $26/adults, $19.50/kids 3-11, free/2 and under, $6/park

Greenfield Village’s annual event features live caroling, light displays, horse-drawn carriage rides and more for families.

Noel Night in Midtown Detroit [10]

Dec. 3, 2016

  • Address: Midtown area, Detroit
  • Time: 5-10 p.m. Saturday
  • Admission: Free

More than 70 Detroit spots waive admission fees for visitors. Plus, you’ll see live performances, enjoy carriage rides and more.

Berkley Hometown Holidays [11]

Dec. 3, 2016

  • Address: Downtown area, Berkley
  • Time: 12:30-8 p.m. Saturday
  • Admission: Free

Trolley rides, carolers, a petting zoo, parade, visits with Santa and more is in store for families in downtown Berkley.

Holly Dickens Festival [12]

Dec. 3-4 and 10-11, 2016

  • Address: Downtown area, Holly
  • Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free

The fun kicked off last weekend – and continues till Dec. 11. Year 43 features Dickens characters, a lighted parade, carriage rides and more.


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