Big 3: Top events Saturday and Sunday

Melody Baetens, The Detroit News

1. ‘Silent Night’ at Detroit Opera House

Loosely based on events from World War I, this opera won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Music. It’s based on the 2005 French film “Joyeux Noel.” 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $29 and up. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-7464.

2. Wayne County Lightfest on Merriman Road

This annual light show features 47 holiday-themed displays that use LED lights. Santa Claus will be at the end of the trail through Dec. 23. Attraction is open 7-10 p.m. through Dec. 31. $5 per vehicle. Toy Nights — when guests can bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate instead of the admission fee — will be held Dec. 6, 13 and 20. Merriman between Ann Arbor Trail and Warren, Westland. (734) 261-1990.

3. Fitz and the Tantrums with Barns Courtney at Fillmore Detroit

An indie rock L.A. band with Motown and soul influences, Fitz and the Tantrums has been getting hotter and hotter since their debut in 2010. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $25-$49.50. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Melody Baetens