Winter Calendar

Through Dec. 22 // Happy Days by Sylvia Ford, at the Art for the Holidays event at the Detroit Artists Market.


Dec. 21-22 //

Christmas Open House at the historic Ford-MacNichol Home, built in 1896, showcases décor of Christmases gone by. 2610 Biddle, Wyandotte, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 21, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 22; 734-324-7284, Free admission to museum during the event.


Through Dec. 22 //

The 41st annual Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk offers lavish decorations in the 110-room Tudor Revival mansion. 480 S. Adams (on the grounds of Oakland University), Rochester, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. daily; 248-364-6200, $20 adults, $5 ages 17 and under when accompanied by adult; special rates for OU students, faculty, and alumni.


Through dec. 22 //

Every holiday season, The Detroit Artists Market transforms its exhibition space into a gift shop. Called Art for the Holidays, the shop features handmade items from local artists. 4719 Woodward, Detroit, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; 313-832-8540,


Through jan. 6 //

The annual Big, Bright Light Show in downtown Rochester transforms Main Street into a lighting spectacle. Downtown buildings are covered with more than 1.5 million lights. Downtown Rochester, 6 p.m.-midnight nightly; 248-656-0060,


Through jan. 7 //

The Holiday Gift Shop at The Grosse Pointe Art Center showcases paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and fiber arts. 17051 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe, noon-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; 313-881-3454,


Jan. 25-27 //

The Novi Home Improvement Show features hundreds of vendors representing kitchen, bath, remodeling, and appliance resources. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi, 2-9 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.; 248-348-5600, $8 adults, 12 and under free.


Feb. 21-24 //

The Cottage & Lakefront Living Show provides resources and inspiration with exhibits that include log, timber-frame, and cedar homes, cottage rentals, designers, architects, cottage furnishings, lakeshore maintenance, and boats. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi, 2-9:30 p.m. Thur. and Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.; 248-348-5600, $10 adults, $4 children 6-14, ages 5 and under free.


March 15-17 //

The Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show addresses the urge to remodel, redecorate, or refine indoor and outdoor spaces. Exhibits showcase a wide array of materials with professionals on hand to answer questions. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor, 3-9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.; 734-429-3145, $5, 12 and under free.