Noel Night

Noel Night

First Saturday in December
Noel Night is a community holiday celebration that takes place on the first Saturday of December in the University Cultural Center area of Detroit, Mich. The area encompasses such institutions as Wayne State University, museums devoted to art, science, history, and African-American history, and numerous churches, restaurants, and shops. The event area extends from Ferry Street to Willis Street on the north and south and from St. Antoine to Cass Avenue on the east and west, including the main thoroughfare Woodward Avenue, which is closed to automobile traffic during the festival.
Held annually since 1973, Noel Night offers dozens of unique holiday displays and activities, including horse-drawn carriage rides, a living nativity scene, musical and comedy performances, holiday lighting, and an ice sculpture competition. A community sing-a-long led by the Salvation Army Band concludes the festivities, which take place between 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Restaurants and street vendors offer holiday foods and refreshments, including soups, roasted almonds, and hot chocolate, and museums offer free admission during the festival.
CONTACTS:
University Cultural Center Association
4735 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
313-577-5088
www.detroitmidtown.com/05
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