Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2021

Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2021 – Fun things to do in Metro Detroit & Oakland County this weekend. Events for November 18, 19, 20, & 21, 2021.

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 FALL fun things to do this weekend!

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Thursday, December 2, 2021 Weekend Family Fun

Through Thursday, December 23, 2021 – December Dates 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15,16,17,18,19,21,22,23
Meadow Brook Hall Christmas Events – Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk 
Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens (350 Estate Drive, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401, 248-364-6200, meadowbrookhall.org)
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. Experience the wonder of more than 50 magnificent trees—including a 10-foot tall Poinsettia tree created by 150 live plants, dazzling trimmings, and lights galore. Purchase Tickets Here

Daily through December 31, 2021 (Daily from 3p-8p)
Toledo Weekend Events – Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo
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 HEREMORE INFO

Daily through February
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

Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 4p-9p (lighting takes place at 7p) & Friday, December 3, 2021 from 4p-9p
Royal Oak Christmas Events – Royal Oak Holiday Magic Marketplace and Tree Lighting
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. Hosted by romi.gov.

December 1-5, 8-12, 15-23, 26-31 / January 2-3, 5-9 from 5p-9p select weeknights and Sundays. 5p to 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 32+ 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. Ticket infoReview / Pics / Info

December Dates – 2,3,4,5,9,10,11,12,16,17,18,19,21,22,23,26,28,29,30,
Meadow Brook Hall Christmas 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 for adults ages 13+, ages 3-12 are $12, 2 & under FREE. Half-hour time slots start at 5:30p daily. Advanced ticket purchases required. Purchase Tickets HereMORE INFO

Thursdays through Saturdays through – January 9 from dusk-???
Grosse Pointe Shores Weekend Events – Starry Nights at Ford House
Edsel and Eleanor Ford House (1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236)
Illuminate your holidays with Starry Lights, an all-new winter light walk at Ford House, including an immersive and interactive display on the grounds of the estate. Walk through the historic estate’s pathways to experience a wintry starry-sky-themed show of light and sound, featuring projected animations, interactive features, and even vintage home videos of Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s family. This is an outdoor event. Tickets can be purchased online in advance at fordhouse.org.

Daily through January 1, 2022
Clarkston Weekend Events – Magic of Lights 2021
DTE Energy Music Theatre (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. Hosted by 313presents.comMORE INFO / TICKETS INFO

Daily through December 19
Birmingham Weekend Events – Downtown Birmingham Holiday Scavenger Hunt
Throughout Downtown Birmingham
Participate in a scavenger hunt throughout downtown Birmingham for your chance to win a $250 Birmingham Bucks gift card. Not only is this a great way to see some of the newest stores in Birmingham and do some window shopping, but one team each day will be awarded a $250 Birmingham Bucks gift card. Click here to sign-up your team. Once registered, you will be emailed instructions of how to download the app and play. Enjoy free parking in all of our structures throughout the season. Register at this link. Hosted by the Birmingham Principal Shopping District.

Daily through “Mid January”
Detroit Weekend Events – Light Up Beacon Park 
Beacon Park (1901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226)
Experience the Children’s Tree come to life, with ornaments decorated by ​local children and families, along with brand new lighting installations, food trucks, live holiday music and more. New and returning interactive lighting features, totaling more than 125,000 twinkling LED lights will illuminate Beacon Park. Enjoy warming stations, hot chocolate, live music, take home crafts, and more. Hosted by the Downton Detroit Partnership.

Nightly at 7p through January 3, 2022
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. Review, pics, more info.

Thursdays through Sundays through Sunday, January 2, 2022
Commerce Twp Christmas 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 2021 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 5:30p, last starts at 9:30p. 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.

(Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Christmas Eve)
Fenton Santa Claus Events – Spicer Orchards Santa Claus & Musical Spicer Express Train
Spicer Orchards (10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton, MI 48430, 810-632-7602)
Ride the Spicer Express train to see Santa at his cabin the woods. The train is lit up at night. Social distance around bonfires and enjoy the Christmas lights while you wait for your reserved visit for Santa. Bring your own camera and dress for weather. Santa will be socially distanced. Daytime visits to see Santa at his Sleigh Workshop are also available Reservations required, call 810-632-7692. Hosted by Spicer OrchardsREVIEW of Spicer Orchards.

