Need ideas for plans around Downtown Detroit this December?

Downtown Paige has you covered, check out the list below!

Continuing from November til Dec 15: Holiday Headquarters in the GMRENCEN – The third annual Holiday Headquarters pop-up shop with more than 30 vendors

Continuing from November til Jan: Holiday Market at Capitol Park – Art Life, Tobogganists , Greystone Gardens, Eatori

Continuing from November til Jan: Holiday Lights at Beacon Park – Open Daily from November 18 – January 28 – 6am – 10pm

Continuing from November til March: Skate the Rink at Campus Martius Park – The premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Open seven days a week and holidaysDec 8: Holiday Makers Market at Ponyride – A multi-floor, indoor/outdoor holiday shopping experience where you’ll be sure to find amazing, local, handmade gifts for those on your list

Dec 8-9: Wayne State University December Dance Concert at at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts – The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance returns to the Music Hall for their annual December Dance Concert

Dec 9: Silent Disco Ugly Sweater Party at Beacon Park – Be a part of a Guinness World Records™ attempt at Beacon Park for the largest gathering of (ugly) holiday sweaters

Dec 9: Corktown-A-Glow in Corktown – There will be tons of family-friendly holiday fun, prize opportunities, and festivities throughout

Dec 9: Nick Offerman: Full Bush Tour at The Fillmore – Humorist Nick Offerman returns with a collection of his sawdusty musings on survival in the wild, living with enthusiasm, and most importantly, the cultivation of fulsome body hairDec 9-10: Black Santa Photo Experience at Eastern Market – BLAC Detroit and Metro Parent proudly present the 3rd annual Black Santa Photo Experience

Dec 10: Detroit Comedy Underground at the Elizabeth Theater – a collaborative effort to bring some of the best in comedy to the downtown area. This weekly showcase will feature consistently strong line-ups performing in the intimate Elizabeth Theater above Park Bar

Dec 10: Social Justice Film Series at Repair the World – Watching the critically-aclaimed and Oscar-nominated Documentary ’13th,’ which examines the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and analyzes the history of mass incarceration

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RECENTLY ADDED* – Dec 10: Big Sean Surprise Concert FREE at The Fillmore – Tickets are available beginning Sunday 12/10 at noon at Fillmore box office. Show proof of purchase of “Double or Nothing” on your phone

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 12: Tech Panel: Detroit as a Destination at Bamboo Detroit – Speaking with technology leaders from companies who moved to Detroit about their experiences so far and how Detroiters can take this insurgence of technologists

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 12: The Film Screening of: Lungs of Detroit at Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation – The film will highlight local sources of air pollution, community leaders who fight for clean air, and residents who are affected, including youth

Dec 12: Menorah Lighting Ceremony at Campus Martius – Click here to RSVP

Dec 13: Class: Vegan, Soul, Caribbean, Kwanza Breakfast at Bridging Communities – Chef Regina Lawson will share with you her journey as a vegan, the the cultural significance of the dish, and more heart healthy tips for keeping your body and mind in balance

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 13: Neighborhood Rebuilding with Real Estate Crowdfunding and Crowdgranting at SpaceLab Detroit – Panel of industry leaders and local platforms will share how investors, developers and builders, entrepreneurs, community development organizations and residents can all benefit from these funding methods for residential, commercial and public space projects

Dec 13: Free Wine Tasting at The Royce – Every Wednesday this month, between 5:30pm and 7pm. It’s a great opportunity to explore your palate and learn about different wine regions and varietals in a welcoming atmosphere

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 14: “No Child Without A Christmas Fundraiser” at The Key Club – Join Wayne County Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon along with Local 3317 & WCDSA/POAM at the “No Child Without A Christmas” Fundraiser

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 15: Holiday Lights, Holiday Nights a walking tour with Detroit Experience Factory – Campus Martius and Woodward Ave, Grand Circus Park, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, and the brand new QLine esplenade will also be aglow

Dec 15: Cool Club Clothing Christmas Pop Up at Spectacles –  The latest in CCC fashions will be available along with three brand new items ??

