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Things to Do in Downtown Detroit

Celebrate the season in downtown Detroit! Bedrock and the Rocket Community Fund have curated festive outdoor experiences and winter fun for all to enjoy! Check out the list of activations and plan your next trip downtown!

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Leaders Amongst Leaders Student Artwork Competition

Artwork from students at the Detroit School of Arts is now on display at 1413 Woodward Avenue as part of Leaders Amongst Leaders’ student art competition! Take a stroll past the storefront window to see some one-of-a-kind art and then use the QR code or the link below to vote for your favorite.

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Monroe Street Drive-In Powered by Emagine

See some of your favorite movies on the silver screen in downtown Detroit. Experience the Monroe Street Drive-In with your friends and family for a limited time only!

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Parker's Alley Letters for Hope Mailbox

Pick up a special postcard at any participating Parker’s Alley retailer’s checkout counter. Then fill it out with your New Year’s resolution, wish or hope, and drop it in the Parker’s Alley Letters for Hope mailbox. In the nearby windows, all of the postcards will be put on display – so come back soon to see yours up!

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Garden Maze at Capitol Park

Capitol Park has been transformed into a garden maze that serves as a winter oasis for both residents and visitors, with socially-distanced seating and enchanting décor.

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Greenhouses at Cadillac Square

Cadillac Square has an expansive courtyard for you to stroll around and explore six greenhouses that feature stationary art installations from local Detroit artists.

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Window Art Installation

In partnership with Design Core, three Detroit artists created festive window displays at 1401 Woodward Ave. Donovan Dewberry, Angela Cwayna and Ivory Alexander used various mediums to create this immersive, winter-themed window art that is picturesque and imaginative.

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Lights at the Esplanade

Esplanade light installations are centered on winter trees, while statues and iceberg-inspired shapes line the edges of a socially-distanced walkway down Woodward Avenue. One-way paths have been established to provide a safe environment, and nearby seating is perfect for taking a break with a cup of hot cocoa.

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