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Username: Kathleen

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Posted on Friday, December 14, 2007 - 7:01 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The following holiday events are taking place at area historic sites or are somehow related to our city's history and culture:

“Puppet Scrooge,” through December 16. The Matrix Theatre Company presents this reinterpretation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with a Detroit twist. A multimedia production directed by Shaun Nethercott, “Puppet Scrooge” features projections, hand-crafted puppets, and live actors and integrates Detroit sites and lore into the production. Shows are: Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4 & 8pm, Sundays at 4pm. Location: Matrix Theatre Company, 2730 Bagley, Detroit, MI 48216. Ticket Prices: $15/adults, $10/students & seniors, $5/children 5 & under. Group sales and school bookings available. Call 313-967-0599 for more info or to purchase tickets. http://www.matrixtheatre.org

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village, December 14-16 and 19-23, 6:30-10pm. Step into a Christmas card from the past. Travel through time on lantern-lit paths through the village streets to the holidays of long ago. Features performance stages, holiday shops, live musical performances, holiday vignettes, strolling costumed presenters, carriage and Model T rides, skilled artisan demonstrations, Santa Claus with his live reindeer, bonfires, ice skating, and a sing-a-long and fireworks finale! Tickets: $12.75 Adult Members; $15 Adult Nonmembers; $8.50 Child Members; $10 Child Nonmembers; Children 4 and under free. http://www.thehenryford.org/vi llage/events/holidaynights/

Henry Ford Estate – Fair Lane Holiday Events, through December 26. The Henry Ford Estate – Fair Lane presents the following Holiday events:
Clara’s Holiday Tea, December 19, 1-3 pm, $35 per person. Clara Ford invites you to join her for an afternoon tea and a tribute to the past. Traditional tea sandwiches and gourmet teas will be served while “Clara” entertains you. A behind the scenes holiday tour of the mansion will be offered following the tea. Candlelight Tour, December 23 and 26, 6-8 pm, $12 per person. There is nothing more breathtaking than touring Fair Lane’s mansion when it is lit only by candlelight. This annual event is a cherished favorite. http://www.henryfordestate.org /programevents.htm

Annual Stroll Through the Conservatory, Belle Isle, Friday, December 14, 5-8 pm. The Belle Isle Botanical Society presents the Conservatory in the evening especially lighted and decorated for your Holiday pleasure. Open and free to the public; donations accepted. Free cider and donuts.
http://www.bibsociety.org/sys- tmpl/calendar/event.nhtml?prof ile=calendar&UID=10227&date=20 071214

Woodward Wonderland: A Detroit Holiday Celebration, Friday-Sunday, December 14-16. Detroit’s newest family holiday tradition arrives at the Detroit Institute of Arts this December in the form of Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit’s original production of Woodward Wonderland: A Detroit Holiday Celebration. A delectable feast of holiday stories, sweetened with the heart-warming, pitch-perfect harmonies of the Mosaic Singers, Woodward Wonderland celebrates the holidays...Detroit-style. Woodward Wonderland will feature a cast of more than 100 performers, and local guest artists. The show takes place at the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Tickets are $20. For tickets, call (313) 833-4005 or purchase online at http://tickets.dia.org/default .asp?SearchText=mosaic

Boston-Edison Holiday Home Tour, Sunday, December 16. This annual event features five homes decorated for the holidays! The Tour is a chance for you to view the finest exterior and interior residential architecture of the early 1900’s, transporting you back to the Golden Age of Detroit, when Boston-Edison residents included such familiar names as Henry Ford, James Couzens, Charles T. Fisher, and S.S. Kresge. $20; tickets available by advance purchase only starting November 1. For information on how to order tickets, call 313-883-4360, select the Home Tour voice mailbox (Box 1). http://www.historicbostonediso n.org/tour.shtml

