Ann Arbor Christmas Guide

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

Note: The Christmas Guide is updated as new events are announced and added to our calendar. Check back through the season to find more fun events.


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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.

Ann Arbor Holiday Crafts
Ann Arbor Christmas Shows
Ann Arbor Gingerbread Events
Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Disposal Options
What's Open or Closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Ann Arbor Holiday Break Camp Guide
Ann Arbor Nutcracker Performances
Ann Arbor Santa Sightings
Ann Arbor Christmas Lights
Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Farms

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Christmas Crafts

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

Christmas Countdown- Christmas Origami
Bead Ornaments
Snowman Diaper Cake

All Ann Arbor Christmas Events

Friday, November 15, 2019

Date/Time Event
💙🆓
11/15/2019
7:00pm-9:00pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony
at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
11/17/2019
1:00pm-3:00pm
Holiday Gnome Workshop
at Maker Works, Ann Arbor Michigan

Friday, November 22, 2019

Date/Time Event
🆓
11/22/2019
5:00pm-8:00pm
Christmas Carnival
at KBK Garden Center, Saline Michigan

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Date/Time Event
💙🆓🎟
11/23/2019
11:00am-12:00pm
Holiday Craft Party
at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Date/Time Event
💙🆓
11/24/2019
6:00pm-7:00pm
Depot Town Tree Lighting
at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan

Friday, November 29, 2019

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
11/29/2019
7:30pm
DJ Whittington's Kook Kat: A Hip-Hop Panto
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
11/30/2019
3:00pm
DJ Whittington's Kook Kat: A Hip-Hop Panto
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
11/30/2019
7:30pm
DJ Whittington's Kook Kat: A Hip-Hop Panto
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Date/Time Event
🆓🎟
12/01/2019
9:00am-10:30am
Caring Santa
at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/01/2019
12:00pm-3:00pm
Circ Fundays: Frozen Funday
at The Circ Bar, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/01/2019
2:00pm
DJ Whittington's Kook Kat: A Hip-Hop Panto
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/01/2019
4:30pm
Sing Along White Christmas
at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
💙🆓
12/01/2019
5:00pm-7:00pm
Annual Tree Lighting Festival
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Date/Time Event
💙🆓
12/03/2019
6:00pm-7:00pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony
at KeyBank, Saline Michigan
💙🎟
12/03/2019
8:00pm-9:00pm
Season of Light
at EMU Science Complex, Ypsilanti Mi

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
12/05/2019
10:00am
A Christmas Carol
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
💙🎟
12/05/2019
6:30pm-10:00pm
Holiday Nights
at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
💙
12/05/2019
7:30pm-9:00pm
Saline Area Players presents “A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol “
at Fifth Corner, Saline Michigan

Friday, December 6, 2019

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
12/06/2019
10:00am
A Christmas Carol
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
💙🎟
12/06/2019
12:30pm
A Christmas Carol
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
💙🆓
12/06/2019
4:00pm-10:00pm
KindleFest & Midnight Madness
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
12/06/2019
5:30pm-6:30pm
Downtown Ypsilanti Tree Lighting
at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti Michigan
💙🎟
12/06/2019
6:00pm-8:00pm
Festive Friday
at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/06/2019
6:30pm-10:00pm
Holiday Nights
at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
💙🆓
12/06/2019
6:30pm
Manchester Christmas Parade
at Downtown Manchester, Manchester Michigan
💙🎟
12/06/2019
7:30pm
DJ Whittington's Kook Kat: A Hip-Hop Panto
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/06/2019
7:30pm-9:00pm
Saline Area Players presents “A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol “
at Fifth Corner, Saline Michigan

