Holiday Nights

in Greenfield Village

Celebrating 20 years as one of the top Christmas experiences in the country.

Special Event at Greenfield Village®

  • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Mingle with merrymakers amid the smells of roasting chestnuts and warming bonfires and the sounds of carolers, fiddlers and bustling yuletide activity at Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. One of the country’s premier holiday celebrations, Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village has been an annual tradition for countless visitors for more than 20 years.

Our 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. Historic home tours open the doors to centuries of favorite family traditions. Make our holiday story a cherished part of your own. From the finest tinseled detail to fireworks-filled sky that marks each evening’s finale, make our holiday story a cherished part of your own.

As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our guests and staff, we’ve made a handful of program modifications, including the elimination of ice-skating, indoor caroling, the outdoor caroling finale with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides and Model T rides. In addition, Holiday Nights Dinner Package at Eagle Tavern and Holiday Nights Happy Hour have been canceled.

We continue to be committed to creating a magical Holiday Nights experience for our members, friends and fans, and we hope you join us as we celebrate the 2020 holiday season.


2020 Ticket Prices

  Member Non­member
General Admission (12+) $25.50 $30.00
Senior (62+) $23.00 $27.00
Youth (5-11) $19.25 $22.50
Children (4 & Under) FREE FREE


Your experience includes

  • FREE carousel rides
  • Decorated homes and shops
  • Holiday vignettes presented in period attire
  • Carolers and live musical performances
  • Holiday cooking demonstrations
  • Skilled artisan demonstrations
  • Santa and live reindeer
  • Christmas trees and greens sale
  • Fireworks finale and sing-along

Member VIP Experience

The best way to experience Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village is as a member of The Henry Ford. Members enjoy 15% off admission and discounts on shopping and dining during the event. Plus, use your membership for free admission to the museum and village all year.

Limit of 25 tickets per membership because of limited capacity.


Sensory-Friendly Offerings

Join us each evening at Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village for sensory-friendly offerings: a special map and program guide, noise-canceling headphones and earplugs, and a quiet zone in Eagle Tavern.

Sensory-friendly offerings are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant MA-245773-OMS-20).

Institute of Museum and Library Services



FAQs

To learn more about The Henry Ford’s general daytime operations, venue information and safety procedures, please click here.

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Do I need to wear a face mask?
Yes, all guests (age 5 and up) must wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth when attending Holiday Nights at all times.

All face masks (whether disposable or reusable) must be made with at least two layers of breathable material, fully cover the nose and mouth and secure/extend under the chin, fit snugly against the side of the face and be worn affixed by ties or straps around the head or behind the ears. Anything other than a traditional face mask worn as described above will not be accepted.*

Modified rain gear, hats or masks with flexible clear coverings and/or homemade face shields will not be accepted as a substitution for a face mask. (Wearing face shields and face masks together is permitted.)

*The Henry Ford is committed to accessibility for all guests and remains in compliance with the ADA in the use of face masks. If you or a member of your household has a medical condition or disability that prevents you from wearing a face covering, reasonable accommodations may be made for you. Please email us at accessibility@thehenryford.org in advance of your visit to receive more information.
Do I need to maintain social distancing guidelines?
Yes! All members and guests visiting any venue or experience at The Henry Ford must abide by social distancing guidelines, keeping at least 6 feet away from staff and other guests/parties.

Floor decals that determine spacing will be placed throughout our venues to assist guests in areas where crowding or lines are expected. We ask that all guests abide by these spacing markers.

Please note that guests do not need to social distance within their own parties.
What cleaning and sanitation efforts will be in place?
An increased number of cleaning staff will be on-site to ensure that all surfaces, restrooms and restaurants are consistently disinfected. In addition, hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout each venue for guests to use.
Is The Henry Ford implementing staff safety procedures?
All staff members of The Henry Ford will be required to complete mandatory health screenings before arriving on-site for each shift. Staff who do not pass their health screening will not be permitted entry until they are declared fit to work by a licensed medical professional. For more information, view the THF Return-to-Work Guide for our full COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan.
What modifications can I expect at Holiday Nights from previous years?
To continue to prioritize the health and safety of our guests and staff, we’ve made a handful of program modifications, most notably the elimination of ice-skating, indoor caroling, the outdoor caroling finale with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides and Model T rides. In addition, Holiday Nights Dinner Package at Eagle Tavern and Holiday Nights Happy Hour have been canceled.
Will the Weiser Railroad be open?
The Weiser Railroad will be closed for the season during Holiday Nights, as in previous years.
Will the carousel be open?
Yes, the carousel will be open all evening and will be FREE to guests. Capacities will be closely monitored, and social distancing guidelines will be enforced.
Will the playground be open?
The playground will be closed for the season during Holiday Nights, as in previous years.
Is there a time limit for my visit?
We encourage guests to take advantage of all Holiday Nights has to offer until the event ends at 10 p.m.
Will restrooms be open?
Yes, all Greenfield Village restrooms will be open to the public and cleaned regularly. Please note that guests are required to wear face masks while using restrooms.
Will on-site restaurants be open?

In alignment with current statewide restrictions released on December 18, 2020 by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, we are making a few operational changes to our dining experiences to reduce the spread of COVID-19. A Taste of History will be open for carry out only. Outdoor seating will be available. Mrs. Fisher's Southern Cooking, alongside pop-up dining experiences, will also be open.

Guests may remove their mask temporarily to eat or drink when you are stationary and are at a safe distance from others.

Will on-site retail stores be open?
Yes, the Greenfield Village Store, Liberty Craftworks Store and pop-up ornament shop will be open.
Are wheelchairs available to rent?
Yes, wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Motorized mobility scooters and children’s wagons will not be available to rent. Guests are welcome to bring their own scooter and wagons. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
Does The Henry Ford offer refunds or exchanges in the event of extreme weather conditions?
Because of the event’s limited capacity, The Henry Ford does not provide refunds or exchanges on tickets once purchased. All Holiday Nights programming will occur in all-weather conditions, please dress accordingly as much of the programming occurs outdoors. The Henry Ford cancels programming only in the case of extreme weather. Please check for updates on our main Holiday Nights page online or by contacting our Contact Center at 313.982.6001.
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The Henry Ford Holiday Greens & Tree Lot

December 18, 2020 - December 20, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Take home a seasonal tradition, just as a century of American merrymakers have done. Our fresh balsam firs and greens bring the rustic character of the 19th century to today’s yuletide celebrations.

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The Henry Ford Holiday Greens & Tree Lot

December 18, 2020 - December 20, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Take home a seasonal tradition, just as a century of American merrymakers have done. Our fresh balsam firs and greens bring the rustic character of the 19th century to today’s yuletide celebrations.
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