Wayne State University Woodward and Warren Park: Holiday MARKETPLACE


SW Corner of Woodward and Warren Avenues

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Noel Night Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Winter Art & Retail Market

The 3rd annual Winter Art and Retail Market (WARM) is a fun and festive pop-up holiday marketplace featuring 50 vendors. The WARM is produced by TechTown and Wayne State University (WSU). Stop in and shop - you'll be supporting local entrepreneurs and WSU students!

Outside the marketplace, you’ll find a FREE digital photo booth, other family-friendly activities, coffee, cocoa and snacks.

REINDEER RUN - Scavanger Hunt

Get ready for a rollicking romp around Midtown in this exhilarating scavenger hunt presented by the Wayne State University College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts! Your team of four or more will decipher clues that will lead you to five Noel Night destinations. At each destination, you'll take selfie pictures of yourself as proof of your "answers".  The first three teams to cross the finish line with the most correct answers will receive a jolly pack of prizes. 

Check-in at the southwest corner of Warren and Woodward Avenues! The reindeer roundup begins at 4:45 p.m. -- teams must be checked in by 4:55 p.m. to participate. The starting bells begin at 5:00 p.m. 

Reindeer Run Rules


Win a prize pack by being one of the first three teams to cross the finish line with the most correct answers. 


  • Meet on the SW corner of Woodward and Warren Avenues to check in. 

  • You'll receive the clue list and then you'll be sent on your way.

  • Decipher each clue and travel to each location. Take a selfie of your entire team, then proceed with the next clue. 

  • Once you have completed the task, hurry to the finish line to be one of the first three teams to cross the finish line and snag a prize.


  • Teams must have four or more participants.

  • Teams must stay together. 

  • Teams must present their selfies to the event judges.  

  • Reindeer Run is a timed event. Teams must complete the challenge and reach the finish line no later than 6:30 p.m. to be eligible for a prize.

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