Holiday Happenings in Oakland County

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Get in the Holiday spirit with local performances, parades, tree lightings and more. Use our list below to find the perfect holiday event for you and your family in and around Oakland County.

AUBURN HILLS

November 30, 2018 – Tree Lighting
December 2: Sensory Santa at Great Lakes Crossing
December 9: Sensory Santa at Great Lakes Crossing

BERKLEY

November 24 – December 24: MerriMonth in Downtown Berkley
December 1: Super Saturday in Downtown Berkley
December 1: Holiday Lights Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Meet Santa, and Carriage rides in Downtown Berkley
December 7: Merry & Bright Shopping Night in Downtown Berkley
December 8: Lillian Dean MerriMusic Wind Quintet Cantabile at Berkley First Church
December 15: MerriMix & Mingle Ugly Sweater Shindig! at the Berkley VFW
December 16: James O’Donnell MerriMusic Jazz Concert at Berkley First Church

BIRMINGHAM

November 30: Tree Lighting at Birmingham Winter Markt
November 30 – December 2: Birmingham Winter Markt

CLARKSTON

December 1: 2nd Annual Holiday Market, at Brady Lodge in Baycourt Park
December 4: The Clarkston Community Band presents, A Concert of Holiday Cheer! at Clarkston High School
December 8: Holiday Lights Parade

CLAWSON

November 28:  Annual Tree Lighting

FARMINGTON HILLS

December 1:  Holly Days  in Downtown Farmington
December 8: Hanukkah Parade

FERNDALE

November 30: Iron Ridge Tree Lighting Celebration
December 2: Ferndale Recreation Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
December 9: Holiday Ice Festival 

HIGHLAND

December 3: Holiday Tree Lighting & Sing Alone
December 7: Sensory Santa at Apollo Center

HOLLY

November 17: Fezziwig’s Ball at the Holly Hotel
November 23-25 & December 1-2 & 8-9: Holly Dickens Festival
November 23: Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade

HUNTINGTON WOODS

December 9:  Hannukkah Parade

LAKE ORION

December 1: 2018 Orion Lighted Christmas Parade

LATHRUP VILLAGE

December 2: Winter Fest

MADISON HEIGHTS

December 8: Deck the Paws
December 12: Holly Jolly Holiday – Party and Santa for individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities

MILFORD

November 15: The Big Reveal
November 23: Give Back Friday
November 24: Christmas Parade
November 24: Milford Farmers’ Market Holiday Pop-Up
November 29: Christmas Open House

NORTHVILLE

November 10 – January 27: Tinkerbell Visits Storyland (Saturdays & Sundays)
November 16: Northville Holiday Lighted Parade
November 17: Home Holiday Tour
November 17 – December 22: Santa in Town Square (Saturdays & Sundays)
November 18: Northville Christmas in the Village
December 1-22: Santa’s Frosty Follies Show
December 7-9: Northville Community Center Tinsel & Treasures

NOVI

November 30: Light up the Night
December 2: Sensory Santa at Twelve Oaks Mall
December 9: Sensory Santa at Twelve Oaks Mall

ORTONVILLE

December 1: Christmas in the Village

PONTIAC

December 1: Holiday Extravaganza Parade & WinterFUN Festival

ROCHESTER

November 1, 8, 15, 29: Holiday Farmers’ Market
November 16-18: Festival of Trees
November 19: Lagniappe
November 19 – January 6, 2019: The Big Bright Light Show
December 2: Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade
December 6, 13, 20: Holiday Farmers’ Market

ROCHESTER HILLS

November 9-10, 16-18, 23-25, 29-30: Meadow Brook Theater: A Christmas Carol
November 16: Light the Village of Rochester Hills
November 23 – December 23: Meadow Brook’s Annual Holiday Walk
December 1-2, 5, 7-9, 13, 15-16, 18, 20, 22-23: Meadow Brook Theater: A Christmas Carol
December 21-23: Meadow Brook’s Family Festivities

ROYAL OAK

November 15: Royal Oak Market: Art Fair Addition
November 17-18, 23-25, 30: Wild Lights – Detroit Zoo
November 29: Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 29: Royal Oak Farmers Market Holiday Market Place
December 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, 26-31: Wild Lights – Detroit Zoo
December 7-8: Royal Oak Holiday Glow

SOUTHFIELD

November 27: Tree Lighting & Visit with Santa

TROY

November 15: Holiday Celebrations Around the Globe
December 1: Cocoa & Crafts with Santa
December 1: Christmas in the Village Holiday Concert Series
December 7: Christmas Tree Lighting & Winter Wonderland

WATERFORD

November 28: Oakland County Farmers Market Holiday Shopping Nights

WEST BLOOMFIELD

December 2-6: Chanukah Wonderland

WHITE LAKE

December 5: Jingle Bell Ball – Party and Santa for individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities

WIXOM

November 30: Wixom Tree Lighting Festival

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Holiday Happenings in Metro Detroit

Looking for other seasonal excursions in the Metro Detroit? Use our list below to locate an event, parade, performance, or light display near Oakland County.

WAYNE COUNTY

November 16: Detroit Tree Lighting
November 22: Downtown Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 15 – December 31: Wayne County Lightfest
November 18–25: Dearborn Festival of Trees (Closed Thanksgiving Day)
November 24: The Nutcracker – Detroit Opera House
November 29-30 & December 1-2: It’s a Wonderful Life at The Village Theater
November 30, December 1-2, 7-9, 13-16, 18-23: Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village
December 1: Noel Night
December 4: Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Holiday Concert at the Village Theater
December 6-7, 9: Jingle Jury at the Village Theater
December 8: Making Spirits Bright at the Village Theater
December 20: The New Adventures of Tale to Tale at the Village Theater

GENESEE COUNTY

November 23-25, 30 & weekends in December: Christmas at the Crossroads

MACOMB COUNTY

November 30, December 1,7,8,14,15: Holiday Happenings at Wolcott Mill Farm
November 30, December 1-2: The Nutcracker at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

Bundle up and have a blast this Holiday season in Oakland County! Please check event websites for dates and times. Some events are one day only and others are on weekends only.

Do you know of any other Holiday Happenings in and around the Oakland County area? Let us know about them by contacting us at socialmedia@oakgov.com or leaving a comment below.


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