Things to do in Metro Detroit this Weekend 12/16 to 12/19
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Things to do in Metro Detroit this Weekend: 12/16 to 12/19

December 15, 2021

From shows by the iconic Isley Brothers and Gladys Knight, to the seasonal splendor of  Meadowbrook Hall, or ice skating in Detroit, there are so many fun things to do in Metro Detroit this weekend!

By SEEN Contributors

Sky Covington’s Tribute to Abby Lincoln – Thursday, Dec. 16

Get lost in the sounds of jazz great Abbey Lincoln (born Gaby Wooldridge) at Sky Covington’s Tribute to Abbey Lincoln at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, on December 16th for two shows at 8p and 10p.Tickets are priced at $30 and there is still time to attend!

Baker’s Keyboard Lounge
20510 Livernois, Detroit
(313) 345-6300


Holiday Lights on the Farm in Novi – Thursday, Dec. 16 through Monday, Dec. 20

Image courtesy of MSU Tollgate Farm

Enjoy some holiday cheer while supporting MSU’s Tollgate Farm. Cruise through the farm that has been decorated with holiday light displays and enjoy a cookie and hot cocoa in a to-go box you pick up upon entry. All proceeds support the farms continuous educational programming.  Pre-registration is required here and the cost is $10 per vehicle and $3 per cookie/cocoa kit.

MSU Tollgate Farm
28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi


The Isley Brothers and Gladys Knight – Friday, Dec. 17

Things to do in Metro Detroit this WeekendImage courtesy of 313 Presents

8:00 pm

This Friday, three legends are coming to town. Multiple Grammy winning soul and R&B artists the Isley Brothers and Gladys Knight will be performing their hits at the Fox!  Tickets start at $49.50.

Fox Theatre 
2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Holiday Walk at Meadowbrook Mansion – Thursday Dec. 16 through Thursday, Dec. 23

Things to do in Metro Detroit this Weekend 12/16 to 12/19© Theresa Finck Photography 2011, courtesy of Meadowbrook.org

Meadow Brook Hall’s annual Holiday Walk lets visitors take a self-guided tour of the holiday sights and decorations bedecking the historic, 110-room estate. Expect to see more than 50 awe-inspiring trees, including a 10-foot-tall Poinsettia tree created by 150 live plants. And don’t miss Winter Wonder Lights, the all-new outdoor light show that runs through Dec. 30 and features unique light displays across the grounds. Tickets are $12 for kids 12 and under and $22 for adults.

Meadowbrook Hall
350 Estate Dr, Rochester


Ice Skating at Campus Martius – Daily through Jan. 2

Ice skating in Campus Martius Park, one of the most picturesque places to skate in the country and a must-do activity during the holidays in Metro Detroit.  Under the lights of the Christmas tree and among the hustle and bustle of the city, you’ll be filled with holiday cheer. Open daily, skating is from $9 for kids and seniors, $8 for Military and First Responders, and $11 for adults. Skate rental is available for $5 per person.

The Rink at Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Cadillac Lodge x Bea’s

Things to do in Metro Detroit this WeekendImage courtesy of Decked Out Detroit

After your skating adventure, warm up by with food, drinks and games at the Cadillac Lodge x Bea’s pop-up. This heated tent gives all the cozy cabin vibes, complete with leather couches, lots of rustic wood and plaid and fun board games to play. This year they are featuring a create your own hot cocoa and coffee drinks station. Open Wednesday to Sunday every week through December 31.

Cadillac Lodge
60 Cadillac Square, Detroit


Do you know of fun or unique events happening around Metro Detroit? Comment below or send us an email to info@seenthemagazine.com with the subject “Things to do in Metro Detroit”.  Happy weekending!

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