Christmas Events Metro Detroit 2014
Christmas Events Metro Detroit 2014 – Christmas and Holiday events, tree-lightings, Santa Claus arrivals, parades, craft shows & things to do in Oakland County, SE Michigan and the Metro Detroit area during the Christmas and Holiday season.
MICHIGAN CHRISTMAS EVENTS METRO DETROIT 2014
AUBURN HILLS MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Friday, December 6, 2014 at 6p
Auburn Hills MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
MOMS Memorial (Auburn Rd at Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills, MI)
Tree lighting events include visits with Santa & Mrs Claus, wagon rides through Downtown Auburn Hills, s’mores, crafts, keepsake photos & more! All events are free.
BERKLEY MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 1p-?
Berkley MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Berkley Holiday Lights Parade 2014
Downtown Berkley MI
a full day of fun activities including, horse-drawn carriage rides, petting zoo, vintage trolley rides, parade, tree lighting ceremony and a visit with Santa. Tree lighting takes place at 5:30p. Questions call RoseAnn at 248-239-0284 or e-mail email@example.com.
BIRMINGHAM MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 6p
Birmingham MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Birmingham Holiday Tree Lighting
Shain Park (S Bates St. and W Merrill St., Birmingham, MI, 48009)
Jump into the Holiday spirit with a night that brings the festive lighting of the winter season and the opening of Santa House. Enjoy live Christmas caroling and the lighting of the 35-foot tree with more than 20,000 LED Christmas lights.
Wednesday, November 26 through Christmas Eve (various dates)
Birmingham MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Birmingham Santa House
Shain Park (S Bates St. and W Merrill St., Birmingham, MI, 48009)
Children may give Santa their list and have their picture taken with him. A $5 donation goes to the Birmingham Lions Club and Leader Dogs for the Blind. Click here for dates and hours.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 then weekends through Saturday, December 20, 2014
Birmingham MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Birmingham Carriage Rides
Near Santa House (corner of Henrietta and Merrill, Birmingham, Michigan)
Enjoy the 2014 Christmas season with an old-fashioned carriage rides on weekends through December 20.
Friday, December 5 (3p-9p), Saturday, December 6 (10a-9p), Sunday, December 7, (11a-4p)
Birmingham MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Birmingham Winter Markt 2014
Attendees will enjoy European food and drinks, gift items, holiday greens, crafts, ice carving demonstrations, roaming winter princesses , live reindeer, warming stations, a Kinderhaus children’s activity area, the popular Santa House, horse-drawn carriage rides and live entertainment.
CLARKSTON MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 6p
Clarkston, Michigan Christmas and Holiday Event – Holiday Lights Night
Depot Park (Depot Road in Downtown Clarkston)
Enjoy a night out with the family in Downtown Clarkston. First enjoy the Holiday Lights Parade, and immediately following stroll down into Deport Park where Santa will read a story and lead the crowd in a tree lightning ceremony. Here is your chance to give Santa your letter, enjoy thousands of lights, make a s’more and enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate. This is a free event.
CLAWSON MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Clawson, Michigan Christmas and Holiday Event – Christmas in Clawson Craft Show
Clawson High School (101 John M Clawson, MI 48017)
A variety of exhibitors will be displaying their crafts! Come enjoy a wonderful lunch, while you get your holiday and personal shopping done. For more info and applications for space, call Betsy O’Brien at (248) 288-1663.
Monday, December 1, 2014 at 6:30p
Clawson, Michigan Christmas and Holiday Event – Christmas Tree Lighting
Memorial Park at Blair Memorial Library (416 N Main St Clawson, Michigan 48017)
Meet at the Library gazebo for caroling, tree lighting and the arrival of Santa Claus at 7 pm. After Santa is given the key to the city, walk across the street to Clawson Middle School for Hot Chocolate and Cookies and a visit with Santa.
DETROIT MI CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014 from 5p-midnight
Detroit MI Christmas Event – Campus Martius Park Tree Lighting
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
Following the tree lighting Campus Martius Park Ice-Skating season begins!
Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 9a
Detroit MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Detroit Thanksgiving Parade 2014
Woodward and Kirby, Downtown Detroit, Michigan
Hundreds of thousands of parade-goers will be watching as the Parade makes its way down Woodward Avenue. The parade will be broadcast LIVE on WDIV Local 4 from 9-10am and on WJR 760 AM.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 5p-10p
Detroit, MI Christmas Event – Noel Night 2014
Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center Area (between Cass and John R and Kirby and Willis)
Free shuttle service is offered between participating venues. Convenient parking is available in area lots. Enjoy holiday shopping, family craft activities and live entertainment.
FARMINGTON MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Saturday, December 6, from 1p-7p & Sunday December 7, from 1p-5p
Farmington MI Christmas Event – Holiday Open House
Governor Warner Mansion (33805 Grand River Avenue, Farmington, MI)
The Governor Warner Mansion will be decorated for the holidays and open for visits. Tree lighting is at dusk on Saturday.
FARMINGTON HILLS MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:30p
Farmington Hills MI Christmas Event – Holiday Lights Ceremony 2014
Farmington Hills Fire Department HQ (31455 W 11 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336)
During the Annual Holiday “Lights” Ceremony, the beautiful trees at City Hall will be illuminated as well as a 20-foot candle, which represents commitment to peace and unity in Farmington Hills. Santa will be on hand and refreshments will be served at the Fire Station Headquarters after the ceremony.
Saturday, December 13 (10a-4p) and Sunday, December 14 (11a-4p)
Farmignton Hills MI Christmas Event – Holiday Shopping Expo 2014
Costick Center (28600 Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan)
The Costick Center in Farmington Hills is hosting a Holiday Shopping Expo to showcase a variety of vendors and crafters. Shop from over 60 vendors. This is a free event. Call 248-473-1800 for more info.
FERNDALE MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014 from noon-8p
Ferndale MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Holiday Hoof & FestivALE
Downtown Ferndale (on W. Troy Street)
Enjoy a 4+ mile night obstacle run/2mi. fun walk, Americana (bluegrass and folk) music, X-mas craft beers, cold weather comfort foods, tree lighting ceremony, and reindeer games. For more info or to register for the run, contact the Ferndale DDA at 248-591-7034.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9a-3p
Ferndale MI Christmas Event – Ferndale Holiday Show Place Arts and Crafts Show
Kulick Community Center (1201 Livernois, Ferndale, Michigan 48220)
Admission is $1 per person at the door. Food and concessions will be available.
Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 8a-6p
Ferndale MI Christmas Event – Ferndale Holiday Ice Festival 2014
Downtown Ferndale, Michigan
The Holiday Ice Festival is a hometown-celebration of the holiday season, featuring a display of ice sculptures, live reindeer, hay-ride and a visit from Santa Claus! Call (248)546-1632 for more info or visit www.DowntownFerndale.com.
GROSSE POINTE SHORES MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS
December 5 through December 27, 2014
Grosse Pointe Shores MI Christmas Event – Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Tours
Edsel and Eleanor Ford House (1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236)
The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House (Ford House) historic estate celebrates the Christmas and Holiday Season with specially themed tours and events.
HIGHLAND MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 10a-Noon
Highland MI Christmas Event – Great Candy Cane Hunt
Apollo Center (2029 N. Milford Rd, Highland MI 48357)
Kids will get to search an outside course for candy canes, decorate their own cookies, and create cheerful holiday crafts! Hot chocolate will also be served to help warm up the festivities! Younger kids will tackle the course first with older kids going later. The cost is $7 per child. Dress for the outdoors. Call 248-676-8390 to register.
HOLLY MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
November 28-30, December 6-7, December 13-14 from 5p-9p each evening
Holly MI Christmas Event – Holly Dickens Festival 2014
Downtown Holly, Michigan
Step back into time as you stroll the streets, visit the shops, pubs and eateries in quaint downtown Holly, getting caught up in the story of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Bring the whole family and get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping.
LAKE ORION / ORION TOWNSHIP CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 6p
Lake Orion MI Christmas Event – Orion Lighted Parade
Downtown Lake Orion
Sponsored by the Orion Area Parade Company. The parade boasts over 75 entries each year, from civic organizations, dance studios, scouting troops, local dignitaries, marching bands, school groups and more. The event is capped off with a special visit by Santa himself, much to the joy of the young and old in the crowd lining the village streets.
MADISON HEIGHTS MI CHRISTMAS – HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 6:30
Madison Hts MI Christmas Event – Holiday Tree Lighting
Civic Center Plaza
The Mayor will welcome Santa and present him with an official key to the City. Visitors will enjoy cookies and cocoa while listening to seasonal music. Following the tree lighting program, children may wish to get their photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus inside the Breckenridge Room of the Library.
