‘Tis the season! Time to bundle up, drink cocoa, enjoy the parades & light displays, and celebrate the holidays!

We have put together a list of fun, upcoming events in the area. Mark your calendars, get out the scarves and mittens, and get in the spirit!

Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade

December 3, 2017 2 to 5 p.m.

Main St, Rochester MI 48307

Join the city of Rochester for the 66th annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade! It will march down Main Street on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 starting at 2 p.m.

Click HERE for the Event Page on Facebook

 

Downtown Rochester Caroling in the City

December 17, 2017 5 to 8 p.m.

Downtown Rochester MI, 48307

A cornucopia of holiday merriment, complete with live entertainment, Christmas-themed contests, Christmas Minute-To-Win It, holiday sweets & treats and, of course, caroling! All on Main Street with the backdrop of the stunning Big, Bright Light Show. It’s more holiday merriment than you can shake a candy cane at!

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2017 Dancing Lights

Thanksgiving, November 23rd, 2017 5:30 to 11 p.m. through New Year’s

Our Dancing Lights: 3111 Paramount Ln, Auburn Hills MI 48326

Our Dancing lights is our Holiday display which has over 61,000 lights, all choreographed to dance to the beat of the Holiday music. Our Dancing Lights is located in Auburn Hills, MI

Click HERE for the Event Page of Facebook

 

Polar Express Holiday Party!

December 1, 2017 7 to 9 p.m.

Barnes & Nobles Rochester Hills: 2800 S. Rochester Rd. Rochester Hills MI 48307

Join us for a magical Holiday event! Polar Express Storytime! We’ve also just added a huge LEGO table for all ages! Join us for fun!

Presented to you by Hamlin Elementary School, this Polar Express Storytime event is more than just a Storytime. Beginning at 6PM we will be having tons of magical Holiday activities. Everything from coloring to crafts! And then join us at 7PM for our Polar Express Storytime! Come at 6PM for activities or come at 7PM for the main event! 

Click HERE for a link to the Event Page on Facebook

 

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo

Starts November 24, 2017 thru December 31st

5:30 to 10 p.m.

Detroit Zoo: 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak MI 48067

The Detroit Zoo will light up the night again this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular light display. For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and more than 230 animal sculptures throughout the front half of the Zoo. Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and special activities for guests of all ages.

Wild Lights, sponsored by Strategic Staffing Solutions, will be held November 18-19, 24-26; December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 20-23, 26-31. Tickets are available online at detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/wild-lights; the cost ranges from $10 to $16. Parking is $7 per car.

Click HERE for the Facebook Event Page

 

The Eastern Holiday Market 2017

December 17, 2017 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Eastern Market: 3434 Russel St. Detroit MI 48207

On Sunday December 17 2017 comes the 1st annual EASTERN HOLIDAY MARKET featuring Detroit area art, handicrafts and merchandise! Hosted atThe Eastern Detroit in the Eastern Market area, this event will feature approximately 38 local artists, crafters and creatives of all types selling original merchandise for your holiday gift shopping needs.

*FREE ADMISSION and ALL AGES WELCOME*

This indoor event is open from 11am until 5pm with a cash bar inside. So stop in and shop local…and don’t forget to invite your friends!

Click HERE for the Facebook Event Page

 

Made in the Mitten Holiday Market at Royal Oak Farmers Market

Royal Oak Farmers Market: 316 E 11 Mile Rd,

Royal Oak MI

48067 5 to 11 p.m.

Made In The Mitten Holiday Market is put on by Made In The Mitten (Royal Oak), and Scott McClue ReMax Realestate Agent. 

Come join Made on Small Business Saturday, along with crafters, vendors, Michigan businesses and FOOD TRUCKS for the shopping experience of the year! Take a load off and enjoy the live holiday music and great deals! So come, #shopsmall and #shoplocal!!

Admission is $3.00 for adults, FREE for kids 10 and under! 

Come enjoy LIVE singing and music, Pictures with Santa Claus, a make your own Michigan ornament corner, an amazing hot cocoa bar with all the goodies to add on top, raffles, prizes, and much more! 

Made In The Mitten is a local Michigan Artisan Market that is located at 706 S Washington, on the corner of 7th and Washington. For more info, check out www.MadeInTheMittenStore.com

Food Trucks Attending:
Delectabowl
Drifter Coffee
Toast – Emagine Theater
Trucksha
Nosh Pit Detroit

Click HERE for the Facebook Event Page

 

Merry & Bright Nights

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House: 1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores MI 48236

December 7 thru December 23, 2017 5 p.m.

