Christmas Events Metro Detroit 2017

Christmas Events Metro Detroit 2017 – 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.


Feature Photo Image Credit – The Village of Rochester Hills with permission

Village of Rochester Hills Christmas Events 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6p-9p
Rochester Hills Christmas Events – 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

Village of RH SantaNovember 17 through Christmas Eve (various hours & times)
Rochester Hills Christmas Events – 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 17,24,25,26 December – 1,2,3,8,9,10,15,16,17,22,23,24. Visit for hours / more info.

Christmas Events Metro Detroit 2017

Auburn Hills Christmas Events 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017 through Christmas Eve
Auburn Hills Santa Claus – Santa’s Flight Academy at Great Lakes Crossing
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI, District 7 of Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
The larger-than-life re-imagination of the North Pole is paired with state-of-the-art technology that enables children to partner with Santa’s Elves to prepare his sleigh for its journey around the world. Children become a member of Santa’s flight crew and partner with an elf to help ready Santa’s sleigh so he can deliver presents to children around the world. At the end is an opportunity for pics with Santa himself! Pics, video, review

Saturday, November 11, 2017 through Christmas Eve
Auburn Hills Christmas Events – 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

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 2017! 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 1, 2017 from 6p-9p
Auburn Hills Christmas Events – 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, keepsake photos & more! All events are FREE.

Berkley Christmas Events 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017 all day / see page for details
Berkley Christmas Events – Berkley Hometown Holidays
Downtown Berkley
A full day of fun activities including a petting zoo for kids (from 1p-5p), special Christmas and holiday sales at Downtown Berkley shops, Merrimaking workshops at the Berkley Library from 11a-2p, the lighted parade with Santa, the annual tree lighting and more. Tree lighting takes place at 5:30p. Sponsored by Berkley DDA.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 10a-4p
Berkley Christmas Events – 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 Barb 248-217-7027 for more info.

Birmingham Christmas Events 2017

altFriday, December 1 (4p-10p), Saturday, December 2 (10a-9p), Sunday, December 3,
Birmingham Christmas Events – Birmingham Winter Markt 2017
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

christmas treeFriday, December 1, 2017 at 6p
Birmingham Christmas Events – 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.

Friday, December 1, 2017 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 donation may be given to charity. Hosted by the Birmingham Principal Shopping District. Schedule.

Christmas carriageWeekends Friday, December 1 through Christmas Eve
Birmingham Christmas Events – Birmingham Carriage Rides
Near Santa House (corner of Henrietta and Merrill, Birmingham, Michigan)
Enjoy the 2017 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 DistrictSchedule.

Clarkston Christmas Events 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 3p-7p
Clarkston Christmas Events – Inaugural Holiday Market
Bay Court Park (6970 Andersonville, Clarkston, MI 48346)
Get a jump on holiday shopping while enjoying hot chocolate, caroling, s’mores, holiday lights, and so much more. FREE admission & FREE hot cocoa. For more info, call 248-625-8055.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 6p-8p
Clarkston Christmas Events – Village of Clarkston Holiday Open House
Downtown Clarkston
Join the Village of Clarkston for the annual Holiday Open House. Stroll from shop-to-shop for sips, snacks and special discounts. This is a FREE event. For more info, please call 248-343-3337

Sunday, December 17, 2017 from noon-2p
Clarkston Christmas Events – Fort Clarkston Christmas Extravaganza
Fort Clarkston (7127 Dixie Highway, Clarkston MI, 248-297-5453,
Hang out with your favorite superheros and princesses, and of course Santa! Spiderman, Captain America, Elsa, Anna, Batman, and Belle will all be at the Fort waiting to chat with your little one! $12 admission per child.

Clawson Christmas Events 2017

altSaturday, November 11, 2017 from 9a-4p
Clawson Christmas Events – 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 information call 248-840-8938.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6:30p
Clawson Christmas Events – Christmas Tree Lighting
Memorial Park at Blair Memorial Library (416 N Main St Clawson, Michigan 48017)
the evening includes caroling and the arrival of Santa Claus by fire truck! Refreshments to follow at City Hall. Event is held rain, snow or shine.

Detroit Christmas Events 2017

altFriday, November 17, 2017 from 5p-midnight
Detroit Christmas Events – Campus Martius Park Tree Lighting
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
Following the tree lighting Campus Martius Park Ice-Skating season begins! Enjoy holiday food and beverage offerings, carriage rides, visits with Santa, holiday shopping, and much more!

Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 9a
Detroit Christmas Events – Detroit Thanksgiving Parade 2017
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 2, 2017 from 5p-10p
Detroit Christmas Events – Noel Night 2017
Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center Area (between Cass and John R and Kirby and Willis)
Over 100 participating venues will open their doors to the public free of charge during this Cultural Center-wide holiday open house. Activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by over 200 area music, theatre, and dance groups, and other special performances. For more info…

Farmington Christmas Events 2017

altSaturday, December 2, 2017 from noon-5p
Farmington Christmas Events – Holly Days
Downtown Farmington
Enjoy carolers, hot cocoa, hot chili, fire pits, Santa photos, kids crafts, free holidays movies, and Light Up the Grand Parade in the evening. For more info, contact the Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, December 2 from 6p-8p
Farmington Christmas Events – Mansion Christmas Tree Lighting
Governor Warner Mansion (33805 Grand River Avenue, Farmington, MI)
Visit with Santa, live music, refreshments, tours of the decorated mansion. This is a FREE event.

Farmington Hills Christmas Events 2017

Christmas tree lightsTuesday, December 5, 2017 at 6:30p
Farmington Hills Christmas Events – Holiday Lights Ceremony 2017
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 9, 2017 from 10a-4p
Farmington Hills Christmas Events – Holiday Shopping Expo 2017
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 2017

Ice SculptureSaturday, December 9, 2017 from 10a-4p
Ferndale Christmas Events – Ferndale Holiday Ice Festival 2017
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 lining the streets! Call 248-546-1632 for more info or visit the Ferndale DDA.

Flint Christmas Events 2017

November 24, 2017 through Saturday, December 30, 2017
Flint Christmas Events – Cosmic Christmas Light Show
Longway Planetarium (1310 E Kearsley St, Flint Township, MI 48503, 810-237-3400
Enjoy a Christmas light show made right here at Longway Planetarium. This show features 16 songs to fill you with cheer, including holiday classics, some new hits, and a few fun oddities, all set to stunning 4k visuals in a festival of Christmas splendor. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Get tickets at or call 810-237-3400 for more information.

Grosse Pointe Christmas Events 2017

December 3, 2017 through December 23, 2017
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

Harrison Twp Christmas Events 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1p
Harrison Twp Christmas Events – Holiday Ornaments from Nature
Lake St Clair Metropark (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581,
learn how to make some very unique holiday ornaments from objects found in nature. Take them home for yourself or give them as a gift. For ages 6+. $6. Please call to preregister.

Hazel Park Christmas Events 2017

christmas treeTuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6p
Hazel Park Christmas Events – 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 Christmas Events 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7p
Highland Christmas Events – 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.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 from ???
Highland Christmas Event – Great Candy Cane Hunt
Apollo Center (2029 N. Milford Rd, Highland MI 48357)
Search for candy canes in an outdoor snowy course, make festive crafts, enjoy Holiday stories, receive special treats, and more. Call 248-676-8390 or visit to register.

Holly Christmas Events 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017 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

November 25-26, December 2-3, December 9-10 from 11a-6p Saturdays, 11a-5p and Sundays
Holly Christmas Events – Holly Dickens Festival 2017
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. Lighted Parade on Friday, November 24 to kick the events off. For more info, visit

Lake Orion Christmas Events 2017

Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day (5p-10p Sun-Thu / 5p-11p Fri-Sat
Lake Orion Christmas Events – 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 25, 2017 from 3:30p-5:30p
Lake Orion Christmas Events – Tree Lighting Ceremony
Children’s Park (Downtown Lake Orion)
Enjoy Small Business Saturday and FREE festivities. Meet Mrs Claus and her reindeer at 3:30p and enjoy the tree-lighting ceremony near dusk.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 6p
Lake Orion Christmas Events – 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

Lathrup Village Christmas Events 2017

Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 3p-5p
Lathrup Village Christmas Events – Holiday Cookie & Cupcake Decorating
Every Girlz Dream (28660 Southfield Road, Suite 260 , 248-973-7065, website)
Tickets are $10. Open to all ages and adults. Light refreshments provided. Advanced registration, visit or call 248-973-7065.

Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 4-7p
Lathrup Village Christmas Events – Every Girlz Dream Holiday Party
Every Girlz Dream (28660 Southfield Road, Suite 260 , 248-973-7065, website)
Come enjoy holiday arts & crafts, light refreshments, games & prizes. Make sure you bring an unwrapped gift for a deserving family for the holiday. Tickets are $15 or FREE with toy donation. Advanced registration, visit or call 248-973-7065.

Madison Hts Christmas Events 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017 at 6:30p
Madison Hts Christmas Events – Holiday Tree Lighting
Civic Center Plaza at the Gazebo
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. Attendees are asked to bring a canned good for charity. For more info, call 248-589-2294.

