Christmas

Our Ann Arbor Christmas Guide will help you fit in all the fun local activities this holiday season. With family gatherings, holiday parties, shopping, and more, the holiday season is always busy. It’s a challenge to fit everything in.Ann Arbor Christmas Guide

Ann Arbor Christmas Lists

Our calendar is full of holiday events that it can be hard to find just the type of event that you are looking for. The lists below focus on a particular activity to help you find the most family fun this holiday season.

Sponsored Events

Check out these special holiday events from our sponsors. Don’t forget to reserve your space before they sell out!

Christmas Crafts

Christmas crafts are a great way to celebrate the season – and even provide some decorations for your home.

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
11/22/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
11/22/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
11/23/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
11/24/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
11/24/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
11/24/2017
7:00pm
Sing Along White Christmas
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
11/25/2017
11:00am-4:00pm
Santa Train
Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station, Clinton Michigan
11/25/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
11/25/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
11/26/2017
11:30am-4:00pm
Santa Visits Dixboro
Dixboro General Store, Ann Arbor Michigan
11/26/2017
12:00pm-4:00pm
Santa Train
Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station, Clinton Michigan
11/26/2017 - 12/19/2017
1:30pm
Elf - Holiday Classic Film Series
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
11/26/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
11/26/2017
5:00pm-6:00pm
Annual Tree Lighting Festival
Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
11/26/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
11/27/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
11/27/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
11/28/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
11/28/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
11/28/2017
7:00pm-8:00pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony
KeyBank, Saline Michigan
11/29/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
11/29/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
11/30/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
11/30/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
12/01/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
A Manor Christmas
Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/01/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
12/01/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
9th Annual KindleFest & Midnight Madness
Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/01/2017
6:00pm-8:30pm
Chelsea Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting & Santa Arrival
Downtown Chelsea, Chelsea Michigan
12/01/2017
6:00pm-7:00pm
Downtown Ypsilanti Tree Lighting
Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti Michigan
12/01/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
12/01/2017
6:30pm-10:00pm
Holiday Nights
Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
12/01/2017
6:30pm
Manchester Christmas Parade
Downtown Manchester, Manchester Michigan
12/01/2017
7:00pm-11:59pm
Festival of Trees
Wurster Park Manchester, Manchester Michigan
12/01/2017
7:00pm-11:59pm
Midnight Madness
Main Street Area, Ann Arbor MI
12/02/2017
8:30am-10:30am
Bruce's Breakfast with Santa
Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center, Chelsea Michigan
12/02/2017
9:00am-5:00pm
Christmas at the Mansion
Gordon Hall, Dexter Michigan
12/02/2017
9:00am-12:00pm
North Pole Breakfast
Pretzel Bell, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/02/2017
10:00am-1:00pm
Annual Downtown Home & Garden Christmas Party
Downtown Home & Garden, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/02/2017
10:00am-2:00pm
Santa Visits
Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/02/2017
11:00am-2:00pm
Holiday Hayride
Downtown Manchester, Manchester Michigan
12/02/2017
11:00am-1:00pm
Lunch with Santa
St Mary Parish Hall, Manchester Michigan
12/02/2017
11:00am-4:00pm
Santa Train
Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station, Clinton Michigan
12/02/2017
12:00pm-9:00pm
A Manor Christmas
Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/02/2017
1:30pm-2:30pm
Story Time with Mrs Claus
Proper Property Services, Manchester Michigan
12/02/2017
2:00pm-5:00pm
Carriage Rides
Downtown Manchester, Manchester Michigan
12/02/2017
2:00pm-4:00pm
The Nutcracker
Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/02/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
12/02/2017
3:00pm-4:00pm
Santa Meet & Greet
Downtown Manchester, Manchester Michigan
12/02/2017
4:30pm-6:30pm
Polar Express Pajama Movie Party
Manchester District Library, Manchester Michigan
12/02/2017
5:30pm-7:30pm
Saline's 42nd Annual Christmas Parade
Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
12/02/2017
6:00pm-9:00pm
13th Annual Chelsea Lights Parade
Downtown Chelsea, Chelsea Michigan
12/02/2017
6:00pm-8:00pm
Superior Township Christmas Tree Lighting
Old Township Hall, Ypsilanti Michigan
12/02/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
12/02/2017
6:30pm-10:00pm
Holiday Nights
Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
12/02/2017
7:00pm-11:59pm
Festival of Trees
Wurster Park Manchester, Manchester Michigan
12/02/2017
7:00pm-8:30pm
Manchester Christmas Tree Lighting
Wurster Park Manchester, Manchester Michigan
12/02/2017
7:00pm-9:00pm
The Nutcracker
Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/03/2017
9:00am-10:30am
Caring Santa
Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/03/2017
11:30am-4:00pm
Santa Visits Dixboro
Dixboro General Store, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/03/2017
12:00pm-4:00pm
A Manor Christmas
Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/03/2017
12:00pm-4:00pm
Country Christmas
Cobblestone Farm, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/03/2017
12:00pm-4:00pm
Santa Train
Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station, Clinton Michigan
12/03/2017
1:00pm-2:00pm
Painted Clay Holiday Magnets
Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/03/2017
1:00pm-3:00pm
Santa Visits
Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/03/2017
2:00pm-4:00pm
The Nutcracker
Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/03/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
12/03/2017
4:00pm-5:30pm
Ann Arbor Youth Chorale's 31st Annual Winter Concert!
Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/03/2017
6:00pm
Miracle on 34th Street - Holiday Classic Film Series
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
12/03/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
12/03/2017
6:30pm-10:00pm
Holiday Nights
Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
12/04/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
12/04/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
12/05/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
12/05/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
12/06/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
12/06/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
12/07/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
12/07/2017
4:30pm-5:30pm
PJs & Stories with Santa
Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
12/07/2017
6:00pm-8:00pm
Live Santa Call In Show
12/07/2017
6:00pm-7:00pm
PJs & Stories with Santa
Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
12/07/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
12/07/2017
7:30pm-8:30pm
PJs & Stories with Santa
Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
12/08/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
12/08/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
12/08/2017
6:30pm-10:00pm
Holiday Nights
Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
12/08/2017
7:00pm-8:45pm
The Nutcracker
George E. Potter Center, Jackson Michigan
12/08/2017
7:00pm-8:45pm
The Nutcracker
George E. Potter Center, Jackson Michigan
12/09/2017
10:00am-5:00pm
Kids Club: Gingerbread-style House
English Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/09/2017
10:00am-12:00pm
Kids Club: North Pole Photo Props
Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/09/2017
10:00am-2:00pm
Santa Visits
Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/09/2017
10:00am-1:30pm
Treasure Trail to Santa
Busch’s Saline, Saline Michigan
12/09/2017
10:00am
Woodland Wonderland
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/09/2017
11:00am-4:00pm
Santa Train
Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station, Clinton Michigan
12/09/2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
Free Photos with Santa
Gene Butman Ford, Ypsilanti Michigan
12/09/2017
1:00pm-3:00pm
MAKEbreak: Holiday T-Shirts
Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/09/2017
3:00pm-9:00pm
Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
12/09/2017
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
12/09/2017
6:30pm-10:00pm
Holiday Nights
Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
12/09/2017
6:30pm
The Nutcracker Presented by Academy of Russian Classical Ballet
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
12/09/2017
7:00pm-8:45pm
The Nutcracker
Chelsea High School, Chelsea Michigan
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