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Downtown Detroit Markets pop up for the holidays

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Christmas trees, fire pits, igloos, and more

Two rows of small glass sheds with goods for sale inside. There’s deck chairs on stone walkway in the middle. Photos by Michelle & Chris Gerard and Jenna Belevender

Note: This post was originally published in November and the hours have since been changed. Hours for the holiday markets are posted at the bottom of the article. Also, the markets will remain open through January 28. More info can be found at Winter in Detroit.

Just in time for the annual tree lighting, over 30 local businesses are ready for shoppers in downtown Detroit. From Cadillac Square to Capitol Park—and places in between—tents, booths, and igloos will feature local wares and gifts.

The main shops are set up in Capitol Park, 1001 Woodward, and Cadillac Square, with some festive offerings down the Woodward Esplanade and the Spirit of Detroit Plaza. Shoppers can browse everything from jewelry to clothing to chocolates to cards to trees.

The markets also offer a wide range of food, beverage, and seating options. Outdoor seating includes picnic tables and deck chairs around fire pits, while indoor options include a lodge-like tent in Cadillac Square with leather couches, blankets, and rugs.

In Cadillac Square, vendors include Detroit Hustles Harder, End Grain Woodworking Co., The Natural Market, and the Somerset Children’s Collection. Two rows of terrarium-like glass booths lead to the Cadillac Lodge, which will have food and drink from Central Kitchen+ Bar.

Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard
A larger glass shed with holiday planters outside.
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

The Woodward Esplanade is decked out with wreath-like arches, plus lighting and photo opps. The Spirit of Detroit Plaza will have inflated igloos set up with food and coffee options.

1001 Woodward will have indoor shopping options, including Ash & Erie, the Lip Bar, and Rebel Nell jewelry.

Over in Capitol Park, shoppers can pick out a Christmas tree (over 100 will be available daily), plus wreaths from Greystone Gardens. Clothing and gift options are also on hand, with food and drinks by neighboring Eatori Market.

It’s quite the unique shopping experience for Detroit. The markets are supported by Quicken Loans and the Downtown Detroit Partnership and designed by Groundswell Design Group. They’re open through January 28. Hours will run:

Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, Spirit Plaza

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

1001 Woodward

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.

Cadillac Lodge

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-Midnight
  • Sunday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

The markets will be closed Christmas Day.