Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah & Ramadan at Greenfield Village

Greenfield Village’s Christmas featuring Charles Dickens is the place to experience the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas and learn about traditions old and new. In addition to the annual Christmas Walk with lessons on Victorian holiday celebrations, you can also catch a performance of “A Christmas Carol,” ice skate by twinkling lights, and ride in a real Model T. The historic village is decked out for the holidays through New Year’s Day.

In addition to Christmas, you can also witness holiday traditions from many faiths and cultures at Greenfield Village. The Ramadan Celebration offers traditional food, dancing, and storytelling in honor of Islam’s holy month. You can also experience Hanukkah celebrations with the lighting of the menorah. Greenfield Village makes the season bright for all.

Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: (313) 982-6001

Marvel at “The Magic of Lights” at Ford Wyoming Drive-In

Holiday light displays are always fun no matter your age, and the Magic of Lights at Ford Wyoming Drive-In theater takes it to the next level. This two-mile drive-through light show lets you take in the sights from the comfort of your own car. With over 5 million LED lights programmed to holiday tunes on the radio and gigantic 3D displays like the 200-foot long tunnels, this is a Dearborn tradition everyone should check out.

Address: 10400 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: 734-844-5000

Bundle up for Winterfest at The Henry Ford

Winterfest at The Henry Ford runs November through January and turns the iconic museum and Greenfield Village historic district into a winter wonderland. You can lace up your skates and take a spin on the real ice skating rink, then warm up with hot cocoa. Catch a horse-drawn carriage ride, see Model Ts festooned with lights, and enjoy seasonal crafts and activities indoors. Getting into the holiday spirit has never been so fun.

Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: (313) 982-6001

Experience Noel Night Around Greenfield Village

Noel Night is a beloved Detroit tradition, with free admission to many museums and cultural institutions. Dearborn puts its own spin on it with Noel Night Around Greenfield Village. Historic homes like the Wright brothers’ house are dressed up for a Victorian Christmas, complete with roasted chestnuts and carolers. You can also take part in DIY craft classes, free ice skating, live reindeer visits, and more.

Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: (313) 982-6001

See A Christmas Carol at the Dearborn Historical Museum

The Dearborn Historical Museum puts on an annual performance of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. See a 19th century version of the tale performed in the commandant’s quarters of the former Dearborn Arsenal. Shows typically run on weekends in December.

Address: 915 Brady St, Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: (313) 565-3000

Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving morning marks another time-honored tradition in Detroit: the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. Though it’s held in the Motor City, Dearborn families often make the trek downtown to see the floats, balloons, marching bands, performers, and that jolly man in the red suit. Bundle up, grab some hot cocoa, and secure your perfect viewing spot.

Parade Route: Runs along Woodward Ave. from Kirby St. to Congress St.

Ring in the New Year at Dearborn’s First Night Celebration

Dearborn hosts an alcohol-free First Night event to give the whole family a way to celebrate the new year. Starting in the early afternoon, you’ll find live music and entertainment, inflatable rides, ice skating, arts & crafts, and a fireworks finale when the clock strikes midnight. It’s held in multiple locations around Dearborn.

Event Locations: Henry Ford Centennial Library, Dearborn Administrative Center, The Henry Ford, Dearborn Historical Museum

Rent With Charter Bus Dearborn To Hit Every Attraction

Dearborn has so much holiday cheer to offer, you’ll want to take it all in. Avoid the hassle of driving and parking yourself and keep your group together on a charter bus from Charter Bus Dearborn. Our clean, comfortable fleet features amenities like cushy reclining seats, climate control, TVs, and WiFi. Your professional driver will expertly navigate Dearborn’s streets so you don’t have to. Call 313-209-8424 or request a quote online today to reserve your holiday bus rental!