Celebrate the Season with Holiday Events in Oakland County

There are so many wonderful and festive ways to celebrate the holiday season in and around Oakland County. Whether you’re looking for tree lightings, parades, festivals, holiday lights, performances or craft shows, you’ll find tons of holiday cheer to be had with your family and friends.

Take a look at our interactive map to see what’s going on near you or check out our lists below.



November 18th
Holiday Lighted Parade – Northville

November 24th
America’s Thanksgiving Parade – Detroit

November 25th
Santa Claus Parade – Grosse Pointe

December 4th
Hometown Christmas Parade – Rochester


November 17th
The Big Reveal – Milford

November 17th – December 31st
Wayne County Lightfest – Westland

November 18th
Detroit Christmas Tree Lighting – Campus Martius

November 19th – 20th
Festival of Trees – Rochester

November 21st
Lagniappe – Rochester

November 21st – January 1st 2017
The Big Bright Light Show – Rochester

November 25th – December 11th (weekends only)
Holly Dickens Festival – Holly

December 2nd
Light Up the Night – Novi Tree Lighting

December 3rd
Holiday Extravaganza & Winter FUN Festival – Pontiac
Berkley Hometown Holidays – Berkley
Celebrate Kwanzaa – Farmington Community Library
Holly Days – Farmington
Noel Night – Detroit

December 10th
Holiday Ice Festival – Ferndale

Seasonal Excursions

November 18th – December 31st
Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo

November 20th – November 27th
Festival of Trees – Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn

November 25th – December 30th
Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic

December 2nd – December 30th
Holidays at the Henry Ford Museum

December 2nd – December 18th
Heritage Holidays – Wolcott Mill Metropark

December 2nd – December 30th
Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village


November 11th – December 23rd
A Christmas Carol
Meadow Brooke Theatre, Rochester

November 25th – December 10th
Forever Christmas
The Avon Players, Rochester

December 3rd – December 18th
Christmas Around the World & others
The Village Theatre at Cherry Hill, Canton

The Nutcracker Performances

November 25th – November 27th
BalletMet Columbus
Detroit Opera House

December 2nd – December 3rd
Macomb Ballet Company
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Township

December 3rd – December 11th
Ballet Chelsea
Chelsea High School Performing Arts Complex

December 18th
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Fox Theatre, Detroit

Holiday Markets & Craft Fairs

November 7 & 14th
Holiday Shopping Nights – Waterford, MI

November 19th
Santa’s Craft Castle – Shelby Township

December 2nd – December 4th
Detroit Urban Craft Fair – Detroit

November 23rd – December 24th
Birmingham Winter – Birmingham (multiple events)

December 2nd – December 3rd
Kris Kringle Market – Rochester

December 9th – December 11th
Northville Tinsel & Treasures – Northville

Happy Holidays Oakland County! We wish you a warm, happy, and joyous holiday season! 

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