Metro Detroit Christmas Events 2017

December 22, 2017 through December 24, 2017
Metro Detroit Christmas Events – Kensington Church Christmas Eve Church Services
Kensington Church Locations in Metro Detroit (locations & info)
Kensington Church’s metro Detroit locations offer an unforgettable nondenominational Christmas service for the whole. 51 services offered at the six locations. Services include Christmas stage, familiar Christmas songs, concert-style live music, candle-lighting, singing, and more! More info

Milford Christmas Events 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017 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

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 6:30p
Milford Christmas Events – 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.

paradeSaturday, November 25, 2017 at 10a
Milford Christmas Events – 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. For more info, call 248-684-9719.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 6p-9p
Milford Christmas Events – 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

Mt Clemens Christmas Events 2017

Santa visitSaturday, November 18, 2017 at 10a
Mt Clemens Christmas Events – 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 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 6:30p
Northville Christmas Events – 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

altSaturday, November 18 from 10a-4p) and Sunday, November 19 from 11a-3p
Northville Christmas Events – 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. For more info, visit

Sunday, November 19, 2017 from noon-4p
Northville Christmas Events – 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.

Friday, December 8 (9a-8p), Saturday, December 9 (9a-5p), Sunday, December 10 (11a-4p)
Northville Christmas Events – Handcrafters Tinsel & Treasures
Northville Community Center (300 W Main St, Northville, I 48167)
38th Annual Handcrafters Tinsel & Treasures show featuring 70 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

Novi Christmas Events 2017

altFriday, December 1, 2017 from 6p-9p
Novi Christmas Events – 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, and FIREWORKS. This is a free event. More info

Oak Park Christmas 2017

Ortonville Christmas Events 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 3p
Ortonville Christmas Events – Downtown Ortonville Christmas Parade
Downtown Ortonville
Enjoy activities and shopping throughout the day and visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus after the parade. For more info, call 248-627-8070.

Oxford Christmas Events 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2p
Oxford Christmas Events – Oxford Christmas Parade & Holiday Market
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. Holiday Market takes place from noon-5p. For more info, call 248 628-0410.

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6p-9p
Oxford Christmas Events – Soup & Sweet Stroll
Centennial Park (Downtown Oxford)
Holiday fun and the tree lighting is at 8p. School choirs, petting farm, soups & sweets on Washington Street, Santa Claus, and more. $5 per adult or $10 per family. For more info, call 248-770-8587.

Pontiac Christmas Events 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6p
Pontiac Christmas Events – Tree of Hope Lighting
50th District Court House, Pontiac, MI
Enjoy the many youth choirs that will entertain after the 6p tree lighting.

Christmas ParadeSaturday, December 2, 2017 from 8a-10:30a (WinterFUN Festival) Parade at 11a.
Pontiac Christmas Events – Holiday Extravaganza Parade and WinterFUN Festival
Downtown Pontiac
Gallery of Ice, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Petting Farm, Children’s WinterART, Face Painting, Puppet Show, Crafts, Community Art Painting, Popcorn Hot Cocoa, S’mores and much more on Saginaw Street in Downtown Pontiac. Meet Santa & Mrs Claus after the parade at the Pontiac Public Library. More info…

Rochester Christmas Events 2017

Daily through January 1, 2018
Rochester Christmas Events – Royal Park Hotel Holiday Express Gingerbread Train
Royal Park Hotel (600 East University Drive, Rochester, MI 48307, 248-652-2600,
Check out the lobby of the Royal Park Hotel to get into the holiday spirit. The GIANT gingerbread train was created with 50 lbs of holiday candy and 200 lbs of gingerbread mix. Great for holidays pics and the aroma is mouthwatering. More Info – Pics – Video.

Monday, November 13, 2017 from 5p-7:30p
Rochester Christmas Events – 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

Monday, November 20, 2017 from 6p-9p
Rochester Christmas Events – Lagniappe
Downtown Rochester
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

Monday, November 20, 2017 through January 7, 2018
Rochester Christmas Events – 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 24 through December 23, 2017
Rochester Christmas Events – 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 1 (4p-10p) and Saturday, December 2 (noon-10p)
Rochester Christmas Events – 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. More info

Friday, December 1, 2017 from 6p-9p (Also Dec 8, 15, 22)
Rochester Weekend Events – Friday Night Carriage Rides
Downtown Rochester
Enjoy leisurely carriage rides on a first-come, first-served basis. For cost info or more info, call 248-656-0060.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2p
Rochester Christmas Events – Downtown Rochester Christmas Parade
Downtown Rochester
In its 65th 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. Hosted by Rochester Regional Chamber.

Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 5p-8p
Rochester Christmas Events – Caroling in the City
Downtwon Rochester
Enjoy live entertainment, Ugly Sweater Contest, Christmas Cookie Eating Contest, Christmas Minute To Win It Activities, holiday sweets & treats and caroling. For more information or to get involved, contact the Rochester DDA at

Rochester Hills Christmas Events 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10a-3p
Rochester Hills Christmas Events – Rochester High School Holiday Bazaar
Rochester High School (180 S Livernois, Rochester Hills, MI 48307)
Bring a canned food item, new pair of socks, or toilety item and receive a FREE raffle ticket. Admission is $5. For more info, visit

van hoosen farm rochester hills miSaturday, December 16, 2017 from 1p-4p
Rochester Hills Christmas Events – 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.

Romeo Christmas Events 2017

Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, 2017
Romeo Christmas Events – Starlight Christmas 1865
Simpson Park Camp (70199 Campground Rd, Romeo, MI 48065)
Horse-drawn wagon or walking tours through lit paths on historic grounds. Live nativity scene with animals. Christmas carols with choirs, bonfire, home-baked cookies, hot chocolate, and more. Tickets are $11 for adults, $6 for children. For more info, call 586-752-3202.

Royal Oak Christmas Events 2017

November 18 – December 31, 2017 from 5:30-9:30 (see dates below)
Royal Oak Christmas Events – 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 18,19,24,25,26 – December
1,2,3,8,9,10,15,16,17,20,21,22,23,26,27,28,29,30,31. Ticket info. Review, Pics, Info

Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10a-4p
Royal Oak Christmas Events – 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. For more info,

royal oak farmers marketThursday, November 30, 2017 from 4p-9p (lighting takes place at 7p)
Royal Oak Christmas Events – 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. Local crafters and artisans featuring antiques, collectibles, crafts, & many downtown merchant booths. For additional information call 248-246-3276.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 4p-10p
Royal Oak Christmas Events – Royal Oak Holiday Spectacular
Downtown Royal Oak
Enjoy live music, pics with Santa, a kids zone, tree-lighting, and more! For more info, visit or

Southfield Christmas Events 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 6:30p
Southfield Christmas Events – 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 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10a
South Lyon Christmas Events – 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 groups to ensure each child has a chance to grab a bunch of candy canes. Bring your own bag to fill up. Bring a camera for photo with Santa. This is a FREE event. For ages 3-10. Call 248-437-8105 for more info.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10a-???
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 the community culminating in the lighted parade through Downtown South Lyon.

Troy Christmas Events 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 9a-4p
Troy Christmas Events – Elf Shelf Troy
Troy High School (4777 Northfield Pkwy, Troy, MI 48098)
$3 door donation to local civic and charitable organizations. 200 Booths of holiday shopping! For more info, call 248-988-0426.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1p-3p
Troy Christmas Events – Classic Christmas
Troy Historic Village
Cherished holiday tales brought to life. Fireside storytellers, festive holiday music, visit with Santa, enjoy a holiday craft. Call 248-524-3484 for cost info.

Friday, December 8, 2017 from 6:30p-9p
Troy Christmas Events – 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. Troy PL has events and activities for kids ages 0-5, Troy Community Center has fun for kids ages 5+. City Hall has the tree lighting, Santa, and more!

Walled Lake Christmas Events 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7p
Walled Lake Christmas Events – 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! For more info,

Warren Christmas Events 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9a-4p
Warren Christmas Events – 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.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 5p-8p
Warren Christmas Events – 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 2017

SantaTuesday, November 28, 2017 from 6p-8p
Waterford Christmas Events – 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, live reindeer visit and more. Food concessions will be available. This is a FREE event! Waterford Goodfellows is asking event-goers, if you can, to please donate non-perishable goods or a new toy for their annual basket drive. For more info, call 248-674-3111.

Thursday, November 30, and Friday, December 1 from 9a-5p each day.
Waterford Christmas Events – 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 2017

Friday, November 17 through Sunday, November 19, 2017
White Lake Christmas Events – 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

Friday, December 1, 2017 from 6p-8p
White Lake Twp Christmas Events – 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 for more information. Plenty of Christmas events and fun.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10a-noon
Indian Springs Metropark Events – You’ll Make a Yule Log
Indian Springs Metropark (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640,
Using natural materials from the park, your family will create your own Yule Log to take home. This program is ideal for families with preschool to early elementary age children. $10. Please preregister.

Wixom Christmas Events 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:30p
Wixom Christmas Events – Holiday Tree Lighting
Wixom Community Center
See Santa and his reindeer arrive in Wixom. There will be music and caroling while the city lights up for the holiday. For more info, call 248-624-2850.

Friday, December 1 (5p-10p) and Saturday, December 2 (noon-10p)
Wixom Christmas Events – Wixom Holiday Markt 2017
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 2017

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