Fun Local Events of the Season – 2013

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It’s that time of year where there are many fun festive events going on around the area.  Here is a list of a few of our favorites:


Light the Village – 12th annual tree lighting ceremony at the Village of Rochester Hills – November 22nd!  That’s tomorrow!!  The festivities begin at 5:30.  More information can be found on their website:



Big Bright Lights – Downtown Rochester lit up to the maximum beginning December 2nd and runs through January 5,2014. You can also plan on attending Lagniappe on the evening of December 2nd – the lights of 2013 make their debut around 7:00 pm.  For more information please visit:

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38th Annual Potters Market  –  The event is held at 876 Horace Brown Drive, Madison Heights, MI  48067. This location is off 13 Mile Road between John R and Stephenson Highway. Shop this huge pottery sale for one of a kind gifts or holiday pottery items.  Admission is free!  The sale dates are Friday December 6 (10:00 am until 8:00 pm), Saturday December 7th (10:00 am until 6:00 pm) and Sunday December 8th (10:00 am until 5:00 pm).  No Strollers. For more information please visit:



Santa Visit and the Old Fashioned Christmas at Van Hoosen Farms in Rochester Hills.  Santa is scheduled to visit on December 7th and tickets are priced between $4- $7 dollars. The Old Fashioned Christmas event is scheduled for December 21, 2013 – ticket prices vary ($4 to $10).  To purchase tickets please visit:


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Hometown Christmas Parade – Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:45 pm.  Come out and line the streets of downtown Rochester.  For up to the minute details follow along on facebook:



The Incredible Nutcracker presented by 2nd Street Studio of Dance on December 14th at 7:00 pm.  This event is being held at Stoney Creek High School.  Tickets run from $10-$12.  For more information email



The Historic Boston Edison Holiday Home Tour – one of my all time favorite events!  This years date is December 15th.  Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance (they sell-out).  Come out and enjoy five fabulous homes in the historic Boston Edison District of Detroit all decked out for the holidays!



Story Time with Santa and his Live Reindeer at the Nature Center at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve in Rochester.   The event is scheduled for December 15, 2013 and reservations are limited and required. Forms can be found on the website: or at the Nature Center Office (located at 333 North Hill Circle). The cost is $7 per child.





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