THROUGH DECEMBER 30: HOLIDAY NIGHTS
We love to get our dose of Christmas cheer at Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village: a lantern-lit journey into a living snow globe with live music, decorated homes and shops, ice skating, horse-drawn wagons and Model T rides (plus Santa with live reindeer, if you choose to visit him). Warm up with hot cocoa and other treats before ending the evening with a fireworks display. 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. weekends through Dec. 30. $16.50-$23.50. (313) 982-6001; thehenryford.org.
DECEMBER 10: TOO HOT!
In a jazzy, soulful reinterpretation of Handel’s Messiah, Rackham Choir and Detroit Opera House join forces with the Too Hot Trio and the Too Hot to Handel Orchestra for Too Hot to Handel, a jazz-gospel Messiah that has become a Detroit holiday tradition, celebrating its 15th anniversary. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Detroit Opera House. $20-$71. (313) 237-7464; michiganopera.org.
DECEMBER 13: HUGS AND KNISHES
Tune in to Hugs and Knishes: A Celebration of Our Jewish Foods and Traditions, premiering at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, on WTVS-Detroit Public TV. Featuring Tovah Feldshuh, the late Fyvush Finkel (shown; in one of his last interviews) and former NYC Mayor Ed Koch and produced/directed by David Anton, the film invites viewers around the table for rich stories and recipes. DPTV.org. *