Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2023

Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2023 – Fun things to do in Metro Detroit & Oakland County this weekend. Family fun events & activities December 7, 8, 9, & 10, 2023.

There are plenty of fun things to do in and around Metro Detroit this weekend. This list will try to highlight some of the weekend events Metro Detroit – big and small – for kids and families. We’re going to be using this Weekend Events Metro Detroit article ALL YEAR to post events and activities that are either FREE, or at least family affordable. Check back often for more Michigan HOLIDAY fun things to do this weekend!


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Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2023 – FEATURED EVENTS

Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 9a-11a
Bloomfield Hills Weekend Events – Breakfast with Santa at The Kingsley
The Kingsley Bloomfield Hills (39475 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304)
A morning filled with heartwarming moments, delicious food, and a special visit from Santa Claus himself. Santa will be the star of the show, and ready to pose for memorable photos. Savor a scrumptious breakfast spread, featuring all your morning favorites. Enjoy holiday-themed crafts, writing letters to Santa, and cookie decorating. Let the sounds of the season envelop you as you enjoy live holiday music. For more details please email amber.demick@hilton.com. Book Breakfast with Santa at The Kingsley HERE.

Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 10a-4p
Davisburg Weekend Events – Rust & Retro Vintage Winter Market
Springfield Oaks County Park Activity Center (12451 Andersonville Rd, Springfield Township, MI 48350)
50+ Local Vendors will be set up with vintage, antiques, and handmade items. Holiday set-ups for photo opportunities! This market will be indoors and will be held rain or shine. $7 Admission at the door or pre-register at their website. VIP Packages available. Hosted by Rust & Retro Vintage Market.

Thursday, December 7, 2023 Weekend Family Fun

Daily through December 26, 2023 from 10a-6p Daily
Auburn Hills Weekend Events – SEA LIFE Fish-Mas
Sea Life Michigan (4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, 248-409-6009)
Experience an underwater winter wonderland. Enjoy holiday decor throughout the aquarium. Take a polar plunge — dip your hands in our cold water Touchpool and pet bright red and green sea anemones. Help Scuba Claus find his lost gifts that have been scattered throughout the aquarium in a holiday themed scavenger hunt. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of Scuba Claus and his underwater elves while they clean our Ocean Habitat. Purchase tickets here and then search for Fish-Mas under the “What’s Inside” Tab.

Metro Detroit Christmas EventsDaily, through Christmas
Detroit Weekend Events – Ice Skating at Campus Martius Park
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
Enjoy the holiday lights at the world famous Campus Martius Park ice skating rink. Situated in the heart of Downtown Detroit on Woodward Avenue, the Rink offers one of the most beautiful skating experiences in the country. Tickets can be purchased on-site or by phone at 313-963-9393 (First-come, first-served). Hosted by the Downton Detroit PartnershipPRICES / HOURS / MORE INFO

Daily from 10a-5p, noon-5p on Sundays (through 1/14)
Flint Weekend Events – Real Bodies at the Sloan Museum of Discovery
Sloan Museum of Discovery (1221 E Kearsley St, Flint, Michigan 48503, 810-237-3450, sloanlongway.org/sloan)
A fascinating exploration into the human form featuring actual human specimens. The exhibit contains 10 areas to explore – Anatomy, Breath, Hunger, Rhythm, Move, Think, What Becomes of Us, Love, Beginnings, and Repair. Ideal for students ages 12+ interested in anatomy, physiology, and even philosophy. Purchase tickets here. REVIEW / PICS / INFO.

Daily through December 26, 2023 from 10a-6p Daily
Auburn Hills Weekend Events – LEGOLAND Holiday Bricktacular
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan (Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, 4000 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, 248-409-6009, legolanddiscoverycenter.com/michigan)
LEGO® winter wonderland during Holiday Bricktacular, the kid-friendly holiday event at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center. Explore MINILAND Detroit transformed into a festive holiday landscape. Build Santa’s sleigh and race against friends & family on LEGO zip lines. Enjoy holiday decor throughout the attraction. Snap a selfie in the life-size LEGO sleigh and LEGO Santa, and more. Purchase tickets to Bricktacular by clicking this link and then scrolling to Bricktacular under “Attractions”.

