Enjoy the Traditions of Christmas Past at Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

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Holiday Nights runs December 2-3, 9-10, 16-23 and 26-27, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Town Hall decorated for Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

It’s a winter wonderland of Christmas traditions at Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. Come discover why in 2009, USA Today listed this event as part of their top ten holiday destinations for the family. Holiday Nights runs December 2-3, 9-10, 16-23 and 26-27, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Ticket prices are $14.50 for adult members and $12.75 for youth members, $17 for adult non-members and $15 for youth non-members. Children four and under are free. To purchase tickets, call (313) 982-6001 or visit http://www.thehenryford.org.

Weekend nights in December, Greenfield Village is illuminated with more than 350 illuminated lanterns that line the paths leading to 300 years of Christmas traditions. With the Holiday Nights activities named after famous Christmas songs and sayings, start with “Oh, Bring Us a Figgy Pudding” as the aroma of holiday cooking draws you to the Ford Home, McGuffey Birthplace, Adams Family Home and more. “Deck the Halls” with festive decorations at Cohen Millinery, Grimm Jewelry Store, Sarah Jordan Boarding House and the Wright Brothers Home.

Go “Over the River and Through the Woods” on one of the free, historic rides like a Model T, the 1913 Herschell-Spillman Carousel and the horse-drawn wagon. “Troll the Ancient Yuletide Carol” with live musical performances throughout the village including caroling quartets, bands and fiddlers. Follow the bellowing “Ho, Ho, Ho’s” toward the Frost Home to visit Santa and his reindeer as “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” “Find Tidings of Comfort and Joy” with many holiday displays at Cotswold Cottage, the Tintype Studio, Richart Wagon Ship and Smiths Creek Depot. Finally, brush up your “Fa La La La La’s” and end your evening on the Village Green with the grand finale processional, festive sing-along and beautiful winter fireworks display.

“Have a Cup of Cheer” with some hot chocolate or other tasty beverages. Fill up on Pork and Apple Stew at the Central Market on State Street, chestnuts or fresh-carved roast beef near Cohen Millinery and the Heinz House, some sweets at Sir John Bennett’s, or snacks and food at A Taste of History or Village Pavilion.

Back again is the ever-popular family dining package, Supper with Santa. A special ticket price combines dinner and Holiday Nights admission, and begins with a horse-drawn wagon ride to A Taste of History restaurant inside Greenfield Village. Enjoy a casual holiday turkey meal, arts and crafts and storytelling – and before heading into Holiday Nights, Santa himself will make a tableside visit to wish each child a Merry Christmas. Tickets are $37.50 for adult members and $28.75 for youth members ages 5-12, $40 for adult non-members and $31 for youth non-members. Tickets for all children ages four and under are $12.50.

For the adults, historic Eagle Tavern also offers an exclusive, sophisticated seated dinner package. Live period music sets the tone for a delectable holiday feast, featuring roasted rib of beef, squash soup, roasted chicken with cherry sauce, gingerbread cake with maple glaze and more. The dinner package, which is available every night of the program, offers 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. seating and includes admission to Holiday Nights. Tickets are $66.50 for adult members and $64.50 for youth members, $69 for adult non-members and $67 for youth non-members. To purchase tickets for both Supper with Santa and the Eagle Tavern dinner package, call (313) 982-6001 or visit http://www.thehenryford.org.

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