Local Events Coming Up this Winter!

Don’t let the chilly temperatures stop you from enjoying the fun to had all around our area this season. Check out some upcoming local events below!

Winterfest 2019 – Downtown New Baltimore

January 25 – 27 2019

Join the New Baltimore Lions Club under the heated Big Tent for Winterfest 2019! Come for food, drinks, and fun for all ages. Proceeds go to support New Baltimore Lions Club charities throughout the year.

The Big Bright Light Show – Downtown Rochester

Now thru Jan 7, 2019 5 p.m to 12 p.m.

Mark your calendars for everyone’s favorite holiday tradition, The Big, Bright Light Show. You’ll marvel as you enjoy Downtown Rochester sparkle with over 1.5 million glimmering lights! The Big, Bright Light Show is aglow nightly from 5 pm – Midnight.

Plymouth Ice Festival

January 11 – 13, 2019 

The Plymouth Ice Festival is a world class event in beautiful Downtown Plymouth that is exciting and fun for the whole family.

Caroling in the City – Downtown Rochester

Sunday, December 16 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join us for more holiday spirit than you can shake a candy cane at! Christmas Choirs, Ugly Sweater Contest, Christmas Cookie Station, Strolling Carolers and the debut of the Rochester Community Carolers! 

You won’t want to miss it when we transform Downtown Rochester into Whoville with the grand finale of the community caroling around the Christmas tree in the middle of Main Street. 

Classic Christmas Brunch at Cherry Creek

Sunday, December 16 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Ho Ho Ho! Join Cherry Creek for a breakfast feast fit for Santa himself. Our last brunch for the holiday season will include all of your favorites, and will keep your taste buds satisfied for a full day of holiday shopping. Cherry Creek’s own Santa Clause will also be here to walk around and take any last -minute gift requests.

Gingerbread House Decorating & Competition

Friday, December 14 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Looking for something fun to do with family and friends? Usher in the holiday season and decorate your fully assembled gingerbread house! Enjoy hot cocoa or hot tea, while building your dream gingerbread home, with help from two instructors. We will provide all made-from-scratch gingerbread walls and people, as well as plenty of icing and decorating goodies. You’re welcome to also bring any unique decorating items, if you’d like (but not necessary). For those who want their houses to be considered, we will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners’ homes, which will be displayed at the tea room for one week, before going home to their owners! 

Sleigh Ride & Dinner with Santa @ Big Red Orchard

Thursday, November 29 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Big Red Orchard invites you and your family for a new tradition at the farm:

A Tractor Pulled Sleigh Ride Through our Lighted Orchard!
Dinner in our Heated Barn!
Pictures with Santa!

Romeo Christmas Parade & Tree Light

Thursday, November 29 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Annual community parade and tree lighting brought to you by RWB Parks & Recreation! Parade starts at 7PM from Washington Street and Main Street and marches north to the Romeo Village Park bringing Santa to the Romeo Village Park.

Santa & Elvin Visit

Wiegand’s Nursery & Garden Center

December 2nd thru 16th

Make this Christmas memorable by bringing the whole family in to meet Santa and his delightful elf, Elvin. Photos will be available for $5, or you are welcome to take your own.

Holiday Storytime with Mrs. Clause

Shelby Twp Library

Saturday, December 15 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit with Mrs. Claus to hear favorite holiday stories and join in singing classic holiday songs. Children will also make a holiday craft to take home. Be sure to have a picture taken with Mrs. Claus by the glow of the library’s Christmas tree!

Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Saturday, December 1 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Santa and Mrs. Claus haven taken out the time to visit everyone at the Farm house. Guests will be transported from the Dairy Barn to the Farmhouse in a farm wagon with toasty, warm blankets. After visiting with Santa and sharing that Christmas list, guests enjoy Santa’s favorite cookies and apple juice. Remember to bring your camera!

Free Pictures with Santa Claus

KW Platinum

Sunday, December 9 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Come and bring your family and get some pictures with Santa Claus. Open to everyone. Since it is the season of giving, we ask that you please bring a donation whether it be a new toy, canned food, winter accessories, or a monetary donation to help those in need. Bring your camera or let us take your picture (or both). We look forward to seeing you ALL!

Wolcott Mill Metropark Heritage Holidays

Saturday, December 1 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Create a new family tradition. Stroll through thousands of lights, visit Santa, snap a photo with Clydesdale horses, enjoy a wagon ride, make ornaments and crafts and much more!

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