Friday, December 3, 2021 Weekend Family Fun

Friday, December 3, 2021 from 10:30a-11:30a
Madison Hts Weekend Events – Morning Munchkins
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Story-time fun for preschool children. This engaging series is offered on a Friday each month. Cost is $4 per child. Pre-registration with payment is required for these programs. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays during regular business hours. Programs cannot take place indoors so they may need to be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Friday, December 3 (4p-9p), Saturday, December 4 (10a-9p), Sunday, December 5, (10a-4p)
Birmingham Weekend Events – Birmingham Winter Markt 2021 
christmas treeAttendees 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. Event is hosted by the Birmingham Principal Shopping DistrictMore info

Friday, December 3, from 4p-10p & Saturday, December 4, 2021 from noon-10p
Rochester Weekend Events – Kris Kringle Market 
Downtown Rochester (W Fourth between Main St & Walnut)
Kris Kringle Market Rochester is inspired by the 700 year-old tradition of the European Christmas Market and visitors can enjoy the food, shopping, entertainment and ambiance of this open-air, holiday market. Shoppers will have choices of specialty foods, fresh greens and wreaths, and hand-crafted gifts for the Christmas season. Hosted by the Downtown Rochester DDAMore Info.

troy community centerFriday, December 3, 2021 from 5p-8:15p (3, 45-min time slots available)
Troy Weekend Events – Snow Sisters’ Yule Time Extravaganza
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083, 248-524-3484)
Join the Snow Sisters & their friends on a fun-filled adventure. This is an all-ages show and an interactive event. Must register all family members by 11/30. $10 residents, $12 non residents. Pre-registration required. More Info. Hosted by Troy Recreation.

Friday, December 3, 2021 from 5p-11p
Wixom Weekend Events – Holiday Tree Lighting
Wixom Community Center
Pics with Santa, ice sculpting competition, horse & carriage rides, live music, and more! For more info, call 248-624-2850. Hosted by Wixom Parks & Rec.

Friday, December 3, 2021 from 5p-9p
Farmington Hills Weekend Events – Kids Night at the Hawk
The HAWK FH Community Center (29995 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334, fhgov.com)
Parents can plan a special night-out while kids get to enjoy a night-in at the Hawk Community Center. Hawk Recreation Staff will plan and oversee activities for a fun-filled night. You do not need to be a passholder to participate. Emergency form must be filled out at check-in. Participants will have supervised access to the pool and should bring a swimsuit if they wish to participate in pool activities. AGES 5-11. Resident/Non-Resident $25/$30. To register.

December 3, 4 & 5, Fridays & Saturdays from 6p-10p, Thursdays & Sundays from 6p-9p
Lake Orion Thanksgiving Weekend Events – Canterbury Village Holiday Stroll 2021
Canterbury Village (2359 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360, 248-391-5700)
Hosted by Canterbury Village. Tickets sold in half-hour increments. $14.99 Admission. $5 parking (required). Presale tickets only. stroll through multiple encounters with characters along a path lit by Red & Green glowing lamp posts and Holiday lights. Stop along the way for a photo opportunity at your favorite scene. After your stroll, comfort yourself with hot chocolate, snacks, and local food trucks while enjoying the afterparty on the C Pub patio and hang out while singing your favorite Holiday Carols. Parents can enjoy warm beverages, festive beers, hard ciders, wine and cocktails while talking about the Holiday adventure. MORE INFO / PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

Friday, December 3, 2021 at 6p
Birmingham Weekend 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 3 through Sunday, December 5 (5 performances)
Detroit Christmas Events – Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Fox Theatre (2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI, 48201)
This annual tradition wraps a whimsical, Broadway-style musical infused with contemporary circus artistry into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family. Tickets are on sale now at 313presents.com.

December 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 2021
Northville Christmas Events – A Holiday to Remember
Downtown Northville
Holiday music on Friday evenings from 6p-9p, horse & carriage rides on Saturdays from 6p-9p, and reindeer on Sundays from 3p-5p. Hosted by Downtown Northville.

