Looking for fun ways to start the new year? Here are 11 things to do in Metro Detroit this January.
By Cassie Kunze
Thru Jan. 13
Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway St., Detroit
Filled with magic and adventure, this classic Broadway production is a must-see. Enjoy this family-favorite musical while it’s in town! Tickets start at $55 on Ticketmaster.
Friday, Jan. 11 from 5-10 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Explore downtown Plymouth for winter activities and life-sized ice sculptures and support local businesses. The event is free, and the ice sculptures are on display 24 hours a day. Visit plymouthicefestival.com for more information.
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township
The Russian National Ballet Theatre is in town for one night only to perform its rendition of the great love story “Swan Lake.” Tickets start at $20 and are available at macombcenter.com.
Fire & Ice Festival
Friday, Jan. 18 from 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Indulge at the TasteFest tent and partake in outdoor activities such as dog sledding, snowshoeing, ice sculpting and more. The event includes fireworks and fire pits to enjoy s’mores. Admission is free.
Little Caesars Arena
2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Experience the most prestigious ice-skating event in the United States this January in Detroit. The championships at Little Caesars Arena are co-chaired by local Olympian ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Local ice dancers Evan Bates and Madison Chock will also be competing. Tickets start at $15 for single sessions. Purchase at 2019uschampionships.com/tickets.
Friday, Jan. 18 at 10:45 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Be dazzled by the iconic music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. performed by Detroit’s own Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are available at dso.org.
1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
Detroit’s biggest auto event of the year is here! This will be the last auto show held in Detroit in the winter before it moves to June in 2020. This year, virtual reality and alternative fuel vehicles are expected to be the talk of the show. The black-tie Charity Preview will be held Jan. 18, and the public show with over 750 vehicles on display runs Jan. 19-27. Buy tickets at naias.com/tickets.
Jan. 25-Feb. 2
Join Ferndale for its 18th annual blues and music festival featuring local artists, musicians and businesses. All proceeds go to Ferndale Youth Assistance, a nonprofit that provides students with camp scholarships and tutors for schools. Admission is free. View the schedule at ferndalebluesfestival.org.
Friday, Jan. 25 2-8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m
Sunday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Ave., Novi
The Novi Home Show is the perfect resource for any home renovator looking for home improvement, decorating and landscaping services. Admission is $10 for adults. Children under 12 get in free. Purchase tickets at the event and visit novihomeshow.com for more information.
Noon to 5 p.m.
2000 Brush St., Detroit
Planning a wedding? The Ford Field Bridal Celebrations event hosted by The Knot is Detroit’s biggest bridal show. Choose from a variety of venues, DJs, makeup artists and more. Tickets are $12 presale and $15 the day of the event. Purchase here.
Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel
2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit
Dance through the night at Michael Jackson’s Tribute Show featuring the King of Pop’s greatest hits. Tickets start at $55 and are available at detroittheater.org.