Monday, November 26, 2012

FREE 40th Annual Noel Night 12/1 5-9pm

Don't miss the 40th anniversary of this yearly Detroit event...

The 40th annual Noel Night will take place on Saturday, December 1st, 2012, from 5:00pm-9:30pm in Midtown Detroit's Cultural Center Area.

Over 60 Midtown venues, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, and the Detroit Public Library, amongst many others, open their doors to the public FREE of CHARGE during this Cultural Center-wide holiday "open house."

Activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by over 120 area music, theatre, and dance groups. The evening's festivities culminate with a community sing-along on Woodward Avenue led by the Salvation Army Band — a long-standing Noel Night tradition.

Noel Night activities take place in and around Midtown Detroit's Cultural Center institutions, primarily between Cass and John R and Kirby and Willis. Free shuttle service is offered between participating venues.

Convenient parking is available in area lots. Noel Night is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc., a nonprofit community development organization that supports economic growth in Detroit's Midtown district.

The following are a few of the over 60 venues that will be part of Noel Night -

Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward • 313.833.1805 •
Come see their newly renovated jewel, featuring the new exhibits: Allesee Gallery of Culture; Detroit: The Arsenal of Democracy; Gallery of Innovation; the Kid Rock Music Lab, and their outdoors Legends Plaza. You can also see their revamped and expanded favorites like America's Motor City; Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad; Frontiers to Factories; The Glancy Trains and the Streets of Old Detroit. Don't forget to stop in the new and expanded Museum Store to find the perfect Detroitthemed gifts for everyone on your holiday list.

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward • 313.833.7900 •
Visit their galleries, dine in CaféDIA or Kresge Court, and visit the Museum Shop for your holiday shopping needs. 5:00-8:30
p.m. - Photos with Santa ($)

Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward • 313.481.1339 •
Join the Detroit Public Library for joyful, holiday fun and activities! They will have free cider and doughnuts (while supplies last) and a hot DJ spinning holiday hits for you to dance those calories away. Santa Claus will also be "in the house" to listen to kids' requests and to take photos. Talented musicians will be featured in their Friends Auditorium, including the dynamically awesome Thornetta Davis.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren • 313.494.5800 •
See the exhibit And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture - This 22,000 sq. ft. exhibition contains more than 20 galleries that allow patrons to travel from prehistoric Africa to modern-day Detroit.


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