Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit quite like holiday spirits!
Join Campus Martius Park for Winter Magic Weekends, an event offering holiday drink tastings featuring festive twists on classic cocktails.
Tickets start at $20 per adults 21 and up and can be purchased on the Winter Magic Weekend website. The price includes four sample drink tickets, a commemorative glass, selfie station, complimentary coat check and live entertainment. Additional sample drink tickets and food will be available for purchase.
The holiday event runs from Nov. 19 – Dec. 17, every Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. – midnight, showcasing Detroit’s top bands, favorite foods and holiday beverages.
Coming up on December 9 and 10, travel south of the border for Feliz Navidad nights, serving up tacos, tequila, rum and fun! DJ Isaac will be spinning some sweet beats during the event.
The holiday celebration comes to a close with Home for the Holidays nights, on Dec. 16 and 17, featuring wine and craft beer and an ugly sweater party! Guests will enjoy wine and beer pairings, holiday ales and mulled wine. Nikki James, a local Detroit artist, will be crooning tunes throughout the night.
Each event kicks off at 7 p.m. and is housed inside a 10,000-square foot heated structure, with a view of the Campus Martius Park Christmas Tree and Ice Rink.
If you’re looking for holiday fun for the whole family, check out the Kidz Zone, every Sunday from noon – 4 p.m. in Cadillac Square. Fun, food and animated films are great for any child or the child-at-heart. Kids will be able to participate and enjoy hands-on creation stations, make-a-gift workstations and a winter magic maze. Short, animated films will be available with show times at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
While the whole family is together, be sure to stop by One Campus Martius (formerly the Compuware building) for a family picture with Santa Claus. Sunday hours are noon – 4 p.m. For a complete list of hours, refer to the Campus Martius Park website. Gather round Santa and share your holiday wishes. Enjoy a free “Santa selfie” or have your photo taken by a professional photographer. Photos start at $5 for a digital copy, $7 for print and $10 for both print and digital.
Don’t forget about the carriage rides and ice rink! Make the most of your time together as a family and enjoy some of Detroit’s most favorite winter traditions.
The Rink at Campus Martius Park is open on Sundays from noon – 8 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $7 for children and seniors; Skate rental is $3. For a complete list of hours, refer to the Campus Martius Park website.
Finally, take a magical ride in a one-horse open carriage ride and see the city sights. Sunday hours are noon – 6 p.m. with ticket prices starting at $10 per adult and $5 per child. For a complete list of hours, refer to the Campus Martius Park website.
There’s so much to do around downtown during the holidays. Whether you’re looking for a night out with friends or family fun, make the Motor City your next holiday destination.