Friday, December 13, 2013

Go Back In Time for Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

There is so much to do this time of year! With the holidays upon us it seems like everyone is having some sort of celebration or festival. If you are anything like me, you don't mind one bit. All I want to do this time of year is have fun, spend time with friends & family, and shop. Well, we are trying to let you in on some of the fun Christmas and winter festivities going on around town and we came across another one we thought you should know about; Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

Greenfield Village is a constructed town at The Henry Ford that includes homes and workplaces from some of the most prominent people throughout history, such as Thomas Edison, Noah Webster, and The Wright Brothers. It is already a pretty amazing place to take a stroll through, but during the holiday season it is almost magical. With workers dressed in costume, wearing their holiday best from the 1800s or wearing their work clothes if they've been cleaning chimneys, you feel as though you've actually gone back in time to a small town on Christmas Eve. Patrons will be invited into homes where people are gathered for parties and are caroling or next door they may be baking pies and getting ready for company. On top of the homes, you can also visit the other historic buildings to warm up, but there is so much to do outside even. Guests are given rides around the village in Model-Ts, there is ice skating, bonfires, horse drawn wagons, and there are even fireworks near the end of the night. Of course, it wouldn't be Christmas without Santa and his reindeer, so they will be there too. 

I went to Holiday Nights a few years ago and it was so much fun. Even though  we happened to go on the coldest night of the year, we had a great time and made a ton of memories. It's something everyone should try at least once. So why not this year? Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village runs December 13-15, 19-23 and 26-28, 2013. The gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the fun goes until 10 p.m. Admission is $22 for adults, $16 for kids 5-12 years old and 4 & under are free. It is advised that you buy tickets in advance as it does sometimes sell out. Tickets can be purchased online here and make sure to check out the $2 coupon too!


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