10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit this Weekend (Dec. 14-16)

Holiday events continue to takeover the Motor City


The classic Holiday movie A Charlie Brown Christmas will be performed live, on stage at the Fox Theatre on Dec. 15. // Photograph courtesy of 313 Presents.

City Theatre: From the producers of the hit Girls Night: The Musical comes the Christmas follow up, ’Twas a Girls Night Before Christmas: The Musical. This zany adventure follows the story of five women as they navigate the triumphs and tribulations of the holiday season. Dec. 13-16. $43+. 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Belle Isle Holiday Stroll: Kids are sure to enjoy the fifth annual Belle Isle Stroll. Hosted by the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the event will offer complimentary craft workshops on site. Dec. 14. At no cost with park admission. Belle Isle Park, 6925 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit; 313-833-1805; detroithistorical.org

Dinner with Santa: In addition to a visit from Santa, guests can expect a buffet-style feast, special gift, arts and crafts, and admission to the zoo’s Wild Lights display. Dec. 14-16. $39+. Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-541-5717; detroitzoo.org

Jurassic Quest: More than 80 life-size dinosaur replicas will be at this prehistoric event. Additionally, there will be dinosaur rides and a special showcase of real dinosaur bones. Dec. 14-16. $18+. Suburban Collective Showcase, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi; 936-588-3332; jurassicquest.com  

Breakfast with Santa: The event combines a buffet-style waffle breakfast with a side of holiday cheer and an appearance by the jolly man dressed in red himself. It includes arts and crafts, photo opportunities, as well as a special, personal gift. Dec. 15 and 16. $30+. Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-541-5717; detroitzoo.org  

Grizmas: Local electronic artist Griz is back for his annual Grizmas performance. Griz is known for his unique sound, which combines saxophone with house and techno. Dec. 14 and 15. $42.50+. The Masonic, 500 Temple St., Detroit; 313-832-7100; themasonic.com

Fox Theatre: The Peanuts gang is back and as youthful as ever in this year’s installation of A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage. Charlie Brown’s search for the true meaning of Christmas is sure to be just as poignant today. Dec. 15. $29+. 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Naughty & Nice: PRISM Men’s Chorus, which is comprised of gay men and LGBTQ+ allies, will be performing traditional holiday songs with a new groove. Dec. 15. $25+. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

Once Upon a December Eve: Holiday music is always better with a little bit of jazz. The event features artists Alice McAllister Tillman, Dewayne McAllister, Peter McAllister and Maestro Willie McAllister, Jr. Dec. 15. $45. The Cube, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis: Mannheim Steamroller, has sold more than 29 million Christmas albums. This year, the group’s Christmas tour will be directed and co-produced by Chip Davis. Dec. 16. $30+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

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