Meadow Brook Hall 36th Annual Holiday Walk Presents Tastes of the Season, through December 21. Holiday merriment and good food have always gone hand in hand. Join them as they celebrate the smells, sweets and savories of the season at this 110-room Tudor-revival style mansion all aglow with historic and holiday treasures during the 36th annual Holiday Walk. It is sure to be your tastiest holiday ever! Mondays: 11am-9pm; Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm; last admittance one hour before closing. Candlelight tours on Monday, Dec. 17, 5-9pm; last admittance one hour before closing. Tickets $20. For more information: call 248-364-6200 or http://www2.oakland.edu/oaklan d/OUportal/index.asp?item=3997 &site=87

Cars, Trees & Traditions, through Sunday, Dec. 30. A look back at holiday celebrations from the early 1900s through the 1980s, featuring evergreen trees accurately decorated in year-end holiday fashion, paired with Chrysler vehicles of similar eras, nostalgic images and text. The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday 10-6; Sunday 12-6; closed Mondays. Free with Museum admission: General admission, $6; Senior Citizens (62 and over), $3; Children 6-12, $3; Children 5 and under, Free; Chrysler Employees and Retirees, Free. http://www.chryslerheritage.co m/pg600.htm

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House Holiday Events, through January 6. Elegance in Entertaining: Traditions at the Estate. Woven throughout the holiday decorations for the season are stories, pictures and displays of how the Fords entertained – both at the holidays and other occasions. Hear about celebrations, including Henry Ford II’s 21st birthday, where a pirate ship set sail in the lagoon and the Tommy Dorsey Band played in the home’s Gallery. See how rooms were transformed and used, such as the Debutant Tea where chandeliers were removed and Christmas trees hung from the 18-foot ceiling. Other highlights include the Dining Room set as it was for a party in the 1960s. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10-4 and and Sundays 12-4. Open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
10-3. Closed Christmas and New Year’s Days. Tickets: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children 6-12; 5 and under free. Evening tours with carolers and hot chocolate offered December 20 from 6-8 p.m. Cost for Evening Holiday Tours is $11. For more information, call 313.884.4222. http://www.fordhouse.org/index .html. Celebrate Food, Friends and a Fabulous Atmosphere with the following events: Holiday Tea & Tour, Saturday, December 15, 3 pm, $26 per person. This lovely afternoon features a holiday tour of the House followed by delectable sandwiches, delicate pastries and flavorful tea in the Tea Room. Enchanted Holiday Evening, Sunday, December 16, 5 pm, $50 per person. Food, friends and holiday entertainment – guests enjoy it all with a guided tour of the magnificent House, a gourmet dinner served with wine, and a lively hand bell performance by Classical Bells.
For more information, call 313.884.4222. http://www.fordhouse.org/calen dar.html?month=&year=&cat=&cid =34

Christmas at Willistead Manor, Windsor, through December, Sundays 1-4 pm and Wednesdays 7-9 pm. Willistead Manor was built in 1906 for Edward Chandler Walker, the second son of Detroiter Hiram Walker, founder of the world-renowned distillery. Willistead is the creation of Albert Kahn, the noted Detroit architect of the day. Kahn built three buildings on the 15-acre estate: the manor house, the coach house and the gatehouse. Tour one of Windsor’s most elegant mansions all decked out in its holiday finest. All rooms are decorated following the 100 years of Christmas at the Manor theme. Admission: $5 Adult; $4 Senior. The Willistead Manor Complex is located at 1899 Niagara St. (at Kildare St.), Windsor. Phone: 519-253-2365. Full details may be found at:
http://www.citywindsor.ca/0002 27.asp

There's plenty to do, so get out there and enjoy!! Take someone you love!!
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Username: Kathleen

Post Number: 2646
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 9:02 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Boston-Edison Holiday Home Tour scheduled for today is cancelled due to the weather. I just called (313) 883-4360, then pressed 1 for Tour info, where the message indicated that due to the snow emergency in Detroit, they are cancelling the tour today. You can request a refund by leaving your name and number.
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Username: Kpm

Post Number: 78
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 10:43 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Belle Isle Conservatory was great! It was fun to check out all the poinsettias!

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