7 Things to Do This Weekend (Nov. 26-28)

Holiday shows, winter wonderland experiences, and dancing at Beacon Park
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Enjoy interactive light displays at Starry Lights at the Ford House. // Photograph courtesy of Ford House

Holiday Stroll

This family-friendly outdoor event features nearly a million festive lights, a 7-minute light show to classic holiday songs, professional carolers, live Christmas performances, and more. Little ones can also visit with Santa and place their letters in his mailbox. $15. Through Dec. 23. Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Ct., Orion Twp.; etix.com

Starry Lights

The Ford House’s historic grounds are transforming into a winter wonderland. Immersive and interactive light displays — which include a light and sound show, projected animations, and event vintage Ford family videos — can be found throughout the ¾-mile pathway during the Starry Lights outdoor experience. Attendees can warm up with hot beverages and snacks from the concession stand or The Speedster quick-service counter. $12+ for kids; $20+ for adults. Through Jan. 9. Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores; 313-884-4222; fordhouse.org

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The Ringwald Theatre presents A Very Golden Girls Christmas at Affirmations. // Photograph courtesy of Jordan Gagnon

A Very Golden Girls Christmas

Set in Miami during the holidays, Rose is directing the Christmas pageant when food poisoning strikes the entire cast. It’s up to the Golden Girls to save the day. Attendees must provide proof of vaccination and wear masks. $15+. Nov. 26 through Dec. 20. The Ringwald Theatre at Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale; simpletix.com

The Santa of the Opera

Join the funny folks over at Go Comedy! for the theater’s annual holiday show. Directed by Go Comedy! co-founder Tommy Leroy, The Santa of the Opera features new holiday and winter-themed sketches. Nov. 26 through Dec. 23. $20. Go Comedy! Improv Theater, 261 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale; gocomedy.net

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Catch The Santa of the Opera at Go Comedy! starting this week. // Photograph courtesy of Scott Myers

Beacon Park Silent Disco – Plaid Party

On Saturday, get your disco on while listening to tunes from DJ Invisible, DJ Sabor, and DJ Thornstryker through personal headphones. Food trucks The Wizard Truck and Honey Ruth’s and Lumen will be selling food and drinks. Guests are asked to wear their best plaid attire for the event, which will be held inside the heated Winter Lodge tent. No cost. Nov. 27. Beacon Park, 1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; downtowndetroitparks.com 

Aretha – The Queen of Soul Live Concert Tribute

At this concert, vocalists and musicians will gather to celebrate the life and music of Aretha Franklin, aka “The Queen of Soul.” $32+. Nov. 28. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; soundboarddetroit.com

Sunday Holiday Market

Head to Eastern Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday to shop Michigan-made gifts. The market’s featured vendors specialize in everything from clothing and art to jewelry and beauty items and more. No cost. Sundays through Dec. 19. Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St.; easternmarket.org

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