Daily this weekend
Royal Oak Weekend Events – The Rink at Royal Oak
The Rink at Royal Oak (221 E 3rd St, Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248-541-7550)
Professionally maintained ice rink in Downtown Royal Oak is open for the winter season. Admission is $10, skate rental is $5. Hours – Sun-Tue 11-9p, Wed & Th 11a-10p, Fr & Sat 11a-11p. Hosted by the therinkatroyaloak.com. MORE INFO / REVIEW / PICS

Daily at Cranbrook (museum hrs & admission info)
Bloomfield Hills Weekend Events – Galileo: Scientist, Astronomer, Visionary
Cranbrook Institute of Science (9221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801, 1-877-462-7262 science.cranbrook.edu)
This family-friendly experience features dozens of hands-on activities and interactives that explores the life and times of Galileo using fun STEAM concepts, levers, scales, gears, pulleys, the pendulum, and laws of motion. $8 for adults / $5 for ages 2-12 in addition to CIS admission fees. MORE INFO

Daily through December 23, 2023 from 11a-4p (until 8p on select nights)
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. Purchase tickets hereMore Info – Pics.

Daily – through December 30, 2023
Clarkston Weekend Events – Magic of Lights 2023 at Pine Knob
Pine Knob (33 Bob Seger Dr, Village of Clarkston, MI 48348)
Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path of Clarkston’s favorite holiday tradition. One carload, one price. Tickets must be purchased online only. Hosted by 313presents.comMORE INFO / TICKETS INFO

Evenings through December 31, 2023 (Weekdays from 3p-8p / Weekends from 3p-9p)
Toledo Weekend Events – Lights Before Christmas
Toledo Zoo & Aquarium (2 Hippo Way, Toledo, Ohio 43609, www.toledozoo.org)
Check out 200+ festive, holiday animal displays throughout the zoo and over one million Christmas lights at this annual spectacular. Reserve your tickets HERE.

Thursdays through Sundays through December 30, 2023 from 5p-10p
Commerce Twp Weekend Events – Glenlore Trails Aurora
Glenmore Trails at Multi Lakes Conservation Association (3860 Newton Road, Commerce Charter Township, MI 48382, glenloretrails.com)
Glenlore Trails is creating a half-mile holiday lights trail for the 2023 Holiday season. Glenlore Trails Aurora is a 1 mile + outdoor walking path that has been overhauled with lighting, projection, and other sensory elements for all to enjoy. This is a family friendly experience. First half-hour increment of tickets starts at 5p, last starts at 9p. The event runs until 10p. Glenlore Trails tickets are $25 for ages 13+, $15 for ages 4-12, FREE for kids under 3. All tickets purchased online only require a processing fee. Tickets can be purchased at this LINKMORE INFO.

Nightly through January 21, 2023 (5p-midnight daily)
Rochester Weekend 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. Hosted by the Downtown Rochester DDAReview, pics, more info

Thursday through Sunday beginning at 5:30p
Meadow Brook Hall Weekend Events – Winter Wonder Lights at Meadow Brook Hall
Meadow Brook Hall & Gardens (350 Estate Drive, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401, 248-364-6200)
Winter Wonder Lights is a self-guided outdoor event featuring unique light displays across the grounds of Meadow Brook Hall. Enjoy fun concessions such as glow-in-the-dark cotton candy and hot meals in our outdoor café. There will be seasonal and specialty drinks, selfie stations, bonfires and more. Tickets are $22.50 for adults ages 13+, ages 3-12 are $12.50, 2 & under FREE. Half-hour time slots start at 5:30p daily. Advanced ticket purchases required. Purchase Tickets Here… More Info – Pics– OCM Discount Coupon Offer

Nightly from 6p-10p through Christmas Eve from 6p-10p
Westland Weekend Events – Wayne County Lightfest in Westland
Hines Park (7651 N Merriman Rd, Westland, MI)
More 40 animated displays and more than 100,000 Christmas Lights in this drive through 4-mile experience. Stop along the way at food trucks dotted along the trail. Tickets are just $5 cash made payable at the event (more for limos & buses). Hosted by Wayne County.

