DEARBORN (WWJ) – Wipe away the bah-humbugs with a healthy dose of Christmas spirit during The Henry Ford’s annual Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village.

The event runs December 7-8, 14-16, 18-23 and 26-27 from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Museum officials suggest families buy their tickets soon, however, because the event sells out every year.

Holiday Nights transforms Greenfield Village into a holiday scene from the 19th and 20th centuries. Streets are lit by the soft glow of lanterns leading you into the historic homes decorated for the season and filled with the scents of evergreen and freshly baked holiday treats.

Take a ride in this winter wonderland via Model T or on a horse-drawn carriage, complete with caroling. As you make your way throughout the Village, don’t forget to stop by the Robert Frost home to visit with Santa and his reindeer.

Visitors can lace up their skates and take a turn or two on the Village’s ice skating rink. Listen as traditional holiday tunes echo through the air as Victorian-era carolers stroll through the Village and the Dodworth Saxhorn Band serenades visitors down Main Street.

Food stations are planted along the paths and are filled with historically inspired seasonal delights, including freshly roasted chestnuts, hot apple cider and cocoa.

For the end of the evening, you can purchase an official Holiday Nights lantern and join the procession from Martha-Mary Chapel to Town Hall for a Fireworks finale accompanied by a sing-along of familiar holiday tunes.

Ticket prices for Holiday Nights are $17 for adult members and $12.75 for youth members, $20 for adult non-members and $15 for youth non-members. Children four and under are free. To purchase tickets, call 313-982-6001 or visit


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