Royal Oak Jingle – Downtown Royal Oak. Holiday fun in Royal Oak, Enjoy the Cookie Crawl at Downtown stores, the RO Light Parade at 6p, live music, children’s crafts, food trucks, Holiday Marketplace, carriage rides, Santa & Mrs Claus & Santa’s reindeer. Most events are FREE. You can purchase tickets for carriage rides and other activities at rojingle.com.
Hazel Park Lunch with Santa – Crafts and pizza and a visit with Santa Claus. Advanced registration is required. Call 248-547-5535. Hosted by Hazel Park Recreation.
Indian Springs Metropark Santa’s Candy Cane Trail – Take a stroll along the candy cane trail for a chance to meet a variety of winter characters. See Santa before his big night. Write your letters to Santa at home and stop by Santa’s mailbox during the program to deliver your letters. Each household will start at slightly staggered times within their registered start time. This candy cane trail traverses around the Environmental Discovery Center, with indoor and outdoor attractions. Be sure to bring your cameras. All ages. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 248-625-7280. A Metroparks daily or annual vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. Permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.
Cocoa and Caroling – Attendees will be serenaded with music from artists Audra Kubat and Isis Damil, enjoy cocoa and cookies, and more. Hosted by dso.org.
Waterford Holiday Hoopla – tree lighting at 5:40p. Cookie decorating, reindeer visit, and more followed by holiday tree lighting. For more info, call 248-674-3111. Hosted by the City of Waterford.
Handcrafters Tinsel & Treasures – Friday (9a-6p), Saturday (9a-4p), Sunday (11a-4p) at Northville Community Center.
Annual Handcrafters Tinsel & Treasures show featuring dozens of art and handcrafted exhibitors offering holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, Christmas decor, and much more. FREE parking. $4 admission. Kids 12 & under are FREE. For more info, email email@example.com. Hosted by Hand Crafters.
Holly Dickens Festival – 11a-6p Saturdays, noon-5p Sundays. 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. Visit the Santa Claus Mailbox, visit Santa, check out horse-drawn carriage rides, enjoy live entertainment, stories, and much more. Lighted Parade on Saturday, November 26 at 6p. For more info, visit www.hollydickensfestival.org.
Partridge Creek Dog Photos With Santa Claus Week – Located at Cabin at the Creek. Reservations required. A treat for each dog visiting Santa. Visit www.shoppartridgecreek.com for reservations & hours.
Snacks with Santa at Kensington Metropark (810-227-8910, metroparks.com). Each visit includes a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride (weather dependent on which is available), a holiday sing-a-long, (complete with cozy blankets, song sheets, and jingle bells), snacks, (fruit, cookies, juice, hot cocoa, and coffee), and most importantly, a visit with Santa by the Christmas Tree. All ages event. $12 per person. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910. A Metroparks daily or annual vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. Permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.
Birmingham Christmas Town – at Birmingham First United Methodist Church. Come early and enjoy wonderful music at their Heralds of Christmas concert, featuring their children’s choirs from 3-4 PM in the main sanctuary. Then, there will be crafts, story time with a guest author, warm hot cocoa, a live petting zoo and a visit with Santa on
Birmingham First Front Lawn (The event will be moved indoors if there is inclement weather.) This is a FREE event hosted by Birmingham First United Methodist Church.