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Holiday Brunch & Shopping

Begin your day with a 3 course VIP brunch at The Whitney and then get your holiday shopping in at a few unique Detroit shops.

Holly Dickens Festival

December 2, 2023
Step back in time as you visit Holly, MI, where the entire town is transformed into a scene from “A Christmas Carol.” Merry Ole England comes alive in the atmosphere of the turn of the century buildings. Choirs, horse-drawn carriage rides, and roasting chestnuts add to the unique old world experience.    

Meadow Brook Holiday Walk

December 5, 2023
Meadow Brook Hall’s annual Holiday Walk brings the magic of the season alive with an unforgettable series of activities and special events. Experience the wonder of our more than 50 magnificent trees—including a 10-foot tall Poinsettia tree created by 150 live plants, dazzling trimmings, and lights galore.

A Small Town Christmas

December 7, 2023
Today, experience what it feels like to be inside of a Hallmark Christmas movie with small town hospitality.

Celtic Christmas Angels

December 8, 2023
A joyous celebration from start to finish, encompassing vocal and instrumental Holiday and Irish favourites. Paired with show stopping world class champion Irish dancing and a fully live band, Celtic Angels Christmas is sure to awe and entertain.    

A Christmas Carol

December 10, 2023
What better way to kick off your holiday season than by seeing the Meadow Brook Theatre's long-running production of Charles Dickens,' A Christmas Carol! Now celebrating over 40 years, this show has captured the hearts of audiences throughout Detroit.    

Turkeyville – Tinsel & Turkey

December 12, 2023
Cornwell's kicks off the holidays in style with a no-holds-barred celebration that features a cast of sequin-clad performers shaking their tail feathers and turning up the heat as the snow starts to fall on the farm.    

Holly Jolly Lights Tour

December 14, 2023
Enjoy seeing Detroit lit for the holidays and leave the driving to us! Create special holiday memories aboard our comfy, cozy motor coach and visit several spectacular light installations and seasonally decorated attractions.

Home for the Holidays

December 15, 2023
It's one of the most wonderful times of the year! Gather friends and family, one and all, for a celebration of the season featuring your DSO.

Huckleberry Railroad Christmas

December 16, 2023
We can't think of a better way to celebrate a lovely nostalgic Christmas with friends and family than to climb aboard a vintage steam train and wander through a cheerful 1800's Christmas village!  

A Big Band Christmas Concert

December 17, 2023
New! - Join us for a delightful, swinging afternoon of Christmas season favorites featuring the 17-piece Swing City Band and vocalist Katy Calzone joined by John Lauter at the Redford Theater Barton Organ.

New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2023
At midnight the ball will drop and the year 1970 will begin but tonight, it's still the 1960s! Let’s take a look back over the decade that changed music forever. Join in the fun as we review the music that gave us sweet memories and fast times.

Crystal – Cirque du Soleil on Ice

January 6, 2024
A breakthrough ice experience where world-class ice skating and unexpected acrobatics fuse to create the first on-ice experience from Cirque du Soleil.

Wicked

January 25, 2024
The Broadway sensation WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle.  

Best of Broadway – The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

January 26, 2024
Award-winning, world-renowned international singer, Terry Barber, brings his acclaimed live production “The Best of Broadway: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” to Metro Detroit.    

Father of the Bride

January 31, 2024
Poor Mr. Banks! His jacket is too tight, he can’t get a cocktail, and he’s footing the bill.... He’s the father of the bride!

Lush Life – The Music of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn

February 8, 2024
Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, were musical companions for nearly 30 years.  Hear their works and experience their prolific collaborative genius live at Orchestra Hall.

Valentine’s Day at The Whitney

February 14, 2024
New! - As Detroiters have known for decades, there isn't a more intimate venue than The Whitney. 

Elton John Tribute – Zehnder’s

February 22, 2024
New! - For many decades, Elton John has been one of the greatest entertainers and continues to astonish audiences all around the globe with his music and outstanding performances. Ron Foss, Captain Fantastic Detroit, is not only an amazing tribute to this great entertainer, he also bears a striking resemblance to Sir Elton John.    

The Manhattan Dolls – Turkeyville

February 27, 2024
New! - Hop aboard the Chattanooga Choo Choo and join The Manhattan Dolls on a Sentimental Journey through the great music of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Sit back and enjoy these timeless classics, or if you’re In The Mood, get up and dance! From boogie woogie to the blues, the Dolls celebrate the best the Great American Songbook has to offer!

