Calling all history buffs and holiday enthusiasts! Get ready to step into a winter wonderland of nostalgia as the Detroit Historical Society unveils a heartwarming blast from the past with a special holiday exhibit.

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Back by popular demand is a special exhibit, Hudson’s Holidays. Launched two years ago, the exhibit is a whimsical step back in time for many Michiganders. It's more than a stroll down memory lane. It's a chance to rediscover the magic and enchantment of Detroit's cherished past.

Photo: Detroit Historical Society Facebook
Photo: Detroit Historical Society Facebook

Once the tallest and second-largest department store in the country, the Detroit Hudson's location took up a city block at 2 million square feet of space. It was the place where everyone went shopping and enjoyed the fanfare of the holiday season. With the closing of Hudson's in Detroit, and the implosion of the once massive building on October 24, 1998, much of the nostalgia of Christmas in the city ( Detroit) was lost. For many, like myself, it was a little piece of our childhood gone.

"The exhibition features a selection of must-see items from the Detroit Historical Society collection, including the toys and decor that made the holidays at Hudson’s so magical, the fashions and accessories that made the store a year-round shopping destination, and some artifacts from the downtown store that evoke the massive building’s distinctive features. Revisit traditions enjoyed by generations of Detroiters, like seeing the World’s Largest Flag, visiting Santa in Toy Town, and shopping for deals in the Basement Store", the Detroit Historical Society said. 

This special step back in time is now open to enjoy. Through December, the museum will offer free admission on Sundays  For more information click here.

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