December 2018 Event Roundup

Nov 29, 2018

Local shops are bright and glowing, holiday parades are full of much cheer, and we here in Ann Arbor know it is certainly the most wonderful time of the year.  Be sure to see the Insta-worthy holiday lights and decorations in Nickels Arcade, throughout the Main Street Ann Arbor area, in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town, and all over the county. Create your own future “tales of the glories” with December’s countless holiday performances, shopping deals, and so much more.  Click here for an entire list of upcoming December events.

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DIYpsi Holiday Market December 8 - 9

The DIYpsi Holiday Market is the ultimate artists market for gifts! There will be 90 vendors representing the best in handmade, handcrafted food, drink and art. Also, expect installations, performers, film screenings and more! Only $1 admission.


Holiday Pops Concert December 14

Enjoy a festive mix of orchestra and voice, classical and pops at this annual Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra tradition. It is the perfect way to welcome in the holiday season. Bring family and friends for an evening of good music-making with some of the area's most beloved choruses. It will be ear-to-ear grinning merriment concluding with singers harmonizing Let There be Peace on Earth.


Win the Window November 24 – December 16

Milan Main Street and the Milan Area Chamber recently announced a very special promotion: Win the Window! Shop in Milan and earn chances to win a window filled with gifts valued at more than $5,700.   From November 24 - December 16, earn a "stamp" for every $5 spent in a single purchase at participating locations across the entire 48160 zip code. Once you have earned $50 in stamps, enter your "Win the Window" passport into one of the prize jars. The drawing for the winner will take place on Tuesday, December 18 at 11 a.m. at the Milan Area Chamber and Milan Main Street offices.


November 30 – December 1

Christmas in the Village

Downtown Manchester


November 30 – December 2

Chelsea’s Hometown Holiday

Downtown Chelsea


November 30 – December 2

Christmas at the Mansion

Gordon Hall, 8311 Island Lake Rd., Dexter


Playing through December 23

Hello, Dolly!

Encore Musical Theatre Company, 3126 Broad St., Dexter


December 1 - 2

Ballet Chelsea Presents The Nutcracker

Chelsea High School Auditorium, 740 N. Freer Rd., Chelsea


December 1 -2

Handel’s Messiah

Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor


December 1

Saline Christmas Parade

Downtown Saline


December 1

Ypsilanti Holiday Home Tour

Various Ypsilanti Homes


December 1

Holiday Bazaar at the Museum

Dexter Area Museum, 3443 Inverness St., Dexter


December 2

21st Annual African American Cultural Historical Museum Fundraiser

Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel, 3200 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor


December 2

Winter Artist Market

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor


December 6

The Beach Boys

The Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor


December 6

Lisa Ludwinski: Sister Pie

Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor


December 7 - 9

Yourist Studio Gallery Annual Holiday Show and Sale

Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway St., Ann Arbor


December 7

Big Little Holiday Party

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, 275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti


December 8

The Old Firehouse Para-Con

Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center, 110 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti


December 8 – 9 

The Nutcracker with Randazzo Dance Company

Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor


December 8

Tiny Expo: Indie Holiday Art & Craft Fair

Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor


December 9

Cornman Farm’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Cornman Farms, 8540 Island Lake Rd., Dexter


December 13

Deck the Halls Concert

Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor


December 14

A Holiday Celebration: Free Concert

Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor


December 15

The Nutcracker

The Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor


December 17

Ollie Holiday Cocktail Dinner

Ollie Food + Spirits, 42 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti


December 21 - 23

The Nutcracker Ballet

Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor


December 22

Battle of the Bands: A Fundraiser for the Humane Society of Huron Valley

Maidstone Theatre, 1425 Ecorse Rd., Ypsilanti


December 28 – 29

Mick Gavin’s Crossroads Ceili

The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor


December 29

Laith Al-Saadi

The Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st St., Ann Arbor


December 31

Ring in the New Year with The Depot Town Big Band

Tri-County Sportsmen’s League, 8640 Moon Rd., Saline


December 31

New Year's Eve Improv Show

Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard St., Ann Arbor


December 31

New Year’s Eve with Pete Siers

Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor


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