Red Carpet Film Scores

March 8, 2024
Lights, camera, action - music!

Made In Detroit

March 14, 2024
New! - Visit 3 of Detroit's iconic venues:  The Parade Company, The Motown Museum and The Whitney.

Saline Craft Show

March 16, 2024
New! - The SALINE CRAFT SHOW provides a shopping experience featuring local crafter inventories. 200 + booths will be at the show bringing together artisans who love locally made, beautifully crafted items for the home, as gifts, and for one's self.

Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show – Zehnder’s

March 21, 2024
New! - 1981: THE CONCERT is a stunning recreation of Simon & Garfunkel’s 1981 Concert in Central Park. Simon & Garfunkel’s Concert in Central Park was one of the largest concerts in US history and remains one of the most beloved concerts of all time

ABBA Mania – Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

March 23, 2024
New! - ABBA-Mania recreates ABBA in concert. With authentic costumes, lighting, sound and an amazing live band of musicians and singers, ABBA-Mania takes you back to that pop-disco era and performs all the hits you know and love.

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

March 26, 2024
New! - Celebrate the unforgettable music that made Frank Sinatra famous with one of the most popular musical revues in musical theatre history!

Native Gardens – Meadow Brook Theatre

April 3, 2024
New! -  A new hilarious hot button comedy!

Spring Resale Shopping

April 4, 2024
New! - It's a ladies only day full of upscale resale shopping!

Moulin Rouge! – Wharton Center for the Performing Arts

April 7, 2024
New! - Pop the champagne, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the winner of 10 Tony Awards® — including Best Musical!

2024 Solar Eclipse

April 8, 2024
$20 Early Bird Discount- We are going all-out for the 2024 Solar Eclipse in Fremont, Ohio. The event will be held at the Terra State Community College & Neeley Center.

Andrea Bocelli – Little Caesars Arena

April 14, 2024
New! - Iconic Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli, returns to North America in 2024 to celebrate his 30th year of performing as well a his 65th birthday!

Detroit Cultural Tour

April 16, 2024
New! - Join us for a day in Detroit’s neighborhoods for some history, lunch, and shopping! We’ll visit Delray, Corktown, Mexicantown and other well-known Detroit enclaves,

RAIN – A Beatles Tribute – Fox Theatre

April 18, 2024
New! - RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles is an electrifying concert experience celebrating the timeless music of the legendary fab four. With note-for-note precision, this mind-blowing performance transports you back to the iconic eras of Sgt. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour, along with all your favorite hits.

Ragtime Festival – Zehnder’s

April 25, 2024
New! - Zehnder’s has been host to ragtime performers from around the United States and Canada for over 25 years. Come and enjoy ragtime music performed by our featured pianist, Bob Milne and other world renowned musicians

Country Hits – Songs from Nashville

April 26, 2024
Like a Nashville recording session brought to life, experience a who's who of the Grand Ole Opry.

A Sip of Michigan

May 3, 2024
New! -  Visit three wineries and enjoy tastings at each.

Oklahoma! – Turkeyville

May 8, 2024
New! - One of the greatest American Musicals, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!, comes to Turkeyville!

Route 66, A Musical Review – Meadow Brook Theatre

May 15, 2024
New! - Take a dollop of Grease, mix in some Pump Boys and Dinettes, and add a generous dose of Forever Plaid and you’ve got the high-octane fun of Route 66!

SIX the Broadway Musical – Wharton Center

May 16, 2024
New! - Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century girl power!

Disco Fever

May 17, 2024
Get to Orchestra Hall and get down with the DSO!

Magical Michigan Tour

May 23, 2024
New! - Join us for an all-day tour to the Magic Capital of the World.

Hidden Gems of Detroit

May 31, 2024
New! - If you think you know Detroit, think again! We’ll be visiting new places we’ve never toured.

Prohibition Boat Cruise

June 5, 2024
New! - During Prohibition, Detroit took advantage of its location on the international border. With 75% of liquor entering the United States through the "Detroit-Windsor Funnel," the Detroit River became the epicenter of the booze smuggling trade.

Pure AM Gold – Zehnder’s

June 6, 2024
New! - Come enjoy this 8-piece horn band with impeccable vocals as they take you back to the GOLDEN age of the 60’s and 70’s AM radio with their fantastic song selections and remembrances of great days passed.

