Christmas Events Metro Detroit 2015

Posted by Glen LaGrou December 21, 2015 Events, Featured, Holiday Fun, Things to Do

Christmas Events Metro Detroit 2015 – Christmas and Holiday events, tree-lightings, Santa Claus arrivals, parades, craft shows & things to do in Detroit, Oakland County, SE Michigan and the Metro Detroit area during the Christmas and Holiday season.

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ChristmasTreeVillage3Friday, November 20, 2015 at 6p-9p
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. For more info, visit thevorh.com.

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Rochester Hills Michigan Santa Claus Visit – Village of Rochester Hills Santa Claus
Village of Rochester Hills (NE corner of Adams and Walton, Rochester Hills, MI)
Santa and his helper are available in a beautiful setting at the Village of Rochester Hills. Kids can meet Santa, sit on his lap and discuss their Christmas wish. Bring your own camera as photography packages are not available. Santa visits at the Village of Rochester Hills are always free! Santa Visit Days – November 20,21,22,27,28,29, December – 4,5,6,11,12,13,18,19,20,21,22,23,24. Visit www.TheVoRH.com for hours / more info.

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MICHIGAN CHRISTMAS EVENTS METRO DETROIT 2015

AUBURN HILLS MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

bassproshop11Saturday, November 15, 2015 through Christmas Eve
Auburn Hills MI Christmas Event – Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops (Great Lakes Crossing, 248-209-4200)
Bass Pro hosts Santa Claus (and tons of free Christmas fun for kids at Bass Pro) daily through Christmas Eve. You can even get a free photo with Santa while enjoying the free fun! MORE INFO and times for Santa’s daily appearances and for a list of all the free fun holiday games, crafts and activities happening each day!

Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 9a-4p
Auburn Hills MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Holiday Arts and Crafts Fanfare and Marketplace
Auburn Hills Community Center (1827 North Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills, MI)
Over 80 vendors selling everything from yard and lawn ornaments to handmade jewelry as well as specialty food items, and much more. This is a wonderful place to find unique gifts for the holidays. For more info, call 248370-9353.

Auburn Hills Christmas LightsNightly at 5p from Thanksgiving through New Year’s
Auburn Hills, Michigan Christmas Event – Our Dancing Lights Holiday Lights Display
Our Dancing Lights (3111 Paramount Lane, Auburn Hills, MI 48326)
Back for 2015! you’ll see a 50,000 light display synced to your favorite Christmas songs! Donations accepted in front of the display go to The Rainbow Connection of Oakland County.

ChristmasTreeAH1Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6p-9p
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 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 1p-8p
Berkley MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Berkley Hometown Holidays / Holiday Lights Parade 2015
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. Sponsored by Berkley DDA.

altSaturday, December 12, 2015 from 10a-4p
Berkley MI Christmas Event – Candy Cane Lane Craft Show Berkley
Berkley Community Center (2400 Robina, Berkley, MI)
FREE admission. Lunch available for purchase. Event features handmade items, hourly raffles, bake sale, and more. Contact 248-217-7027 for more info.

BIRMINGHAM MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

christmas treeWednesday, November 25, 2015 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. Event is hosted by the Birmingham Principal Shopping District.

Santa visitWednesday, November 25 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. Event is hosted by the Birmingham Principal Shopping DistrictSchedule.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 then weekends through Saturday, December 19, 2015
Birmingham MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Birmingham Carriage Rides
Near Santa House (corner of Henrietta and Merrill, Birmingham, Michigan)
Enjoy the 2015 Christmas season with an old-fashioned carriage ride through Downtown Birmingham. These are FREE and first-come, first-served. Hosted by the Birmingham Principal Shopping District.

Christmas carriageFriday, December 4 (3p-9p), Saturday, December 5 (10a-9p), Sunday, December 6, (11a-4p)
Birmingham MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Birmingham Winter Markt 2015
Shain Park (S Bates St. and W Merrill St., Birmingham, MI, 48009)
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. Hosted by the Birmingham Principal Shopping District.

CLARKSTON MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 6p
Clarkston, Michigan Christmas and Holiday Event – Holiday Lights Night
Depot Park (Depot Road in Downtown Clarkston)
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 2015

altSaturday, November 14, 2015
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 Andrea Hodges at 248-629-9818.

