There is a crisp chill in the air and we have already seen the first snowfall of the year, but the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without attending Midtown Detroit’s 41st annual Noel Night. This year, Noel Night is on Saturday December 7th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm in Detroit’s Cultural Center. There will be open houses at over 70 locations and performances by over 200 local theater, music, and dance troupes. This free event also boasts horse drawn carriage rides, shopping, family crafts, and community sing-a-long led by the Salvation Army Band. Go to the Midtown Detroit Inc. website to find maps of the area with marked shuttle routes and places of interest.
For those looking for unique gift ideas from local companies and vendors, there will be plenty of opportunities to shop. In fact, our sister company Little Trendstar will make their annual appearance and selling their goods! Little Trendstar is a kids and infant clothing company which makes clothes that have impossibly cool graphics and major hipster style. They will be located on the C.C.S. campus in the Walter B. Ford building. This event is a great opportunity for those who are not familiar with the city to see the Cultural Center at it’s best.
That time of year has come again! The Detroit Christmas tree lighting ceremony is upon us. This Friday, November 22nd Campus Martius Park will host a tree lighting ceremony and the annual winter festivities.
The day will begin at noon with a Holiday Market and culminate in the tree lighting ceremony at 5:00pm. The night will continue with a musical light show, street performers, ice skating, and musical concerts. Its nights like these that make us proud to be a part of the Metro Detroit community.
This is a great event for children and adults that are still children-at-heart. So bundle up with your winter hats and scarves and bring along your friends and family and lets all meet by the tree!
Go to the Campus Martius website for more information
To read about Detroit Christmas traditions and see some great photographs of Detroit’s past check out this article from The Detroit News.
On November 7th at the Fillmore Detroit, the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit Media Partnership is holding a launch party for the first ever Freep Film Festival. This will be an exciting new film festival hosted in Detroit featuring documentary films about Detroit and our region. The festival will be held March 20-23, 2014. So mark it on your calendars and save the date! Find more information here and tickets to attend the launch party here. So grab some popcorn, we hope to see you there!
We here at Formcode, are very pleased to announce the launch of the newly redesigned Challenge Detroit website. The site has a new look to start off year 2 of the Challenge. Along with a makeover, the website has a brand new set of fellows and host companies.
It has been delightful working with the Challenge Detroit team as well as being one of our biggest supporters- a lot of work goes into keeping this non-profit connected to the thousands of Detroiters and local businesses by way of these digital means.
We like to think our pro-bono work goes a long ways towards strengthening this revitalization efforts for one of the most significant cities in the WORLD… the City of Detroit.
We love our connection to this movement and we look forward to working with them in the future. Take a look at the shinny new site by clicking here, read about the new fellows here, and see who the new host companies are here.
The weather has been unseasonably warm and sunny, but this week the season has finally caught up with us, it’s autumn! We here at Formcode love this time of year. And Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. We have decorated our homes, prepared our costumes, and carved our pumpkins. We are ready for a spooky evening of Halloween revelry. There are a lot of great attractions around town but here is one we recommend:
Theratre Bizarre: The Greatest Masquerade on Earth!
This adult masquerade event is like none other you have experienced It boasts seven floors of entertainment in the historic Masonic Temple in Detroit. This year, for the first time, they are had a Preview Gala event with strolling dinner, open bar, and all the headlining entertainment fro your enjoyment. It was a roaring success and quite an elegant night. We can hardly wait for next years event. Check them out on Facebook .