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Holidays in Henry Ford Museum
November 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Create Memories That Will Last Across Generations
Imagine a giant Christmas tree adorned with hundreds of precious ornaments, the perfect Santa and winter wonderland-bound toy trains. Experience these unforgettable moments for real during Holidays in Henry Ford Museum

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Program Highlights:

Visit Santa in our new Winter Wonderland

It is hard to believe that Christmas is almost upon us! Here are some helpful tips for those of you who are still planning to visit Santa to get those last minute holiday requests and photos in.

  • Santa is here from 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday and 9:30am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, as well as Friday, November 29th.

  • The best times to visit Santa are generally weekday afternoons, which are usually slower, as Santa will have more time to spend with each child.

  • Santa does take a break to feed his reindeer each afternoon. We will close the line to facilitate his break. Once he has departed we will reopen the line for guests wishing to wait for his return. Because Santa sees everyone in line before his departure, his break time will vary. So please check with Santa’s Greeter to confirm his return time.

  • Saturday and Sunday afternoons are our busiest time so plan to get in line early. On these busy weekends we often need to close the line as early as 3pm to accommodate the long line of guests by 5pm when the museum closes.

Visit Depot Town Area to enjoy:
  • Lionel and LEGO® train displays

  • Giant Museum Christmas tree

  • Story reading inside the Bangor & Aroostook train car
    • Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 – 10a – 5pm
    • Dec. 2 - Dec. 20 – weekdays 10am – 2pm
    • Dec. 7 – 22 – weekends 10a – 5pm
    • Dec. 23 - Jan. 5, 2014 – 10am – 5pm weekends and weekdays

  • Write a letter or thank-you to Santa and mail it in our LEGO® mailbox. (Nov. 29th – Dec. 24th only)

  • Hands-on train

All activities are free with Museum admission.

MEMBERS free of charge
NON-MEMBER SENIORS age 62 & up, $15
ADULTS age 13-61, $17
YOUTH age 5-12, $12.50
CHILDREN 4 & under are free.

Parking is $5 per vehicle.

what to bring, what to wear
The exhibits of the Henry Ford Museum are spread across several acres; all indoors. Comfortable clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to rent for a fee at the IMAX and Clock tower entrances. Electric scooter supplies are limited, please arrive early if you plan to rent one. You are welcome to bring your own wheelchairs, electric scooters and children's strollers-- however, upright electric scooters (Segways) are not allowed on premises.

Bring a camera; photography is allowed in most areas of the Museum.

Tickets to the Henry Ford Museum are available online, through The Henry Ford Call Center (open 7 days a week, 9am - 5pm) 313-982-6001 and at all admissions counters. Tickets can be mailed when reservations are made 2 weeks or more in advance. Tickets purchased less than 2 weeks out will be held at IMAX Will Call.

The Henry Ford is located in Dearborn, Michigan on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard, just west of the Southfield Freeway (M-39) and south of Michigan Avenue (US-12).
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
From the East or West via I-94:
Take I-94 to the Oakwood Boulevard exit; go north on Oakwood. The Henry Ford is 2.5 miles from the exit on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard.
From the South via I-75:
Exit to northbound Southfield Freeway (M-39); drive 4.1 miles to Oakwood Boulevard (Exit 4). Left on Oakwood and drive 1.8 miles.
From the North via Southfield Road (or I-96):
Take Southfield Freeway (M-39) south 4.5 miles past I-96 and exit at Michigan avenue (Exit 6). Continue on the Southfield service drive (veer left) for .5 mile. At the first stoplight, turn right onto Village Road (through the iron gates) and drive .75 mile.
Metro Detroit often has major construction projects. Please check the following sites for the latest on construction areas and road closures.
Michigan Department of Transportation
AAA Traffic & Construction Report