Decked Out Detroit Announces Winter Activities for 2023 Season

The Monroe Street Midway and 1001 Winter Wonders will both return with new seasonal fun this winter.
Photograph courtesy of Bedrock

Decked Out Detroit, an initiative that supports downtown Detroit businesses, has announced its initial line-up of seasonal activities for winter 2023 — and it includes the return of two community favorite destinations.

 It all kicks off on Nov. 9 with the opening of the Monroe Street Midway, which will remain open through Jan. 7, 2024, and will offer both new and returning displays and attractions this year.

Among those attractions is an arcade packed with both modern and classic games; a winter edition of putt-putt that is played with a hockey stick and a puck; an 80-foot-long arctic slide, which is operated by Come Play Detroit; and winter bumper cars by RollerCade.

Along with these attractions are three new murals by area artists that will be brought to life using 3D tech by BrandXR, Electrifly, and Bedrock as well as an immersive experience and brunch with Santa on the weekends through Dec. 23.

Santa will also be available for photos on a first-come, first-served basis at 1001 Winter Wonders, which is located at 1001 Woodward Ave., every Thursday through Sunday from Nov. 16-Dec. 24 along with sensory-friendly visits on Dec. 2 and Dec. 8, by registration.

Plus, food and beverage options, plenty of warming areas, and the return of the Downtown Detroit Winter Markets and Cadillac Lodge, located at Cadillac Square from Nov. 9 until Jan. 21.

The Monroe Street Midway is located at 32 Monroe St. in Downtown Detroit. Admission to the Midway, including the artic slide, putt-putt, and immersive experience, and 1001 Winter Wonders is free. Bumper cars are $5 per session, arcade games are $.50 and $3 per play, and brunch with Santa is $5 for kids and $10 for adults.

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