The Friday Five — Dec. 15-17

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published December 12, 2023


1. Victorian Christmas
Dec. 15-17 • Troy

Experience holiday traditions of 1850s-60s, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Dec. 16, and noon-3 p.m. Dec. 17, also Breakfast with the Victorians, 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 17, Troy Historic Village, 60. W. Wattles Road,

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2. 'The Nutcracker'
Dec. 16-17 • West Bloomfield

Classic holiday show presented by Valentina’s Ballet Theatre, noon and 5 p.m. Dec. 16, and 3 p.m. Dec. 17, Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 6600 W. Maple Road,

3. Holiday Lights on Wheels parade
Dec. 16 • Roseville

Watch or be part of 3.5-hour event featuring vehicles decked out in lights and decorations, 5:30 p.m., route goes from Roseville High School at 30472 Normal St. to Christ Community Church at 25410 Kelly Road, free but registration required at, see drive-by locations at

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4. Holiday Magic Spectacular
Dec. 15-17 • Novi

More than 1,100 Christmas trees, hundreds of Nutcrackers, giant candy canes, walk in a snow globe, photos with Santa and more, 4-8 p.m. Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 16 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 17, Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave.,

5. Festive concerts
Dec. 15-17 • Various locations

Bloomfield Hills
Christmas jazz performance by Take 6, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church Road,

Clinton Township
• Presented by Motor City Chorale, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Cross Lutheran Church, 35831 Utica Road,

• Performance by PRISM Men’s Chorus, 8 p.m. Dec. 16, Macomb Center for the Perfoming Arts on Macomb Community College - Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road,

Farmington Hills
• Performances by Farmington Chorus, 8 p.m. Dec. 15 and 4 p.m. Dec. 16, The Hawk - Farmington Hills Community Center, 29995 W. 12 Mile Road,

• Holiday Spirit Concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 16, Trinity in the Woods Episcopal Church, 26880 La Muera St., free but donations appreciated,

• Performance by Novi Choralaires, 4 p.m. Dec. 17, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 28000 New Market Road,

Featuring LGBTQ+ and Allies community-based choral group Sing Out Detroit, 4 p.m. Dec. 17, Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest,

Grosse Pointe Woods
Presented by Motor City Chorale, 3 p.m. Dec. 17, 1st English Lutheran Church, 800 Vernier,

• Advent concert, noon Dec. 15, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo St.,

• Celtic Christmas featuring Motor City Irish Dancers, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 16, OPC Social and Activity Center, 650 Letica Drive, (248) 659-1029

Music by liturgical choir, handbell choir and instrumentalists, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17, St. Lawrence Parish, 44633 Utica Road,

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