One of my favorite nights of the year is Noel Night. Celebrated the first Saturday evening in December, the midtown area in Detroit is shutdown to celebrate the holidays with more than 200 performances and exhibits by choirs, musicians, and artists at museums, libraries, Wayne State University, businesses, and churches.
I love joining the thousands of metro Detroit people who enjoy an evening of amazing music, theater, art exhibits, storytelling, shopping, and delicious food. Horse-drawn carriage rides take people throughout the streets surrounding the Cultural Center.
I’ve been going to Noel Night for over 20 years, and it keeps getting bigger and better. I love going to the First Congregational Church of Detroit for dinner, but this year I had dinner at the International Institute. Great food! Then I was off to the Cathedral Church of St. Paul to hear the wonderful sounds of the Five Lakes Silver Band playing in the over 100-year-old cathedral.
It was a chilly evening, but no snow or rain made for easy walking about between all the events. And at the end of the night, it was lovely to stroll down Woodward Avenue and see the lovely lights of the Detroit Public Library.