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Christmas Events Metro Detroit 2017 By LaGrou

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.

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 DistrictMore 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 DistrictSchedule.

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.