Monday, December 7, 2015 at 6:30p
Clawson, Michigan Christmas and Holiday Event – Clawson 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 via fire truck. 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 2015

altFriday, November 20, 2015 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 26, 2015 at 9a
Detroit MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Detroit Thanksgiving Parade 2015
Woodward and Kirby, Downtown Detroit, Michigan
Hundreds of thousands of parade-goers will be watching as the Parade makes its way down Woodward Avenue. Santa Arrives in Detroit! Parade Route.

Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 5p-10p
Detroit, MI Christmas Event – Noel Night 2015
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. More info

FARMINGTON  MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10a
Farmington MI Christmas Event – Holly Days
Downtown Farmington MI
Listen to carolers and sip hot chocolate. Enjoy holiday movies at Farmington Civic Center and check out the tree-lighting ceremony at the Givernor Warner Mansion at dusk. Santa will make an appearance.

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 6p-9p
Farmington MI Christmas Event – Light Up The Grand Holiday Lighted Parade
Downtown Farmington
The parade will march across Grand River Ave. beginning at Warner St. and ending at Liberty St., right through the heart of Downtown Farmington. Parade floats or walkers must incorporate lights into their entries. Battery operated lights and glow sticks are highly encouraged!

Saturday, December 5 at 7p.
Farmington MI Christmas Event – Mansion Christmas Tree Lighting
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 7 or so, immediately following the “Light Up the Grand” illuminated holiday parade, which starts at 6p.alt

FARMINGTON HILLS MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 6:30p
Farmington Hills MI Christmas Event – Holiday Lights Ceremony 2015
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.

toysSaturday, December 12 (10a-4p) and Sunday, December 13 (11a-4p)
Farmignton Hills MI Christmas Event – Holiday Shopping Expo 2015
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 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:30a
Ferndale MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Holiday Hoof & FestivALE
Downtown Ferndale (on W. Troy Street)
Enjoy a 5K run and craft beer, Christmas beer, and American music festival. For more info or to register for the run, contact the Ferndale DDA at 248-591-7034.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Dusk
Ferndale MI Christmas Event – Holiday Tree Lighting
Downtown Ferndale
Tree-lighting takes place as part of Ferndale Small Business Saturday.

Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10a-4p
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 concesssions will be available.

Ice SculptureSaturday, December 12, 2015 from 10a-??p
Ferndale MI Christmas Event – Ferndale Holiday Ice Festival 2015
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 2015

FordHouseChristmasLightsDecember 4 through December 26, 2015
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. Reserve early! These events sell out quickly.

HAZEL PARK MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 6p
Hazel Park MI Christmas Event – Hazel Park Tree Lighting Ceremony
Hazel Park Viking Ice Arena (1555 E. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park, Michigan, 248-546-5700)
There will of course be a school band & choir along with free skating & hot chocolate. It’s good old-fashioned family fun.

HIGHLAND MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

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Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7p
Highland MI Christmas Event – Highland Tree Lighting
Veteran’s Park (Livingston and John St)
Local Elementary School or Schools perform holiday songs and lead in caroling. This event will be outside, so please dress for the weather. In case of rain, it will take place inside the fire department.

Saturday, December 12, 2015 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. Call 248-676-8390 or visit huronvalleyrec.com to register.

HOLLY MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

November 28-29, December 5-6, December 12-13 from 11:30a-6p Saturdays 11:30a-5p and Sundays
Holly MI Christmas Event – Holly Dickens Festival 2015
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 2015

paradeSaturday, December 5, 2015 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 2015

christmas treeMonday, November 23, 2015 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.

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 9a
Madison Hts MI Christmas Event – Bishop Foley Catholic High School Cookie Walk and Craft Show
Bishop Foley Catholic High School (32000 Campbell, Madison Hts, MI)
$2 admission for Craft Show (9a-1p). Cookie Walk (holiday bake sale) takes place from 9:30a-1p.

MILFORD MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6:30
Milford MI Christmas / Holiday Event – The Big Reveal
Downtown Milford
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.

downtown MilfordSaturday, November 28, 2015 at 10a
Milford MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Downtown Christmas Parade
Downtown Milford
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 3, 2015 from 6p-9p
Milford MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Christmas Open House
Downtown Milford
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 or visit www.meetmeinmilford.com.

