Tonight (Saturday) was Detroit's annual Noel Night. We'd had an all-day snow which just made it all the more festive. From 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Midtown Detroitís Cultural Center Area, over 30 institutions, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Public Library, the International Institute amongst many others, opened their doors to the public free of charge for this holiday "open house." Activities included horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by over 70 area music, theatre, and dance groups. When I took this portrait of these three young girls, they were preparing to perform at the International Institute with a group called "Hindu Temple Rhythms."
The organizers expected over 26,000 men, women and children to attend Noel Night and I'd say there were at least that number. A good time was had by all!