Christmas Events Metro Detroit 2016

Christmas Events Metro Detroit 2016 – 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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Village of Rochester Hills Christmas Events 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 6p-9p
Rochester Hills Christmas 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.

November 19 through Christmas Eve
Rochester Hills Christmas Event – 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 19,20,21,25,26,27 December – 2,3,4,5,9,10,11,12,16,17,18,19,23,24. Visit www.TheVoRH.com for hours / more info.

Christmas Events Metro Detroit 2016

Auburn Hills Christmas Events 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016 through Christmas Eve
Auburn Hills Santa Claus – 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! Details

Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9a-4p
Auburn Hills Christmas 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 248-370-9353.

Nightly at 5p from Thanksgiving through New Year’s
Auburn Hills Christmas Events – Our Dancing Lights Holiday Lights Display
Our Dancing Lights (3111 Paramount Lane, Auburn Hills, MI 48326)
Back for 2016! 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. More info

Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6p-9p
Auburn Hills Christmas 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 Christmas Events 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 12:30p-8p
Berkley Christmas Events – Hometown Holidays
Downtown Berkley
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 (after the tree lighting). Tree lighting takes place at 5:30p. Hosted by the Berkley DDA.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10a-4p
Berkley 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 Christmas Events 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 6p
Birmingham Christmas 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 40,000 LED Christmas lights. Event is hosted by the Birmingham Principal Shopping District.

Wednesday, November 23 through Christmas Eve (various dates)
Birmingham Christmas Events – 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. Hosted by the Birmingham Principal Shopping District. Schedule.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 then weekends through Christmas Eve 2016
Birmingham Christmas Events – Birmingham Carriage Rides
Near Santa House (corner of Henrietta and Merrill, Birmingham, Michigan)
Enjoy the 2016 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. Schedule.

Friday, December 2 (3p-9p), Saturday, December 3 (10a-9p), Sunday, December 4, (11a-4p)
Birmingham Christmas Events – Birmingham Winter Markt 2016
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. More info

Clarkston Christmas Events 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 6:30p
Clarkston Christmas Events – Holiday Lights Night
Depot Park (Depot Road in Downtown Clarkston)
First enjoy the Holiday Lights Parade. Immediately following, stroll down into Depot Park where Santa will lead the crowd in a tree lighting ceremony. Here is a chance to give Santa a letter, enjoy thousands of lights, interact with live reindeer, have a treat and enjoy hot chocolate. Limited menu will be available for purchase, including glow items. For more info, call 248-625-8223

Detroit Christmas Events 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016 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 24, 2016 at 9a
Detroit Christmas Events – Detroit Thanksgiving Parade 2016
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 info

Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 5p-10p
Detroit Christmas Events – Noel Night 2016
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. For more info

Saturday, December 10 from noon-6
Detroit Christmas Event – Corktown-a-Glow
Downtown Corktown
Shop, dine, drink and be merry throughout Corktown. Special discounts, holiday drinks and dishes will abound at area businesses. Enjoy Santa visits, caroling, roasted marshmallows and hot cocoa, coffee, snacks, and a tree-lighting at 6p. You can also donate unwrapped toys for children and socks for the area’s homeless. Shuttles available to and from the event. For more info, visit the Corktown Business Association Business Facebook Page.

Farmington Christmas Events 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10a
Farmington Christmas Events – Holly Days
Downtown Farmington
10a – 3p – Annual Holiday Farmers Market at Sundquist Pavilion
12p – 4p – Holly Days Events and Santa all day!
6p – 9p – Light up the Grand and Annual Tree Lighting
For more info, contact the Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce.

Farmington Hills Christmas Events 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 6:30p
Farmington Hills Christmas Event – Holiday Lights Ceremony 2016
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 10 from 10a-5p
Farmington Hills Christmas Events – Holiday Shopping Expo 2016
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 50 vendors. This is a FREE event. Call 248-473-1800 for more info.

Ferndale Christmas Events 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 9a-3p
Ferndale 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. For info, call 248-544-6767.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10a-5p
Ferndale Christmas Events – Ferndale Holiday Ice Festival 2016
Schiffer Park (W 9 Mile Rd & Planavon)
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 the Ferndale DDA.

