Holiday Happenings

Big Bright Lights Show in Rochester.

It’s time to get in the Holiday spirit with local performances, parades, tree lightings and more. Use our list and find the perfect holiday event for you and your family!

Twinkling lights are brightening homes and downtowns, children are looking forward to holiday breaks, and local stores are readying their windows for shoppers passing by.

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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

Snow On Main Street


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 1st
Tree Lighting Ceremony – Royal Oak City Hall Plaza

December 2nd
Light Up the Night – Novi Tree Lighting

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

December 10th
Holiday Ice Festival – Ferndale

December 21st – 26th
Chanukah Wonderland – West Bloomfield’s Orchard Mall

Seasonal Excursions

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

Meadowbrooke Holiday walk

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 – December

Holiday Happenings in Northville


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 4th
Ballet Chelsea
Chelsea High School Performing Arts Complex

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

National Christmas Tree (2)

Holiday Markets & Craft Fairs

November 7 & 14th
Holiday Shopping Nights – Waterford

November 19th
Santa’s Craft Castle – Shelby Township

December 1st
Holiday Farmers Market – Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak

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

Indoor Ice Rinks

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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