Friday, December 8, 2023 Weekend Family Fun

The HawkFriday, December 8, 2023 at 10a
Farmington Hills Weekend Events – Rock Around The Hawk
The Hawk FH Community Center (29995 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334, fhgov.com)
A FREE drop-in music program for ages 18mos-5 years. Celebrate a different musical theme each month and join in for a morning of music and activities. For more info, 248-699-6700. Hosted by the Farmington Hills Special Services (Parks & Rec) Department.

Friday, December 8 from 10:30a-1p
Royal Oak Weekend Events – Open Bounce at Inflatable Playspaces
Inflatable Playspaces (5160 Meijer Drive, Royal Oak, Michigan, 248-288-5888, www.inflatableplayspaces.com)
Inflatable Playspaces rents inflatables and backyard party games of every kind. They also have a great indoor bounce room & party room. On Fridays they open up their HUGE open bounce room for open jump for the low price of $9 per child (parents of children are FREE).

Novi Pet ExpoFriday, December 8 through Sunday December 10 (2p-8p FR, 10a-7p SAT, 10a-5p SUN)
Novi Weekend Events – Novi Pet Expo 2023
Suburban Collection Showplace (46100 Grand River, Novi, MI 48374)
Pets of all kinds, all sizes, shapes and colors! Enjoy fun pet demonstrations and shows, helpful pet tutorials, Bounce House Zone entertainment for kids, and a pet adoption event. Adults & Children 12+ – $14. Kids ages 4-11 – $10. Children under 3 years old – FREE! Pets – FREE. (pets must be leashed and you must provide proof of pet vaccinations. Pets must be “well-behaved”). Hosted by novipetexpo.comMORE INFO / DISCOUNT TICKET INFO

December 7, 8, 9, at 5p each day
Canterbury Village Weekend Events – Canterbury Village Holiday Stroll 2023
Canterbury Village (2359 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360, 248-391-5700)
Numerous exciting Holiday displays with live characters bringing the holidays to life. Bring your letter to Santa Claus and drop it in our mailbox for special delivery to SANTA. Advance ticket sales only. Admission is $14.99. $5 Parking. Online ticket & processing fees may apply. Hosted by Canterbury Village. Purchase tickets at HEREREVIEW / PICSDISCOUNT COUPON CODE – Save $2 on admission to FRIDAY and SUNDAY Holidays Strolls by using the code OCM23 at online checkoutMORE INFO

altFriday, December 8, 2023 from 5p-7p
Lake Orion Weekend Events – Cookies with Claus
Orion Center (1335 Joslyn Road, Orion Twp, MI 48362, 248-391-0304 Ext 3500)
Decorate some holiday cookies! While you’re here visit with Santa Claus himself. Write a letter to Santa and you will receive a response mailed to your house. $14 residents / $16 non-residents. Pre-registration required. Call 248-391-0304 ext 3500 for cost info and to register. Hosted by Orion Twp Parks & Rec.

Weekends in December (See Schedule Below)
Royal Oak Weekend Events – Royal Oak Jolly Days
Downtown Royal Oak
A host of fun holiday events taking place on weekends leading up to Christmas. Schedule: Jolly Days Cookie Crawl 12/2 ($25) from noon-6p, Downtown Royal Oak Carriage Rides 12/1, 12/8, 12/9, 12/15, & 12/22 from 5p-9p, Jolly Days Santa Claus Visits Fridays 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, & 12/22 from 5p-9p at W Fifth Avenue & S Washington St. Tickets to Cookie Crawl, reservations for carriage rides, and more info on all of the fun can be found at romi.gov. Hosted by the City of Royal Oak.

December 8, 9, & 10, 2023 from 5p-10:30p
Royal Oak Weekend 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 35+ 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. Advance tickets only, no walk-up admission. Purchase tickets HEREReview / Pics / Info

Fridays, Saturdays (5p-10p) & Sundays (5p-9p) through 12/31
Holly Christmas Events – HollyDazzle at the Michigan Renaissance Festival
Michigan Renaissance Festival (12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442, 248-634-5552, www.hollydazzles.com)
A walking holiday lights tour throughout the grounds of the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Experience a Renaissance Christmas this season with carolers, merriment, Holiday Token Hunt, and more. Admission time slots include a walk-through. Adults $21.95, Children $8.95, Under 4 FREE. Purchase tickets hereREVIEW / PICS / INFO 

