Visit with Santa

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™

  • November 23 - December 24, 2018
  • Location: Heroes of the Sky

Free with Museum admission.

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Helpful Tips When Visiting Santa


  • Santa is here 10am-4pm Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • Weekday afternoons generally are the best times to visit Santa, when he may have more time to spend with each child.
  • Santa takes a break to feed his reindeer each afternoon. The time varies because Santa sees everyone in line before he leaves, so the line closes for a time. After his departure, the line reopens for guests wishing to wait for his return. Please check with Santa’s Greeter to confirm his return time.
  • Saturday and Sunday afternoons are our busiest times, so plan ahead. On these busy weekends, we often need to close the line as early as 3 pm to accommodate the long line of guests by 5 pm when the museum closes.

More Holiday Fun


Enjoy holiday-themed displays throughout the Museum from November 20, 2018, to January 1, 2019.

Celebrating Hanukkah - Explore traditions central to the Hanukkah celebration, from lighting the menorah to making potato latkes. 

Location: Home Arts

1960s Christmas Living Room - Experience a 1960s Christmas, complete with an aluminum tree, La-Z-Boy chair, a television playing clips from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and popular toys.

Location: Fully Furnished near Dollhouses

Toys that Fly - From the Mystoplane to the Millenium Falcon, flying toys continue to capture our imagination after over a century of flight. 

Location: Heroes of the Sky

Handmade Toys - Appealing toys made by hand with a special particular child in mind make heartfelt and unique gifts. 

Location: Heroes of the Sky

Ticket Prices

Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members, free for members.

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Member Non­member
Senior (62+) Free $21.00
General Admission (12-61) Free $23.00
Youth (5-11) Free $17.25
Children (4 & Under) Free Free

* Ticket prices are subject to change.

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Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

November 30, December 1-2, 7-9, 13-16, 18-23 and 26-27, 2018 | 6:30pm - 10pm

An evening of caroling, ice-skating and bustling streets filled with yuletide goods culminates in a fireworks-filled sky, enchanting you with the warmth of the holidays in one of the nation’s most beloved annual traditions.

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Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

November 30, December 1-2, 7-9, 13-16, 18-23 and 26-27, 2018 | 6:30pm - 10pm

An evening of caroling, ice-skating and bustling streets filled with yuletide goods culminates in a fireworks-filled sky, enchanting you with the warmth of the holidays in one of the nation’s most beloved annual traditions.
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Holiday Nights in Eagle Tavern

Holiday Nights Dinner Package at Eagle Tavern

November 30, December 1-2, 7-9, 13-16, 18-23 and 26-27, 2018 | 2 seatings available, 5pm* and 8pm

Enjoy an unforgettable holiday feast in Eagle Tavern. The proprietors of this 1850s stagecoach stop will delight your palate with an authentic holiday meal served by costumed presenters and enhanced by seasonal décor and live music from the period.

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Holiday Nights Dinner Package at Eagle Tavern

November 30, December 1-2, 7-9, 13-16, 18-23 and 26-27, 2018 | 2 seatings available, 5pm* and 8pm

Enjoy an unforgettable holiday feast in Eagle Tavern. The proprietors of this 1850s stagecoach stop will delight your palate with an authentic holiday meal served by costumed presenters and enhanced by seasonal décor and live music from the period.
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Supper with Santa

Holiday Nights Supper with Santa Package

November 30 -December 2, 7-9, 13-16, 18-23, and 26-27, 2018 | Dinner 4:45pm-6:30pm; Event 6:30pm-10pm

Join us for a horse-drawn ride to A Taste of History Restaurant, where you and your family will enjoy a casual buffet-style holiday turkey dinner. Kids can take a photo with Santa, make a special holiday keepsake-craft, and much more.

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Holiday Nights Supper with Santa Package

November 30 -December 2, 7-9, 13-16, 18-23, and 26-27, 2018 | Dinner 4:45pm-6:30pm; Event 6:30pm-10pm

Join us for a horse-drawn ride to A Taste of History Restaurant, where you and your family will enjoy a casual buffet-style holiday turkey dinner. Kids can take a photo with Santa, make a special holiday keepsake-craft, and much more.
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The Henry Ford Holiday Greens & Tree Lot

Opens November 23, 2018 (while supplies last)

Enjoy the holidays with a traditional Balsam fir, just like you remember from your childhood. They are a rich, deep green with a lithe, willowy shape. And there's that luscious smell, too. Balsam firs -- start the tradition all over again.

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The Henry Ford Holiday Greens & Tree Lot

Opens November 23, 2018 (while supplies last)

Enjoy the holidays with a traditional Balsam fir, just like you remember from your childhood. They are a rich, deep green with a lithe, willowy shape. And there's that luscious smell, too. Balsam firs -- start the tradition all over again.
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