The Cher Show – Stranahan Theatre

June 8, 2024
New! - THE CHER SHOW is the Tony Award-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon.

Toledo Mud Hens Game

June 14, 2024
New! - Watch the Toledo Mud Hens take on the Louisville Bats at Fifth Third Field.

Ella, The First Lady of Song – Meadow Brook Theatre

June 19, 2024
New! - Ella, First Lady of Song traces the 60-year career of the woman Mel Torme called “the best singer on the planet.” The story of Ella Fitzgerald truly challenges the age-old saying “The show must go on.”

Disney & Broadway Favorites – The Magic of Menken

June 21, 2024
From Disney classics including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and Hercules to Broadway smashes like Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act and Newsies.

Detroit Fireworks

June 24, 2024
New! - The Detroit Princess is the best location on the river to view Detroit's Freedom Festival Fireworks!

Escanaba in da Moonlight – Turkeyville

June 27, 2024
New! - Written by Michigan native Jeff Daniels, this super-yooper laugh fest is a hunting story to beat all hunting stories. If you're looking for a hysterically funny glimpse into a traditional male rite of passage, all roads lead to the Soady deer camp.

Michigan Lavender Festival

June 29, 2024
New! - This annual festival keeps growing and is now at 2 locations for the cost of one ticket! This event is the largest lavender festival on the east coast and will showcase Michigan’s top lavender farms.

Million Dollar Quartet – Turkeyville

September 5, 2024
New! - The Tony® Award-nominated musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.

Christmas Markets of Montreal & Quebec City

November 30, 2023 - December 4, 2023
The Christmas Markets of Montreal & Quebec city will leave you full of wonder, nostalgia and the holiday spirit. Join us as we experience the holiday season and wander the outdoor markets with hand-made wooden toys, ornaments and local crafts. Enjoy the sound of carolers, music and horse-drawn wagons on cobblestone. Embrace delightfully decorated town squares with magical streets and the scents of gingerbread filling the air with spice.

The Singing Christmas Tree

November 30, 2023 - December 1, 2023
“America’s Tallest” Singing Christmas Tree is set to return to the stage, kicking off the holiday season in Muskegon. Over 160 singers from the Mona Shores High School Choir will perform, stationed throughout the tree structure and along its base. The choir will be accompanied by over 50 members of the Mona Shores High School Orchestra.

Smoky Mountain Christmas

December 11, 2023 - December 15, 2023
Enjoy a holiday like no other with a heartwarming lineup of Christmas shows and holiday foods. Make this a Smoky Mountain Holiday you will remember for years to come! Enjoy the holiday season with stays in Lexington, KY Pigeon Forge, TN and Asheville, NC. Featuring: Dollywood, Christmas Lights, Biltmore Candlelight Tour, Christmas Shopping, and more!    

Caribbean Cruise

January 20, 2024 - January 28, 2024
Sail away on the Caribbean Princess. The sun-kissed shores of the Caribbean are calling. Relax on gorgeous white sand beaches surrounded by crystal clear waters and let your cares melt away.  Featuring 3 Ports of Call:  Princess Cays, Bahamas, San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Arizona Retreat

March 3, 2024 - March 9, 2024
Spend a week of relaxation at a four diamond resort in Tucson, AZ.  The pool and cabanas give guests the ultimate in luxury and fun-filled convenience.  The Oasis Bar offers comfortable seating,, and personal poolside service is available.  The Hiapsi (yop-see) Spa is the Pascua Yaqui Tribe's and Casino Del Sol's unique and original Native American wellness expression; offering treatments that balance spiritual and mental health with physical well-being.

Sunny Portugal

March 12, 2024 - March 21, 2024
From the Portuguese Riviera to the sunny cliffs of the Algarve, venture along Portugal’s stunning shoreline. Discover the charms of Lisbon. In Evora, step inside a medieval city with Roman ruins. Enjoy a leisurely 3-night stay in the Algarve region. Explore the soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages. Take advantage of a free day to soak in the Portuguese sunshine and savor local flavors. Visit the charming town of Tavira with its Moorish inspired architecture and Renaissance style buildings. Encounter picturesque resort towns, winding cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenades, and quaint villages of perfection.  

Myrtle Beach

April 14, 2024 - April 21, 2024
Enjoy a relaxing seaside escape to Myrtle Beach with 5 days at a beachfront resort. This trip includes delicious meals and local tours each day as well as a day trip to Charleston.  