Friday, December 8, Saturday, December 9, from 6p-9p each evening (Also December 15,16,17)
Ray Weekend Events – Holiday Lights at the Farm
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Visit with Santa as he makes is annual trip to the Farm Center. Stroll through the farm and enjoy traditional holiday decorations and thousands of sparkling lights. Listen to Holiday music while you visit resident animals and take a tractor drawn wagon ride around the farm fields to check out the holiday light displays. Spending a relaxing evening at the Farm Center is sure to put you and your family in the holiday spirit. This program is outdoor only so please dress for the weather. All ages. $8 per person. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-752-5932. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Fridays & Saturdays – December 8 & 9 from 6p-11p
Detroit Weekend Events – Downtown Detroit Carriage Rides
Woodward Esplanade (600 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
See Downtown Detroit at Christmastime 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

Friday, December 8, 2023 at 7:30p
Detroit Weekend Events – A Magical Cirque Christmas, A Holiday Variety Show
Fox Theatre (2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201)
Celebrate the season with a variety show full of nostalgia, charm, and awe-inspiring performances. Individual tickets (starting at $45) are on sale now and can be purchased at 313presents.com. You can purchase DISCOUNT TICKETS to these shows by using our AFFILIATE LINK.

Friday, December 8, 2023 from 7:45p-9:30p
Lake Orion Weekend Events – Friday Night fLipOut
fLipSpot Gymnastics and Cheer (233 Kay Industrial Dr, Orion Township, MI, 248-340-0910, website)
For ages 9+. fLipOut runs from 7:45-9:30p and includes pizza and Gatorade. Cost is $20. Must pre-register and sign a waiver.

Saturday, December 9, 2023 Weekend Events

Saturday, December 9 (ALSO December 16, & 23) at 9a, 10:30a, & noon (3 sessions to choose from)
Canterbury Village Weekend Events – Breakfast with Santa
Canterbury Village (2359 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360, 248-391-5700
Breakfast with Santa in C-Pub at Canterbury Village. Limited seating times. $24.99 plus tax plus 20% gratuity. For reservations, call 248-391-1900 or email info@canterburyvillage.com. Hosted by www.canterburyvillage.com. Purchase tickets HERE.

Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 10a-4p
Davisburg Weekend Events – Rust & Retro Vintage Winter Market
Springfield Oaks County Park Activity Center (12451 Andersonville Rd, Springfield Township, MI 48350)
50+ Local Vendors will be set up with vintage, antiques, and handmade items. Holiday set-ups for photo opportunities! This market will be indoors and will be held rain or shine. $7 Admission at the door or pre-register at their website. VIP Packages available. Hosted by Rust & Retro Vintage Market.

Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 10a-3p
Clinton Twp Weekend Events – Great Lakes Comic Expo Holiday Show
Trinity Lutheran Church / School (38900 Harper Ave, Clinton Twp, MI 48036)
10a admission $5. Regular admission $3. Ages 10 & under are FREE. For more info, email info@greatlakescomiccon.org.

December 9, 10, (Also December 16, & 17) from 10:30a-3p (various time slots)
Milford Weekend Events – Kensington Metropark Snacks with Santa
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
A holiday season tradition at the Farm. 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. $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. You can purchase an annual pass HERE.

Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 10a-12:30p
Troy Weekend Events – Holiday Hoopla
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083, 248-524-3484)
A light refreshment brunch with the Tower Princess and her Not-So-Thief Prince, with special
appearance from the Brave Princess. Come for food, fun, and a festive show. Meet and Greet will be available after the show with some activities. Ages 2+. $20 res / $25 non-res. Pre-registration required. Online registration. Hosted by Troy Recreation.

Lunch with SantaSaturday, December 9 – times vary
Troy Weekend Events – Santa Visits the Stage Nature Center
Stage Nature Center (6685 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, MI 48098, 248-688-9703)
The visits will take place outside, weather permitting. Bring your letter with a return address for Santa to take with him to the North Pole. Santa will send a letter back to you. At the visit, each child will receive the materials and directions for a special craft to make at home and a special gift bag from Santa. Ages 3-8. $12. To register, call 248-688-9703 or visit stagenaturecenter.org.

