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Stocking stuffers: Add these events to your holiday wish list

Metro | Published November 2, 2022

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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. 1-2
Drive-By Santa Parade: 6:30-9 p.m., various routes in Berkley, facebook.com/cityofberkley


Dec. 1-3
Gifts & Greens Market: Holiday fundraiser hosted by Rochester Garden Club, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd. in Rochester Hills, RochesterGardenClub.org


Dec. 1-4
‘A Christmas Carol’:
Presented by Grosse Pointe Theatre, Parcells Middle School auditorium, 20600 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Woods, gpt.org, (313) 881-4004


Dec. 2
Tree lightings:
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Also caroling, arrival of Santa, crafts, music, live reindeer and more, 6:30-8:30 p.m., outside Macomb Township Hall and inside Recreation Center, 54111 Broughton Road, 586-992-0710

• Also local drumline and choirs, hot cocoa and doughnuts, and visits with Santa, 6:30 p.m., Veterans Plaza near Troy City Hall, 500 W. Big Beaver

Holiday concerts:
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Presented by Troy Community Chorus, 8 p.m., Athens High School, 4333 John R Road in Troy, troycommunitychorus.com

• Featuring St. John Lutheran School Choir, also make an ornament craft and have milk and cookies, 2:15-4 p.m., Fraser Public Library, 16330 E. 14 Mile Road, fraserpubliclibrary.org

Merry Little Christmas Party: Fundraiser for New Hope Center for Grief Support, featuring DJ and dancing, photos with Santa, appetizers and cash bar, raffles, holiday memorial bulbs and more, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Northville Square Mall, 133 W. Main St. (Suite 113), (248) 348-0115, newhopecenter.net


Dec. 2-3
Kris Kringle Market: Open-air shopping featuring specialty foods, fresh greens and wreaths, and handcrafted gifts, 4-10 p.m. Friday and noon-10 p.m. Saturday, West Fourth Street between Main Street and Walnut Boulevard in Rochester, www.downtownrochestermi.com/kris-kringle-market


Dec. 2 & 4
'Tapestry of Light — A Celtic Christmas Celebration': Concert with chorus and full orchestra, 7-8:30 p.m. Friday and 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian, 5171 Commerce Road, olccp.com


Dec. 2-4
‘The Nutcracker’: Presented by Macomb Ballet Company, 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, noon and 5 p.m. Sunday, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township, (586) 286-2222, macombcenter.com


Dec. 3
Holiday concerts:
• Performance by Salvation Army brass band and choir, 7 p.m., The Salvation Army Royal Oak Citadel, 3015 N. Main Street, Facebook event page

• Performance by Cantata Academy Chorale, 8:30 p.m., St. Malachy Catholic Church, 14115 E. 14 Mile Road in Sterling Heights, facebook.com/cantataacademy

Holly Days: Holiday market, photos with Santa, Toys for Tots collection, Light up the Grand Parade and more, starting at 10 a.m. downtown Farmington, gfachamber.com

Christmas in Fraser: Refreshments, live entertainment, reindeer and Santa, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 33000 Garfield Road, facebook.com/FraserRecreation

A Sterling Christmas: Featuring a visit by Santa, caroling, a tree lighting, horse-drawn wagon rides, skating, warming fires and more, 5:45-8:30 p.m., Dodge Park, 40620 Utica Road in Sterling Heights, (586) 446-2700, myshpr.net

Christmas on the Frontier: Learn how early European settlers celebrated Christmas, includes historically accurate games, candle-dipping, ornament-making, live music and traditional dancing, 1-5 p.m., Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, 4101 River Bends Driv in Shelby Township, register.shelbytwp.org

Holiday celebration and open house: Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, meet the Christmas Angel, sing carols, work on crafts and enjoy refreshments, 1-4 p.m., Crocker House Museum, 15 Union St. in Mount Clemens, (586) 465-2488, crockerhousemuseum.org

Meet Santa at Ferndale parks: 1 p.m. at Harding Park, 1:30 p.m. at Wilson Park, 2:30 p.m. at Geary Park and 3 p.m. at Schiffer Park, also music, s’mores and more

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus: Also wagon rides, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, register at rochesterhills.org/musprograms

