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Holiday Nights at the Henry Ford (MI)


  • Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford 20900 Oakwood Dearborn, MI, 48124 United States (map)

5-10pm Fri, Sat, Sun:
Mingle with merrymakers amid the smells of roasting chestnuts and warm bonfires: the sounds of carolers, fiddlers and sleigh bells: and other yuletide activity during Holiday Nights in world-famous Greenfield Village. Every lantern-lit path takes you to a new winter wonder to discover. Strap on a pair of ice skates, send a shout-out to Santa and his magnificent reindeer, find your reflection in a handcrafted ornament and nestle into a horse-drawn wagon for a sing-along through Greenfield Village.

New this year: Jazz Happy Hour starts at 5pm (click link for info and entry tickets)

80 acres of living traditions etch America’s most heartwarming holiday experiences into your memories. Main Street brims with holiday goods, food and warm beverages. Historical home tours open the doors to centuries of favorite family holiday traditions. From the finest tinseled detail to the fireworks-filled sky that marks each evening’s finale, make our Christmas story a cherished part of your own.

More information on entry ticket prices, dinner packages, Santa packages, Happy Hour, at this link.

Skip the Line:

Silhouettes By Hand has been an annual guest artist at the "Civil War Remembrance" (ca.1860s) every May, but this is the first visit to "Holiday Nights". Celebrating the holiday season and holiday times of past decades, Lauren Muney, your silhouette artist, will be dressed in ca.1917 clothing as a new resurgence of silhouette interest enters pre-WWI America.

Start or continue a family silhouettes tradition - Silhouettes can become an annual gift tradition in your household as well as the households of your friends and relatives. Many families have silhouettes cut every year to notice the charming changes in their children’s growth, and to give as gifts.

You have an opportunity to SKIP THE LINE to choose your favorite silhouette appointment time, and PRE-PAY so you don't have to take out your wallet. See below to schedule your perfect time.

An unusual gift to a friend or loved one:

If you want to give a nostalgic and traditional gift to a loved one or friend, you can pre-pay for their silhouettes too! This especially works well if they are attending Holiday Nights with you - pay in advance for their appointment(s) and watch the surprised smiles happen!

No appointment? It’s ok!

You do not have to make an appointment to have your silhouette made! Walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, as time allows. While making an appointment is highly recommended to ensure you get to your dinners and/or Santa visits on time, proclaim your liberty to be free from the constraints of a watch. (However, no promises are made about waiting lines or time. Doors closing promptly when the Village closes to guests).
Suggestion: make an appointment if you can!

Frames and mats

As with many of Silhouettes By Hand appearances, a limited number of unusual frames and mats will be available for sale. Frame styles and prices will vary. (Extra fee for frame or mat, paid on site)

Make your appointment here: