SOURCE: The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

November 11, 2010 14:53 ET

In December, Greenfield Village Transforms Into a Classic Christmas Card From Holidays' Past

This Special Evening Program Runs December 4, 10-11, 17-23 and 26-27

DEARBORN, MI--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - In what has become a grand annual tradition, Holiday Nights turns Greenfield Village into an iconic holiday scene from the 19th and 20th centuries. Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village runs December 4, 10-11, 17-23 and 26-27 from 6:30-10 p.m. Ticket prices are $14.50 for adult members and $12.75 for youth members, $17 for adult non-members and $15 for youth non-members. Children four and under are free. To purchase tickets, call (313) 982-6001 or visit www.thehenryford.org.

Come discover why in 2009, USA Today listed Holiday Nights as part of their top ten holiday destinations for the family. Take a leisurely stroll along the lantern-lit paths toward the historic homes adorned with welcoming evergreen-filled parlors and the smells of freshly-baked holiday treats. Bundle close together in a historic Model T as it quietly ticks along the streets of the village or ride in a carriage as our Percheron horses lead the way.

Holiday Nights is this country's most authentic and immersive Christmas celebration. Visitors can lace up and take a turn or two on the Village's ice skating rink. Listen as traditional holiday tunes echo through the air as Victorian-era carolers stroll through the village and the Dodworth Saxhorn Band serenades visitors down Main Street. Food stations are planted along the paths and are filled with historically-inspired seasonal delights, including hand-carved roast beef, warm winter fruit compote with sweetened cream, freshly-roasted hot chestnuts and hot apple cider and cocoa. For the end of the evening, purchase an official Holiday Nights lantern and join the procession from Martha-Mary Chapel to Town Hall for a festive caroling sing-along and fireworks finale in the crisp winter sky.

Back again is the ever-popular family dining package, Supper with Santa. A special ticket price combines dinner and Holiday Nights admission, and begins with a horse-drawn wagon ride to A Taste of History restaurant inside Greenfield Village. Enjoy a casual holiday turkey meal, arts and crafts and storytelling -- and before heading into Holiday Nights, Santa himself will make a tableside visit to wish each child a Merry Christmas. Tickets for this unique experience are $37 for adult members and $28.25 for youth members ages 5-12, $39.50 for adult non-members and $30.50 for youth non-members. Tickets for all children ages four and under are $12.

For the adults, historic Eagle Tavern also offers an exclusive, sophisticated seated dinner package. Live period music sets the tone for a delectable holiday feast, featuring roasted rib of beef, squash soup, roasted chicken with apricot sauce, ginger cake with vanilla sauce and more. The dinner package, which is available every night of the program, offers 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. seating and includes admission to Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. Tickets are $66 for adult members and $64.50 for youth members, $68.50 for adult non-members and $66.50 for youth non-members. To purchase tickets for both Supper with Santa and the Eagle Tavern dinner package, call (313) 982-6001 or visit www.thehenryford.org.

About The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford, in Dearborn, Michigan, is the world's premier history destination and a National Historic Landmark that celebrates American history and innovation. Its mission is to provide unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories and lives from America's traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation. Its purpose is to inspire people to learn from these traditions to help shape a better future. Five distinct attractions at The Henry Ford captivate more than 1.6 million visitors annually: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates 485 students a year on the institution's campus and was founded in partnership with The Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company and Wayne County Public Schools. For more information please visit our website www.thehenryford.org.

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