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

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 Santa Meals
Ann Arbor Gingerbread Events
Ann Arbor Christmas Shows
Ann Arbor Holiday Crafts
Tree Lightings and Parades
Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Farms
Holiday Movies in the Theater
Ann Arbor Nutcracker Performances
Ann Arbor Santa Sightings

Sponsored Events

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

A2SO Holiday Pops
December 14, 2018

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Greenfield Village Holiday Nights
November 30, December 1-2, 7-9, 13-16, 18-23, 26-27

Holiday Nights

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

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All Ann Arbor Christmas Events

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Date/Time Event
🎟
12/13/2018
3:00pm-7:00pm
Gingerbread Workshop
at Dexter Creamery, Dexter Michigan
💙🆓
12/13/2018
5:30pm-8:30pm
Gingerbread Decorating with Rob & his Mom
at Go! Ice Cream, Ypsilanti Michigan
💙🆓
12/13/2018
6:00pm-8:00pm
Live Santa Call In Show
💙🎟
12/13/2018
6:30pm-10:00pm

Holiday Nights


at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Check out our 10 Tips for Holiday Nights from 2017. Read our past...Read More
12/13/2018
7:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
💙🆓
12/13/2018
7:30pm
Depot Town Big Band Deck the Hall
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI

Friday, December 14, 2018

Date/Time Event
🎟
12/14/2018
12:00pm-7:00pm
Gingerbread Workshop
at Dexter Creamery, Dexter Michigan
💙🎟
12/14/2018
6:30pm-10:00pm

Holiday Nights


at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Check out our 10 Tips for Holiday Nights from 2017. Read our past...Read More
12/14/2018
7:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
💙🆓
12/14/2018
7:30pm-9:00pm
A Holiday Celebration Concert
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
💙🎟
12/14/2018
7:30pm
The Elves & the Schumachers
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/14/2018
8:00pm

Holiday Pops


at Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor Michigan
Featuring your holiday favorites! Start your weekend with a festive mix of orchestra and voice, classical and pops at this annual A2SO tradition. It is the perfect way to welcome in this holiday season. Bring your family and friends for an evening of good music-making with some of our area's...Read More

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙
12/15/2018
9:00am-2:00pm
Breakfast with Santa
at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/15/2018
9:30am-1:00pm
UM Women's Basketball with Santa
at Crisler Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
12/15/2018
10:00am-12:00pm
Kids Club: Christmas Frame
at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/15/2018
10:00am-11:30am
LHS Bands Holiday Cookie Walk
at Lincoln High School, Ypsilanti Michigan
💙🆓
12/15/2018
10:00am-2:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
🎟
12/15/2018
10:30am-12:00pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙
12/15/2018
12:00pm-2:00pm
A Visit with Father Christmas
at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/15/2018
12:00pm-2:00pm
Disney Junior Holiday Play Date
at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
12/15/2018
12:00pm-3:00pm
Free Photos with Santa
at Gene Butman Ford, Ypsilanti Michigan
🎟
12/15/2018
12:00pm-7:00pm
Gingerbread Workshop
at Dexter Creamery, Dexter Michigan
💙
12/15/2018
12:00pm-2:00pm
Santa is Coming to Salt Springs
at Salt Springs Brewery, Saline Michigan
💙🎟
12/15/2018
12:00pm-1:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙🆓
12/15/2018
1:00pm-3:00pm
MAKEbreak: Holiday T-Shirts
at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
12/15/2018
2:00pm-3:00pm
Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/15/2018
2:00pm-3:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙🎟
12/15/2018
3:00pm
The Elves & the Schumachers
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/15/2018
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
💙🎟
12/15/2018
6:30pm-10:00pm

