The Friday Five — Nov. 25-27

Metro | Published November 23, 2022


1. Grosse Pointe Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 25 • Grosse Pointe Farms/City

The 46th annual Grosse Pointe Santa Claus Parade will start at 10 a.m. Friday at Lewiston Road and Kercheval Avenue in Grosse Pointe Farms, making its way a little over a mile to Kercheval and Cadieux Road in Grosse Pointe City. The parade will be preceded by the Grosse Pointe Lions Club’s 23rd annual Jingle Bell Family Fun 2.2 mile Walk/Run, which will start at 9 a.m. on the parade route. For more information about the parade, call (313) 881-4722 or visit To register for the run/walk, visit

Read the story: Santa and more in store before and after this year’s parade

2. 'Elf the Musical'
Starting Nov. 25 • Royal Oak

Stagecrafters will present “Elf the Musical” on select dates from Nov. 25 to Dec. 18 at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette Ave. in Royal Oak. The musical is an adaptation of the 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell. This weekend's performances will take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $35 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and $25 on Thursdays. For more information, visit or call (248) 541-6430.

Read the story: Stagecrafters’ production of ‘Elf the Musical’ to bow this month

3. Holiday Walk/Winter Wonder Lights
Starting Nov. 25 • Rochester

See the sights of the season at Meadow Brook Hall with two events, both starting Nov. 25. The Holiday Walk will take guests on a daytime tour of the historic mansion as it's decked out in decorations. Winter Wonder Lights is an outdoor experience at night featuring a light show, music, treats and more. All tickets must be purchased online in advance for a specific date and time. Meadow Brook Hall is located at 350 Estate Drive in Rochester, on the campus of Oakland University. For more information, visit

4. 'A Rocky Mountain Christmas'
Nov. 27 • Clinton Township

Musician Ted Vigil will pay tribute to the late John Denver during "A Rocky Mountain Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township, on the center campus of Macomb Community College. The title of the show is taken from the 1975 album of the same name, the first of many holiday-themed releases by Denver. Vigil will play “Christmas for Cowboys” and “Christmas Like a Lullaby," along with standards such as "Jingle Bells." Tickets range from $39 to $49. For more information, call (586) 286-2222 or visit

5. 'A Christmas Carol, the Musical'
Starting Nov. 25 • Grosse Pointe Woods

Grosse Pointe Theatre will stage “A Christmas Carol, the Musical” on select dates from Nov. 25 to Dec. 4 at the Parcells Middle School auditorium, 20600 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Woods. This weekend's performances will take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $30 per person. For more information, visit or call (313) 881-4004.

Read the story: Grosse Pointe Theatre delivers a magical holiday musical gift

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