Fridays & Saturdays – December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25 from 6p-midnight
Detroit Weekend Events – Campus Martius Park Carriage Rides
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
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

Friday, December 3, 2021 from 6p-9p
Auburn Hills Weekend Events – Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony – 
MOMS Memorial (Auburn Rd at Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills, MI)
Tree lighting events include visits with Santa & Mrs Claus, the lighting of the giant Christmas Tree, and more! All events are FREE. MORE INFO

Friday, December 3 (6p-9p), Saturday, December 4 (4p-8p), and Sunday, December 5, (4p-8p) 2021
Novi Weekend Events – Fuerst Festive Nights
Fuerst Park (45325 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, Michigan 48375, 248-347-0456)
Enjoy the holiday lights stroll, food vendors, Santa visits, marshmallow roasting, carolers, crafts, and more. This is a NEW event that replaces the Light Up The Night event. You can pre-register for Santa visits on Festive Nights at cityofnovi.orgMORE INFO

Friday, December 3, 2021 from 6p-9p
Southfield Weekend Events – Southfield Tree Lighting 2021
Southfield Municipal Complex (26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI)
Following the lighting ceremony at 6p, take a walk through light up displays, enjoy refreshments, holiday activities and more. This is an all outdoor event so please dress accordingly.  Admission is FREE. Hosted by Southfield Parks & Recreation.

Santa visitFriday, December 3, 2021 from 6p-8p (tree lighting) – December 4 & 5 from noon-4p (Christmas Open House with Santa)
White Lake Twp Weekend Events – White Lake Community Tree Lighting & Christmas Open House with Santa
Fisk Farm (9180 Highland Road, White Lake Township, MI 48383)
Plenty of Christmas events and fun hosted by White Lake Twp.

Friday, December 3, 2021 from 6:30p-9p
Clarkston Weekend Events – Fun Fridays
Stars and Stripes Kids Activity Center (4630 White Lake Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346, 248-625-3547
www.StarsandStripesKids.com)
Parents Night Out events at Stars & Stripes are from 6p-9p for kids ages 8+. Kids enjoy obstacle courses, trampolines, games, and a pizza dinner. Pre-registration is required. Review – info. MORE PARENTS NIGHT OUT EVENTS

Friday, December 3, 2021 at 6:30p
Troy Weekend Events – Christmas Tree Lighting
City Hall for Tree Lighting at Veteran’s Plaza
Enjoy treats, hot cocoa and bring your camera for a Santa Claus visit. This is a FREE event but Gleaners will be on hand accepting canned goods donations. hosted by the City of Troy.

Friday, December 3, 2021 from 6:45p-8:15p
Rochester Weekend Events – Kids Night Out STEAM Events
RARA Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (500 E 2nd Street, Rochester MI 48307, 248-656-8308)
RARA hosts periodic Parents Night Out / Kids Night events with fun STEAM themes for kids ages 6-12 (depending on the theme). Visit www.rararecreation.org to register.

Friday, December 3, 2021 through Sunday, December 5, 2021 (7p each night)
Detroit Weekend Events – Monroe St Drive In Powered by Emagine Theatre
Monroe St Drive In (32 Monroe Street, Detroit, MI 48226)
Monroe Street Drive-In Powered By Emagine will feature a 60×32 ft digital projection screen. Showtimes every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7p. All showtimes and programming will be managed by Emagine Entertainment and the site will include parking for up to 65 vehicles including outdoor seating, pedestrian paths, concession pavilions and lighting, and warming areas. Tickets are $20 per vehicle and can be purchased at emagine-entertainment.com. Additionally, tickets can be purchased in-person at the Monroe Street Drive-In Powered By Emagine when gates open at 6p. THIS WEEKEND’S MOVIES.

Friday, December 3, 2021 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 open gym, pizza and Gatorade. Pre-registration required. MORE PARENTS NIGHT / KIDS NIGHT EVENTS

Friday, December 3, 2021 from ??? with 8p tree lighting
Oxford Weekend 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. For ticket info, call 248-770-8587. Hosted by The Village of Oxford.