Grosse Pointe Christmas Events 2016

December 4 through December 20, 2016
Grosse Pointe Shores Christmas Events – 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. More info

Highland Christmas Events 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7p
Highland Christmas Event – Highland Tree Lighting
Veteran’s Park (Livingston and John St)
Annual tree-lighting ceremony features caroling, cider, cookies, crafts, and a visit from Santa Claus. After Santa arrival, activities take place across the street at 205 W Livingston, Enjoy Festival of Trees along Milford and Livingston Roads.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 4p-6p
Highland 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 Christmas Events 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9a-4p
Holly Christmas Events – Annual Holly Holiday Art & Craft Show
Holly High School (6161 E Holly Rd, Holly, MI, 48442)
Over 100+ Juried Exhibitors, food Available, free Parking, strollers welcome. $2 per person. For more info, Lisa Benavides at lisav17@hotmail.com

November 26-27, December 3-4, December 10-11 from 11aa-6p Saturdays, 11a-5p and Sundays
Holly Christmas Event – Holly Dickens Festival 2016
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. For more info, visit www.hollydickensfestival.org

Lake Orion Christmas Events 2016

Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day (5p-10p Sun-Thu / 5p-11p Fri-Sat
Lake Orion Christmas Event – Lights On Lake Orion
Lights on Lake Orion (439 Shady Oaks, Lake Orion, MI 48362)
Lights On Lake Orion features around 15,000 Christmas lights synchronized to holiday music. FREE but donations accepted for The Daisy Project non-profit which helps families with special needs children. More info

Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 3:30p-5:30p
Lake Orion Christmas Event – Tree Lighting Ceremony
Children’s Park (Downtown Lake Orion)
Enjoy Small Busienss Saturday and FREE festivities. Meet Mrs Claus and her reindeer at 3:30p and enjoy the tree-lighting ceremony at 5:30p.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 6p
Lake Orion 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. For more info, visit www.orionlightedparade.org

Madison Hts Christmas Events 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016 at 6:30
Madison Hts Christmas Event – Holiday Tree Lighting
Civic Center Plaza at the Gazebo
Live music, hot cocoa, cookies, special guests, and live reindeer! For more info, call 248-589-2294.

Milford Christmas Events 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 6:30
Milford Christmas 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.

Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10a
Milford Christmas 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 1, 2016 from 6p-9p
Milford Christmas 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 Christmas Events

Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10a
Mt Clemens 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. For more info, call 586-469-6818.

Northville Christmas Events 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 6:30p
Northville 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. For more info, visit northville.org.

Saturday, November 19 from 10a-4p and Sunday, November 20 from 11a-3p
Northville Christmas Event – Greens Market Weekend
Northville Town Square
Vendors from our Farmers’ Market will be at Town Square and will feature wreaths, seasonal baskets and much more.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 from noon-4p
Northville 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. For more info, call 248-348-1845.

December 9 (9a-8p), December 10 (9a-5p), December 11 (11a-4p)
Northville 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. For more info, visit hcshow.com.

Novi Christmas Events 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6p-9p
Novi 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. More info

Oak Park Christmas / Holiday Events 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 1p-5p
Oak Park Holiday Events – Chanu-Con! A Community-Wide Chanukah Festival
Congreagation Beth Ahalom (14601 Lincoln, Oak Park, MI 48237)
FREE Admission. Food truck and other kosher food/refreshments, vendors selling holiday gift items, auction/Raffle with 40+ prizes, children’s activities (bounce house, dreidels, PJ Library, local library, etc), live children’s musical entertainment, featuring Music Man Dave. For more info, please call 248-547-7970.

Ortonville Christmas Events 2016

December 3, 2016 from noon-5p
Ortonville 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, call 248-627-8070.

Oxford Christmas Events 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 6p-9p
Oxford Christmas Event – Soup & Sweet Stroll
Centennial Park (Downtown Oxford)
Holiday fun and the tree lighting is at 8p

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2p
Oxford Christmas Event – Oxford Christmas Parade
Centennial Park (Downtown Oxford)
Enjoy holiday fun in Downtown Oxford. Festivities start at noon with reindeer, vendors, music, crafts, and more. Parade starts at 2p. For more info, call 248 628-0410.

Pontiac Christmas Events 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 6p
Pontiac 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 3, 2016 from 8:30a-10:30a (Winter Fun Festival) Parade at 11a.
Pontiac 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. More info

Rochester Christmas Events 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016 from 5p-7:30p
Rochester Christmas Holiday Event – Rochester Holiday Shopping Expo
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. More info

Daily through January 2, 2017
Rochester Christmas Event – Royal Park Hotel Holiday Express Gingerbread Train
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 train 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.

