Sunday, December 2, 2012
Looking for some holiday cheer within an hour's drive? We've got lights, Santas, parades and more happing in the greater Detroit area.
We combed our Patches for some great holiday events to put together this list of holiday happenings all over Southeast Michigan. Get out and have some festive fun! Nordstrom in The Mall at Partridge Creek – Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, Dec. 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. Enjoy a family breakfast, holiday activities, face painting and a balloon bender, plus a visit with Santa. Space is limited. Tickets are $17 per person or free for two years and under. Tree Lighting Festival: Dec. 6 at the Shelby Township Municipal Hall, located at 52700 Van Dyke Ave. The Eisenhower High School choir and band will lead the community in Christmas carols. Kids can also visit Santa's Snack Shop for hot cider and a cookie and then visit with Santa after the tree …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Looking for some holiday cheer within an hour's drive of Macomb Township? We've got lights, Santas, parades and more happing in the greater Detroit area.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The free event begins at 7 p.m. at the foot of Macomb Township Hall off 25 Mile Road. Caroling, crafts, and visits with Santa will follow indoors at the Rec Center.
It’s a holly, jolly, township event. Macomb officially kicks off the holiday season Nov. 28 by illuminating the township’s evergreen outside town hall during the eighth annual Tree Lighting and After Glow event. The evening, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department, starts at 7 p.m. with Santa’s arrival on a firetruck, caroling, and the tree lighting. A first grade student from Sequoyah Elementary School – whose name will be revealed at the event – was selected to help Santa light the tree. After, the free celebration moves indoors to the Recreation Center, where families will receive a special 3D holographic holiday glass. Looking for more seasonal activities? Check out Patch's Holiday Event Guide “When the spectator looks …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Festivities run from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Check here for a schedule of events.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The festivities start at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, and finish up around 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, with Santa Claus scheduled to make his much-anticipated appearance at 7 p.m. Sunday at the mall's Center Court.
The Jolly Old Elf will make one of his first stops of the season this weekend at The Mall at Partridge Creek, capping off the mall's two-day tree lighing celebration by flipping the switch on more than 300,000 lights and a 42-foot tree. Upload your photos from the celebration to this article by clicking the "Add Photos & Video" button above. Here's a schedule of events and activities planned throughout the weekend:
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Making its tree lighting a weekend-long event, The Mall at Partridge Creek will offer live music, apple cider and donuts, photos with Santa and more Nov. 10-11.
The Jolly Old Elf will make one of his first stops of the season next week at The Mall at Partridge Creek, capping off the mall's two-day tree lighting celebration by flipping the switch on more than 300,000 lights and a 42-foot tree. Now in its sixth year, and anticipating its largest crowd to date, Partridge Creek has extended its tree lighting festivities from one day to a full weekend of entertainment. “Because of its popularity, we’re expanding the entire Tree Lighting experience to include the whole weekend,” said Seok Chung, marketing and sponsorship director for The Mall at Partridge Creek in a prepared statement. “We’re kicking off the holiday season in a big way this year adding more music, free photos, magic and loads of fun for…
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Hundreds turn out for township tree lighting and after glow party Nov. 30.
The Dakota High School show choir provided the soundtrack and the Macomb Township Fire Department and Macomb County Sheriff's Office ensured Santa Claus and Christmas Carol made it to the town center on time and in style for the annual tree lighting. Roaring up to the front steps of the town hall in the township's newest fire engine, Santa Claus met with local officials and received the key to Macomb Township from Supervisor Mark Grabow. The jolly old elf then turned his attention to the tree. With the help of Atwood Elementary students Ashton and Charles Hackler, the three flipped the candy-cane switch and set the tree aglow. Cookies, cocoa and visits with Santa followed at the after glow party inside the recreation center.
The annual holiday tree lighting and after glow celebration will be held tonight at 7 in the town center, located off 25 Mile Road, east of Romeo Plank.
Macomb Township residents of all ages are invited to Macomb's Town Center tonight to join local officials, friends, neighbors and Santa Claus himself at the annual holiday tree lighting and after glow. Come snow or shine, the festivities start at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 on the front steps of the Town Hall, and when Santa Claus and Christmas Carol arrive, more than 7,500 lights are set to shine throughout the center at the flip of the jolly old elf's special candy-cane switch. With temperatures expected to be in the low 30s, guests are encouraged to bundle in their warmest winter wear as the first half of the evening will take place outside. However, once the tree is lit an the carols sung, all are invited to warm up inside the recreation center …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Do you have what it takes to win Macomb Township morning trivia? Take a guess and see.
Good morning, Macomb! Ready for today's trivia? Here goes: The township's tree lighting and after glow party take place this Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Town Center. What are the two township buildings located in the Town Center? The answer to yesterday's question is Beauty and the Beast. Here's the leaderboard as it stands today:
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Check your calendars, the seventh annual Macomb Township holiday tree lighting and after glow is Nov. 30.
Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive a few weeks early this year to lend his special brand of magic to Macomb Township's seventh annual holiday tree lighting and after glow. Come snow or shine, the festivities start at 7 p.m. Nov. 30, with more than 7,500 lights set to illuminate Macomb's Town Center when Santa flips the switch. "This event is a great way to kick off the holiday season," said Michelle Duda, Macomb Township Parks and Recreation program director. "People love tradition and this is a tradition that is here to stay, plus it’s all free and fun for the whole family." Township residents, young and old, are encouraged to bundle in their warmest winter coats, softest scarves and most festive holiday hats to greet Santa, sing a few …