December 3, 4, & 5 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 help a local charity. Link to Schedule a Visit with Santa. Hosted by the Birmingham Principal Shopping DistrictSchedule

Saturday, December 4, 2021 Weekend Events

Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 8a-10:30a (WinterFUN Festival) Parade at 11a
Pontiac Christmas Events – Holiday Extravaganza Parade and WinterFUN Festival – 
Downtown Pontiac
Gallery of Ice with live ice carving competition, a petting farm with adorable animals, live Santa reindeer, s’mores and more. There is also a children’s WinterART Center that allows kids to participate in several different craft projects, get their face painted and more. Hosted by The Greater Pontiac Host Committee. More info

Saturday, December 4 & Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 9a-10:30a (each session)
Farmington Hills Weekend Events – Breakfast with Santa
Longacre House (24705 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, Michigan)
Santa Claus is coming to town for breakfast at the historic Longacre House. Santa will join you to share stories of the North Pole, play reindeer games and sing songs. Make a wish list or tell Santa your one greatest wish. Bring your cameras to capture every special moment. Registration required for both adult and child. Hosted by the Farmington Hills Special Services DepartmentPre-registration required.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 10a
South Lyon Weekend Events – Candy Cane Hunt
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. Hosted by South Lyon Recreation.

December 4 & 5, 11 & 12 from 10a-5p
Northville Weekend – Maybury Farm Holiday Fun on the Farm
Maybury Farm (50165 Eight Mile, Northville Township, MI 48167)
Enjoy holiday decorations, farm animals, a photo op in an antique sleigh in our century-old barn, holiday music & a bonfire. Cost is $6. Kids 2 & under are FREE. Tickets must be purchased in advance at mayburyfarm.org.

Saturday, December 4 through December 31
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)
Enjoy LEGOLAND’s MINILAND Detroit winter wonderland atmosphere including – holiday building activities, Life-size LEGO sleigh Photo Ops, holiday decor, and building Santa’s Sleigh. Buy online and use this special OCM Coupon Code for 40% off.

December 4 & 5 at noon (each day)
Holly Thanksgiving Weekend Event – Holly Dickens Festival 2021
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 Saturday, November 27 at 6p. For more info, visit www.hollydickensfestival.org

December 4, 5, & 26, 2021 from noon-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Kensington Public Hayrides
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride (weather permitting) through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice. Tickets for weekend hayrides are sold at the Farm Center Office. All ages event. Cost is $3 per child, $5 per adult, $3 senior, children under 2 are FREE. For more info, call 248-684-8632. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 11a-1:30p (half-hour sessions begin at 11a)
West Bloomfield Weekend Events – Letters to Santa
West Bloomfield Twp Recreation Activities Center (4640 Walnut Lake Road West Bloomfield, MI 48323 wbparks.org)
Meet Santa, give him your letter, take a family picture and he will have a cookie for you. Cost is per family. Choose from one of five timeslots. One adult needs to register for the event and then indicate how many children you are bringing when prompted. Any age welcome! Photos will be emailed within one week of the event. $15 per resident family/$17 per nonresident family. Online registration is available now.

December 4 through December 31
Auburn Hills Weekend Events – Sea Life Michigan Fish-Mas
Sea Life Michigan (4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, 248-409-6009, www2.visitsealife.com/michigan)
Take a polar plunge — dip your hands in our cold water Touchpool and pet bright red and green sea anemones. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of Scuba Claus and his underwater elves while they clean the Ocean Habitat. Use our OCM Coupon and save 40% on admission!

