Ice Scraper Challenge

The Ice Scraper Challenge returns to the Detroit Institute of Arts Plaza. Watch students from Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies transform blocks of ice into unique sculptural creations throughout the day and evening, all under the tutelage of the Ice Guru, Randy Finch. The Ice Scraper Challenge is sponsored by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.


Horse-drawn carriage rides are a fabulous way to get in the spirit of the season! We're excited to feature the campus of Wayne State University on this year's route. Tickets will be sold in a booth in front of Wayne State's Walter P. Reuther Library located at 5401 Cass right where Kirby intersects. Ticket prices: $7 / adults and $3 per children ages 12 and under.


The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, one of the venues that has been participating in Noel Night since the beginning, is hosting its annual "Live Animals of the Nativity" on their Woodward lawn from 5:00-9:15 p.m. The Cathedral Church of St. Paul is located at 4800 Woodward.

The Wayne State University Winter Art & Retail Market is a new pop-up marketplace that will also be located at the Wayne State University green space located at the corner of Woodward and Warren. Wayne State’s Office of Economic Development, the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History (A&AH) and TechTown Detroit are partnering on this market that will feature local businesses and A&AH-affiliated artists.

Winter Art & Retail Market