This December, Ann Arbor has loads of opportunities for entertainment and fun for everyone! With special events and daily activities taking place all month long, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. From holiday happenings like Manchester’s Christmas in the Village and New Year's Eve parties in Ann Arbor to Dexter’s dazzling light parade and an annual music festival in Ypsilanti, you’ll find the Ann Arbor area is exactly where you want to be!
Chelsea’s Hometown Holiday Weekend
Become a part of a holiday tradition by attending the 33rd annual Chelsea Hometown Holiday weekend! Kick things off with the ceremonial tree lighting Friday night, followed by a weekend full of excitement and family fun. Enjoy cookie decorating and a special breakfast with Santa, in addition to a variety of returning holiday favorites such as the Artisan’s Holiday Show and Ballet Chelsea’s 22nd annual performance of The Nutcracker.
Explore Ann Arbor’s Kerrytown District during Kerrytown KindleFest. Known as Christkindlmarkt in Germany, this holiday shopping extravaganza will bring dozens of artisans selling handmade products, traditional food and sweet treats including bratwursts and roasted nuts, mulled wine, beer, fire pits to keep warm, plus family-friendly entertainment throughout the event! KindleFest coincides with Midnight Madness and Moonlight Madness, where numerous shops and eateries are open late and offering you special deals and discounts.
Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels 23rd Annual Holiday Home Tour
Get in touch with your holiday spirit by taking a tour of selected Ypsilanti homes, especially decorated for you to enjoy and admire for this holiday season! This year, the self-guided tour invites you inside four beautiful homes during this decades-old Ypsilanti holiday favorite. Attend the afterglow reception at the historic Michigan Firehouse Museum, where you’ll enjoy refreshments, live jazz, dancing, a silent auction, and so much more all in support of Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels.
First Fridays Ypsilanti
Downtown & Depot Town, Ypsilanti
Hometown Holiday 2019
23rd Annual Holiday Home Tour & Reception
Various Locations, Ypsilanti
Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn and Event Center
1917 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor
Manchester’s Christmas in the Village
Saline Christmas Parade
Dexter After Dark
A Man for Christmas: A Made for TV Musical Parody
Back Office Studio
13 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti
Dexter Daze Light Parade
Family Friendly Holiday Drag Queen Story Time & Show
201 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti
Bike Ypsi’s Annual Holiday Lights Ride
Cultural Q&A: Holidays and Celebrations
International House Ann Arbor
921 Church St., Ann Arbor
Michigan Kizomba Fusion Winterfest
The Dance Pavilion
1918 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti
View our full calendar of events here.
For all holiday happenings in the area, visit our holiday events calendar here.