The Friday 5 — Nov. 23-25

Your guide to this weekend's events

C&G Newspapers | Published November 21, 2018

Grosse Pointe Santa Claus Parade
Friday, Nov. 23 • Grosse Pointe Farms/City

The 43rd annual Grosse Pointe Santa Claus Parade will roll down Kercheval Avenue at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23.

The parade — organized by the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce — will begin at Lewiston Road and Kercheval Avenue in Grosse Pointe Farms, and will make its way a little over a mile to Kercheval and Cadieux Road in Grosse Pointe City. Spectators can expect to see local high school marching bands, community groups, floats and more — all leading up to the arrival of Santa Claus.

For more information, contact the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce at (313) 881-4722 or visit

Related story: Here comes Santa Claus, right down Kercheval Avenue

Prep football state championships
Nov. 23-24 • Ford Field, Detroit

The prep football state championships are here, which means that football squads from around Michigan will head to Ford Field this weekend to battle for state titles.

Locally, Warren De La Salle looks to repeat in Division 2 when it takes on Muskegon Mona Shores at 1 p.m. Nov. 23; in D-7, Madison Heights Madison meets New Lothrop High at 10 a.m. Nov. 24; and in D-1, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley battles Clarkston High at 1 p.m. Nov. 24.

Ford Field is located at 2000 Brush St. in Detroit. For updates, follow along with C & G Sports on Twitter @CandGSports and get your game coverage at

Shop local
Saturday, Nov. 24 • Metro Detroit

Saturday, Nov. 24, is Small Business Saturday, a campaign that encourages shoppers to support local small businesses. There are plenty of locally owned brick-and-mortar stores around metro Detroit that are ready for for holiday shoppers — and some are even offering special deals this Saturday.

This year, each of our reporters wrote a feature that takes a closer look at small businesses in the communities that they cover.

Read the stories from each of our 19 publications here:

Anton Art Center Holiday Market
Now through Dec. 22 • Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens

The Anton Art Center, located at 125 Macomb Place in Mount Clemens, is holding its annual Holiday Market through Dec. 22.

The indoor juried artist market will offer one-of-a-kind Christmas decor and gifts created by more than 100 Michigan artists and crafters. Items for sale will include fine ceramics, jewelry, pantry items and plenty of unique stocking stuffers.

The center is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call (586) 469-8666.

Related story: Anton Art Center to open popular holiday market

‘Holiday Belles’ tours at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House
Nov. 3-Jan. 6 • Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores

The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores, will host “Holiday Belles” house tours Nov. 23-Jan. 6.

The tours will offer visitors a glimpse into the holiday celebrations that Eleanor Ford hosted at her home in the 1960s in anticipation of debutante balls for her granddaughters.

Hours are noon-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost for $12 adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for children ages 5 and older, and are free for kids 4 and younger as well as for Ford House members. For more information, visit or call (313) 884-4222.

Related story: ‘Holiday Belles’ to shine brightly at Ford House

Staff Writers Julie Snyder and K. Michelle Moran contributed to this report.