Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

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Join the Detroit Public Library for joyful, holiday fun and activities! We are excited to host an hourly raffle of American Girl Melody Ellison dolls this year! We will have free cider and Dutch Girl doughnuts (while supplies last) and DJ Emmett spinning holiday hits for you to dance those calories away. Santa Claus will be "in the house" to listen to kids' requests and to take photos. Talented musicians, singers and dancers will be featured throughout the building. Tour through our DPL Galleria featuring local artists, our Open House for special collections or just stroll through our beautiful building and enjoy the holiday atmosphere.

1st floor:

5:30 & 6:00 p.m. - Girl Scout Carolers

Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium:

5:00 p.m. - King High School Dance
5:45 p.m. - Ballet Folklorico de Detroit
6:30 p.m. - Inner City Dance Scope
7:15 p.m. - Marygrove Institute Repertory Dancers
8:15 p.m. - Wayne State University Big Band Jazz


5:00-9:00 p.m. - The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers

Children’s Library:

5:00-9:00 p.m. - Visit with Santa, make a holiday-themed craft activity with Arts & Scraps, and participate in a robotics demonstration with the Wayne State University College of Engineering.

South Wing:

5:00-9:00 p.m. - Arts Academy in the Woods (AAW), a Noel Night sponsor, showcases its students.

  • 6:00-6:20 p.m. - AAW Jazz Band
  • 6:30-7:45 p.m. AAW Performing Arts Medley: featuring various solo, duet and small ensemble Holiday performances (Vocal),  scenes from A Doll’s House and A Christmas Truce (Theater), original poetry (Creative Writing) and student choreography in the styles of African-Fusion, Jazz, Improvisation, Hip Hop and Contemporary (Dance).


5:00-9:00 p.m. - Ec3 Lab's: "Winter Wonderland Spectacular." In celebration of Noel Night, Ec3 Lab invites you to join them for their "Winter Wonderland Spectacular," an evening sure to bring all the holiday magic, excitement and joy of the season for the entire family! In these fun-filled workshops, kids (...and parents) can:

•    Design their very own signature candy kabob
•    Let imaginations run wild in Sketch Labs
•    Create a"Make & Take" craft activity
•    Participate in their holiday service project - Cards for soldiers
•    Balloon hats

Detroit Public Library

Detroit Public Library

Visit with Santa at the Library

Visit with Santa at the Library

Arts & Scraps | Detroit Public Library

Arts & Scraps | Detroit Public Library