1,000 Christmas Salutes

In partnership with the Wins For Warriors Foundation, The War Memorial presents a holiday celebration of Michigan’s hometown heroes. Guests of all ages will enjoy a festive dining experience, visits with Santa, screenings of The Polar Express, and musical performances. The event is at no cost to active duty or reserve military, veterans, first responders and accompanying family members. Reservations required. 

Free for military members, first responders, and their entire family.

December 17th, 2017

11:30am–1pm seating
2:30–4pm seating
5:30–7pm seating


Brunch with Santa

Dress in your holiday best and pack your camera — this will be a very special event that concludes with the opportunity to take a portrait of your child with Santa! After breakfast, head to The War Memorial Theater for a lively holiday-themed performance! The performances may vary by date and seating.

December 16

10am brunch
11:30am holiday show featuring the Casali Dancers and the Merry Music Maker
$22 per seat, all ages


December 16

12:30pm brunch
2pm holiday show featuring magic with Santa's elf and the Merry Music Maker
$22 per seat, all ages



Holiday Cooking Class

Christmas cooking secrets are revealed!

December 14

Ages 21+
$45 per person; EAT subscription pricing is available
Come hungry! This class includes a full meal with wine pairing.