Letters to Santa: Drop off letters and meet Santa, half hour time slots from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., West Bloomfield Parks Recreation Activities Center, 4640 Walnut Lake Road, register at wbparks.org/santa.html

Donuts with Santa: 9 a.m.-noon, Harrison Township Fire Department Station 1, 27061 Crocker Blvd., (586) 466-1450

Holiday cardmaking: 10 a.m., Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores, fordhouse.org/events, (313) 884-4222

Cookie walks:
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Purchase for $10 per pound as fundraiser for library events, noon-3 p.m., Harrison Township Public Library, 38255 L’Anse Creuse (Suite A), (586) 329-1261

• 9 a.m.-noon, St. Margaret of Scotland, 21201 13 Mile Road in St. Clair Shores, (586) 293-2240

• Purchase cookie tin online and receive punchcard with participating Rochester bakeries/restaurants during pickup 10 a.m.–3 p.m., www.downtownrochestermi.com/cookie-stroll

Cookie walk/craft show: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Bishop Foley Catholic High School, 32000 Campbell Road in Madison Heights, bishopfoley.org/Cookie-Walk-and-Craft-Show

Craft show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., L'Anse Creuse High School North, 23700 21 Mile Road in Macomb Township, facebook.com/LCNBandsCraftShows

Tree lightings:
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Also horse-drawn wagon rides, hot chocolate, live Nativity, crafts, choir, caroling and more, 5 p.m. (lighting at 7 p.m.), National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica, 2100 W. 12 Mile Road in Royal Oak, shrinechurch.com

• Also Santa Claus, hot chocolate, ornament giveaway and more, 5-8 p.m., City Square in front of Warren City Hall, Van Dyke Avenue, north of 12 Mile Road

Holiday Lights Parade: Also tree lighting ceremony and visits with Santa, 5:30 p.m., 12 Mile Road from Bacon Street to Berkley City Hall, berkleymich.org/holidaylightsparade

Noel Night: First time since 2019, 5-9 p.m. in Cultural Center and 5-10 p.m. in Midtown, downtown Detroit, noelnight.org, (313) 420-6000


Dec. 3-4
Cocoa and Crafts with Santa: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Troy Historic Village, 60 W. Wattles Road, troyhistoricvillage.org/programs/cocoa-and-crafts


Dec. 4
Christmas shop: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 23695 Mound Road in Warren, facebook.com/CraftandVendorMarketsinMichigan

Holiday concerts:
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Performance by Grosse Pointe Symphony, 3-5 p.m., Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 467 Fairford in Grosse Pointe Woods, gpsymphony.org/concerts.html

• Featuring The Gosbells Handbell Choir, 3 p.m., Utica United Methodist Church, 8650 Canal Road in Sterling Heights

• Performance by St. Clair Shores Community Chorus, 3 p.m., St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 21201 13 Mile Road, call Linda for tickets at (586) 482-6056, scscommunitychorus.org

• Also benefit for local shelters, plus bake sale and gift bazaar, 3 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 45160 Van Dyke Ave. in Utica, (586) 215-5448

• Musical celebration of unity, joy and peace by Novi Choralaires, Faith Presbyterian Church, 44400 W. 10 Mile Road in Novi, novichoralaires.org

• Presented by Farmington Musicale, 2:30 p.m., Farmington Community Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills, farmlib.org

Princess holiday breakfast: Carols, crafts and more with Elsa, Anna, Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Rapunzel and Tiana, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Drive in Grosse Pointe Farms, Eventbrite.com

Chanu-Con!: Chanukah festival featuring kosher food, live music, childrens activities, holiday gifts, Israeli art sale and more, 1-5 p.m., Beth Shalom Synagogue, 14601 Lincoln St. in Oak Park, bit.ly/chanucon2022, (248) 547-7970


Dec. 5
Holiday concert: Featuring flute players from Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 7-8:30 p.m., First Christian Reformed Church of Detroit, 1444 Maryland Ave. in Grosse Pointe Park, detroitsymphony.com


Dec. 6
Holiday cookie and dessert competition: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Helm at the Boll Life Center, 158 Ridge Road in Grosse Pointe Farms, must prepare two dozen cookies or equivalent in dessert servings to enter competition, call Margaret at (313) 649-2109 to register, helmlife.org