Holiday Nights


at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Check out our 10 Tips for Holiday Nights from 2017. Read our past...Read More
💙
12/15/2018
6:30pm-8:30pm
The Nutcracker
at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
💙🎟
12/15/2018
7:00pm
The Nutcracker
at Saline High School, Saline Michigan
💙🎟
12/15/2018
7:30pm
The Elves & the Schumachers
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙
12/16/2018
9:30am-1:00pm
Breakfast with Santa
at Weber’s Restaurant, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/16/2018
10:00am-1:00pm
Santa Brunch
at Polo Fields Country Club, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/16/2018
10:30am-12:00pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
🎟
12/16/2018
12:00pm-7:00pm
Gingerbread Workshop
at Dexter Creamery, Dexter Michigan
💙🎟
12/16/2018
12:00pm-1:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
🆓
12/16/2018
1:00pm-2:00pm
Drawing for Kids: Holiday Foil Drawings
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/16/2018
1:00pm-3:00pm
Holiday Open House & Gingerbread Firehouse Contest
at Michigan Firehouse Museum, Ypsilanti MI
💙🆓
12/16/2018
1:00pm-3:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/16/2018
1:00pm
Tea with the Cast of Nutcracker
at Saline High School, Saline Michigan
💙🆓
12/16/2018
1:30pm
It's a Wonderful Life - Holiday Classic Film Series
at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
💙🎟
12/16/2018
2:00pm-3:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙🎟
12/16/2018
2:00pm
The Elves & the Schumachers
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/16/2018
3:00pm
The Nutcracker
at Saline High School, Saline Michigan
💙
12/16/2018
4:00pm-6:00pm
Santa at the Pub
at Connor O’Neills, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/16/2018
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
💙🎟
12/16/2018
6:30pm-10:00pm

Holiday Nights


at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Check out our 10 Tips for Holiday Nights from 2017. Read our past...Read More

Monday, December 17, 2018

Date/Time Event
12/17/2018
7:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙
12/18/2018
5:00pm-7:00pm
Santa is Coming to Salt Springs
at Salt Springs Brewery, Saline Michigan
💙🎟
12/18/2018
6:30pm-10:00pm

Holiday Nights


at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Check out our 10 Tips for Holiday Nights from 2017. Read our past...Read More
12/18/2018
7:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Date/Time Event
🎟
12/19/2018
3:00pm-7:00pm
Gingerbread Workshop
at Dexter Creamery, Dexter Michigan
💙🎟
12/19/2018
6:30pm-10:00pm

Holiday Nights


at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Check out our 10 Tips for Holiday Nights from 2017. Read our past...Read More
12/19/2018
7:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Date/Time Event
🎟
12/20/2018
3:00pm-7:00pm
Gingerbread Workshop
at Dexter Creamery, Dexter Michigan
💙🎟
12/20/2018
6:30pm-10:00pm

Holiday Nights


at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Check out our 10 Tips for Holiday Nights from 2017. Read our past...Read More
12/20/2018
7:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan

Friday, December 21, 2018

Date/Time Event
🎟
12/21/2018
12:00pm-7:00pm
Gingerbread Workshop
at Dexter Creamery, Dexter Michigan
💙🎟
12/21/2018
6:30pm-10:00pm

Holiday Nights


at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Check out our 10 Tips for Holiday Nights from 2017. Read our past...Read More
12/21/2018
7:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
💙🎟
12/21/2018
7:30pm
The Elves & the Schumachers
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙🆓
12/22/2018
10:00am-2:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
12/22/2018
11:00am-2:00pm
Santa Visits Yankee Air Museum
at Yankee Air Museum, Belleville Michigan
🎟
12/22/2018
12:00pm-7:00pm
Gingerbread Workshop
at Dexter Creamery, Dexter Michigan
💙
12/22/2018
1:00pm-2:30pm
All Ages Holiday Gnomes
at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/22/2018
2:30pm-6:00pm
UM Men's Basketball with Santa
at Crisler Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/22/2018
3:00pm
The Elves & the Schumachers
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/22/2018
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
💙🎟
12/22/2018
6:30pm-10:00pm

Holiday Nights


at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Check out our 10 Tips for Holiday Nights from 2017. Read our past...Read More
💙🎟
12/22/2018
7:30pm
The Elves & the Schumachers
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Date/Time Event
🎟
12/23/2018
12:00pm-7:00pm
Gingerbread Workshop
at Dexter Creamery, Dexter Michigan
💙🎟
12/23/2018
2:00pm
The Elves & the Schumachers
at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/23/2018
6:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
💙🎟
12/23/2018
6:30pm-10:00pm

Holiday Nights


at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Check out our 10 Tips for Holiday Nights from 2017. Read our past...Read More

Monday, December 24, 2018

Date/Time Event
12/24/2018
7:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
12/25/2018
6:30pm-10:00pm

Holiday Nights


at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Check out our 10 Tips for Holiday Nights from 2017. Read our past...Read More
12/25/2018
7:00pm-10:00pm
Wayne County Lightfest
at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
12/26/2018
6:30pm-10:00pm

Holiday Nights


at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
Disclosure: The Henry Ford has sponsored this event listing for extra promotion. Holiday Nights is our family's favorite holiday tradition. We love visiting each year and seeing our favorite houses and finding a new place to explore. Check out our 10 Tips for Holiday Nights from 2017. Read our past...Read More

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Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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