The Ford House

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

Winter Wonderland FAQ

Winter Wonderland returns to Ford House for winter evenings of holiday enchantment. This year's dates are 5-8 p.m., Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17. Purchase tickets here.
Getting Around
Here's a map to help you get around. It will also be posted around the estate to help you find your way.
What to Wear
Please dress for the weather and walking!  This is an outside event with a mile-long stroll through the grounds. Shuttles will not run on the grounds or to the house during Winter Wonderland. 
Strollers are welcome, but must be kept outside if you are taking the house tour.
Tickets are available here. Grounds only tickets are $10 in advance on the website, free for children 2 and under. If any tickets remain, they will be $15 at the door.
Tickets for the grounds and a strolling house tour are $20, and only available in advance on the website.
Parking is free. Enter via the North Gate entrance at Ford House.
House Tours
The Main House will be decorated for the holidays, and will only be open for guests who purchased a House Tour ticket. Strolling tours are offered nightly, in advance only and space is limited. 
Food & Drink
Treats and warm drinks will be available for purchase (cash only) at Winter Wonderland this year. Snacks and beverages, including hot cocoa, mulled wine and Short’s Brewery beer, will be available for purchase at the Visitors Center and other stops along the Winter Wonderland path.
Cotswold Cafe will be open for dinner. Make your reservations at 313-453-2037!
The Weather
Winter Wonderland is an outdoor event and will be held in snow and rain. There are no refunds or exchanges.
If in the event of extreme weather Ford House has to cancel an evening of Winter Wonderland, you will be offered an exchange for any remaining Winter Wonderland dates, if available. If your Winter Wonderland ticket includes a house stroll and there is no additional space in the remaining house strolls, you will receive a refund for that portion of your ticket.
NEW: After Hours Night!
This year, we have added Winter Wonderland After Hours -- a night out for the grown-ups only -- from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 30.
We’ll be serving some of our favorite Short’s Brewing Company craft brews in the beer gardens, while America’s Got Talent semi-finalist Olivia Millerschin entertains in the historic Garage, and local favorites Chris Emmerson and Tony Nouhan perform in the heated tented under the lights.
Stroll through the Main House, walk the mile-long path and see the twinkling lights on the grounds, and warm up around a toasty fire. Your ticket includes the Winter Wonderland trail, a stroll through the house, entertainment, and two tickets for beer, wine or other beverages. Small bites and additional tickets will be available for purchase. Tickets are sold in advance only here.


Holiday programming is made possible by:

Ford Motor Company Fund

Guardian Alarm, Crest Ford, Camelot Tree and Shrub Co., SmithGroup JJR, Hagopian, Meijer, Klochko Equipment Rental Company Inc., Marc Dutton Irrigation Inc., Krauseneck Carpet One, Landscape Services Inc., Three C’s Landscaping, and Wahl Tents.