42nd Annual Noel Night Takes Over Midtown Saturday Night

There are several things Detroiters look for to signify the start of the holiday season, and nothing’s more festive than Midtown’s annual holiday celebration – Noel Night! The 42nd annual Noel Night is happening this Saturday night, December 6, ­­­­from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Midtown.

Over 70 businesses and institutions will open up while streets are filled with horse-drawn carriage rides and hundreds of performances! Detroit establishments like the Detroit Institute of Art, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum and the Detroit Public Library are getting in the holiday spirit by offering free admission to Noel Night guests. And of course there will be the traditional community sing-along on Woodward led by the Salvation Army Band.

Worried about parking? It does get crowded, so try to get there early. There are plenty of places to park in area lots, and there will be a shuttle service to take you to participating venues.

There are SO many events and activities happening during Noel Night, but here is our list of must-sees. You can find a complete schedule for the evening here.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Enjoy a holiday bake sale and craft activities for your children at the Park Shelton. While you’re there, pick up your tickets for a horse-drawn carriage ride: $5 for children and $7 for adults!

Food Truck Rally

With all the walking and merriment, you’re going to work up an appetite! Stop by The Scarab Club for a food truck rally and live performances while the kids visit with Santa and make crafts!

Mosaic Youth Theater Performance

The youth development commission will offer crafts, face and nail art, a pop-up holiday bazaar and refreshments, as well as a Mosaic Youth Theater Performance at 7:30 p.m.  

The Model D House

Stop by the Model D House for drinks and dancing with Cass Corridor Collective playing an eclectic mix of hits and holiday classics!

Cinema Detroit

Enjoy some of your favorite Christmas movies, hot drinks and delicious baked goods at Cinema Detroit. 

Community Sing-along

The community sing-along is a long-standing Noel Night tradition! Join the Salvation Army Band and hundreds of other Detroiters!


What events are you going to make sure you see on Noel Night? Let us know in the comment section!

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