While many look for the bigger displays for holiday lights, like Downtown Rochester’s Big Bright Light Show, the Detroit Zoo’s Wild Lights and Wayne County’s Light Fest at Hines Park, many neighborhoods offer both tasteful and very spectacular displays for the season. Continue reading
Nothing rings in the holidays quite like beautiful twinkle lights…especially by the bulk! Tonight, over a million lights will illuminate downtown Rochester as the 8th annual Big Bright Light Show kicks off!
Enjoy the beautiful scenery and shop local this holiday season– the Big Bright Light Show flips the switch on Monday, December 2nd at 7pm.
Love the holidays? Love the theatre?
Here are a few local seasonal theatre productions during the month of December.
Its a Wonderful Life
Nov. 29 – Dec. 14
North Pole’s Got Talent
Dec 6 – Dec 14
Annie (the musical)
Dec. 13 – Dec 29
Ridgedale Players (Youth Actors Production)
Good Grief Charlie Brown, It’s Christmas
December 7 and 8, 2013
The Village Players Birmingham (Youth Theatre)
Dec 12 – Dec 15
Two Muses Theatre – West Bloomfield,
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
December 6 – December 22
A Christmas Carol
Nov 15 – Dec 22
Start off the season with family, neighbors and friends at your community’s holiday tree lighting ceremony.
Here is a selection of Holiday parades and tree lightings in the area. Times listed are for tree lightings so please check with your local government, DDA or newspaper to verify time, and location. (If I am missing one in your city, please add it in the comments section)
Nov. 21, 2013 – The Big Reveal – Downtown Milford 6:30 pm
Nov. 22, 2013 – Holiday Lighted Parade in Downtown Northville 6:30 pm
Nov. 22, 2013 – Light the Village (Village of Rochester Hills) 5:30 pm
Nov. 25, 2013 – Holiday Tree Lighting, Madison Heights 6:30 pm
Nov. 23, 2013 – Holiday Hoof and Tree Lighting, Ferndale 7:30 pm
Nov. 24, 2013 – Holiday Magic Parade Royal Oak 2-3pm
Nov. 27, 2013 – Birmingham Tree Lighting 7 pm
Dec. 2, 2013 – Pleasant Ridge Tree Lighting 7 pm
Dec. 2, 2013 – The Big, Bright Light Show (Rochester) 7 pm
Dec. 3, 2013 – Waterford Tree Lighting and Santa Celebration 6 pm
Dec. 4, 2013 – City of Troy Tree Lighting Ceremony – 7 pm
Dec. 5, 2013 – Wixom Tree Lighting 6:15-8 pm
Dec. 5, 2013 – Southfield Tree Lighting 7 pm
Dec. 6, 2013 – Light Up the Night, Novi 6 pm
Dec. 6, 2013 – Auburn Hills Tree Lighting 6 pm
Dec. 7, 2013 – Holiday Lights Parade, Berkley 5:30 pm
Dec. 7, 2013 – Tree Lighting, @ Gov. Warner Mansion, Farmington 5:30 pm
Dec. 7, 2013 – Holly Days, Downtown Farmington 5:30 pm
Dec. 7, 2013 – Orion Area Holiday Lighted Parade 6 pm
Dec. 8, 2013 – Rochester Hometown Parade 2:00 PM – 4:00 pm
Dec. 14, 2013 – Holiday Lights Night, Clarkston 7 pm
“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870)
Each year, downtown Holly turns into a page out of Charles Dickens´ classic, “A Christmas Carol.”
With singers strolling the streets singing the seasonal songs of the time, and possibly characters of his works roaming the streets greeting young and old, it may be the perfect way for you and your family to get into the holiday spirit.
What’s a Turkey Trot?
Historically, the original Turkey Trot was a early 1900′s dance, best demoed here (www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTlyJlceXy0) by Abby from the Television Drama NCIS.
But each November, The Turkey Trot is a 10K run just before America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown Detroit. Along with the Turkey Trot there are 5K and 1 Mile runs (called the Stuffing Strut and Mash Potato Mile) for those up to a lesser challenge on a cool November morning. Added this year is a Drumstick Double! You will need to run the 10K and then the 5K for this one!.
Need to do some holiday shopping for your pet or just looking for an additional family member of the four legged kind? On November 15-17, 2013 the Novi Pet Expo will be coming to the Suburban Collection Showplace.
Along with the various vendors and rescue/adoption organizations, there will be a petting zoo,”that guy with the birds”, a demonstration of Treibball, a cat show, and various groups showing the talent, intelligence and agility of dogs. (My dog would agree on all three, but my cat has it’s doubts, especially with the Ultimate Air Dogs, jumping into a pool of water)
Learn, Play, Shop, Adopt – The Novi Pet Expo
November 15-17, 2013
Parking Fee: $5.00 per vehicle
Web Site: www.novipetexpo.com
posted by cs