Monday, November 21, 2016 from 6p-9p
Rochester Christmas 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 21, 2016 through January 1, 2017
Rochester Christmas 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. Lights are on from 5p-midnight. Review, pics, more info

Friday, November 25 through December 22, 2016
Rochester Christmas Event – Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk
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, December 2 (4p-10p) and Saturday, December 3 (noon-10p)
Rochester Christmas 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, December 2, 2016 from 6p-9p (Also Dec 9, 16, 23)
Rochester Christmas 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.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2p
Rochester Christmas Event – Downtown Rochester Christmas Parade
Downtown Rochester
In its 64th 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. Hosted by Rochester Regional Chamber.

Rochester Hills Christmas Events 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10a-5p
Rochester Hills Christmas Events – Rochester High School Holiday Bazaar
Rochester High School (180 S Livernois, Rochester Hills, MI 48307)
Over 125 Artists, First 200 guests receive a free “Michigan Gift” Raffles, choir and more. Admission is $3. For more info, visit rochesterhighschool.org.

Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 1p-4p
Rochester Hills 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 over an open fire. Call 248-656-4663 for ticket info.

Royal Oak Christmas Events 2016

November 18 – December 31, 2016 from 5:30-9:30 (see dates below)
Royal Oak Christmas Event – Detroit Zoo 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 18,19,20,25,26,27 – December 1,2,3,4,8,9,10,11,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,26,27,28,29,30,31. Ticket info.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10a-4p
Royal Oak 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 20, 2016 from 2p-3p
Royal Oak Christmas Event – Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade
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.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 4p-9p (lighting takes place at 7p)
Royal Oak 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 Christmas Events 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 6:30p
Southfield 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 Christmas Events 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10a
South Lyon 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.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 9a-???
South Lyon Christmas Events – Cool Yule Festival
Downtown South Lyon
South Lyon whips up a full-day of Christmas and holiday fun with Cool Yule.
The South Lyon community will celebrate the upcoming holiday season. Many free/low-cost family friendly activities will happen across our community. From the Christmas in the Country Craft Show, Breakfast with Santa, to a Gingerbread contest, to church events, Activity Tent, to the Cool Yule Lighted Parade, tree lighting ceremony and lastly, the Festival of Trees.

Troy Christmas Events 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 9a-4p
Troy 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 more info, email ElfShelf_Twa@yahoo.com.

Friday, December 9, 2016 from 6:30p-9:30p
Troy Christmas Event – Christmas Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland
City Hall for Tree Lighting Troy Library & Troy Community Center
Family activities with games, crafts, food fun, and a special visit from a certain jolly old elf! This event is designed for the whole family. No registration required.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 1p-3p
Troy 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 Christmas Events

Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6p
Walled Lake 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! Tree lighting at 7p at City Hall. For more info, walledlake.ploud.net

Warren Christmas Events

Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9a-4p
Warren Christmas Event – Holiday Craft Show
Warren Community Center (5460 Arden, Warren, MI 48093)
Several holiday vendors & more. Admission is just $1 per person. Call 586-268-8400 to purchase a table.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 5p-8p
Warren 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 available), horse-drawn wagon rides, refreshments, and more!

Waterford Christmas Events

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 6p-8p
Waterford 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! For more info, call 248-674-3111.

Thursday, December 1, and Friday, December 2 from 9a-5p each day.
Waterford 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 Christmas Events

Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20
White Lake Christmas Event – Art and Greens Holiday Arts Market
Bogie Lake Greenhouses (1525 Bogie Lake Road, White Lake)
More than 50 artists offer a wide range of wares using a variety of materials and methods, including fused glass, porcelain, wood, clay, fiber art, leather handbags, various types of jewelry, polymer photography/mixed media, etched river rock, drawing/printmaking, bead work and fabric accessories, knitting, jewelry, and photography. In addition to visual art, the event also offers children’s activities of basketry and gingerbread house-making. For more info, visit www.huronvalleyarts.org.

Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6p-8p
White Lake Twp Christmas Event – White Lake Community Tree Lighting
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!

Thursday, December 1, and Friday, December 2 from 9a-5p each day.
Waterford 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.

Wixom Christmas Events

Friday, December 2 (5p-10p) and Saturday, December 3 (noon-10p)
Wixom Christmas Event – Wixom Holiday Markt 2016
Sibley Square Park (48900 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI
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. For more info, call 248-624-2850.

Wolverine Lake Christmas Events

Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 1p-3p
Wolverine Lake Christmas Events – Snacks with Santa
Richardson Center (1485 Oakley Park Rd)
Hosted by the Village of Wolverine Lake Park & Rec Board. Register in advance and save $$$. For more info, 248-624-1710 or register online at www.wolverinelake.com.

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