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Learn more about our holiday programs and exhibits.
Packed with new exhibits and special events, 2023 is the perfect time to rediscover the excitement and wonder at The Henry Ford. Whether it's the inspirational icons in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, America's past times in Greenfield Village or the grit of modern manufacturing at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, this is the year to rediscover the things that matter most at a place that inspires you the most.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
Experience one of the largest collections of its kind ever assembled, and learn about the breakthroughs big and small that have made our world what it is today.
Operating hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Limited-Time Exhibitions | Free for Members or with Museum Admission
Explore our extensive collection of nearly 7,000 Hallmark ornaments made between 1973 and 2009. Relive holiday memories, remember special people and events, and find new inspiration for your own holiday traditions as you experience the artistry and creativity that went into creating each Keepsake ornament.
Member Preview: November 18-19, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Enjoy complimentary photo opportunity and digital download during our members-only Santa meet-and-greet.
Open to the Public: November 24-26, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Start your holiday season by visiting history’s greatest toymaker. Say hello and snap your own photo with Santa in front of our towering 25-foot tree.
Take home a seasonal tradition, just as a century of American merrymakers have done. We specially source our fresh balsam firs for their heritage shape and distinctive pine scent. These are the classic Christmas trees that bring the rustic character of the 19th century to today’s yuletide celebrations. Museum admission is not required to shop.
Pop-Up Exhibits | Holiday Themed
Holiday Train Display, November 18 - January 5
MichLUG LEGO Building Display, November 18 - January 5
Containing recent acquisitions spanning the mid-19th century to 2023, this limited-engagement pop-up exhibition explores the story of drag performance, identity and community — and the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people.
Little learners get hands on, minds on at Tinkering for Tots, a program designed for curious preschoolers to develop an innovative mindset and make connections through storytelling, play, artifact exploration and a take-home STEAM activity kit.
Prepare to meet some of the ocean’s strangest and most spectacular creatures in Secrets of the Sea. From adorable pygmy seahorses and opalescent squid to manta rays, tiger sharks, barnacle blennies and much more, Secrets of the Sea takes you face-to-face with an astonishing array of marine critters and shows the fascinating ways they interact with each other and their environment.
Hollywood Film | Polar Express and Polar Express 3D
November 25-26 at 1:10 p.m. & 5 p.m.
December 2-3, 9-10, 16-23 & 26-30 at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
December 24 and 31 at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Free Admission for Members
Become a member for a full year of free admission to the museum and village, plus free parking and exclusive savings on ticketed events.