Tree lightings:
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Also guest singers and visits with Santa, 6:30 p.m., Farmington Hills City Hall, 31555 W. 11 Mile Road, hot cocoa and cookies inside Fire Department Headquarters, 31455 W. 11 Mile Road, (248) 699-6700

• Also visits with Santa and reindeer, ice-carving demonstrations, cookies and hot chocolate, take-home holiday craft kits and more, 5:30-8 p.m., front lawn of Southfield City Hall and Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road, (248) 796-4620


Dec. 7
Holiday luncheon: Hosted by Royal Oak Garden Club for members only, 12:30 p.m., Oakland Schools Technical Campus, 5055 Delemere Ave. in Royal Oak, royaloakgardenclub@gmail.com


Dec. 8
Tree lighting: Also crafts, s’mores and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 6:30 p.m., Eastpointe City Hall, 23200 Gratiot Ave.

Holiday concert: Featuring Detroit Opera’s five resident artists, 7 p.m., Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church Road in Bloomfield Hills, detroitopera.org

Candlelight walking tours: Hear acapella Christmas carols, see the decorated 1840s farmouse and more during guided tours inside and outdoors, 6-9 p.m., Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, register at rochesterhills.org/musprograms

Holiday concert: Featuring Farmington Swing Band, 7:30 p.m, The Hawk - Farmington Hills Community Center, 29995 W. 12 Mile Road, (248) 699-6700, https://fhgov.com

Advent by Candlelight: Fellowship, dessert, seasonal music and reflection event for women, 5-7 p.m., Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd. in Rochester Hills, RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/2s3k8et6

Sip, Shop, & Stroll: Late shopping, refreshments and holiday spirits, 5-8 p.m., dowtown Franklin, (248) 626-9666, mainstreetfranklinmi.com

Ornament painting: With assistance from Anton Art Center, 5:30 p.m., Harrison Township Public Library, 38255 L’Anse Creuse (Suite A), registration required, htlibrary.org

Interfaith Festival of Lights: Celebration for Hanukkah and Diwali, includes lighting of traditional lamps of diyas and menorah, music from Hindu and Jewish cultures, traditional treats and more, 7-9 p.m., Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Road in Southfield, kuper@jfmd.org


Dec. 8 & 22
Holiday Tea & Tour: Noon, 12:15 p.m. and 12:30 p.m., Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores, fordhouse.org/events, (313) 884-4222


Dec. 9
Holiday concerts:
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Performance by Rochester Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Road in Rochester, rochestersymphony.com, (248) 651-4181

• Featuring Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N. Washington Ave., royaloakorchestra.com, (248) 549-0262

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’: Concert featuring pianist Cyrus Chestnut and friends, 8-10 p.m., Orchestra Hall at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, dso.org

Upcycled book Christmas tree craft: 6 p.m., Harrison Township Public Library, 38255 L’Anse Creuse (Suite A), registration required, htlibrary.org


Dec. 9 & 10
Holiday concerts: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Trinity in the Woods Episcopal Church, 26880 La Muera St. in Farmington Hills, free-will donations accepted, thistleroseacademy.org/holidayconcert

Christmas bake sale/mini mart: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Belgian Library & Museum in basement of American House East 2, 18740 E. 13 Mile Road in Roseville, (586) 214-6321


Dec. 10
Royal Oak Jingle: Cookie crawl 1-6 p.m., light parade 7 p.m., photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus and live reindeer 8-10 p.m., winter market noon-10 p.m., and more, downton Royal Oak, ROJingle.com

Tree lighting: Also visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, fireworks, stuff-an-ambulance drive to benefit Toys for Tots and performance by Utica High School marching band, 7 p.m., Memorial Park in downtown Utica, cityofutica.org

Craft show: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Salk Elementary School, 17601 15 Mile Road in Clinton Township

Cookie walk: Also quilt raffle, 9:30-10:30 a.m., King of kings Lutheran Church, 47500 Schoenherr Road in Shelby Township, (586) 566-8660

Santa’s Jingle Bell Brunch: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Marvin Blank Senior Center, 51210 Alma Drive in Macomb Township, (586) 992-2900

Lunch with Santa: 12:30 p.m., Hazel Park Community Center, 620 W. Woodward Heights Blvd.

