It’s the most wonder-filled time of year! The Holidays at Meadow Brook open this Friday, Nov, 24, with two breathtaking holiday events—the indoor daytime Holiday Walk and outdoor evening Winter Wonder Lights. Located in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University, Meadow Brook Hall is Michigan’s most incredible holiday entertainment destination through Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023.
The most Wonder-Filled Time of Year!
By day, tour the historic mansion decked in holiday splendor and experience the wonder of over 50 magnificent trees, trimmings and lights galore. By night, see the estate illuminated with sparkling light installations inspired by the magnificent Meadow Brook Hall. The evening features concessions, bonfires and special family fun. Each event is its own self-guided experience. Tickets must be booked for a specific date and time and are available online only at meadowbrookholidays.com.
“People come from all over to experience the magical atmosphere at Meadow Brook during the holidays,” said Shannon O’Berski, external relations director of Meadow Brook Hall. “It 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.”
Attractions by Day & Night
Holiday Walk is a self-guided indoor tour of three floors of historic Meadow Brook Hall, filled with magnificent holiday sights and splendid decorations. There will be several themed displays and activations for guests to engage with, from an enchanting story time in the Nursery to a new sighting of Santa on the rooftop of Meadow Brook. Holiday Walk will run through Saturday, Dec. 23. On Tuesdays through Fridays at 11 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult tickets are $20.50 and $8.00 for youth tickets.
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 chocolate-covered pretzels in the new Candy Cane Courtyard, along with seasonal and specialty drinks, selfie stations, bonfires and more. Visitors will get a look inside the historic mansion decked for the holidays. Winter Wonder Lights will run from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. most evenings from Friday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Dec. 30. Adult tickets are $22.50 and youth tickets are $12.50 each.
New this year, visit Winter Wonder Lights on our special Family Nights where kids 12 and under go free on select Sundays. Meadow Brook will also host a series of enchanting holiday events, including the evening gala Starlight Stroll, Holiday Teas and Santa Saturdays, which will feature visits with Santa in the magnificent Christopher Wren Dining Room.
Plan your Visit
For more information about Holiday Walk and Winter Wonder Lights at Meadow Brook—including dates, details and ticket information, visit meadowbrookholidays.com.
The Holidays at Meadow Brook are presented by Oakland University Credit Union and supported by Renewal by Anderson and Lincoln of Troy. Senior Days is sponsored by Pomeroy Living.
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. For more information about the Meadow Brook Hall, visit meadowbrookhall.org.
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.