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Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: December 7-9

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The holiday season is in full swing! Enjoy the family time together and make great memories at these fun events!

 

ALL WEEKEND

WAYNE COUNTY LIGHTFEST

Thursday, November 15 – Monday, December 31

@ Merriman Hollow Park, Westland

Join us for the LIGHTS ON CEREMONY on Thursday, November 15 as we kick off the 25th Anniversary of the Lightfest with music, refreshments and fireworks! Lightfest will be open nightly from November 15 – December 31 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Monday – Friday and 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

 

CRY IT OUT – GIVEAWAY 

Thursday, November 15 – Sunday, December 9

@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Cooped up on maternity leave and eager for conversation, Jessie invites the funny and forthright Lina for coffee in their neighboring backyards. They become fast friends, quickly bonding over their shared new mom experience—and arousing the interest of a wealthy neighbor hoping for a similar connection. Cry it Out takes an honest look at the absurdities of new motherhood, the dilemma of returning to work versus staying at home, and how class impacts parenthood and friendship.

 

WILD LIGHTS AT THE DETROIT ZOO

Friday, December 7 – Sunday, December 9

@ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

The Detroit Zoo will light up the night again this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular light display.  For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and more than 230 animal sculptures throughout the front half of the Zoo.  Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and special activities for guests of all ages.

 

VISIT WITH SANTA AT HENRY FORD MUSEUM

Friday, December 7 – Sunday, December 9

@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Christmas Time is Here, so come visit The Man with All the Toys in a mid-century modern photo-op inspired by the work of Charles and Ray Eames. While visiting Santa, discover a typical Christmas morning scene from the 1960s, complete with the latest toys and a sparkling aluminum Christmas tree. Bring your own camera to capture memories. Free with museum admission.

 

SANTA’S MAGIC FOREST

Sunday, December 1 – December 23

@ Heritage Park, Taylor

Santa’s Magic Forest — Downriver’s finest holiday display — is open weekends from Thanksgiving Weekend through Christmas in the Heritage Park Activity Building. The magical winter wonderland includes hundreds of animated characters, dozens of Christmas scenes and beautiful holiday light displays. Visitors have an opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Thursday, December 6 – Sunday, December 9

@ Meadowbrook Theater, Rochester

Everyone’s favorite holiday classic captivates audiences for the 37th year with the tale of a mean-spirited miser and the ghosts that haunt him. Celebrating 37 years of holiday magic!

 

HOLIDAY NIGHTS SUPPER WITH SANTA

Friday, December 7 – Sunday, December 9

@ Greenfield Village, Dearborn

Following your horse-drawn ride to A Taste of History Restaurant, your family will partake in a casual buffet-style holiday turkey dinner perfect for kids! Each family will have the opportunity to meet and take your own photo with Santa*

 

VISIT SANTA @ THE GMRENCEN

Friday, December 7 – Sunday, December 9

@ GM Renaissance Center, Detroit

When you think Detroit, you can’t help but think of the Renaissance Center. The iconic three tower building on the Riverfront is easy to find and hard to forget. Stop by the RENCEN to say hi to Santa and get your picture for FREE!

 

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Thursday, December 6 – Sunday, December 9

@ Stagecrafters, Royal Oak

Peter and the Starcatcher is the fantastical adventure about how Peter Pan came to be. On a ship bound for the island of Rundoon, three orphan boys befriend Molly, daughter of Starcatcher Lord Aster, who is on a secret mission for the Queen of England. Their precious cargo is starstuff, powerful magical dust that must not fall into the wrong hands. When the villainous Black Stache and his band of pirates attack the ship, one orphan finds his courage and a legend is born.

 

HOLLY DICKENS FESTIVAL

Saturday, December 8 – Sunday, December 9

@ Downtown Holly

The official oldest, Longest-Running Dickens’ Themed Event in the United States is back.  The Festival spans THREE weekends, beginning with a LIGHTED PARADE! The parade will be followed immediately with the arrival of Santa Claus in Historic Downtown Holly for the traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony

 

TINKERBELL VISITS STORYLAND

Saturday, December 8 – Sunday, December 9

@ Northville Marquis Theatre, Northville

Join Tinkerbell as she visits classic storybook lands and characters, and helps save the day when friends are in need. Live on the Marquis Theatre stage! Tickets available at the door or from the Theatre Box Office

 

FISH-MAS WEEKENDS

Saturday, December 8 – Sunday, December 9

@ Sea Life Michigan Aquarium, Auburn Hills

Experience an underwater winter wonderland at SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium during Fish-mas, select weekends in December! Along with festive décor, little elves can write and deliver holiday cards to their favorite fishy friend and look for our Elf on the Shelf!

 

COSMIC CHRISTMAS

Friday, December 7 & Saturday, December  8

@ Sloan Museum, Flint

Enjoy a Christmas light show made right here at Longway Planetarium. This show features 16 songs to fill you with cheer, including holiday classics, some new hits, and a few fun oddities, all set to stunning 4k visuals in a festival of Christmas splendor. Recommended for ages 6 and older.

 

ROYAL OAK HOLIDAY GLOW

Friday, December 7 & Saturday December 8

@ Downtown Royal Oak

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.