MT CLEMENS MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10a
Mt. Clemens MI Christmas Event – Macomb County Santa Parade
Downtown Mt Clemens
Continuing tradition, the parade ushers in the holiday season the day after Thanksgiving with the arrival of the jolly old elf himself, Santa! There will also be plenty of new floats, marching bands, characters, and sights and sounds for all to enjoy. The parade route runs on Main Street from Church Street north to Clinton Street.

NORTHVILLE MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015 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 22, 2015 from noon-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.

December 11 (9a-8p), December 12 (9a-5p), December 13 (11a-4p)
Northville MI Christmas Event – Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market
Northville Community Center (303 W Main St, Northvlle, MI)
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 2015

Christmas tree lightsFriday, December 4, 2015 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.

ORTONVILLE / BRANDON TWP MI CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2015

December 5, 2015 from noon-5p
Ortonville MI Christmas Event – Christmas in the Village
Downtown Ortonville
Enjoy live entertainment, a parade, visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus, live reindeer and more! For more info, visit downtownortonville.org.

OXFORD MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015 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 5, 2015 at 12:30p-3p
Oxford MI Christmas Event – Oxford Christmas Parade
Centennial Park (Downtown Oxford)
Enjoy holiday fun in Downtown Oxford. Parade starts at 2p.

PONTIAC MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

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Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6p
Pontiac MI Christmas Event – Tree of Hope Lighting
50th District Court House, Pontiac, MI
Enjoy the many youth choirs that will entertain after the 6p tree lighting.

Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 8:30a-10:30a (Winter Fun Festival) Parade at 11a.
Pontiac MI Christmas Event – Holiday Extravaganza Parade and WinterFUN Festival
Downtown Pontiac
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.

GlassJewelryOrnamentsFriday, December 4 (4p-8p), December 5 (noon-6p), December 6 (from noon-6p)
Pontiac MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Holiday Show and Sale
Epiphany Glass (770 Orchard Lake Rd, Pontiac, MI)
Join artist April Wagner and her team for live glassblowing demonstrations while shopping for colorful ornaments, elegant wine decanters, one-of-a-kind glass artwork and an array of new pet-themed items benefitting the Michigan Humane Society (MHS). The event is free and open to the public, and families are welcome to attend. For more info, visit www.epiphanyglass.com.

ROCHESTER MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

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Rochester MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Royal Park Hotel Giant Gingerbread House
Royal Park Hotel (600 East University Drive, Rochester, MI 48307, 248-652-2600, www.RoyalParkHotel.net)
Check out the lobby of the Royal Park Hotel to get into the holiday spirit. The GIANT gingerbread lighthouse was created with 300 lbs of holiday candy and 300 lbs of gingerbread mix. Great for holidays pics and the aroma is mouthwatering. More Info – Pics – Video.

royal park hotelMonday, November 16, 2015 from 5p-7:30p
Rochester MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Rochester Holiday Shopping Expo 2015
Royal Park Hotel (600 E University Dr, Rochester, MI 48307)
More than 30 Downtown Rochester Businesses will be showcasing their products and services just in time for the Christmas and holiday season. Admission to the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo is free and includes light refreshments and door prize drawings throughout the evening.

Monday, November 23, 2015 from 6p-9p
Rochester MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Lagniappe
Downtown Rochester MI
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. For full schedule, visit www.downtownrochestermi.com.
Monday, November 23, 2015 at 7p through January 3, 2016

Big Bright Light ShowRochester MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Big Bright Light Show
Downtown Rochester
See Downtown Rochester lit up in Holiday glory as the city is adorned with over 1.2 million Christmas Lights. Review, pics, more info.

Friday, November 27 through December, 23, 2015
Rochester Michigan Christmas / Holiday Event – Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk 2015
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. Info – Pics.

Friday, November 27, 2015 from 6p-9p (Dec 4, 11, 18)
Rochester MI Weekend Event – Friday Night Carriage Rides
Downtown Rochester
Enjoy leisurely carriage rides on a first-come, first-served basis. $15 per ride. For more info, call 248-656-0060. Also, Dec 4th, 11th & 18th.

Friday, December 4 (4p-10p) and Saturday, December 5 (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. Visit www.downtownrochestermi.com for more info.

Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 2p-4p
Rochester MI Christmas Event – Downtown Rochester Christmas Parade
Downtown Rochester MI
In its 63rd year, the Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade is the largest Christmas parade in Michigan with an average 3,000 parade participants that represent a collaborative effort among families, businesses, non-profit and civic organizations, as well as schools and universities.