Saturdays & Sundays through Christmas Eve (select days & times)
Birmingham Christmas Events – Birmingham Carriage Rides – 
Near Santa House (corner of Henrietta and Merrill, Birmingham, Michigan)
Enjoy the 2021 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 4, 2021 at 1p
Oxford Weekend Events – Sleigh the Day / Oxford Christmas ParadeCANCELLED
Centennial Park (Downtown Oxford)
Enjoy holiday fun in Downtown Oxford starts with a parade through downtown. Festivities include Santa Writing station next to Santa’s Mailbox, free cocoa & cookies, warming stations, and more. For more info, call 248 628-0410. Hosted by the Oxford Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 1p-4p
Ferndale Weekend Events – Santa Parade Ferndale
Downtown Ferndale
Santa is coming to downtown in a safe, socially distanced way. Check out Santa as he rides through downtown on a Firetruck and stops on West Troy Street to address his fans. Hosted by the Downtown Ferndale DDA.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 1p-4p (9 45-minute sessions available)
altHarrison Twp Christmas Events – Santa’s Candy Cane Trail
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Take a short 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. Stop by Santa’s mailbox to deliver your letters. Each household will start at slightly staggered times within their registered start time. This ½ mile, relatively flat candy cane trail traverses through the woods on an aggregate path of gravel and grass. All ages event. $5 child, $5 adult, children under 2 are Free. Pre-register required online. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 1p
Ortonville Weekend Events – Downtown Ortonville Christmas Parade & Christmas in the Village
Downtown Ortonville
Enjoy activities and shopping throughout the day and visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus after the parade. Parade starts at 1p For more info, visit Brandon Twp Parks & Recreation.

Saturday, December 4, from 1p-2:30p
Shelby Twp Weekend Events – Holiday Nature Ornaments
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Make hand-made nature ornaments from natural materials gathered in local woodlands and meadows. Make a gift for family and friends or an ornament to hang on your tree. All materials will be provided. Ages 5+. $5 per person. Pre-register required online or by calling 586-781-9113. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 1p-3:45p (9 times lots to choose from)
Milford Weekend Events – Santa’s Candy Cane Trail
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Take a short 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. Stop by Santa’s mailbox to deliver your letters. Each household will start at slightly staggered times within their registered start time. $5 child, $5 adult, children under 2 are FREE. All ages event. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8917.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 2p-4p
Clarkston Weekend Events – Secrets of the Pileated Woodpecker
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)
Find out which of Michigan’s eight woodpecker species come knocking in our neck of the woods. Learn about their diets, see examples of woodpecker feeders, and make a woodpecker feeding station for your backyard. Get out on the trail to learn what signs to look and listen for to search for woodpeckers yourself. $7/person. Pre-registration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays during regular business hours for cost info & to register; no on-site registration will be available. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 5p-8p (parade launches at 6p)
Lake Orion Christmas Events – Orion Lighted Parade
Downtown Lake Orion
Sponsored by the Orion Area Parade Company. The parade boasts dozens of float 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 the Downtown Lake Orion DDA.

Sunday, December 5, 2021 Weekend Family Fun

Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 9a-10a (ages 5 & under) or 10a-noon (all ages)
Farmington Hills Weekend – Super-Bounce Sundays
The HAWK (29995 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334)
Once a month on special Sunday mornings and afternoons Hawk staff members will set up the inflatable bouncers in the gym to make an arena of fun. Enjoy the big bouncer, bouncer obstacle course, and giant inflatable slide. This is a FREE event for HAWK Pass holders. HAWK Pass info.

Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 9:45a-10:45a
Detroit Weekend Events – FREE Yoga at Grand Circus Park
Grand Circus Park Detroit (101-157 Witherell St, Detroit, MI 48226)
Bring your yoga mat and enjoy a physically distant yoga class taught. This is a FREE event but you must pre-register. Weather permitting. Register here.

Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 2p
Rochester Weekend Events – Downtown Rochester Christmas Parade UPDATE 12/3 This Event Has Been Cancelled per Rochester Regional Chamber Foundation
Downtown Rochester MI
In its 70th 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.

Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 6p-7:30p
Farmington Hills Weekend Events – Breakfast for Dinner with Santa
Longacre House (24705 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, Michigan)
Come join Santa for dinner. It’s Breakfast with Santa with an evening twist. Santa will join you to share stories of the North Pole, play reindeer games and sing songs. Make a wish list or tell Santa your one greatest wish. Bring your cameras to capture every moment. Registration required for both adult and child. Hosted by the Farmington Hills Special Services DepartmentPre-registration required.

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