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
12/07/2019
9:00am-10:00am
Christmas Cookie & Plate Decorating Event
at My Urban Toddler Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
🆓
12/07/2019
9:00am-3:00pm
Festival of Trees
at Wurster Park Manchester, Manchester Michigan
💙🎟
12/07/2019
9:00am-12:15pm
Santa & Friends Series - Pancakes with Santa
at Pierce Lake Golf Course, Chelsea Michigan
💙🆓
12/07/2019
10:00am-1:00pm
21st Annual Downtown Home & Garden Christmas Party
at Downtown Home & Garden, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
12/07/2019
10:00am-1:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
12/07/2019
11:00am-4:00pm
Craft Show
at Maker Works, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/07/2019
11:00am-3:00pm
Reindeer Trail
at Wurster Park Manchester, Manchester Michigan
💙🆓
12/07/2019
12:00pm-4:30pm
Freighthouse Holiday Festival
at Ypsilanti Freighthouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
💙🆓
12/07/2019
12:30pm-2:30pm
Free Photos with Santa
at Gene Butman Ford, Ypsilanti Michigan
💙🎟
12/07/2019
12:30pm-2:00pm
Sugar Plum Tea
at Chelsea High School, Chelsea Michigan
💙🎟
12/07/2019
2:00pm
A Christmas Carol
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
💙🎟
12/07/2019
2:00pm-4:00pm
Ballet Chelsea's The Nutcracker
at Chelsea High School, Chelsea Michigan
💙🎟
12/07/2019
3:00pm
DJ Whittington's Kook Kat: A Hip-Hop Panto
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/07/2019
3:30pm-5:00pm
Saline Area Players presents “A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol “
at Fifth Corner, Saline Michigan
💙🆓
12/07/2019
5:30pm-9:00pm
Saline's 44th Annual Christmas Parade
at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
💙🆓
12/07/2019
6:00pm-9:00pm
15th Annual Chelsea Lights Parade
at Downtown Chelsea, Chelsea Michigan
💙🆓
12/07/2019
6:00pm-9:00pm
Milan Christmas Parade - Everything Old is New Again
at Downtown Milan, Milan Michigan
💙🆓
12/07/2019
6:00pm-8:00pm
Superior Township Christmas Tree Lighting
at Old Township Hall, Ypsilanti Michigan
💙🎟
12/07/2019
6:30pm-10:00pm
Holiday Nights
at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
💙🆓
12/07/2019
7:00pm-10:00pm
Christmas in Ida Parade
at Downtown Ida, Ida Michigan
💙🎟
12/07/2019
7:30pm
DJ Whittington's Kook Kat: A Hip-Hop Panto
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
12/08/2019
9:00am-10:00am
O Tannenbaum
at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
💙🎟
12/08/2019
10:30am-12:00pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙🎟
12/08/2019
11:00am-12:00pm
Christmas Cookie & Plate Decorating Event
at My Urban Toddler Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
12/08/2019
12:00pm-3:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/08/2019
12:00pm-1:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙🎟
12/08/2019
12:30pm-2:00pm
Sugar Plum Tea
at Chelsea High School, Chelsea Michigan
💙🎟
12/08/2019
2:00pm
A Christmas Carol
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
💙🎟
12/08/2019
2:00pm-4:00pm
Ballet Chelsea's The Nutcracker
at Chelsea High School, Chelsea Michigan
💙🎟
12/08/2019
2:00pm
DJ Whittington's Kook Kat: A Hip-Hop Panto
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/08/2019
2:00pm-3:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙🆓
12/08/2019
2:00pm-3:00pm
Tuba Christmas
at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
💙
12/08/2019
3:30pm-5:00pm
Saline Area Players presents “A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol “
at Fifth Corner, Saline Michigan
12/08/2019
4:00pm-5:30pm
33rd Annual Ann Arbor Youth Chorale Winter Concert!
at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/08/2019
6:30pm-10:00pm
Holiday Nights
at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
12/10/2019
8:00pm-9:00pm
Season of Light
at EMU Science Complex, Ypsilanti Mi

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
12/12/2019
4:30pm-5:30pm
PJs & Stories with Santa
at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
💙🎟
12/12/2019
6:00pm-7:00pm
PJs & Stories with Santa
at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
💙🎟
12/12/2019
6:30pm-10:00pm
Holiday Nights
at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
💙🎟
12/12/2019
7:30pm-8:30pm
PJs & Stories with Santa
at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI

Friday, December 13, 2019

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
12/13/2019
10:00am-12:00pm
Brunch with Snowman
at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/13/2019
6:00pm-8:00pm
Festive Friday
at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/13/2019
6:30pm-10:00pm
Holiday Nights
at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
💙🎟
12/13/2019
7:30pm
DJ Whittington's Kook Kat: A Hip-Hop Panto
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
12/14/2019
9:00am-12:15pm
Santa & Friends Series - Pancakes with Santa
at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
💙🆓
12/14/2019
10:00am-1:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/14/2019
10:30am-12:00pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙🆓
12/14/2019
11:00am-5:30pm
Tiny Expo: Indie Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/14/2019
12:00pm-1:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙🎟
12/14/2019
2:00pm-3:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙🎟
12/14/2019
3:00pm
DJ Whittington's Kook Kat: A Hip-Hop Panto
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/14/2019
4:00pm-6:00pm
Holiday Hustle
at Monument Park, Dexter Michigan
💙🎟
12/14/2019
5:00pm-7:00pm
S'mores and Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI

Did I miss any events? Add them in the comments or submit them to the events calendar yourself.

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