The Ford House

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House tells the story of the home life of a prominent American family.

Holidays at Ford House

Visiting Ford House is a holiday tradition! Whether to see the decorations or visit with Santa, our events make for great memories for friends and families. 

With our café and Visitor Center closed during construction of our new buildings, we are creating new traditions this year. While our Nutcracker Teas are on hold this year, Santa will make his annual appearances in Josephine's Playhouse to hear your child's wishes during Cookies with Santa.

Tickets are on sale!  

Merry & Bright Nights

Thursday-Saturday nights, December 7-23
Walk through Eleanor and Edsel Ford's historic home, all dressed up for the holidays. Soak in the beauty and history on a strolling holiday tour of the house. Outside, gather 'round a toasty fire. Warm up with cocoa and s'mores (available for purchase), and see the estate aglow with holiday cheer. The kids can visit with Santa, and everyone is invited to take part in a scavenger hunt to earn a holiday treat.
Tickets are $20 adults, $12 children 2-12, children under 2 are free

Merry & Bright After Hours  - SOLD OUT

December 29
Join in the holiday cheer and enjoy good company - whether a romantic night out for two or a gathering of friends and family. Either way, leave the kids at home! This night is just for the grown-ups. There will be candlelight strolling house tours, live music, craft brews, a toasty fire and marshmallows for roasting!
Tickets are $35

VIP Merry & Bright Nights Preview
December 6
Join us for an exclusive Merry & Bright Nights preview event, just for Ford House members! Members will get to see the estate’s holiday decorations, inside and outside, before Merry & Bright Nights open to the public. Plus, they will enjoy a wonderful evening of live entertainment in the grand Gallery. We’ll start the evening with hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages by the historic garage, then move to the Main House for a Christmas concert in grand gallery with blues singer Shahida Nurullah.

Tickets are $60.

Tickets for the above events are on sale at

Thank you to our generous Merry & Bright Nights sponsors:

Ford Fund, Crest Ford, Klochko Equipment Rental, Plante Moran, and Hagopian Rugs.

 Holiday House Tours
Tuesday-Sundays, Nov. 24-Jan. 7

Throughout the holiday season, guests on our General House Tours will see the Main House decorated in holiday finery and hear stories about how the Ford family celebrated the holidays! For General House Tour information, click here.