‘Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Christmas’: 7:30 p.m., Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township, (586) 286-2222, macombcenter.com

Holiday concerts:
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Performance by Detroit Concert Choir, 7:30 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, 26998 Woodward Ave. in Royal Oak, detroitconcertchoir.org/events/concert-season, (313) 882-0118

• Featuring Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings and local high school choirs, 3-5 p.m., Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Road in Bloomfield Hills, detroitchamberwinds.org

Afternoon with Santa: Stories, cocoa and crafts, 1-3 p.m., Fraser Public Library, 16330 E. 14 Mile Road, fraserpubliclibrary.org

Soulful Santa Celebration: Includes photo opportunities with Black Santa, crafts, cookies and hot chocolate, dancers, magician and more, noon-5 p.m., Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road, (248) 796-4620

‘Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis’: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, 313presents.com, (313) 471-3099

Pictures with Santa: At two Premier Pet Supply locations, 10 a.m.-noon, 47810 Grand River Ave. in Novi, 1-3 p.m., 19748 Haggerty Road in Northville, premierpetsupply.com

Santa Station: Hosted by Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum, 22500 11 Mile Road, optimistsscs@yahoo.com


Dec. 10-11
‘The Nutcracker’: Performance by Valentina's School of Ballet, 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 3-5 p.m. Sunday, The Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 6600 W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield, jccdetroit.csstix.com/events.php


Dec. 11
Holiday Home Tour: Visit five decorated houses plus gift boutique at Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farms Dairy Barn, noon-5 p.m., 1005 Van Hoosen Road, receive map upon purchase, rhpl.org/connect/visit-the-friends-of-rhpl

‘A Winter Fantasy’: Holiday concert featuring Detroit Opera Youth Chorus, 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, 529 Hendrie Blvd., detroitopera.org

Meet Santa in Berkley: 10 a.m.-noon, Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Highway, (248) 658-3440, downtownberkley.com/merrimonth

‘Christmas Eve on Woodward Avenue’: Holiday concert featuring Karen Newman, 7 p.m., Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road in Warren, andiamoshowroom.com, (586) 268-3200

More holiday concerts:
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Performance by Cantata Academy Chorale, 3 p.m., Our Lady of La Salette Catholic Church, 2600 Harvard Road in Berkley, facebook.com/LaSaletteBerkley

• Performance by Birmingham Concert Band featuring Dave Wagner, 3-4 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1800 W. Maple Road in Birmingham

• Musical celebration of unity, joy and peace by Novi Choralaires, Prince of Peace Church, 28000 New Market Road in Farmington Hills, novichoralaires.org

• Performance by Detroit Concert Choir, 3 p.m., Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore Drive in Grosse Pointe Farms, detroitconcertchoir.org/events/concert-season, (313) 882-0118

• Featuring Royal Oak Concert Band, 3 p.m., Royal Oak Middle School auditorium, 709 N. Washington Ave., royaloakconcertband.org

• Presented by Macomb Symphony Orchestra and featuring Macomb Ballet and Oakland Choral Society, 3-5:30 p.m., Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township, (586) 286-2222, macombcenter.com, macombsymphony.org

Caroling in the City: Also choirs, ugly sweater contest and more, 5-8 p.m., Main Street in Rochester, www.downtownrochestermi.com/caroling-in-the-city

Magical Holidays: Write letters to Santa, enjoy treats, meet Father Christmas and watch Gordon the Magician, 4:30 p.m., The War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Farms, registration required, warmemorial.org, (313) 881-7511

‘NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet’: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, 313presents.com, (313) 471-3099


Dec. 11 & 18
Breakfast with Santa: Only 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. time slots remain, Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores, fordhouse.org/events, (313) 884-4222


Dec. 13
Holiday concert: Performance by Rochester Community Concert Band, 7:30 p.m., Rochester High School auditorium, 1361 Walton Blvd. in Rochester Hills, rochestercommunityconcertband.org


Dec. 14
Widowed Friends Christmas party: Also accepting donations of socks for MCREST, 1:30 p.m., Mavrix Restaurant, 50308 Schoenherr Road in Shelby Township, RSVP to Elaine at (586) 291-2471 by Dec. 9

Mental Health and the Holidays: Seminar by Macomb County Community Mental Health, 6-7:30 p.m., Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave., register by clicking here, (586) 445-5407

Hanukkah Night: Includes stories, craft and dreidel game, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Madison Heights Public Library, 240 W. 13 Mile Road, (248) 588-7763

