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Things to See and Do in Detroit this Weekend (November 24th – 27th, 2022)

Thursday, November 24th

Enjoy the beautiful balloons as they travel up Woodward in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo courtesy of Detroit Free Press.

America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Presented by Gardner White

The annual Detroit tradition is back in full force for its 93rd year. Join the hundreds who flock to woodward avenue to watch floats, balloons, big heads, and even Santa coming down Detroit’s main drag

Parade begins @Woodward and Kirby: 8:45 am / Viewing along Woodward / Free

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Thursday, November 24th

Thanksgiving Day Lions Game

Watching the Lions play their turkey day game has become a tradition almost as instrumental as turkey itself. This year, you can catch the Lions playing the Buffalo Bills either in person or on CBS.

Ford Field: 12:30 pm $199

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Thursday, November 24th

Turkey Trot

Run along with your fellow Detroiters in either a 5K or a 10K or sit back, relax and watch the runners go by with a hot chocolate!

Huntington Place: 6:00 am $35-$75

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Thursday November 24th

Thanksgiving Day Family Fun Fest

Do you want to have a Thanksgiving day breakfast, but don’t want to have to get up and make one? The Majestic has you covered. They’ll be serving a breakfast buffet all morning on Thanksgiving. Proceeds go to The Children’s Center of Detroit

Majestic Theatre: 7 am-12 pm $18-$40

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Saturday, November 26th 

See the D on Wheels – Holiday Edition

Join us for a tour through Detroit to see the beautiful artwork, enjoy local businesses, and gaze at the beautiful holiday lights.

Huntington Place: 1 pm $25-55

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 Saturday November 26th

The Illusionists –  Magic of the Holidays

Kick off the holiday season with a magic show that will blow your mind. Bring your family to see the awe-inspiring talent of some of the best illusionists in the world.

Fox Theatre: Times Vary $39.50-$99.50

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Journey into the afterlife with the Immersive King Tut experience. Photo courtesy of Immersive King Tut Facebook Page

Ongoing through January 2nd

Immersive King Tut Exhibit

Go on an expansive journey through the Ancient Egyptian afterlife. Follow Tutankhamun into the underworld

Lighthouse Art Display: Times Vary $35

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Sunday, November 27th

The Lightwire Theatre: A Very Electric Christmas

Come to Music Hall and see A Very Electric Christmas; the story follows a bird named max who was flying south and got blown off course to the north pole. The show is done through a series of detailed light displays and puppets.

Music Hall:3pm -4:30pm $15-$25

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Sunday, November 27th

See The D: Downtown Walking Tour

Uncover the joy of Downtown Detroit. Savor the spectacular displays this holiday season with a stroll through the city with City Tour Detroit.

Huntington Place: 10 am $15-39

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Ongoing through December 31st 

The Immersive Nutcracker A Winter Miracle

The very first immersive ballet is being displayed in Detroit. This 360° show is a family friendly Christmas spectacular!

Lighthouse Art Display: Times Vary $26.99-$44.99

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Ongoing through December 30th 

Pewabic’s Holiday Showcase

Pewabic’s new holiday decor will intrigue and enchant you. Visit their workshop to see their new collection from 50 artists across North America

Pewabic Pottery: Times Vary Free

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Ongoing through January 22nd

Visit the DIA for a look at some of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings. Photo courtesy of Detroit Institute of Arts

Van Gogh in America

Although Van Gogh never visited America when he was alive, the Detroit Institute of Arts is celebrating 100 years of his paintings being on display in this country. Learn about the history of the artist and his curators through some of Van Gogh’s best work

Detroit Institute of Arts: Times Vary $7-$29

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Ongoing through January 8th 

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo

Tour the grounds of Detroit’s Zoo while being dazzled by the expansive and detailed LED light displays.

Detroit Zoo: Times Vary $35-$65

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