DEARBORN – The Henry Ford presents its annual Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village on select evenings from Dec. 1 to 27.
The event runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14 to 16, 18 to 23, 26 and 27. Tickets are $17 for adult members and $12.75 for youth members, $20 for adult non-members and $15 for youth non-members, and free for children 4 and under.
To purchase tickets, call 313-982-6001 or go to www.thehenryford.org.
Holiday Nights transforms Greenfield Village into a holiday scene from the 19th and 20th centuries. Streets are lit by the soft glow of lanterns leading visitors into the historic homes decorated for the season and filled with the scents of evergreen and freshly baked holiday treats.
Visitors can take a ride in a Model T or on a horse-drawn carriage complete with caroling. They also can stop by the Robert Frost home to visit with Santa and his reindeer.
Visitors can lace up their skates and take a turn or two on the village’s ice skating rink. Traditional holiday tunes will echo through the air as Victorian-era carolers stroll through the village and the Dodworth Saxhorn Band serenades visitors down Main Street.
Food stations will be planted along the paths and filled with historically-inspired seasonal treats, including freshly-roasted chestnuts, hot apple cider and cocoa.
Visitors can join the procession from Martha-Mary Chapel to Town Hall for a fireworks finale accompanied by a sing-along of familiar holiday tunes.
Guests looking to spend some extra time with Old Saint Nick can do so during the Supper with Santa dinner package. 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.
A casual holiday turkey meal, arts and crafts and storytelling will be offered, and before heading into Holiday Nights, Santa will make a tableside visit to wish each child a merry Christmas. Tickets for this package are $40 for adult members and $28.75 for youth members ages 5 to 12, $43 for adult non-members and $31 for youth non-members. Tickets for children ages 4 and under are $12.50.
For the adults, historic Eagle Tavern also offers a seated dinner package. Live period music sets the tone for a holiday feast, featuring roasted rib of beef, squash soup, roasted chicken with apricot sauce, ginger cake with vanilla sauce and more.
The dinner package — which is available every night of the program — offers 5 and 8 p.m. seating and includes admission to Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. Tickets are $72 for adult members and $67.75 for youth members, $75 for adult non-members and $70 for youth non-members.
To purchase tickets for both Supper with Santa and the Eagle Tavern dinner package, call 313-982-6001 or go to www.thehenryford.org.