The Oakland County Market is hosting a Holiday Shopping Night. Find unique and one-of-a-kind items including handcrafted gifts, baskets, jewelry, and holiday greenery as well as pleasant music and gourmet food to welcome the season in.
The Old Town Commercial Association will host its 7th annual Scrooge Scramble 5K Run/Walk on the Lansing River Trail to benefit Dickens Village. Participants that have pre-registered before November 15th will receive a knit hat with the Scrooge Scramble logo.The first 100 runners will also receive a piece of jingle bell flair!
There will be fresh trees and wreaths and garland, beautiful gift items presented by selected merchants, homemade bakery goods, a Santa’s Workshop for thrifty items that children can buy for others, a Bowtique with elaborate bows to match your décor, and professional photography. Net proceeds benefit City Year Detroit and the outreach projects of Christ Church’s youth group. A Silent Auction concluding Sunday includes treasures such as food gift baskets, unique home goods, sports memorabilia and Christmas decorations. There will be a preview party 7-10 p.m. Friday Dec. 6. Tickets at $35 may be bought at the door.
If you're tired of sugar-plum fairies, tinkling bells and jolly, red-cheeked Santa’s, then a visit to METALLICLAUS may be in order. This grumpy, cynical Santa provides the perfect antidote to holiday cheer. His sixth annual visit to Detroit Comics will feature sing-alongs and giveaways. A” Jeopardy” style trivia game called Bang your Head (also hosted by Metalliclaus too) that will dole out the goodies. Attendees can get their photo snapped with the grouchy old elf for only $7, with proceeds benefiting the Children's Hospital of Foundation of Michigan. Metalliclaus has a soft spot for the kids…
Who could forget Noel Night? The dancing, the singing, the togetherness that comes from throngs of folks, some 40,000 in all, from all over metro Detroit coming to celebrate holiday cheer amid various festivities in the Cultural Center. Meander through the more than 60 institutions, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Public Library, and many others free of charge, sort of like an “open house” in the city.
Performance for the holiday season.
Lake Erie Metropark in Brownstown. Marshlands Museum and Nature Center. Make an ornament the way it was done years ago, using materials one would have found around the house. Discover the story behind the ornaments. Fee: $4 per person. Preregistration required.
Written, produced and directed by Tony himself, the Great American Christmas is a musical for all ages, a magical set filled with the joy and music of the holiday season. Enjoy such holiday favorites as “White Christmas,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear,” “Silent Night” and many more.
Cantata's Christmas concert.
Join the brass players of DCWS, along with the Fraser Singers, the 42-member select chamber choir from Fraser High School, as they perform their beloved seasonal celebration.
Get in the spirit this holiday season with Praise 102.7 for the inaugural Praise Holiday Concert hosted by Radio One Detroit with headliner Kirk Franklin at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, December 12 at 7pm. The concert also features performances by Mary Mary and Marvin Sapp.
Classic movies are showing at Detroit's Historic Senate Theater on the big new screen. Music events happening there too. Live pre-show entertainment on the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ.
G.L.W.C. of Michigan & Pagan Pride Detroit join together to present the Yuletide Maker's Faire & Chilly Chili Cookoff featuring local artisans and their items for Holiday shopping and fun! We'll be collecting donations of toys and canned goods for local charities.
Lake Erie Metropark in Brownstown. Marshlands Museum and Nature Center. Design your own gift wrap using natural items, ink and paint. Fee: $4 per person. Preregistration required.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas' when all through the Alger House, the children have gathered around the gigantic, glistening Christmas tree to hear Santa read his favorite bedtime stories. Wear pajamas, bring a blanket to sit on and your favorite stuffed animal to snuggle in for this up-close, interactive Santa-time guaranteed to put a twinkle in your child's eye as he wishes a "Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!" Milk and cookies complete the experience. Located at the Grosse Point War Memorial in the Alger House.
If you didn't make it to our Ugly Christmas Sweater Party last year, have no fear. We have a feeling its going to be even bigger and better this year! Come get in the holiday spirit, sport your ugliest Christmas Sweater, and dance the night away to your favorite holiday music! Prizes will be awarded to the ugliest sweater!
Featuring Patti LaBelle and Ronald Isley and narrated by Anthony Anderson.
Nature Center of Oakwoods Metropark near Flat Rock. Make your very own bittersweet wreath to hang on your door, just in time for the holidays. Fee: $5 per person. Preregistration required.
After overwhelming success at last year’s event, a special visitor from the North Pole will return to Detroit’s Fox Theatre on Monday, December 23 for Breakfast with Santa. Olympia Entertainment and the Century 21 Metro Detroit Brokers Council invite families to celebrate the holiday season and enjoy some delicious cuisine in the historic theatre’s Grand Lobby. New to the event this year, guests have the opportunity to select from an 8 a.m. breakfast or an 11:30 a.m. brunch.
Nature Center of Oakwoods Metropark near Flat Rock. …and all through the Nature Center, Kevin will be talking about the animals of Christmas. Fee: $3 per person. Preregistration required.
Beginning in 2011, the unique Wonderfest combination of Holiday Market and Childrens Celebration was held in Campus Martius Park for two weekends in downtown Detroit. For 2013 it will be at the Suburban Collection Showplace, offering opportunities for vendors, artists and craftspeople, and fun activities for kids.
Wear pajamas, bring a blanket to sit on and your favorite stuffed animal to snuggle in for this up-close, interactive Santa visit. Milk and cookies complete the experience.
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