Best Winter Activities in Detroit


Date Posted:

December 7, 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of year to visit Downtown Detroit. With its seasonal markets, festive light displays, and winter sports, there is truly never a dull moment. Continue reading below to discover the best holiday events (and where to park for them) in Detroit.

Monroe Street Midway
From November 11th to January 29th, venture down to 32 Monroe Street for the Decked Out Detroit festival! The whole family will truly enjoy the Midway’s creative attractions, including “puck-putt,” bumper cars on ice, and a 20-foot tall arctic slide. Best of all, most of the amenities are free of charge! If you visit Thursday – Sunday, you might even catch a glimpse of Santa Claus himself!

You won’t want to miss everything this entertaining event has to offer! Park right next to the action at the following locations:

  • 686 Brush Street
  • 700 Randolph Street
  • 301 Monroe Street
  • 401 Monroe Street

Light Up Beacon Park and Toyland
The DTE Beacon Park Foundation is kicking off the holiday season with two free events:

Toyland and Light Up Beacon Park, that will run until January 16th at 1903 Grand River Avenue. The larger-than-life Toyland event will be an unforgettable memory for children and adults alike! Awe-inspiring light features including nutcrackers, toys, and presents, will shine brightly for wondering eyes to admire. Guests can get a behind-the-scenes look at Santa’s workshop and the toy train runs on select Saturdays throughout the season.

Then, head over for the nightly lighting of the Children’s Tree from 5pm – 9pm. It will glow with thousands of brilliant LED lights and ornaments. Santa and live reindeer will also be around and eager for family visits.

Take in the season’s joy by reserving your spot at the 1431 Washington Blvd garage.

Downtown Detroit Markets and Cadillac Lodge
The Downtown Detroit market is perfect for purchasing unique holiday gifts for your loved ones. Filled with a curated selection of popular products from 18 local businesses, the Detroit Markets pop-up shopping experience is worth the visit.

Next door, the open-air Cadillac Lodge, run by Detroit’s iconic Collection, will get you in the ski-lodge mindset with heated tent games, warm blankets, and cozy treats.

Quickly get back to your warm car after the festivities by parking nearby:

  • 700 Randolph Street
  • 686 Brush Street
  • 301 Monroe Street
  • 401 Monroe Street

Secure parking in Downtown Detroit
Park Rite offers safe and affordable Detroit parking at various locations across the city. Visit our website to reserve a spot at our secure facilities today!

Image Courtesy of @downtowndet

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