MILFORD MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:30
Milford MI Christmas / Holiday Event – The Big Reveal
Stores on Main Street in Downtown Milford reveal festive holiday Christmas and holiday window displays to their stores. Come downtown and watch the kids “unwrap” the storefronts. Local merchants will wrap their storefronts on Tuesday, get busy, and reveal their holiday best on Thursday night.
Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 10a
Milford MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Downtown Christmas Parade
Come out to the annual Milford Christmas Parade, one of the longest-standing Main Street traditions around. Wonderful holiday event for the entire region. Come early! Main Street fills up fast.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 5:45p-9p
Milford MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Christmas Open House
Enjoy the winter wonderland with strolling entertainment, special promotions at a variety of shops and restaurants, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday caroling and of course, a visit with Santa. Santa Claus arrives at 6p. For more information, call 248-684-1975.
NORTHVILLE MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 6:30p
Northville MI Christmas Event – Holiday Lighted Parade
Downtown Northville MI
Ring in the Holiday Season with the annual Holiday Lighted Parade in downtown Northville, the official kickoff to Northvile’s Hometown Holidays.
Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 1p-4p
Northville MI Christmas Event – Christmas in the Village
Mill Race Village Northville
Enjoy have snacks, carolers, the Weavers will be demonstrating their craft and the Northville High School band will play a few numbers. St Nicholas may make an early appearance.
Friday, December 12 from 9a-8p, Saturday, December 13 from 9a-5p
Northville MI Christmas Event – Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market
Northville Community Center
More than 75 hand-selected, juried artists and fine craftspeople from the Midwest will showcase their one-of-a-kind pieces of work. From glass design, gourmet foods, jewelry, original fashions, home décor, authors, and more.
NOVI MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014 from 6p-9p
Novi MI Christmas Event – Light Up The Night Novi
Novi Civic Center (45175 West Ten Mile, Novi, Michigan)
Tree Lighting at 6:15pm, Santa visits, train rides, magic shows at the Novi Public Library, marshmallow roasting, live reindeer, ice sculptures, free refreshments. This is a free event.
OXFORD MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6p-9p
Oxford MI Christmas Event – Oxford MI Tree Lighting
Centennial Park (Downtown Oxford)
Enoy pics w/Santa. The tree-lighting is at 8p.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2p
Oxford MI Christmas Event – Oxford Christmas Parade
Centennial Park (Downtown Oxford)
Enjoy holiday fun in Downtown Oxford.
PONTIAC MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 8:30a-10:30a (Winter Fun Festival) Parade at 11a.
Pontiac MI Christmas Event – Holiday Extravaganza Parade and Winter Fun Festival
The WinterFUN Festival is a great opportunity for families to come together to participate in several activities. There is a Gallery of Ice with live ice carving competition, a petting farm with adorable animals, live Santa reindeer, s’mores and much, much more. There is also a children’s WinterART Center that allows kids to participate in several different craft projects, get their face painted and much, much more. All activities at the Holiday Extravaganza are free. Parade starts at 11a at 196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave, Pontiac, MI.
ROCHESTER MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014 from 6p-9p
Rochester MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Lagniappe
Downtown Rochester MI
Join the merchants of Downtown Rochester when they offer their customers Lagniappe (Creole for “a little something extra”) in appreciation for their support throughout the year. Favorite Lagniappe activities will return, including Big Bright Light Show debut, horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown, strolling carolers, and a visit from Santa Claus.
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7p through January 4, 2015
Rochester MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Big Bright Light Show
See Downtown Rochester lit up in Holiday glory as the city is adorned with over 1.2 million Christmas Lights. Click here for more info and a photo gallery of the Big Bright Light Show.
Friday, December 5 (4p-10p) and Saturday, December 6 (noon-10p)
Rochester MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Kris Kringle Market
West 4th Street (between Walnut & Main, Rochester, MI)
The Kris Kringle Market is inspired by the 700 year-old tradition of the European Christmas Market and visitors can enjoy the food, shopping, entertainment and ambience of this open-air, holiday market.
