Front of Meadow Brook at Holidays

New 2023 Dates Released for the Holidays at Meadow Brook

The National Historic Landmark’s holiday events are around the corner—making holi-days and nights bright from Nov. 24 – Dec. 30, 2023

Meadow Brook Hall's Colt Pegasus Fountain lit up for Winter Wonder Lights during the Holidays at Meadow Brook.

It may be sunshine and flowers now, but soon it will be snowflakes and carols! It’s Christmas in July and time to look ahead to the spectacular Holidays at Meadow Brook!

By day, the beloved annual Holiday Walk transports visitors through the historic mansion decked in shimmering splendor, while Winter Wonder Lights transforms the estate at night into a breathtaking light show featuring music, concessions and magic.

Located in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University, Meadow Brook Hall will be Michigan’s most dazzling holiday entertainment destination from Friday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Dec. 30. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 3 at

Christmas in July Membership Promo

Open the first gift of the holidays today! Take 25% off a membership of any level now through Monday, July 31 with promo code jinglebells.

Meadow Brook members enjoy half-off access* to Holiday Walk and Winter Wonder Lights. Members must book tickets online in advance by selecting a date and time and entering the special code (providing by email this fall) at checkout.


*Ambassador level membership enjoy free access to the Holidays at Meadow Brook.

The Most Wonder-Filled Time of Year

“Meadow Brook is the most spectacular place to be this holiday season, whether you are looking for family fun, an evening with friends or a great date night.” said Shannon O’Berski, external relations director of Meadow Brook Hall. “We are thrilled to welcome families, couples, friends and people of all ages once more to Meadow Brook, to make merry and create new holiday memories at the most wonder-filled time of year!”

During the day, Holiday Walk is a self-guided indoor tour of the three main floors of historic Meadow Brook Hall, filled with magnificent holiday sights and splendid decorations. Guests will experience the wonder of more than 50 magnificent trees—including a 10-foot tall Poinsettia tree created by 150 live plants, hundreds of feet of garland and thousands of twinkling lights.

Holiday Walk will run most dates from Friday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Dec. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At night Meadow Brook is transformed into a dazzling light show. Winter Wonder Lights is a self-guided outdoor event featuring unique light displays across the grounds. It will be a special evening of lights, music and magic where visitors can explore the National Historic Landmark at its most festive. Enjoy fun concessions such as glow-in-the-dark cotton candy and fresh popcorn! There will be seasonal and specialty drinks, selfie stations, bonfires and more!

Winter Wonder Lights will run from Friday, Nov. 24 through Thursday, Dec. 30 from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. most nights.

Chimney Tops Cafe Concessions at Meadow Brook

A Season of Special Events

Meadow Brook will host a series of enchanting holiday events, including: Starlight Stroll, OU Nights, and Holiday Tea. Santa Saturdays will feature special visits with the head elf himself!

For more information about Holiday Walk and Winter Wonder Lights at Meadow Brook—including dates, details and ticket information, visit

Meadow Brook Hall is fully self-supporting, relying on special events such as the annual holiday events for the preservation and interpretation of this National Historic Landmark.

Meadow Brook Hall is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of auto pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, Meadow Brook Hall represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival style architecture in America, and is especially renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale of 88,000 square-feet. It was the center of a country estate that included 1,500 acres, numerous farm buildings, recreational facilities, several residences and formal gardens. Named a National Historic Landmark in 2012, Meadow Brook Hall strives to preserve and interpret its architecture, landscape, and fine and decorative art so that visitors may be entertained, educated and inspired by history. Meadow Brook Hall is located in Rochester, Mich. on the campus of Oakland University.