ROCHESTER HILLS MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

VillageofRochesterHillsSantaChristmas4Friday, November 20, 2015 at 6p-9p
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. For more info, visit thevorh.com.

van hoosen farm rochester hills miSaturday, December 19, 2015 from 1p-4p
Rochester Hills MI Christmas Event – Old-Fashioned Christmas
Rochester Hills Museum (1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309)
Model train display, wagon rides, crafts, snacks, and even chestnuts roasting ove an open fire. Call 248-656-4663 for ticket info.

ROYAL OAK MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

altNovember 20 – December 31, 2015 from 5:30-9:30 (see dates below)
Royal Oak MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Detroit Zoo Wild Lights 2015
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 20,21,22,27,28,29 – December 4,5,6,11,12,13,18,19,20,21,22,23,26,27,28,29,30,31. Ticket info.

Saturday, November 21 from 10a-4p
Royal Oak MI Christmas Event – Holiday Arts & Crafts Marketplace
Royal Oak High School (1500 Lexington Boulevard, Royal Oak, MI)
Fun, food and holiday shopping! Featuring more than 100 local artisans. Luncheon entrees and baked goods available for purchase.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 2p-3p
Royal Oak MI Christmas / Holiday Event – Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade 2015
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. Visit www.downtownroyaloak.org for more info.

royal oak farmers marketThursday, December 3, 2015 from 4p-9p (lighting takes place at 7p)
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)
The Royal Oak Farmers Market will host a Holiday Marketplace before, during and after the City Tree Lighting Ceremony. 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 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 6:30p
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. This is a FREE event.

SOUTH LYON MI CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015 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.

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10a
South Lyon MI Christmas Event – Candy Cane Hunts
McHattie Park (South Lyon, MI)
Bring your little one out to grab as many candy canes as they can find. Find the multi-color ones and get a prize. Children will be broken into age groupsto ensure each child has a chance to grab a bunch of candy canes. Bring your own bag to fill up. Enjoy hot chocolate during your hunt. Bring a camera for photo with Santa. Call 248-437-8105 to register.

TROY MI CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015 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.

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Troy MI Christmas Event – Christmas Tree Lighting
City Hall
Children are invited to visit with Santa Claus after he lights the Christmas Tree. Enjoy caroling, hot cocoa & holiday sweets.

Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 1p-3p
Troy MI Christmas Event – Classic Christmas
Troy Historic Village
The Village and Historic Buildings will be bright with holiday cheer. Enjoy hot mulled cider, cookies and Christmas music. Meet Santa and make a craft to take home. Bring your donations for Toys for Tots to the Village. Park at Zion Church (3668 Livernois) and ride the free shuttle bus to the Village. Call 248-524-3484 for cost info.

WALLED LAKE MI CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7p
Walled Lake MI Christmas Event – Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
City Hall (1499 E. West Maple, Walled Lake, MI)
Holiday Tree Lighting and visit from Santa Claus. Festivities start at the Walled Lake City Library (1499 E. West Maple Road, Walled Lake, Michigan 48390) at 6p with pics and visits with Santa and his Reindeer!

WARREN MI CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015 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. Call 586-268-8400 to purchase a table.

altSaturday, December 5, 2015 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 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 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!

Thursday, December 3, through Saturday, December 5, 2015
Waterford MI Christmas Event – Holiday Bazaar Craft Show & Green’s Market
Waterford Senior Center Gym (3621 Pontiac Lake Rd, Waterford, MI)
Free admission, all are welcome. One-stop holiday shopping featuring one-of-a-kind crafts to fit every budget. The Waterford Garden Club will feature their popular annual Green’s Market.

WHITE LAKE TWP MI CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6p-8p
White Lake Twp MI Christmas Event – I’m Dreaming of A White Lake Christmas Festival
Fisk Farm (9180 Highland Road, White Lake Township, MI 48383)
Library staff and the ‘Friends of the White Lake Township Library’ will host a Gingerbread House Contest and children’s crafts. Please visit the library’s web site www.whitelakelibrary.org for more information. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures. Enjoy carolers, a choir, ice sculptures, marshmallow roasting, a living Nativity, the tree lighting, and more!

WIXOM MI CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY EVENTS 2015

Friday, December 4 (5p-10p) and Saturday, December 5 (noon-10p)
Wixom MI Christmas Event – Wixom Holiday Markt 2015
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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