Ford House will be all aglow with holiday cheer!

Walk through Eleanor and Edsel Ford’s historic home, all dressed up for the holidays.

Soak in the beauty and history on a strolling holiday tour of the house. Outside, gather ’round a toasty fire. Warm up with cocoa and s’mores (available for purchase), and see the estate decked out for the season.

The kids can visit with Santa, and everyone is invited to take part in a scavenger hunt to earn a holiday treat. 

Merry & Bright Nights are held Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Dec. 7-23. Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for children 2-12. Children under 2 are free. All tickets include a strolling tour of the Main House.

Click HERE for the Facebook Event Page

 

Holiday Nights

Greenfield Village Dearborn MI 

December 1 thru 30th, 2017 6:30 p.m.

The Dodworth Saxhorn Band is excited to once again be part of Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village. Hear us play Holiday classics on as you wander through the festive village. Our playing locations are still TBD at this time, so stay tuned. We love this Holiday tradition and we hope to see you there.

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2017 Christmas Light Show in Livonia

34836 Bridge St, Livonia MI 48152

December 2, 2017 thru January 1, 2018

5:30 p.m.

Hop in the car with all the kids to come see the Livonia Lights Christmas Light Show! This year, we’ll have approx. 60,000 lights, a 15′ tall tree that goes with the music, Dudley the Singing Dog, and more. 

The lights synchronize to a combination of contemporary Christmas songs like the Trans Siberian Orchestra classic, Christmas Eve Sarajevo, a Disney classic, and traditional Christmas music that reminds us of what the Christmas season is supposted to be about – the birth of Christ. There’s also a powerful story throughout the show that you won’t want to miss. 

Don’t forget to tune your car radio to 88.5 FM while you visit. And please be respectful of our neighbors by not blocking their driveways & keeping your car radio at a reasonable volume. 

This popular Christmas light show continues to get better every year. Last year, the light show was named one of the top 12 Christmas light displays in Michigan by OnlyinYourState.com. It’s also been featured on MLive, the Detroit Free Press & many other news outlets around the Detroit area.

This makes for a perfect activity for the entire family. Plus, it’s sure to be one of the highlights of your Christmas season!

Click HERE for the Facebook Event page

 

Free Pictures with Santa

Sanders Chocolate & Ice Cream Shoppe: 23770 Hall Rd,

Clinton Twp MI 48036

December 9 & 10, 2017 12 p.m.

Santa is returning to our Sanders Chocolate & Ice Cream Shoppe in Clinton Township for FREE pictures! He will be all set to take photos with your little ones in front of an adorable holiday scene – you just have to bring your own camera. 

While you’re here, don’t forget to get your cookies for Santa! 

Also be sure to take in all the exciting features of our newly remodeled store like our chocolate waterfalls, completely visible bakery and convenient seating. 

Dates & Times:
December 9th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
December 10th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Click HERE for the Facebook Event Page

 

Make your own “Christmas Countdown Tree”

The Friendship Factory – Partridge Creek 

November 22, 2017 3 p.m.

Crafters will have all the supplies they need to create their “Countdown to Christmas tree”! A fun way for kids to build up excitement for Christmas Day. Supplies include one wooden tree, stand and star, button cards and supplies and markers to decorate. In The Mall at Partridge Creek

Space is limited, register today!
Ages 8+, $25 per person 

Click HERE for the Facebook Event Page

 

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Show!

City Hall, 27600 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores MI 48081

December 1, 2017 6 to 8 p.m.

Ring in the holidays at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, hosted by the St. Clair Shores Activities Committee! Elite Entertainment will provide music to sing and dance to! Hot chocolate and donuts provided by the SCS Optimist Club, acts include Detroit Red Wings own Karen Newman singing, the SCS Community Chorus led by Cynthia Ohrt, Miss SCS Shelby McPherson and Miss Teen Kylie D ‘Andrea performance, visit Santa’s Reindeer and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus coming to town! To help keep warm, Shores Fireplace and Barbeque will be providing free bites and bringing 4 heaters.

The Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum will also be open, to show how a home was decorated in Victorian times for Christmas! After the tree is lit, kids will have the opportunity to visit with Santa at the Reading Lounge in the SCS Library, parents, don’t forget your cameras!

Click HERE for the Facebook Event page