Things to do in Metro Detroit this Weekend 12/9 to 12/12
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Things to do in Metro Detroit This Weekend 12/9 to 12/12

December 8, 2021

From the Shrine circus and Chevy Chase coming to town, to holly jolly activities at the Detroit Riverfront and trolley rides in Berkley, there are so many fun things to do in Metro Detroit this weekend.

By SEEN Contributors

Christmas Vacation Screening with Chevy Chase Live – Thursday, Dec. 9

Things to do in Metro Detroit this Weekend

Go to the Masonic Temple for a screening of Christmas Vacation where Chevy Chase is LIVE IN ATTENDANCE? Yes, please! It is one of the most beloved holiday movies of all time by people of all ages and eras. There are still some tickets available ranging from $49.50 to $75.

Masonic Temple
500 Temple St, Detroit
(313) 832-7100


Go to the Shrine Circus – Thursday – Sunday, Dec. 9 – 12

Things to do in Metro Detroit this December
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The circus is coming to town! Founded in Detroit in 1906, the Shrine Circus is a local family favorite, with attractions including aerial artists, tightrope acts and, for 2021, some never-before-seen performances. Get your tickets here.

Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Ave, Novi
(248) 348-5600


GRiZMAS Concert at the Masonic Temple – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 – 12

Things to do in Metro Detroit this Weekend Dec 9 to 12

Detroit electronic musician, producer and DJ, GRiZ, is back again with his 12 Day of GRiZMAS. This weekend you can catch him performing for the last 3 nights, and a portion of proceeds will benefit his charity partner Seven Mile, an organization offering afterschool and summer camp programming engaging local youth in musical and creative arts. Get tickets here

Masonic Temple
500 Temple St, Detroit, MI
(313) 832-7100

Holly Jolly Riverfront at Valade Park – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 – 12

Bundle up and get into the holiday spirit December 10, 11 and 12 on the Detroit Riverfront with live music, carolers, photo ops with Santa, wreath making activities for kids, bonfires, marshmallow roasting, and much more! In addition to oversized outdoor fires and marshmallow roasters along the riverfront, Winter at Valade will feature hot seasonal alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, delicious food, sledding, synthetic ice curling and great programming for all ages every weekend from December 10th-February 27th.These are the memory-makers you don’t want to miss!

Valade Park / Detroit Riverfront
2670 Atwater St, Detroit
(313) 656-2271

Berkley Holiday Shopping Trolley Rides – Saturday, Dec. 11

Things to do in Metro Detroit this Weekend 12/9 to 12/12

11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Enjoy a holiday shopping experience in downtown Berkley  that includes free trolley rides running along Coolidge and 12 mile road, plus kid-friendly activities and lots of surprises from the Berkley Merry Elves! There are great stores to check off everyone on your list, like Peninsula’s with Michigan themed gifts, artsy items from Vitrine, cool vintage at Sum Girls Boutique, and awesome kids toys at Catching Fireflies.

Downtown Berkley


A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage at the Fox – Saturday, Dec. 11

Showtimes at 12 P.M., 3:30 P.M., AND 7 P.M.

The 1965 television classic hits the stage for three performances that tell the story of how beloved Peanuts characters including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, and Linus uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

Fox Theatre
2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit
(313) 471-7000


Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl in Greektown, Detroit – Saturday, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18

Thins to do in Metro Detroit this Weekend 12/9 to 12/12

2:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Find your best ugly sweaters, holiday costume or onesies and go dashin’ through the bars this weekend!  Tickets include cover charge at each location, up to 50% off beer and well drinks, up to 25% off food, best-dressed contest, holiday themed drinks, staff to guide you through the bar crawl and much more. Tickets are $22.99 and are available here.

Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Detroit
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