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 2018 holiday event for you and your family in and around Oakland County.  Please watch for 2019 dates.


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


November 24 – December 24: MerriMonth in Downtown Berkley
December 1: Super Saturday in Downtown Berkley
December 7, 2019: 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


December 6, 2019: Tree Lighting at Birmingham Winter Markt
December 6 – 8, 2019: Birmingham Winter Markt


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


December 4, 2019:  Annual Tree Lighting


December 7, 2019:  Holly Days  in Downtown Farmington
December 8: Hanukkah Parade


November 30: Iron Ridge Tree Lighting Celebration
December 2: Ferndale Recreation Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
December 14, 2019: Holiday Ice Festival 


December 2, 2019: Holiday Tree Lighting & Sing Alone
December 7: Sensory Santa at Apollo Center


November 29: Fezziwig’s Ball at the Holly Hotel
November 29-30 & December 7-8 & 14-15, 2019: Holly Dickens Festival
November 29, 2019: Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade


December 9:  Chanukah Parade


December 7, 2019: Orion Lighted Christmas Parade


December 6, 2019: Tree Lighting and Holiday Lights Tour


December 14-15, 2019: Deck the Paws
November 15, 2019: Holly Jolly Holiday – Party and Santa for individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities


November 21, 2019: The Big Reveal
November 29, 2019: Give Back Friday
November 30, 2019: Christmas Parade
November 24: Milford Farmers’ Market Holiday Pop-Up
December 5, 2019: Christmas Open House


November 22, 2019: 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 13 – 15, 2019: Handcrafters Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market


December 6, 2019: Light up the Night
December 2: Sensory Santa at Twelve Oaks Mall
December 9: Sensory Santa at Twelve Oaks Mall


December 1: Christmas in the Village


December 7, 2019: Holiday Extravaganza Parade & WinterFUN Festival and Parade


November 6, 13, 20, 2019: Holiday Farmers’ Market
November 22-24, 2019: Festival of Trees
November 25, 2019: Lagniappe
November 25 – January 5, 2020: The Big Bright Light Show

December 6 – 7, 2019: Kris Kringle Market
December 8, 2019: Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade
December 5, 12, 19, 2019: Holiday Farmers’ Market


November 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-30, 2019: Meadow Brook Theater: A Christmas Carol
November 22, 2019: Light the Village of Rochester Hills
November 29 – December 23, 2019: Meadow Brook’s Annual Holiday Walk
December 1, 4-8, 11-15, 17-22, 2019: Meadow Brook Theater: A Christmas Carol


November 21-22, 2019: Royal Oak Market: Art Fair Addition
November 16 – January 5, 2020: Wild Lights – Detroit Zoo
November 29: Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 5, 2019: Royal Oak Farmers Market Holiday Market Place
December 14-15, 2019: Royal Oak Jingle
December 14: Royal Oak Jingle Cookie Crawl


November 27: Tree Lighting & Visit with Santa


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


November 28: Oakland County Farmers Market Holiday Shopping Nights


December 2-6: Chanukah Wonderland


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


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.


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


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


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.

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