Meadow Brook Hall

Experience the wonder of Meadow Brook Hall’s Holiday Walk

Meadow Brook Hall’s 48th annual Holiday Walk runs November 29 - December 23

The Hall will be decked in holiday splendor with over 50 dazzling trees on display, including a 10-foot tall Poinsettia tree created by 150 live plants.

Come see Santa and his reindeer at Meadow Brook Hall December 21-23.

Grizz at Meadow Brook Holiday Walk

Oakland University mascot Grizz enjoys the annual Holiday Walk at Meadow Brook Hall.

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Experience the wonder of Meadow Brook Hall’s Holiday Walk Nov. 29-Dec. 23
Meadow Brook Holiday Walk

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Meadow Brook Hall’s annual Holiday Walk will return for the 48th season, bringing unmatched holiday splendor and an enchanting series of events from Friday, Nov. 29 through Monday, Dec. 23. 

“Landmark in Lights” features more than 50 glittering trees—including an all-new artist designed ice castle tree and a 10-foot tall Poinsettia tree created by 150 live plants—hundreds of feet of garland and thousands of twinkling lights.

Open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on select evenings, Meadow Brook’s Holiday Walk takes visitors through the grand rooms and grounds of the National Historic Landmark decked in opulent holiday decorations, including Knole Cottage and Danny’s Cabin.

The Final Weekend of festivities takes on a magical new atmosphere with a visit from Santa and two of his live reindeer! Guests will also have the chance to see the lights at night, while warming themselves by the bonfire and sipping seasonal adult beverages until 8 p.m.

Visitors can celebrate the season of Santa with several special events, including:

  • OU Community Night invites all OU affiliates (staff, faculty and alumni and Oakland University Credit Union members) and their family and friends to experience Holiday Walk at a discounted rate of $12 each. Student admission is $5 daily and their friends and family can enjoy $12 tickets at OU Community Night.
  • Starlight Stroll is a romantic evening with a four-course strolling dinner, full bar, live entertainment and dancing on Thursday, Dec. 5. Tickets are $100.
  • Guided Candlelight Tours show The Hall in a new light from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and includes a champagne afterglow. Tickets are $40.
  • Late Nights offer guests the chance to warm up with holiday beverages and twinkling lights until 8 p.m. on Dec. 16 and 18-23.

Children of all ages can participate in “Cleo’s Ornament Adventure,” inspired by the Dodge-Wilson’s beloved pet St. Bernard, Cleo. Children can participate in a special scavenger hunt while touring the mansion, then collect a prize at Candy Cane Cottage.

 Holiday Walk tickets are $20 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 6-12, children age 5 and under are free. On Mondays and Wednesdays, seniors age 62 and older receive $5 off admission. Tickets for the final weekend of events featuring Santa and his reindeer on Dec. 21-23 are $22.50 for adults and seniors, $10 for children ages 6-12, children age 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased onsite in the Holiday Shop. Tours are self-guided and reservations are not required.

The 2019 Holiday Walk is sponsored by Oakland University Credit Union. For more information about “Landmark in Lights” daily tours and events, visit

Meadow Brook Hall is fully self-supporting, relying on special events such as the annual Holiday Walk for the preservation and interpretation of this National Historic Landmark. For more information about the Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk, call (248) 364-6200 or visit

Vote for Meadow Brook Hall 

The Meadow Brook Hall staff and volunteers work hard each year to put on the very best Holiday Walk possible for the community. This year, they have been nominated by USA Today for The Best Holiday Historic Home Tour in the nation.

People can vote once a day through Monday, Dec. 2 at noon. The 10 winning home tours will be announced on Friday, December 13. Vote for Meadow Brook Hall here.


About Meadow Brook Hall

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.

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