Dec 15: Detroit Beer, Wine and Holiday Spirits Fest at Beacon Park – Two fantastic events combine for a holiday beer, wine & cocktail tasting unlike any other: Holiday Spirits & Detroit Beer & Wine Fest

Dec 15: The Chainsmokers at The Fillmore Detroit – The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, Lauv, The Chainsmokers presented by 98.7 AMP Radio

Dec 15: Trap Art Selfie Painting Party in Live 6 – Will show you how to paint a perfect portrait of yourself while trapping out to Young Jeezy, TI, Tee Grizzly, Cardi B, and more

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 16: Prayer, Purpose & Planning: Vision Boarding 2018 at Bamboo Detroit – Grab a friend and join for a morning of preparing, dream casting and vision boarding for 2018

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 17: Indoor Snowball Fights and Ice Fishing at DNR Outdoor Adventure Center – Come experience some exciting winter activities at the Outdoor Adventure – in the comfort of a heated building

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 17: The Eastern Holiday Market 2017 at The Eastern Market – The 1st annual EASTERN HOLIDAY MARKET featuring Detroit area art, handicrafts and merchandise from approximately 38 local artists, crafters and creatives of all types, selling original merchandise for your holiday gift shopping needs

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 17: Fashionn Junkiee Tee Party at House of Fashionn Junkiee – Bring your shirt to be revamped on the spot by mother and daughter duo! You can also get printed on the spot by @tshirt_tish
Dec 20-24: ELF: The Musical at Fox Theatre – The Broadway musical will play a limited engagement at the Fox Theatre from Wednesday, December 20 through Sunday, December 24; part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series

RECENTLY ADDED Dec 21: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Atwater Brewery – It’s gonna get UGLY in there! Wear the ugliest Christmas sweater / suit / onesie possible and join them in the Detroit Tap Room from 5-10pm

Dec 21: MiSci After Dark: Star Wars Night at the Michigan Science Center – This 21+ event features galactic drinks, a panel discussion of The Last Jedi, a best-dressed competition, a lightsaber fight performance, and patroling stormtroopers

Dec 21: The Great Xscape at Little Caesars Arena – One of the most beloved groups in R&B history, XSCAPE, have announced their first-ever headlining tour

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 23: Twas the Night at Bullock Green Loft – To all my Millennials who appreciate 90’s and Early 2000’s music, this one is for you

Dec 23: Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band at Saint Andrews Hall – Who’s Bad has awed even the skeptics, selling out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 in December of 2010, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show “This Is It” concert series

Dec 26: Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field – The 4th Annual Quick Lane Bowl will feature teams from the Big Ten and ACC football conference: Duke vs. NIU 

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 28: Chris Tucker Live at MotorCity Casino – Sound Board welcomes comedian Chris Tucker

Dec 28: Big Show 2017 at Little Caesars Arena – Channel 955 and 97.9 WJLB present “Big Show 2017” featuring Chris Brown, Tee Grizzley, Jeezy, NF, Trick Trick and more

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 30: D.L. Hughley Live at the Detroit Opera House – Detroit Opera House welcomes comedian D.L. Hughley

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 31: Jerk x Jollof: New Years 2018 at Saint Andrews Hall –  An evening of African/Caribbean culture, cuisine, and entertainment to Saint Andrew’s Hall for their second NYE Bash

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Party in Detroit’s Most Iconic Downtown Building! at The David Whitney Building – With music and dancing in the transformed “David C. Whitney Lounge” and a champagne toast with a balloon drop in the stunning atrium at midnight

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 31: Motown Countdown 2018 | The Drop’s Official VIP Party at Campus Martius – Ring in 2018 in the exclusive Grand Celebration Party Pavilion located on Cadillac Square just beneath The “D” DROP at Campus Martius Park. This luxury heated & carpeted 17,000 sq. ft. structure will host the Detroit’s Official Motown Countdown

RECENTLY ADDED* Dec 31: New Years Eve Jazz Explosion at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts – Raheem DeVaughn (Headliner), Chrisette Michele, and Lyfe Jennings

Grab your buds and head out!

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