Dec
21
Tue
West Bloomfield Winter Solstice Celebration @ Recreation Activities Center
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

West Bloomfield Winter Solstice Celebration at Recreation Activities Center – Learn about the different solstice celebrations from around the world, roast a marshmallow, create a craft and explore the lantern lit trail. This event is entirely outside so dress accordingly. Cost is $7 per resident or $9 per non-resident. Registration opens 10/9/20.  Oakland Astronomy Club will be guiding you through the night sky (weather permitting). Warm cocoa will be waiting for you at the end of the trail. This is self-guided walk along the lantern lit trail. Pre-register here

Dec
24
Fri
Campus Martius Park Carriage Rides @ Campus Martius Park 
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Campus Martius Park Carriage Rides – Fridays & Saturdays – November 19, 20, 26, 27 December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25. See Downtown Detroit like you never have before – from inside an enchanted horse drawn carriage. Carriage rides take off from the Woodward Esplanade, directly south of Campus Martius Park. Rides are $10 per person and last about 15 to 20 minutes. On site only. No advanced reservations are accepted. For more info, downtowndetroitparks.com

Dec
25
Sat
Campus Martius Park Carriage Rides @ Campus Martius Park 
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Campus Martius Park Carriage Rides – Fridays & Saturdays – November 19, 20, 26, 27 December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25. See Downtown Detroit like you never have before – from inside an enchanted horse drawn carriage. Carriage rides take off from the Woodward Esplanade, directly south of Campus Martius Park. Rides are $10 per person and last about 15 to 20 minutes. On site only. No advanced reservations are accepted. For more info, downtowndetroitparks.com

Dec
31
Fri
Downtown Farmington Holly Days
Dec 31 all-day

Downtown Farmington Holly Days – Enjoy Santa visits & photos FREE holiday movies at the Farmington Civic Theater and more.

2021 Events
Nov 27 – Visits w/Santa from & Market 10a-4p
Dec 4 – Parade at 5:30 & Tree Lighting at 6p
Dec 11 – Toys for Tots at Sundquist Pavilion
Dec 31 – Harry Potter New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

For more info, contact the Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce.

Canterbury Village NYE Mitten Drop @ Canterbury Village
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Canterbury Village NYE Mitten Drop – 248-391-5700. Kids & families can enjoy characters, holiday fun and more. Adult beverages will be available and food trucks will be on-site with items to purchase from. Mitten Drop at 6:30p. Tickets are $7. Parking is $5. Purchase tickets here. This is an outdoor event. For more info, visit canterburyvillage.com.

New Years Eve for Kids in Downtown Mt Clemens
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Years Eve for Kids in Downtown Mt Clemens

Mt Clemens New Years Eve Party – New Years Eve for Kids in Downtown Mt Clemens
Free kids activities, movie + popcorn. Fireworks show for kids on Mainstreet at the Clock Tower at 9p. This is a FREE event. For additional information, please call 586-469-4168 or visit the Mount Clemens DDA website

Troy New Year’s Eve Glow Skate @ Skate World
Dec 31 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Troy New Year's Eve Glow Skate @ Skate World

Troy New Year’s Eve Glow Skate at Skate World – from 7:30p-11p (Matinee Skate from 1p-4p)
(248-689-4100, www.skateworldoftroy.com). Call for cost info.

Jan
16
Sun
Waterford Oaks County Park FREE Platform Tennis Open House @ Waterford Oaks County Park
Jan 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Waterford Oaks County Park FREE Platform Tennis Open House @ Waterford Oaks County Park

Waterford Oaks County Park FREE Platform Tennis Open House – Waterford Oaks County Park Near Paradise Peninsula Playscape. This free clinic is a opportunity to test drive the sport of platform tennis. Extra equipment available on site for first time players or those who do not have their own paddles or paddle balls. Instruction from Waterford Paddle Club. Dress for the weather. Tennis shoes required for the courts. No membership required for clinic. No pre-registration or previous experience needed. For additional information, call Oakland County Parks and Recreation 248-858-0916.

Feb
26
Sat
Snowball Painting @ Red Oaks Nature Center
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Snowball Painting @ Red Oaks Nature Center

Snowball Painting – Using snowballs as paintbrushes, so bring your gloves or mittens (maybe more than one pair). Create some beautiful, messy, abstract art. This program is suitable for all ages. Cost: $5/person. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays to register. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Mar
12
Sat
Red Oaks Nature Center Maple Magic @ Red Oaks Nature Center
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Red Oaks Nature Center Maple Magic @ Red Oaks Nature Center

Red Oaks Nature Center Maple Magic – Maple syrup is an icon of our region. Learn to identify maple trees, take a hike to tap a tree and taste the sap. We will teach you the tools, tips and methods needed to make your own batch of maple syrup at home. Taste some sweet maple treats and take home maple-based recipes. Some tasty treats may be made in factories that process nut products. This program is suitable for all ages. Cost: $7/person. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays to register. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.