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.  Updated 11/30/21

AUBURN HILLS

November 3: Diwali Festival of Lights-Riverside Park
November 18 – December 21:: Santa arrives at Great Lakes Crossing and his Flight Academy
November 29 – December 13: Paws & Claus Pet Photos
December 3: Tree Lighting
December 5: Sensory Friendly Event at Great Lakes Crossing

BERKLEY

December: MerriMonth
December 4: Drive by Santa Parade and tree lighting

BEVERLY HILLS

November 29: Lighting of the Art

BIRMINGHAM

November 27: Santa Walk/Small Business Saturday
November 27 – December 24: Birmingham Santa House
November 27 – December 24: Birmingham Carriage Rides
December 3: Tree Lighting at Birmingham Winter Market

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

December 4-5: Santa Sighting Express
December : Holiday Brass concert with Measure for Measure

CLARKSTON

November 19-January 1, 2022: Magic of Lights
November 20: Holiday Market

CLAWSON

December 1: Christmas Tree Lighting
December 4: Parcells Annual Holiday Bazaar
December 11: Drive By Santa

COMMERCE

December 5: Grand Chanukah Celebration

FARMINGTON-FARMINGTON HILLS

November 27: Greens, Gifts & Giving
November 27, December 4, 11, 31: Holly Days

FERNDALE

November 26-27: Santa of the Opera
December 4: Santa Parade

HIGHLAND

November 19-21: Arts & Greens Holiday Market
December 6: Holiday Tree Lighting & Sing Alone
December 9: (register for kits – at home event)  Candy Cane Hunt

HOLLY

November 27: Holly Dicken’s Parade
November 26 – December 31: HollyDazzle
December 4-5 & 11-12: Holly Dickens Festival

LAKE ORION

November 6-7, 13-14, 20-21: Canterbury Village Shop Small
November 18: Downtown Sing & Stroll Tree Lighting
November 20: Canterbury Tree Lighting
November 24, 26-28, December weekends: Canterbury Holiday Stroll
November 26: Lights on Lake Orion
November 26-28: Canterbury Michigan Made Holiday Market
December 3: Holly Jolly Folly
December 4: Lighted Christmas Parade

LATHRUP VILLAGE

November 27: Winter Market

MADISON HEIGHTS

November 22: Annual Tree Lighting

MILFORD

November 18: The Big Reveal
November 26: Give Back Friday
November 27: Christmas Parade
December 2: Christmas Open House
December 3-23 (Thursdays):  Dinner’s On Us (Random drawings)

NORTHVILLE

November 18 – December 19: A Christmas Carol
November 19: Northville Holiday Lighted Parade and Tree Lighting
November 20 – 21: Green’s Market Farmers Market
December 3 – 8 (Virtual): Home Holiday Tour
December 3 – 4: Northville Christmas in the Village
December weekends: A holiday to Remember
December 11:  Festival of City Lights
December 4 – 5, 11-12: Santa visits Maybury Farm (Saturdays & Sundays)
December 10 – 12: Handcrafters Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

NOVI

November 12: Santa’s Grand Arrival
November 19-21: Winter WIne & Whimsey (Tree Lighting with Santa)
November 21:  Happy Pawlidays
December 4: Chanukah on Ice
December 16-20: Holiday Lights on the farm
November 26 – December 24: Country Christmas at Three Cedars Farm
December 3 – 5: Fuerst Festive Lights at Fuerst Park
December 5 – 12: Sensory Santa

OAK PARK

November 13 (Virtual): 4th Annual Chanu-Con Chanukah Festival

ORTONVILLE

December 3: Tree Lighting
December 4: Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Village

OXFORD

November 27: Small Business Saturday
December 3: Soup and Sweet Roll Stroll
December 4: Oxford Christmas Parade

PONTIAC

December 4: Holiday Extravaganza Parade & WinterFUN Festival and Parade

ROCHESTER

November 19 – 21: Festival of Trees
November 22: Lagniappe
November 23 – January 3, 2022: The Big Bright Light Show
November 26- December 30: Holidays at Meadow Brook
December 1 – 12: Neighborhood Light Fight
December 1: Starlight Stroll at Meadow Brook
December 3 – 4: Kris Kringle Market
December 4, 11, 18: Holiday Magic with Santa at Meadow Brook
December 5: Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade
December 12: Caroling in the City

ROCHESTER HILLS

November 19: Light the Village of Rochester Hills
November 21: Visit with Santa for Children with Special Needs
November 19 – December 23: A Christmas Carol at Meadow Brook
November 21: Visit with Santa for Children with Special Needs
December 19 – 24: Visit with Santa

ROYAL OAK

November 20: – January 9, 2022: Wild Lights – Detroit Zoo
November 11 – 12: Royal Oak Market: Art Fair Addition
November 20: 38th Annual Arts and Crafts Marketplace
December : Tree Lighting Ceremony  – TBD
December 11: Royal Oak Jingle and Light Parade

SOUTHFIELD

December 11:  Soulful Santa Celebration

TROY

December 3:  Snow Sisters’ Yule Time Extravaganza
December 5: Ice Menorah Lighting

WATERFORD

December 1: Oakland County Farmers Market Holiday Shopping Nights

WALLED LAKE

November 28: Public Menorah Lighting
December 6: Tree Lighting

WEST BLOOMFIELD

November 28-December 5: Chanukah Wonderland
December 5: Bowling with Santa
December 21: Winter Solstice Celebration

WIXOM

December 3: Downtown Dazzle

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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 18 – December 31: 2021 Lightfest LIGHTS ON Holiday Ceremony
November 19,: Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony & Light up Beacon Park
November 21 – 28: Dearborn Festival of Trees (Closed Thanksgiving Day)
November 25: Downtown Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade
December 5: The Hip Hop Nutcracker – Detroit Opera House
December 4, 11, 18: Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village

GENESEE COUNTY

November 26-28 & weekends in December: Christmas at the Crossroads

MACOMB COUNTY

November 20: Santa Parade

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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