Detroit, SE Michigan History Happenings for November, December 2012

History Happenings – November, December 2012

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November 19 to January 1

Historic Trinity Lutheran Holiday Church Tours

9 AM to 4 PM Weekdays (or by appt) / 1345 Gratiot Avenue, downtown Detroit

View this historic cathedral decked out in its finest seasonal decorations featuring over  650 angels and 250 crèches from around the world, 50 decorated Christmas trees, animated characters, doll houses, garlands – bows – wreaths- candles everywhere, unique old world Christmas decorations and more. More

Saturdays/Sundays (select weeknights), December 1, 7, 8, 14-16, 18-23, 26, 27

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

6:30 PM to 10 PM / The Henry Ford, Dearborn

Step into a Christmas card from the past. Don’t miss the most popular holiday event in the area, complete with candlelit paths, live entertainment, costumed presenters, horse-drawn wagon and Model T rides, delightful holiday shops, Santa and live reindeer, ice skating, a spectacular fireworks display and more. America’s premier holiday celebration right here is southeast Michigan! More

Saturday, December 8

A Civil War Christmas: Christmas traditions at Historic Fort Wayne

Annual event interprets traditions celebrated during a time our nation was torn apart by war. Reenactments, tours, period holiday customs, and music. More

Sunday, December 9

Historic Church and Stained Glass Window Tour in Monroe

Tours available of six Monroe churches between 2 PM and 4 PM followed by a stained glass presentation at the IHM Motherhouse at 4:30 PM. More

Sunday, December 16

Boston Edison Annual Holiday Home Tour

10 AM to 4 PM

Step back to the “Golden Age” of Detroit, when Boston-Edison residents included such familiar names as Henry Ford I, James Couzens, Charles T. Fisher, and S.S. Kresge. View five beautiful homes, decorated for the holidays on the Annual Boston-Edison Holiday Home Tour and experience fine exterior and interior residential architecture of the early 1900’s. More

Friday, December 21 / Saturday, December 22

Wyandotte Museums Christmas Open House

Ford-MacNichol Home / 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM and Noon to 4 PM

Step back in time and enjoy a turn-of-the-century Christmas with the custom and décor of days gone by at this elegant Queen Anne-style home. On Friday night, you can enjoy a free trolley ride too. More 

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