SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019
SOUTH OF WARREN AVENUE
NORTH OF WARREN AVENUE
See MAP attached
Noel Night is a Cultural Center-wide holiday open house that presents free activities including: horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by over 100 area music, theatre, and dance groups, and other special performances.
Free and open to the public!
Noel Night is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc., a nonprofit community development organization that supports economic growth in Detroit's Midtown district. Call 313-420-6000 for additional information.
There is free shuttle service that runs continually between parking decks and participating venues, as well as plenty of parking in area lots and structure.
Noel Night is an annual holiday event that takes place in Detroit, Michigan, in the Midtown area of Detroit's Cultural Center.
BEST BETS FOR PARKING AT NOEL NIGHT
Each year at Noel Night, we experience traffic gridlock in the Midtown district—resulting in 1 hour + delays for visitors in their pursuit to find parking. This year will be no different. Wayne State University Police will be out assisting with traffic control this year; however, we want to ensure that each visitor has the best experience possible during the short five hours of this amazing event. Please take the following recommendations into consideration:
1 ARRIVE EARLY
This includes for parking and the performance that you want to see. In some instances, this may mean 2 hours early.
2 ENTER MIDTOWN FROM THE I-75 MACK AVENUE EXIT OR THE M-10 FOREST EXIT
This is the first year that Woodward will be completely open on Noel Night. Please Note: The Woodward Avenue Bandstand will be located on Wayne State University's campus at the corner of Woodward and Warren Avenues.
We also encourage people to avoid driving into Midtown on John R--every year it gets backed up due to the volume of traffic.
3 PREPARE TO WALK
It is better to park in one of the structures on the outskirts of the event footprint and walk towards Woodward Avenue—a 10-15 minute walk is better than being stuck in traffic for 1 hour or more. Not only will you get a good workout, but you will also be able to access the highways quicker on departure, rather than if you parked in the heart of the district. Make sure to also dress warm and in layers.
4 PARKING COSTS $
Unless you're one of the lucky ones and have a complimentary parking pass or find free parking on the streets (a rarity!), please be prepared to pay anywhere between $7-10 for parking in the structures. Those parking structures closest to the Detroit Institute of Arts generally charge $10. Please see our recommendations below for best places to park.
5 PARKING TICKETS ARE NOW $45
It’s best to just avoid this situation. Park only in parking structures or lots that are well marked and secured, or on streets that have signage that clearly indicate the rules for parking there.
RECOMMENDED PARKING STRUCTURES & LOTS
Expect to pay anywhere between $7-12 for parking in Midtown Detroit. There is metered parking on the street, but it will be difficult to come by during Noel Night.
Detroit Institute of Arts Parking Lot | Cash + Credit Card
Located on John R. St., south of Kirby St. and north of Warren Ave., across from the DIA.
Wayne State University Parking Structure 1 | Credit Card Only
450 W. Palmer
Wayne State University Parking Structure 3 | Credit Card Only
45 E. Warren
Wayne State University Parking Structure 6 | Cash + Credit Card
Wayne State University Parking Structure 7 | Credit Card Only
Wayne State University Parking Structure 8 | Cash + Credit Card
91 W. Forest
Wayne State University Parking Lot 23 | Credit Card Only
38 W. Palmer
Wayne State University Parking Lot 32 | Credit Card Only
475 W. Palmer
Wayne State University Parking Lot 33 | Credit Card Only
Wayne State University Parking Lot 35 | Credit Card Only
5555 John R
Wayne State University Parking Lot 72 | Credit Card Only
Wayne State University Parking Lot 75 | Credit Card Only
545 E. Canfield
Woodward Gardens Parking Structure | Cash Only
25 W. Alexandrine