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Stocking stuffers: Add these events to your holiday wish list

Metro | Published November 2, 2022


METRO DETROIT — Holiday craft shows, concerts, visits with Santa Claus, tree lightings and more are ready to put you in a festive mood. Check back often as the list will continually be updated.

Dec. 23
Simply Dickens: Old-world Christmas musical concert, 7 p.m., Halfway Schoolhouse, 15500 Nine Mile Road in Eastpointe, Facebook

Dec. 24
Holiday Markets: Last-minute gift and food shopping, 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St. in Detroit, (313) 833-9300, Event page on Facebook

Dec. 28
Tween Winter Games: 3-5 p.m., Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville,, (586) 445-5407

Dec. 29
‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve — the Best of TSO and More’: Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave. in Detroit,, (313) 471-3099

Dec. 31
Harry Potter and the Holiday Skate: 7:30-9:30 p.m., also ball drops at 9 p.m. and midnight, Riley Park Ice Rink, 33113 Grand River Ave. in Farmington,

Big Bright Light Show:
Illuminated businesses in downtown Rochester, 5 p.m.-midnight until Jan. 21,

Tunnel of Lights: 5-9 p.m. until Jan. 15, Blossom Heath Park, 24800 Jefferson Ave. in St. Clair Shores,, (586) 445-5350

Wild lights: 5-9 p.m. select weeknights and most Sundays, 5-10:30 p.m. most Fridays and Saturdays, through Jan. 8, 2023, Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak,

Holidays at Meadow Brook: Indoor Holiday Walk and outdoor Winter Wonder Lights, until Dec. 30, Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive in Rochester,

A Ford House Christmas: Entries every half hour from 5:30-8:30 p.m., through Dec. 30, Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores,, (313) 884-4222

Christmas Through the Years: Exhibit runs 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until Jan. 28, 2023, Royal Oak Historical Society, 1411 Webster Road,

‘A Christmas Carol’: Select dates until Dec. 24, Meadow Brook Theatre, 378 Meadow Brook Road in Rochester, (248) 377-3300,

Meet Santa:
• Also snow princesses and Royal Reindeer Herdsmen, 10 a.m.-6:55 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5:55 p.m. Sundays until Dec. 23, Somerset Collection, 2800 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy,

• Select dates and times until Dec. 24, also reindeer visits Dec. 23, The Village of Rochester Hills, 104 N. Adams Road,

• 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24 (last day), Oakland Mall, 412 W. 14 Mile Road in Troy,, (248) 585-6000

• Select dates until Dec. 24, Macomb Mall, 32233 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville, (586) 293-7800,

• Daily until Dec. 24, Laurel Park Place, 37700 Six Mile Road in Livonia,

Holiday Market: Select dates until Dec. 23, Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place in Mount Clemens,, (586) 469-8666

Ice rinks:
• Noon-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, noon-10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays, Dodge Park Farmers Market Pavilion, 40260 Utica Road in Sterling Heights,, (586) 446-2700

• 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays-Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays until Jan. 3, 2023, 221 E. 3rd St. in Royal Oak,

• 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 740 W. Snell Road in Rochester,, call (248) 651-4440, ext. 289, for open/closed status

• Ice skating until March 5, downtown Detroit,

Holly Dazzle: 5:30-10:30 p.m., Dec. 22-24 and 30-31, Michigan Renaissance Festival, 12600 Dixie Highway in Holly,, (248) 634-5552

Holiday Stroll: Select dates until Dec. 23, Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Court in Lake Orion,

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village: 6:30-10 p.m. Dec. 22-23 and 26-28, 20900 Oakwood Blvd. in Dearborn,

Magic of Lights: 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5:30-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday until Dec. 30, 5:30-9 p.m. Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Pine Knob Music Theatre parking area, 33 Bob Seger Drive in Clarkston,

‘Twas the Night Before...’: Cirque Du Soleil holiday show, Dec. 22-26, Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave. in Detroit,, (313) 471-3099

Wayne County Lightfest: Drive-through experience spanning four-mile stretch of Hines Park, Wednesdays-Sundays until Dec. 24, 7651 N. Merriman Road in Westland,

For more Community Calendar, sponsored by Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, visit To advertise an event, call (586) 924-9193.