Friday, November 28, 2014 through Tuesday December, 23, 2014
Rochester Michigan Christmas / Holiday Event – Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk 2014
Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens (480 South Adams Rd, Rochester, MI 48309)
The Meadow Brook Hall annual Holiday Walk explores the Dodge and Wilson family’s winter traditions and activities they enjoyed while living on the Meadow Brook Estate. Click here for a photo gallery and more info on the 2014 Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 2p-4p
Rochester MI Christmas Event – Downtown Rochester Christmas Parade
Downtown Rochester MI
Parade route info and more info coming soon.
ROCHESTER HILLS MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7p
Rochester Hills MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Village of Rochester Hills Tree-Lighting Ceremony
Village of Rochester Hills (NE corner of Adams Rd and University, Rochester Hills, MI)
Once again the Village will come to life with over 850,000 lights that will illuminate all at once! In addition to lighting our 25 foot tree, we will welcome Santa to the Village for another year of free visits. The fun starts at 6p, the tree-lighting takes place at 7p.
ROYAL OAK MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
November 22 – December 31, 2014 from 5:30-9:30 (see dates below)
Royal Oak MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Wild Lights
Detroit Zoo (8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067)
The Detroit Zoo will light up the night this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular holiday light display. For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and animal sculptures on a half-mile trail through the front of the Zoo. Dates: November 22,23,28,29,30 – December 5,6,7,11,12,13,14,18,19,20,21,22,23,26,27,28,29,30,31.
Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 2p-3:30p
Royal Oak MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade 2014
Downtown Royal Oak, MI
Over 80 parade units will include marching bands, floats, musical performances, circus acts and more. Visits with Santa are after the parade from 3-5pm! This is a free event.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 4p-8p
Royal Oak MI Christmas Event – Tree Lighting Ceremony and Royal Oak Holiday Magic Marketplace
Royal Oak Farmers Market (316 E 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak, Michigan)
Tree-lighting will be at 6:15p. The Royal Oak Farmers Market will host a Holiday Marketplace before, during and after the City Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 4th from 4pm to 8:30pm. Over 60 local crafters and artisans featuring antiques, collectibles, crafts, & many downtown merchant booths. For additional information call (248)246-3276.
SOUTHFIELD MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7p
Southfield MI Christmas Event – Burgh Historical Park Tree Lighting Ceremony
Burgh Historical Park (northeast corner of Civic Center Drive and Berg Road, Southfield MI)
The annual lighting of the holiday tree at Burgh Historical Park.
SOUTH LYON MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 10a-8p
South Lyon MI Christmas Event – Cool Yule Festival
Downtown South Lyon
South Lyon whips up a full-day of Christmas and holiday fun with Cool Yule. Enjoy an arts and crafts show, candy cane hunt, live reindeer, Christmas cookie extravaganza, Parade of Lights, a tree-lighting and much more throughout the day.
TROY MI CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 9a-4p
Troy MI Christmas Event – Elf Shelf Arts and Crafts Show
Troy High School (4777 Northfield Pkwy, Troy, MI)
Admission proceeds from the event benefit local charitable organizations. For info, call 248-988-0426.
WARREN MI CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9a-4p
Warren MI Christmas Event – Holiday Craft Show
Warren Community Center (5460 Arden, Warren, MI 48093)
Over 200 tables, several holiday vendors & more. Admission is just $1 per person.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 5p-8p
Warren MI Christmas Event – Warren Tree Lighting Ceremony
Warren City Square (Van Dyke N of 12 Mile Rd)
Visit with Santa, free ice-skating admission all day (skate rental $3), horse-drawn wagon rides, refreshments, and more!
WATERFORD MI CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 6p-8p
Waterford MI Christmas Event – Tree Lighting and Santa Celebration
Town Hall (5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, MI)
Celebrate the season with a variety of activities including: crafts, a chance to visit with Santa, Christmas sing-a-long and more. Food concessions will be available. This is a free event!
WIXOM MI CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014
Friday, December 5 (3p-10p) and Saturday, December 6 (10a-10p)
Wixom MI Christmas Event – 2014 Holiday Markt
Sibley Square Park
The new “Wixom Holiday Markt” will feature the sights, sounds and smells of an authentic, old-world market with decorated vendor huts & tents selling traditional crafts, art, holiday greens as well as the sound of carolers singing holiday music. Additional events, activities and things to do include: Santa craft tent, food and beer tent. City Tree Lighting and more.
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