Holiday Splendor: Trains & Trees

An annual fundraiser benefitting Cranbrook House & Gardens, part of the Cranbrook Educational Community’s National Historic Landmark campus.

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Holiday Splendor

Celebrate the magic of the season as you explore Cranbrook House, decorated with one-of-a-kind classic and contemporary trees, trains, and other holiday settings that are sure to inspire. Shop our gift shop for Cranbrook mementos and other items perfect for personal use and gifts of any occasion. Bring the entire family out and make it a holiday tradition!

General Public: $20 each
Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Members (join now): $15 each
Children (5-10): $10 each
Children (4 and under): Free

Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult to visit Holiday Splendor. Admission is non-refundable.

Holiday Splendor at Cranbrook House 2016 - Tree Closeup in Library

Includes same day access to Holiday Splendor
Adults: $15 each
Children (10 and under): $10 each

Please note: Adults must be accompanied by a child to visit the Santa Sighting. Admission is non-refundable.

Reservations are available online through the links at the bottom of this page or by calling 248.645.3149. Advance reservations are required by Thursday, November 30 at 12:00 pm for the Santa Sighting.

General admission tickets for Holiday Splendor are available at the door only during the event.

Family with Santa at Cranbrook House - Holiday Splendor - December 2017

This is a non-ticketed event. Please present proof of purchase (help us go green - show your order confirmation on your mobile device instead of printing it out) at the check-in station during the event.

Santa Sighting

Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children and their families are invited to visit with Santa Claus in a charming, historic setting when he stops by Cranbrook House. Each child will receive a free holiday gift from Santa and his helpers before they leave!

Cranbrook House is proud to serve as a Mittens for Detroit collection site during Holiday SplendorMittens for Detroit, Inc., is a nonprofit with the purpose of collecting, purchasing, and distributing new mittens and gloves to children and adults in need in Detroit, and other underserved cities. Please consider bringing a pair of new gloves or mittens to donate.

Judson Center is a non-profit human service agency that provides expert, comprehensive services in southeastern Michigan that strengthen children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, developmental disabilities, and mental health challenges so they are successful in their communities. Please consider bringing new toys and diapers to donate.

Cranbrook House & Gardens is located at 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. Parking is available at no cost onsite and across the street at Christ Church Cranbrook. Shuttle service will be provided from the Christ Church Cranbrook parking lot to Cranbrook House. There will not be a shuttle during the Santa Sighting.

Holiday Splendor will showcase nine rooms throughout the first floor of the historic manor. The holiday displays are created with a new look each year by local residents, organizations, and businesses who donate their time and talents to make the fundraiser possible. This year’s exhibitors include:

  • Adrienne Becker, Cranbrook Kingswood Class of 2002
  • Catherine Turnbull
  • Cindy and Gary Birdwell
  • Cindy Chelovich
  • Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research
  • Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary
  • Deb Brousseau-Moga and Mary Brousseau-McClin
  • Delmarie LaGrasso and Linda Bruszewski
  • Dick Lilley and Eric Metzger
  • Goldner Walsh Home & Garden
  • Herb Society of America Southern Michigan Unit
  • Historic Detroit
  • Judson Center
  • Judy Lindstrom and Rita Lindstrom
  • Laura Daluga, AIFD, Department of Floristry
  • Maija Stromberg
  • Michael J. Sinelli
  • Mittens for Detroit
  • Nancy Kulish
  • Pewabic Pottery
  • west elm, Downtown Birmingham 

Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary sincerely thanks all of our sponsors, donors, exhibitors, volunteers, visitors and others who support this event. Proceeds from events like this helps us continue our mission of preserving Cranbrook House & Gardens.

Shuttle Sponsor
The Suburban Collection

Train Sponsor
Tim French Inc. - Fine Jewelry and Jems

Media Sponsor
Detroit Home Magazine

Randy & Rochelle Forester
Sylvia & Ed Hagenlocker

Richard & Joanne Brodie
Ellen Dougherty

Joann & Lou Baughman
Karen Hagenlocker
Pamela Goyke & George Kachnowski
Beth & Dick Lilley
JoAnn Maentz
Catherine Turnbull

Camille and Donald Breen
Eric Franchy
Delmarie LaGrasso
Judy Pardonnet
Martin & Colleen Smith
Ellen VanderKolk

Donors as of November 10, 2017.

Photography Policy
Guests are welcome to take photos inside Cranbrook House for personal use only. Professional photography is not provided for the Santa Sighting. Tripods, flash, and other photography equipment are not permitted.

Visitors may be photographed during the event by Cranbrook House & Gardens photographers. All photos taken by Cranbrook House & Gardens photographers become the property of Cranbrook House & Gardens and may be used for the purpose of promoting Cranbrook House & Gardens and the Cranbrook Educational Community.