The Friday Five — Dec. 8-10

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published December 6, 2023


1. Meet Santa
Dec. 8-10 • Various locations

Beverly Hills
Santa visits for pets, noon-2 p.m. Dec. 9, Premier Pet Supply, 31215 Southfield Road, all proceeds go to local rescues,

• 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9-10 by appointment, continues on select dates until Dec. 24, Shain Park, 270 W Merrill St.,

• Storytime with Santa, also homemade cookies, hot cocoa and craft station, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dec. 9, The Community House, 380 S. Bates St., Suite 232,

Clinton Township
11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.Dec. 8-9, and noon-3 p.m. and 3:30-6 p.m. Dec. 10, continues daily until Dec. 24, The Mall at Partridge Creek, 17420 Hall Road,

Grosse Pointe
9 a.m.-noon Dec. 9, also Dec. 16, Kercheval Place building, 17000 Kercheval St. in The Village, Downtown Grosse Pointe,

Hazel Park
Lunch with Santa, 12:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Hazel Park Recreation Department, 620 W. Woodward Heights Blvd., RSVP to (248) 547-5535,

Select times remaining Dec. 8-9 (Dec. 10 sold out), also photos with Black Santa noon-6 p.m. Dec. 10, Twelve Oaks Mall, 27500 Novi Road,

Rochester Hills
Also visit reindeer, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 9 and noon-6 p.m. Dec. 10, continues on select dates until Dec. 24, Festival Park and Fountain Park, 104 N. Adams Road,

11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.Dec. 8-9, and noon-3 p.m. and 3:30-6 p.m. Dec. 10, continues daily until Dec. 24, Macomb Mall, 32233 Gratiot Ave.,

Shelby Township
• Breakfast with Santa, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 10, Hamlin Pub, 55076 Van Dyke Ave., RSVP at (586) 786-9350

• Choose time slots between 1-3 p.m. Dec. 10, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township,

Read the story: Santa to visit Packard Proving Grounds, celebrate the holiday season

St. Clair Shores
Photos with Mrs. Claus, carols, and hot cocoa and cookies, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum, 22504 E. 11 Mile Road

Sterling Heights
• 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.Dec. 8-9, and noon-3 p.m. and 3:30-6 p.m. Dec. 10, continues daily until Dec. 24, Lakeside Mall, 14000 Lakeside Circle,

• North Pole Stroll includes photos with Santa, craft, dinner, games, caroling and more, for children and adults affected by special needs and their families, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 10, Play-Place Autism & Special Needs Center, 39337 Mound Road,

Soulful Santa Celebration features professional photo with Black Santa, holiday shopping, storytelling, photo booth, face painting, performance by Impulse Dance Academy and more, noon-5 p.m. Dec. 9, Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road, tickets at

• Santa visits for pets, 9-11 a.m. Dec. 9, Premier Pet Supply, 2848 W. Maple Road, all proceeds go to local rescues,

• Professional photos by appointment, 10 a.m.–7:55 p.m. Dec. 8-9 and noon-5:55 p.m. Dec. 10, continues daily until Dec. 23, Somerset Collection, 2800 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy,

Also city tree-lighting, fireworks, Toys for Tots fundraiser, Utica High marching band and more, 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Memorial Park next to Utica Public Library, 7530 Auburn Road,

2. Canterbury holiday events
Dec. 8-10 • Lake Orion/Troy

Lake Orion
Cookie Crawl 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9-10, also Holiday Stroll starting 5 p.m. Dec. 8-10 (continues Dec. 15-17 and 21-23), Canterbury Village, 2357 Joslyn Court,

Winter Wonderland Extravaganza features hundreds of Christmas trees, millions of lights, photos with Santa, kids activities, character displays and more, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 9 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 10 (Santa takes break between 3-4 p.m.), plus Canterbury Holiday Dinosaur Wonderland 4-8 p.m. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 9 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 10, both continue on select dates until Dec. 24, Oakland Mall, 412 W. 14 Mile Road in Troy,

Read the story: Oakland Mall teams up with Canterbury Village for ‘Holiday Wonderland Walkthrough’

3. Free pop-up shop
Dec. 9-10 • Eastpointe

Pick out gently used toys and clothing plus gift cards at no cost, then have organizers wrap presents, intended for families in need, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days, building space at 21339 Gratiot Ave. (next to Villa Restaurant),

Read the story: Holiday pop-up shop will spread cheer

4. Holiday pet expo
Dec. 8-10 • Novi

Shopping, contests, celebrity pets, interact with different breeds, bounce house mania, pony rides, pet adoption and more, cats and dogs welcome, 2-8 p.m. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 10, Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave.,

5. Festive concerts
Dec. 8-10 • Various locations

Beverly Hills
Wassail! An Irish-Appalachian Christmas, performed by Ohio baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire, 8 p.m.
Dec. 9, Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 W. 13 Mile Road,

Presented by Langsford Men’s Chorus, 4-6 p.m. Dec. 10, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1500 W. Maple Road,

Clinton Township
Performance by Detroit Concert Choir, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Macomb Center for the Perfoming Arts on Macomb Community College - Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road,

Koledy: A Polish Music Christmas Concert, presented by Polish Institute of Culture and Research at Orchard Lake, 3 p.m. Dec. 10, Sweetest Heart of Mary Church, 4440 Russell St.,

Farmington Hills
Jazzin' Up the Holidays, also fundraiser for NICU at Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus, 6-9 p.m.
Dec. 9, Studio Center, 23689 Industrial Park Drive,

World United Holiday, presented by Encore Men’s Chorus, 7:30-9 p.m.Dec. 9, Zion Lutheran Church, 143 Albany St.,

Performance by Ferndale Community Concert Band, also M-1 Jazz Collective, 2:40 p.m. Dec. 10, Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest, free but donations appreciated,

Harrison Township
Featuring Lakeshore Ukulele Strummers, 1 p.m.
Dec. 9, Harrison Township Public Library, 38255 L’Anse Creuse, Suite A, (586) 329-1261

Grosse Pointe Woods
• Presented by Langsford Men’s Chorus, 7-9 p.m.Dec. 9, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford Road,

Performance by Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m. Dec. 10, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 467 Fairford Road in Grosse Pointe Woods,

Mount Clemens
"Then Sings My Soul" featuring Alexander Abaté, 6 p.m. Dec. 10, The Emerald Theatre, 31 N. Walnut St.,

"Ring-A-Ling, Hear Them Sing" choral and bell concert, performance by Novi Choralaires, 4 p.m. Dec. 10, Faith Community Presbyterian Church, 44400 W. 10 Mile Road,

Presented by Motor City Chorale, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, First Congregational Church, 1315 N. Pine,

Royal Oak
• Highway to the Holidays, performances by Harmony United Chorus at 7:30 p.m. and Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N. Washington Ave.,

• Holiday Bells are Ringing!, presented by Royal Oak Concert Band and Woodward Avenue Jazz Orchestra, 3 p.m. Dec. 10, Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N. Washington Ave.,

• Toys for Tots benefit featuring musicians and singalong, bring unwrapped toys to donate, 7 p.m. Dec. 10, First Congregational Church of Royal Oak, 1314 Northwood Blvd., (248) 288-4220

Presented by Motor City Chorale and featuring Warren Concert Band, 3 p.m. Dec. 10, Warren Woods Middle School, 13400 12 Mile Road,

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