Noel Night: 10 Must-See Stops

hristmas comes but once a year, but only on Noel Night is it hip. In its 41st year, the annual event, which starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 this year, invites metro Detroiters to discover the inner throngs of Midtown Detroit while celebrating the season and the city. But with more than 200 performances and 75-plus places to peruse, how does one choose? Here's BLAC's suggested schedule of 10 must-see stops this year …

5:15 p.m.

Holiday Bread
Break bread over an Urban Stringz II performance inside Avalon International Breads.

5:30 p.m.

Christmas Time
The Sugar Snaps jazz duo plays a program of classic jazz standards at Shinola for a swingin' good time.

6:15 p.m.

Singing Sisters
The Detroit School of Arts "Achievers" Ladies Ensemble sounds like angels in this performance at The Scarab Club.

6:45 p.m.

Yuletide Yoga
Nimbleness-the gift that keeps on giving- is available in certificate form at Bikram Yoga Midtown, where they will have a live hot yoga demonstration. 


7:30 p.m.

Motown Christmas
You don't want to miss the Motown Nutcracker show at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

7:30-10 p.m.

Holiday Reading
Barbara Ware & Friends take their definition of holiday jazz straight from the book at this musical performance at Source Booksellers

7:45 p.m.

A Christmas Story
Hear Martha Redbone Roots Project's festive playlist while you feast on cider and doughnuts at the Detroit Public Library

8 p.m.

Holiday Shave
Singer Dwele is the DJ at the Grooming Social Club with support from a Barbershop Quartet. 

8:30 p.m.

Hardcore Pawn
Donate and buy bikes in the spirit of the holiday at Back Alley Bikes, featuring a Hardcore Detroit breakdance performance.

9 p.m.

‘Harp!' The Herald Angels Sing
See and hear the amazing Earth Harp in this performance at the newly remodeled Garden Theater

For the complete list of Noel Night performances and happenings in Midtown Detroit, visit

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