The Tunnel of Lights is back again in St. Clair Shores this holiday season.

The Tunnel of Lights is back again in St. Clair Shores this holiday season.

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Tunnel of Lights, Holiday Market to brighten festive season in SCS

By: Alyssa Ochss | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published December 1, 2023


ST. CLAIR SHORES — It’s time to celebrate the holiday season by visiting the St. Clair Shores Tunnel of Lights that started on Dec. 2, and the Holiday Market on Dec. 10. 

St. Clair Shores Event Director Henry Bowman said the Holiday Market will go right along with the Tunnel of Lights.

“It’ll be an absolutely beautiful setting,” Bowman said.

Both events will be at Blossom Heath Park and there is no admission fee. The Holiday Market runs from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the Tunnel of Lights will last until Jan. 14.

This year there are motion lights sprinkled in with the static lights.

“And so, we have different sponsors sponsoring the motion lights,” Bowman said. “So I think we have like a Santa Claus waving, and we have a Santa Claus fishing and a few other motion displays.”

Parks and Recreation Events Coordinator Donna Hill listed an array of vendors who are going to be at the Holiday Market.

“There’ll be people with wreaths, candles, soaps, oils,” Hill said. “A new one I’m very excited about, it’s like the wine barrels, etched. I’m eager to see what that one’s about. Sweets and treats and all kind(s) of stuff.”

Bowman said there will also be food trucks at the market.

He also said there will be entertainment at the Tunnel of Lights including the Casali School of Dance performing on multiple nights, the Motor City Blend Chorus and other music and arts groups. Santa is going to visit St. Clair Shores during these events: at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10; on Dec. 15, at a time to be determined; and at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16.

Bowman wants to remind guests to dress for the weather. Fire pits will be available at the Holiday Market for eventgoers to keep warm in the frosty December temperatures.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” Bowman said.

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