Mediterranean Cruise

April 24, 2024 - May 5, 2024
Sail through Mediterranean dreams. In Greece, discover a place where age-old legends and monuments intertwine with warm sunshine and island-style living. From the ruins of Athens to the bright rooftops of Mykonos and Santorini – embrace the country at its best. Discover Istanbul—a melting pot of cultures, historical sites, and religious communities, home to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, The Grand Bazaar & Underground Cistern. In Italy enjoy a full-day tour of Rome or spend a relaxing day in the countryside of Tuscany. Naples brings you to the Italian coastal cities of Capri, Pompeii, and the Amalfi Coast.    

Historic Savannah & Charleston

April 26, 2024 - May 2, 2024
The Deep South is unlike anywhere else in the United States. With its endless natural beauty and authentic cuisine, cities like Charleston & Savannah are just brimming with sweet southern charm & appeal.  Charleston to Savannah, is a trip filled with apricot sunsets, sagging old oak trees, and the sweet, sweet scents of jasmine and honeysuckle. There’s something mysterious and majestic about the low country. Where you can island hop through the glorious Carolina and Georgia coasts, skimming your fingertips across marsh grasses and centuries of history at the same time. Visitors naturally get fixated on these two great American cities but are caught off-guard when they fall hopelessly in love with everything in between.

Kentucky Oaks

May 2, 2024 - May 4, 2024
Kentucky Oaks Day at Churchill Downs is the second highest attended horse race in the United States – following the Triple Crown of racing; the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. Aside from thunderous live horse racing, fans celebrate fashion and fundraising for critical women’s health issues. On Kentucky Oaks Day, Churchill Downs Racetrack is a vision in pink as more than 100,000 guests are asked to incorporate pink into their attire in an effort to drive national attention to the fight against breast and ovarian cancer.  

Rails of the Rockies

May 19, 2024 - May 24, 2024
Adventures Await in Colorado Springs! Colorado Springs is a destination for the curious. Explore new terrains and take in the natural beauty. Inhale the mountain air and exhale your worries. Experience Pikes Peak & The Royal Gorge Up-Close with 2 train rides that take you through the canyons & mountains of Colorado.

Black Hills, Badlands & Mt. Rushmore

June 12, 2024 - June 18, 2024
The Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota are home to iconic natural wonders, rich history, and unforgettable adventures.  See the iconic faces of America's founding fathers carved into granite. Experience sweeping landscapes, unique rock formations, and exotic wildlife. Witness the massive carving of Oglala Lakota warrior Crazy Horse and learn about the native history and culture of the area.

Nova Scotia & the Canadian Maritimes

July 20, 2024 - July 28, 2024
As their name suggests, Canada’s Maritime Provinces – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island – are dominated by the sea, with a long, jagged coastline punctured by picturesque bays, sandy beaches, towering cliffs, some of the prettiest towns in Canada and the freshest, tastiest lobster in the world – Nova Scotia’s slogan “Canada’s ocean playground” is no exaggeration. Indeed, the ocean was crucial to the development of the Maritimes, not only in bringing waves of settlers but also accounting for its greatest industries: shipbuilding and fishing.

Great Trains & Grand Canyons

September 8, 2024 - September 13, 2024
Inspire your sense of adventure and board the Grand Canyon Railway for an epic journey to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. See the cliff dwellings of Montezuma Castle National Monument and the restored mining town of Jerome. Ride the Verde Canyon Railroad along a spectacular route between two national forests. Complete your trip in Scottsdale’s Old Town, where Western storefronts recall a departed era. This experience combines the scenery of the American West with Native American history at the Montezuma Castle National Monument, the Old West nostalgia of two train rides, and five nights at a picturesque property in Sedona. Just north of Phoenix, Sedona is known for its upscale resorts, art galleries, and breathtaking red rock scenery.

Utah’s Mighty National Parks

October 6, 2024 - October 12, 2024
Utah is home to five of America's most compelling national parks.—Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion—collectively known as The Mighty Five. Established between 1919 and 1971, these parks are famous for their spectacular red-rock formations, desert solitude, and more than 1,000 miles of hiking & trekking trails. They are popular with both classic family vacationers and hikers looking to get off the beaten path in terrific photo worthy terrain. Plus Scenic Byway 128,  is one of the best and most scenic drives in the United States.