‘Home Alone in Concert:’ See the 1990 movie accompanied by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Orchestra Hall at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, dso.org

Holiday concert: Performance by The Belgian American Association Band, 7-8 p.m., gymnasium of St. Lucy Catholic Church, 23401 Jefferson Ave. in St. Clair Shores, free-will donations accepted


Dec. 15
Gift-wrapping party: Festive music, hot drinks, tape and scissors will be provided, 6-7:30 p.m., Warren Arthur Miller Library, 5460 Arden, registration required, warrenlibrary.net, (586) 751-5377


Dec. 15 & 29
Mistletoe Mingle: Drinks and light refreshments after tour, 7 p.m., Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores, fordhouse.org/events, (313) 884-4222


Dec. 16
Holiday concerts:
 Holiday hits and easy listening performed by Paul Ritchie, plus hors d’oeuvres and raffles, 7 p.m., Unity East Church, 23057 N. Nunneley Road in Clinton Township, (586) 783-1546, uecmich@gmail.com

• Concert and food/winter clothing drive for homeless people and pets, 8 p.m., The Cadieux Cafe, 4300 Cadieux Road in Detroit, (313) 882-8560, cadieuxcafe.com

• Featuring Troy Metro Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, 7-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Sterling Heights, 33380 Ryan Road, troymetro.org

• Performance by London Handel Players, 8-9:30 p.m., Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., CMDetroit.org


Dec. 16-17
Holiday concert:
Performance by Farmington Chorus, 8 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday, The Hawk - Farmington Hills Community Center, 29995 W. 12 Mile Road, (248) 699-6700, farmingtonchorus.com


Dec. 16-18
Victorian Christmas: Experience the holiday as it was celebrated during the 1850s-60s, 6-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Troy Historic Village, 60 W. Wattles Road, troyhistoricvillage.org/programs/victorian-christmas

‘Home for the Holidays’: Concert featuring Detroit Symphony Orchestra and appearance by Santa, 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Orchestra Hall at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, dso.org


Dec. 17
PRISM Men’s Chorus holiday concert: 8 p.m., Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township, (586) 286-2222, macombcenter.com

Crafts with Santa: 1-3 p.m., Hazel Park District Library, 123 E. Nine Mile Road, (248) 546-4095

Caroling: 6 p.m., Our Mother of Perpetual Help - St. James, 241 Pearson St. in Ferndale, (248) 808-2790

Holiday concert: Performance by London Handel Players, 8-9:30 p.m., Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 W. 13 Mile Road, Beverly Hills, CMDetroit.org

Celtic Christmas: Performance by Motor City Irish Dancers, plus Irish tea and cookies at intermission, 1-2:30 p.m., Older Persons’ Commission, 650 Letica Drive in Rochester, (248) 659-1029, opcseniorcenter.org

Breakfast with Sgt. Santa: Also fundraiser for Toys for Tots, 8-11 a.m., VFW Post 9222, 3025 Coolidge Highway in Berkley, (248) 541-9222

Cookie Wars: On site decorating competition for grades 6-12, 2:30-4:30 p.m., West Bloomfield Township Public Library, 4600 Walnut Lake Road, registration required, (248) 232-2290, bit.ly/wblib_events

Cookie Swap: Bring at least two dozen cookies (three per bag or container), 1 p.m., Ferndale Area District Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road, fadl.org/cookie


Dec. 18
Holiday concerts:
• Featuring Motor City Brass Band, 3 p.m., Ford Center for the Performing Arts, 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn, mcbb.org, dearborntheater.com, (313) 943-2354

• 4 p.m., Beverly Hills United Methodist Church, 20000 13 Mile Road, facebook.com/BeverlyHillsUnitedMethodistChurch

• Performance by Metropolitan Detroit Chorale and Orchestra, 4 p.m., Hope Community Church, 42259 Hayes Road in Sterling Heights, (586) 792-7464, ext. 505

Chanukah Celebration: Featuring magician Baffling Bill, also songs, sweets and candle-lighting, 4 p.m., Congregation Shir Tikvah, 3900 Northfield Parkway in Troy, registration required, shirtikvah.org, info@shirtikvah.org, (248) 649-4418

