Seasonal Features

Published December 12, 2018

ROCHESTER — The Rochester Community Carolers will help spread Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear during Caroling in the City this Sunday. Local singer and vocal coach Jennifer Kincer is organizing the new 149-member choir, comprising carolers of all ages from across the greater Rochester community.

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Published December 12, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — With the flip of a switch, Harold and Bianka Hendren’s basement twinkles with all the magic and splendor of downtown Rochester’s Big, Bright Light Show, but on a much smaller scale.

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Published December 11, 2018

TROY — This is the second year that Troy Union Elementary School students Makaela, 10; Alexander, 9; and Kylee Batistoni, 7, have shopped with a cop for Christmas presents at the Walmart store on Maple Road in Troy.

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Published December 11, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Any day is a good day for a mitzvah. On Dec. 25, nearly 1,000 volunteers of all ages will roll up their sleeves and make the community a little bit better with some mitzvahs of their own — that means good deed, in Hebrew — during the 22nd annual Mitzvah Day.

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Published December 11, 2018

EASTPOINTE — For those looking for some old-time Christmas cheer, the Simply Dickens carolers may be the answer.

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Published December 11, 2018

DETROIT — The Detroit Winter Blast festival is returning with more weekends, free admission and a slightly new name.

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Published December 10, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Christmas is near and everything’s a cheer. Why not keep the holiday spirit here with a holiday run? Shelby Township will host its annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Shelby Township Community Center.

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Published December 7, 2018

WARREN — It was like visiting Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Shelves were stocked with Barbies, Lego sets, model cars, Nerf footballs, L.O.L. Surprise dolls and more as excited children selected their favorite toys for Christmas.

 

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Published December 7, 2018

WARREN — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Lincoln Elementary School. That’s because the fifth-grade special education students are spreading holiday cheer.

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Published December 7, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Gabriel’s Christmas Trees, 28300 Harper Ave., has been a holiday tradition in St. Clair Shores for more than a quarter-century.

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Published December 7, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Activism and academics go together for Duncan Elementary School sixth-grader Soren Wierbicki. As her school’s student council president and a member of a student community group called DC Squared, 11-year-old Wierbicki said she likes to use her leadership skills to make a difference. And now she’ll have plenty of opportunities, thanks to the holiday season.

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Published December 7, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The Harrison Township Fire Department’s 14th annual Donuts with Santa and Giving Tree kick-off event on Dec. 1 was one of the most successful to date, but still more help is needed to ensure a happy Christmas for families in need.

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Published December 6, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — This year, there are some holiday decorations notably absent from their usual posts in front of the Madison Heights Public Library, near the intersection of 13 Mile and John R roads.

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Published December 5, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Whether you’re into dazzling displays in a rainbow of colors, officially licensed products featuring beloved characters, well-worn vintage nostalgia or holiday kitsch, there’s no shortage of options for adorning your home for the holiday season.

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Published December 5, 2018

METRO DETROIT — From our décor to our lattes, it seems that as soon as the calendar flips to December, our hearts go out in search of candy canes. There’s something about the taste of peppermint that’s not only indicative of the season, but also serves as sweet nostalgia of cozy holidays gone by. So why not load up on some sugary, minty, red-and-white goodness while you can?

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Published December 4, 2018

GROSSE POINTES/HARPER WOODS — Between the dazzling light displays decorating neighborhoods to visits with Santa Claus, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

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Published December 4, 2018

ROYAL OAK — The city of Royal Oak will ring in the holiday season with a new two-day festival called Royal Oak Holiday Glow. The festival will take place on Washington Avenue, between Fifth and Seventh streets, from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

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Published December 4, 2018

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Theatre officials are hoping a festive holiday performance and auction will raise needed funds for the nonprofit while entertaining and engaging local audiences.

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Published December 4, 2018

FERNDALE — Rolling into the early days of December, the holiday celebrations will continue in Ferndale with the 18th annual Holiday Ice Festival.

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Published December 4, 2018

HUNTINGTON WOODS/FARMINGTON HILLS — The age-old story of Hanukkah is on its way to Huntington Woods and Farmington Hills soon.

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