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The Royal Oak Holiday Glow will feature traditional holiday activities like photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live reindeer, horse drawn carriage rides, letters to Santa and caroling. A warming tent on Fifth Ave will house a Winter Market, hot beverages, bar and music. There will be live ice carvings each day of a life size sleigh and reindeer.
Massive hot-air balloons will peek above the treetops and buildings in Downtown Royal Oak. Come gather to see the balloons glow, like large holiday bulbs and illuminate the sky. The pilots will welcome children to look inside the baskets and pull the rope to the burners. At the end of the night, the pilots will host a synchronize flicker event that will leave everyone in awe. * Weather permitting. If the winds are too strong for the hot air balloons, there will be a Torch of Fire event.
The 2018 Cookie Crawl taking place on Sat. Dec. 8 from 1:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. during the Holiday Glow event. Families and Friends who take part in the Cookie Crawl will receive a Holiday Glow commemorative cookie tin and will crawl from business to business in the Downtown Area to collect delicious holiday cookies. At check in (inside the Heated Tent on Fifth Ave.), you’ll receive your tin, map to all the participating retailers and a punch card. As you walk around downtown you’ll fill your tin with freshly baked holiday cookies from local bakeries and restaurants!