Meadow Brook’s Annual Holiday Walk has arrived. The Great Estate is opening its halls for self-guided tours through the decorated rooms of the mansion from November 23rd to December 23rd. Elegant details include over 50 glimmering trees and a 10-foot tall Poinsettia tree made of over 150 live plants. A trip to this signature holiday event in Oakland County is something you won’t want to miss!
Preview Meadow Brook Hall’s Holiday walk before you go:
Meadow Brook Hall During the Holidays
Meadow Brook Hall is bustling during the holiday season. In addition to their signature Holiday Walk Tours, Holiday Lights and Winter Nights, a new event is kicking off this year: Family Festivities.
Visitors can enjoy a walk through the mansion’s grounds and halls, as well as two events for kids of all ages: Cleo’s Candy Adventure and Letters to Santa.
Daily tours take place from November 23rd to December 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with extended evening hours until 8:00 p.m. on select nights.
Visitors can tour Meadow Brook Hall and the mansion’s ground at night to experience the twinkling lights, listen to carolers, and warm up beside bonfires. S’mores, hot chocolate, and adult beverages will be available for purchase.
Holiday Lights and Winter Nights occur December 1st, 11th, 17th-20th, 22nd-23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Winter Nights activities begin in the courtyard at 5:00 p.m.
Families visiting the Great Estate can meet Santa, visit live reindeer, and participate in Winter Nights activities.
Family Festivities happens from December 21st to December 23rd. On December 21st, the festivities occur from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on the 22nd and 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Reservations are not required for Mead Brook Hall Holiday events. Tickets can be purchased the day of your visit in the Holiday Shop at Meadow Brook Hall and are valid for the entire day, but re-entry is not allowed. Visit Meadow Brook’s website for prices and special rates. Advanced tickets are not available.
For more information about these Holiday events or special group tours, call Meadow Brook Hall at 248-364-6200.
The History of Meadow Brook Hall
This 110-room Tudor style mansion was constructed from 1926 to 1929 and was once the home of Matilda Dodge Wilson. She loved spending her time filling Meadow Brook Hall with lavish furniture, paintings, and art from around the world spanning several centuries. Her collections are still kept in the home today and reflect the elaborate lifestyles of the American Industrialists of the early 20th century.
- Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Band performed in the house at Matilda’s 25th birthday party.
- In 1957, the Wilson’s donated their entire estate and an additional $2 million to found what would become Oakland University.
- Meadow Brook Hall is a National Historic Landmark.
- Today, over 70,000 people visit Meadow Brook Hall every year to learn about and explore the historic mansion.