‘Menorah in the D’: Hanukkah celebration, also street performers, face painting, marshmallow toasting, glow-in-the-dark giveaways and more, 5 p.m., Campus Martius in downtown Detroit, info@menorahinthed.com


Dec. 21
Winter Solstice events:
• Luminary-lit night hike and bonfire, 6:30-8:30 p.m., River Bends Park (meet at Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, 4101 River Bends Drive in Shelby Township), recommended for ages 8 and older, shelbytwp.org/christmas

• Walk through the lantern-lit trail, viewing of night sky with Oakland Astronomy Club and more, 5-7:30 p.m., outside West Bloomfield Parks Recreation Activities Center, 4640 Walnut Lake Road, register at wbparks.org/wintersolstice.html


Dec. 28
Tween Winter Games: 3-5 p.m., Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville, registration begins Dec. 7, rsvlibraryservice@roseville-mi.gov, (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, 313presents.com, (313) 471-3099


Ongoing
Christmas Through the Years:
Exhibit runs 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays Dec. 3-Jan. 28, 2023 (Santa visits Dec. 10), Royal Oak Historical Society, 1411 Webster Road, royaloakhistoricalsociety.com

‘The Game’s Afoot/Holmes for the Holiday’: Murder-mystery comedy taking place in December 1936, select dates Dec. 2-17, Farmington Players Barn, 32332 W. 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills, farmingtonplayers.org, (248) 553-2955

Big Bright Light Show: Illuminated businesses in downtown Rochester, nightly until 2023, www.downtownrochestermi.com

‘A Christmas Carol’: Select dates until Dec. 24, Meadow Brook Theatre, 378 Meadow Brook Road in Rochester, (248) 377-3300, mbtheatre.com/a-christmas-carol-22-23

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, wildlights.detroitzoo.org

Santa at Somerset: 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, thesomersetcollection.com/santa

Holiday Shop: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays Dec. 1-20, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S. Cranbrook in Birmingham, bbartcenter.org/holiday-shop-2

‘Who’s Holiday’: Dec. 2-5, 9-12 and 16-19, Ringwald Theatre at Affirmations LGBTQ+ Community Center, 290 W. Nine Mile Road in Ferndale, TheRingwald.com

‘Elf — The Musical’: Presented by Stagecrafters Main Stage, select dates until Dec. 18, Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette Ave. in Royal Oak, stagecrafters.org, (248) 541-6430

Santa in downtown Rochester: Select dates until Dec. 24, The Village of Rochester Hills, 104 N. Adams Road, thevorh.com/events

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

Santa Saturdays: Also visits with live reindeer, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive in Rochester, meadowbrookholidays.com

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, fordhouse.org/events, (313) 884-4222

Cookies with Santa: 2-7 p.m., Dec. 3, 6-7, 10, 13-14 and 17, Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores, fordhouse.org/events, (313) 884-4222

Cookie walk fundraiser: Order until Dec. 2 at cornershowerandlaundry.com/cookie-walk, pick up Dec. 11 at Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Hills

Holiday Art Market: Select dates until Dec. 17, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, 407 Pine Street in Rochester, (248) 651-4110, pccart.org/event/holiday-art-market

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

Dodge Park Ice Rink: Opening Dec. 1, 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, myshpr.net, (586) 446-2700

Ice rink at Centennial Commons: 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, 221 E. 3rd St. in Royal Oak, therinkatroyaloak.com

The Rink at Campus Martius Park: Ice skating until March 5, downtown Detroit, downtowndetroit.org

Holly Dazzle: 5:30-10 p.m. select dates until Dec. 31, Michigan Renaissance Festival, 12600 Dixie Highway in Holly, michrenfest.com, (248) 634-5552

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

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village: 6:30-10 p.m. Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 15-23 and 26-28, 20900 Oakwood Blvd. in Dearborn, thehenryford.org

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. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Pine Knob Music Theatre parking area, 33 Bob Seger Drive in Clarkston, magicoflights.com/events/clarkston

‘Twas the Night Before...’: Cirque Du Soleil holiday show, Dec. 15-26, Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, 313presents.com, (313) 471-3099

Santa at Laurel Park Place: Daily until Dec. 24, also pet photos 4-7 p.m. Mondays until Dec. 12, Laurel Park Place, 37700 Six Mile Road in Livonia, laurelparkplace.com

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


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

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