47th Annual Noel Night

The 47th annual Noel Night features more than 120 participating venues, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies, along with the area's historic churches, galleries, unique shops, nonprofit organizations, other arts, cultural and educational institutions, restaurants, bars and breweries, to name just a few. 

Noel Night is a Cultural Center-wide holiday open house that presents free activities including horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by over 200 area music, theatre, and dance groups, and other special performances. Free and open to the public!

Photos with Santa, 2pm-6pm

  • Crystal Gallery

Mosaic Youth Theatre: A Christmas Carol Detroit Film Theatre 3pm | 5:15pm

  • Detroit’s Mosaic Youth Theatre will introduce a new production of A Christmas Carol, a festive tale of redemption and compassion.

Aaron Jonah Lewis: Classic Fingerstyle Banjo Kresge Court 2pm | 4pm | 6pm

  • Detroit-based banjo virtuoso Aaron Jonah Lewis will perform holiday classics, and works by Joe Morley, an American composer who wrote miniature masterpieces for banjo during the 1920s and 30s.

Kevin Kammeraad and Friends present The Winter Wonderland Puppet Concert Lecture Hall, 1pm | 2:45pm | 4:45pm | 5:45pm

  • Start off the holiday season with a bang and join Kevin Kammeraad and his troupe of puppet characters in an interactive concert of holiday favorites and a few easy-to-learn originals. Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings performs Messiah and More Rivera Court, 5:45pm

Noel Night is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc., a nonprofit community development organization that supports economic growth in Detroit's Midtown district.