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Things to do in December
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12 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This December

Published November 29, 2018 by

Looking for festive things to do this month? Checkout these entertainment, dining, shopping and holiday events around Metro Detroit this December.

By Cassie Kunze

December is just around the corner and it is the perfect time to plan activities with your family and loved ones. Whether you are looking for a horse-drawn carriage or a Broadway show, Metro Detroit has it all this time of year.

Detroit Jingle Bell Run

Things to do in DecemberPhoto via Jing Bell Run's Facebook

Saturday, Dec. 1

The Corner Ballpark, Detroit

Support the Arthritis Foundation for the 2018 Detroit Jingle Bell Run 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at The Corner Ballpark in Detroit.

Detroit Urban Craft Fair

Things to do in DecemberPhoto via Urban Craft Fair's Facebook

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec.2

Masonic Temple

500 Temple St., Detroit

This annual alternative art show features over 100 handmade crafters. Take your family to enjoy the art and support small craft businesses this holiday season. Admission is $1.

46th Annual Noel Night

Things to do in DecemberPhoto via Annual Noel Night's Facebook

Saturday, Dec. 1

5-10 p.m.

Midtown District, Detroit

Get in the holiday spirit with the annual Noel Night! This free event offers many activities around Midtown, includinghorse-drawn carriage rides, ice sculpting and musical performances. Over 120 venues will open their doors for shopping, performances and dining. The event is free and open to the public.

The Book of Mormon

Things to do in DecemberPhoto via Book of Mormon's Facebook

Dec. 4-9

Tuesday-Saturday 8 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m.

Fisher Theatre

3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit

This nine-time Tony award-winningbest musical is back in town by popular demand. Get your tickets now to enjoy the show that is described by Entertainment Weekly as, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.”Tickets start at $39 on Ticketmaster. Visit broadwayindetroit.com for more information.

A Legendary Christmas Tour

Things to do in DecemberPhoto via A Legendary Christmas Tour's Facebook

Thursday, Dec. 6

8 p.m.

Fox Theatre

2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Singer John Legend is bringing his 25-date tour to Detroit to perform songs from his first Christmas album, “A Legendary Christmas.”The album is executive produced by Raphael Saadiq and was released in October. Tickets start at $49 on Ticketmaster. 

Meadow Brook Starlight Stroll

Things to do in DecemberPhoto via Meadow Brooke Hall's Facebook

Thursday, Dec. 6

7-10 p.m.

Meadow Brook Hall

350 Estate Drive, Rochester

Take your family to walk the halls of the historic Meadow Brook Hall. Enjoy the elegant decorations on a self-guided tour of the mansion.There will also be foodstations, live entertainment and dancing in the ballroom.Reservations are $100 per person.

All-Star Comedy Festival

Things to do in DecemberPhoto via All-Star Comedy Festival's Facebook

Saturday, Dec. 8

8 p.m.

Fox Theatre

2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Take your friends to see the hilarious Lavell Crawford, Earthquake, Nephew Tommy, John “Pops” Witherspoon, Rod Man and Dominique. Tickets start at $65 on Ticketmaster.

Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama

Things to do in DecemberPhoto via Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama's Facebook

Tuesday, Dec. 11

8 p.m.

Little Caesars Arena

2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit

FormerFirst LadyMichelle Obamais visitingDetroit during her 10-city tour across the U.S. to talk about her experiences growing up in Chicago and navigating the challenges of being a working mom.  The tour promotes her new memoir, “Becoming,” published in November by the Crown Publishing Group. Tickets start at $129 on Ticketmaster.

DIA Away: Belle Isle Holiday Stroll

Friday, Dec. 14

5-8 p.m.

Belle Isle Aquarium, Detroit

Take your family to enjoy hot cocoa, holiday music and winter-themed crafts at the Belle Isle Aquarium. Admission is free.

Angel Heart Christmas Charity Ball

Saturday, Dec. 15

Troy Community Center

3179 Livernois, Troy

This black-tie event hosted by the nonprofit AllNette supports children who have lost a parent or is in foster care. Get your tickets, starting at $40, to enjoy a night of delicious food and prizes.

A Christmas Story, The Musical”

Things to do in DecemberPhoto via A Christmas Story the Musical's Facebook

Dec. 20-22

Fox Theatre

2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Bring the whole family to enjoy the classic 1983 movie brought to life on stage as part of the Fox Theatre Series.Tickets start at $36 on Ticketmaster.

Detroit Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show

Things to do in DecemberPhoto via Arts & Crafts Shows Facebook

Sunday, Dec. 23

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Studio Center

23689 Industrial Park Drive, Farmington Hills

This is a perfect opportunity for any last-minute holiday shopping. Pick up handmade items by artists and crafters. A portion of proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Variety-the Children’s CharityDetroit. Admission is $3.

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