Don’t Miss the Village Tree Lighting and Arrival of Santa Claus!

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Friday, November 20th @ 7:00 p.m., The Village of Rochester Hills will kick off the holiday season with their Annual Community Tree Lighting and Arrival of Santa Claus in Fountain Park.

The ceremony will include Mayor Barnett, the Adams High School Marching Band and Chamber Choir and Santa Claus.

After receiving his key to the city from Mayor Barnett, Santa will make his way to Festival Park where he will be to visit the children throughout the holiday season.

Visits with Santa are FREE, but remember to bring your camera because photos are not provided.  For a schedule of Santa visits, visit

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The Schomaker family has been selected by Mayor Barnett to flip the switch and turn on the holiday lights at the Village this year. Mike, Colleen and their children Matthew, Tommy, and Genevive Rose were nominated to be the family of the month as part of Mayor Barnett’s “Families First” initiative. The program is intended to celebrate exceptional families and share their stories. Whether it is to celebrate unspoken acts of kindness or other unique examples of community service, the objective is to recognize those that make the community great.

The Village of Rochester Hills is located at the northeast corner of Walton Blvd. and Adams Rd. Village hours are Monday-Saturday, 10a:00m to 9:00pm and Sunday from noon to 6:00pm.  Village Gift Cards are available at Whole Foods Market or online at .

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Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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