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Get Festive This December in The District Detroit

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The holiday season is officially here and we’re excited for all the amazing things happening right here in The District Detroit. From holiday shows at the Fox Theatre to Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Lions games, college sports and festive holiday events—there’s plenty to do this December right here at the center of the action.

This is the best time of year to catch a show at the historic Fox Theatre right on Woodward Avenue, or one of several other amazing theaters and venues located in The District Detroit. With tons of holiday shows lined up all month long—families, friends and loved ones can get into the Christmas spirit in Detroit’s incredible theatre district. Check out the list below to see some of the shows lined up for December.

Holiday Events and Shows

  • Twas A Girls Night Before Christmas: The Musical, Dec. 2-4 – City Theatre
  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Dec. 3-4 – Fox Theatre
  • Will Downing’s Soulful Sounds of Christmas, Dec. 4 – Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel
  • Kenny Rogers "Christmas & Hits" with special guest Linda Davis, Dec. 8 – Fox Theatre
  • The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Dec. 11 – Fox Theatre
  • Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas, Dec. 16-18 – City Theatre
  • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, Dec. 16 – Fox Theatre
  • Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Dec. 18 – Fox Theatre
  • A Christmas Story, The Musical, Dec. 20-24 – Fox Theatre

Football fans will be heading to The District Detroit this month to watch the Detroit Lions hold onto the top spot in the NFC North as they take on the Chicago Bears on Dec. 11—before heading out on the road to take on some top contenders.

The Detroit Red Wings are celebrating their final season at Joe Louis Arena and this month they will play a five game home stand between Dec. 9-17, as they take on Columbus, Philadelphia, Arizona, Los Angeles and Anaheim at Joe Louis Arena. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Two big college match-ups will also take place this December in The District Detroit—the Quicklane Bowl at Ford Field on Dec. 26 and the Great Lakes Invitational at Joe Louis Arena Dec. 29-30. Big Ten teams in both hockey and football will be taking on the competition during these two action-packed events. Learn more about the Great Lakes Invitational and the Quicklane Bowl.

One more fun holiday event happening right here in The District Detroit is the Detroit Urban Craft Fair, where local artisans and crafters will sell their wares at a special holiday-themed event between Dec. 2-4 at the Masonic Temple Detroit. So go out and support some small businesses this holiday season, too.

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