December 9 & 10 from 10a-5p
Northville Weekend Events – Santa Visits Maybury Farm
Maybury Farm (50165 Eight Mile, Northville Township, MI 48167)
Holiday Fun at the Farm. Children may share their wish list and have their photo taken with Santa in the historic barn, visit the farm animals, and enjoy crafts in the General Store. Reservations required. Visit www.mayburyfarm.org for details on how to book an appointment.

Santa visitSaturday, December 9, 2023 from 11a-2p
Metro Weekend Events – English Gardens Photos with Santa!
Clinton Township (44850 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, MI 48038)
Plymouth (9900 Ann Arbor Rd W, Plymouth, MI 48170)
Royal Oak (4901 Coolidge Hwy, Royal Oak, MI 48073)
West Bloomfield (6370 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322)
Santa is here! Visit the Christmas wonderlands at English Gardens and get your annual photo with Santa. Remember to bring your camera! This is a FREE event. Hosted by English Gardens.

Saturday, December 9 (2p-9p) and Sunday, December 10 (11a-3p)
Birmingham Weekend Events – Birmingham Carriage Rides 
Near Santa House (corner of Henrietta and Merrill, Birmingham, Michigan)
Enjoy the 2023 Christmas season with an old-fashioned carriage ride through Downtown Birmingham. These are FREE and first-come, first-served. Hosted by the The Birmingham Shopping DistrictSchedule

Saturday, December 9 from noon-5p
Southfield Weekend Events – Soulful Santa Celebration
Southfield Pavillion (26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI)
There will be professional photo opportunities for families visiting with Black Santa as well as take home crafts with cookies and hot chocolate available to attendees. Open to residents & non-residents. Tickets on sale at P&R Info Desk, call 248-796-4620 for more info. Hosted by Southfield Parks and Recreation.

Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 12:30p
Hazel Park Weekend Events – Lunch with Santa
Hazel Park Community Center (620 W Woodward Heights Blvd, Hazel Park, MI 48030)
Crafts and pizza and a visit with Santa Claus. Advanced registration is required. Call 248-547-5535. Hosted by Hazel Park Recreation.

altSaturday, December 9, 2023 from 1p-2:45p
White Lake Weekend Events – Santa’s Candy Cane Trail
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Take a stroll along the candy cane trail for a chance to meet a variety of winter characters. You’ll even get a magical chance to 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 their registered time. All ages. $6 per person / Under 2 FREE. Advanced pre-registration required online or call 248-625-7280. A Metroparks daily or annual vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. You can purchase an annual pass HERE.

Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 1p-2p
Clarkston Weekend Events – DIY Yule Log
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)
Create your own festive centerpiece as you learn the history of the Yule Log tradition. All supplies will be provided but please bring a glue gun if you have one. All ages welcome. Cost is $5/person. Preregistration with payment required by calling 248-858-0916 weekdays or 248-625-6473 during nature center hours. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

December 9, 10, 16, 17 & 23 (See Times Below)
The Village of Rochester Hills Weekend Events – Petting Farm at the Village of Rochester Hills
Village of Rochester Hills (NE corner of Adams Rd and University, Rochester Hills, MI)
Come pet and say hi to the fun animals at Fountain Park at the Village of Rochester Hills. Don’t forget your camera! These are FREE events. TIME November Dates 2p-6p. December 2 & 3 from 2p-8p, December 9 from 11a-8p, December 10 from noon-6p, December 16 from 11p-8p, December 17 from noon-6p, and December 23 from 11p-8p. Hosted by the thevorh.com.

Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 3p-6p (tree lighting at 5:40p)
Waterford Weekend Events – Holiday Hoopla
Town Hall (5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, MI)
Cookie decorating, reindeer visit, and more followed by holiday tree lighting. For more info, call 248-674-3111. Hosted by the City of Waterford.

Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 3:30p
Royal Oak Santa Claus Visits – Skate with Santa at Lindell Ice Arena
John Lindell Ice Arena Royal Oak (1403 Lexington Blvd, Royal Oak, MI 48073, 248-246-3950, www.royaloakicearena.com)
Arrive early to check out the FREE Holiday Ice Show performed by New Edge Figure Skaters at 1:30p. Skate with Santa follows at 3:30p. Public skates are $10 per skater, but you may want to call 248-246-3950 to confirm because no price is listed for the Santa event. We at OCM are assuming it’s the same price per Public Open Skates but call to confirm. $3 skate rental. Hosted by suburbanice.com.

Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 4p-8p
Clarkston Weekend Events – Clarkston Christmas Market
Depot Park Clarkston (375 Depot Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, 248-625-1559)
Pop-up shops, a green’s market and Christmas carolers. Free activities for the kids – hayrides, s’mores, games and a visit with Santa. Hosted by the Village of Clarkston.

December 9 (Also December 16, & 23) from 4p-7p
Northville ChristmasWeekend Events – A Holiday to Remember
Downtown Northville
The family friendly event features holiday music, Santa visits, as well as free horse and wagon rides and more. Hosted by Downtown Northville.

Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 7p
Mt Clemens Weekend Events – Mt Clemens Light Parade
Downtown Mt Clemens
Our downtown will be glowing in the night as cars transformed into holly jolly masterpieces parade through the streets spreading Christmas cheer. Hosted by the Mt Clemens DDA. Info – 586-469-4168 or downtownmountclemens.com.

Sunday, December 10, 2023 Weekend Family Fun

December 10 (ALSO December 17, 21, 22) at 9a, 10:30a, & noon (3 sessions to choose from)
Canterbury Village Christmas Events – Breakfast with the Grinch
Canterbury Village (2359 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360, 248-391-5700
Breakfast with The Grinch in C-Pub at Canterbury Village. Limited seating times. $24.99 plus tax plus 20% gratuity. Hosted by www.canterburyvillage.com. For reservations, call 248-391-1900 or email info@canterburyvillage.com. Hosted by www.canterburyvillage.com. Purchase tickets HERE.

Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 10a-2p
New Boston Weekend Events – Sunday with Santa at Oakwoods Metropark
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
sing Christmas carols, hear a story, play games, make crafts, and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies. Every family will get their own private visit with Santa in Oakwoods very own “North Pole” Room. Please be sure to purchase your spots in advance. This popular program often sells out. All ages. $5 per person / Under 2 FREE. Advanced pre-registration required online or call 734-782-3956.

Sunday, December 10, 2023 at noon, 4p, & 8p
Detroit Weekend Events – Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet
Fox Theatre (2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201)
The story follows Clara through the Snow Forest to the Land of Peace and Harmony, featuring the classic life-sized Kissy Doll, fierce red-eyed Rat King, and the Slavic Troika Sleigh. There she encounters 10-foot-tall puppets, exotic flying birds, and dancing couples from five great heritages of the world. Impressive acrobatics integrated into classical ballet. Tickets (starting at $50) are on sale now and can be purchased 313presents.com. You can purchase DISCOUNT TICKETS to these shows by using our AFFILIATE LINK.

Sunday, December 10, 2023 from noon-2p
Waterford Weekend Events – FREE Platform Tennis Open House
Waterford Oaks County Park Near Paradise Peninsula Playscape (1702 Scott Lake Rd Waterford, 48328, 248-858-0916)
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.

Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 3p-6p
The Village of Rochester Hills Christmas Events – Reindeer Visits at the VoRH
Village of Rochester Hills (NE corner of Adams Rd and University, Rochester Hills, MI)
See a real live reindeer up close & personal at Fountain Park at the Village of Rochester Hills. Don’t forget your camera! Hosted by the thevorh.com.

Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 4p-5:30p
Birmingham Weekend Events – Bethlehem Marketplace
Birmingham First United Methodist Church (1589 W Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009)
Everyone will have the opportunity to interact with the local shopkeepers who will share their hands-on activities, sample food, pet live animals, and hear the Christmas story about the miracle of Jesus’ birth. Hosted by Birmingham First United Methodist Church. For more info, kbowyer@fumcbirmingham.org

Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 5p-8p
Rochester Weekend Events – Caroling in the City
Downtown Rochester
Enjoy live entertainment, sweets and, of course, caroling – all on Main Street with the backdrop of the stunning Big, Bright Light Show. For more information or to get involved, contact the Downtown Rochester DDA.

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or being altered without notice or cancellations.

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  1. Thank you so much for putting this together. Whenever we visit family in the area, I come here to find the fun family activities.

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