 

HERITAGE HOLIDAY AT THE HISTORIC CENTER

Friday, December 7 & Saturday December 8

@ Wolcott Mill Metropark, Ray

Create or continue a wonderful family tradition. Stroll through the park and enjoy the holiday decorations and spectacular lights, visit with Santa and make holiday crafts. Enjoy a cup of hot cider or cocoa as you watch the blacksmith working in his shop. Cut a log cookie with a two man saw to make an ornament. Photo vignettes will help you create memories. Visit the Clydesdale horses in their show stalls and enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride. Vote for your favorite decorated tree at the Festival of Trees. Dress for the weather.

 

SANTA VISITS & OPEN HOUSE AT MAYBURY FARM

Saturday, December 8  & Sunday, December 9

Maybury Farm, Northville

We wish you and yours all the best and to say thank you for your support of the Farm, we offer free Santa Visits at the Farm along with a  Holiday Open House for everyone of all ages to view the farm in all its winter beauty. We’ll have a bonfire, activities for the kids and a family photo booth.

 

REINDEER DAYS AT THE PETTING FARM

Saturday, December 8 – Sunday, December 9

@ Heritage Park Petting Farm, Taylor

Enjoy Santa Claus and yes, real reindeer at the Heritage Park Petting Farm! Join us from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm! 

 

MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER FREE DAYS

Saturday, December 8 & Sunday, December 9

@ Michigan Science Center, Detroit

Enjoy free general admission at the Michigan Science Center! General admission includes 250+ hands-on exhibits, live stage shows, Spark!Lab from the Smithsonian, Kids Town gallery, STEM Playground space and more. Planetarium theater tickets will be available for purchase online and at the box office during your visit. Visit Mi-Sci.org for showtimes.

 

FRIDAY

MASCO FREE FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, December 7 / 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, the Institute of Science is free after 5pm the first Friday of each month. Join us for a free evening of science fun! The Café and Observatory are open.

 

DOWNTOWN TREE LIGHTING

Friday, December 7 / 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

@ Ypsilanti District Library

Join us at 5:30pm for cookie decorating and hot chocolate. At 6pm the Ypsilanti Community Choir will lead caroling followed by a visit from Santa and photo-ops! Sponsored by the Downtown Association of Ypsilanti.

 

DETROIT PISTONS HOME GAME

Friday, December 7 / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Get ready for some DEEEETROIT Basketball! Cheer on Griffin, Drummond and the rest of the Pistons at Little Ceasars arena.

 

THE SANTA CLAUSE

Friday, December 7 / 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Redford Theatre, Detroit

Divorced dad Scott Calvin has custody of his son on Christmas Eve. After he finds a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he’s dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Starring Tim Allen

 

SATURDAY

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Saturday, December 8 / 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

Enjoy breakfast with your favorite holiday friends at the 15th annual Breakfast with Santa at the Detroit Zoo’s Wildlife Interpretive Gallery. The buffet-style waffle breakfast also includes a special gift for each child, arts and crafts, photo opportunities and a visit from Santa.

 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Saturday, December 8 & Sunday, December 9

@ Longacre House, Farmington Hills

Santa Claus is coming to town for breakfast at the historic Longacre House. What do you know about Rudolf? Santa will share the secrets and sing songs. Come with Christmas lists ready to share with the jolly man himself and make sure to bring a camera to capture the special moment. Registration is required for both adult and child.

 

HOLIDAY BREAKFAST

Saturday, December 8 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

The holiday season is a time for good food, great quality time with friends and family, and lots of joy! Join us for a family friendly breakfast that features all three! We will have breakfast foods, crafts, games & a holiday magic show featuring Bafflin’ Bill!

 

KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY

Saturday, December 8 / 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

@ Fraser Parks & Recreation

Children ages 5-11 are invited to join us for a little elves Christmas party! No parents allowed (so parent’s you’ll need to find something else to do!). We will be making crafts, playing games, watching a movie and more!

 

STORYTIME WITH SANTA

Saturday, December 8 / 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

Did you ever wonder how Santa gets his reindeer to travel so fast?  Like, how does he know who is naughty or nice? Does he ever get a tummy ache from too much sugar? Well, why not ask him?  Believe it or not, Santa will be at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve on December 8th to answer all your questions.

 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Saturday, December 8 / 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Shelby Township Senior Center

Enjoy “Breakfast with Santa” at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at the senior center. Tickets are limited for this annual family-style breakfast event that features pancakes, sausage and a beverage. Kids will also have a chance to meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Breakfast is served by volunteers from the Eisenhower High School Key Club. Santa is a busy man, so meals begin at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. sharp. Be sure to pre-register as there are no tickets available at the door. 

 

JAZZ MEETS DR. SEUSS / THE DSO

Saturday, December 8 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am

@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit

Back by popular demand! Sean Dobbins and friends return to the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss. There is fun to be done as we explore the rhyming and rhythm of Dr. Seuss through the world of jazz music.

 

SNACKS WITH SANTA

Saturday, December 8 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Indian Springs Metropark

It’s Christmastime and we can’t wait for Santa to arrive. He’ll be here to visit with boys and girls who are eager to share their Christmas list with him. Children will also decorate a delicious cookie and have fun making holiday crafts. Use your own camera to capture the perfect holiday memory. This program fills quickly.

 

NATURAL ORNAMENTS

Saturday, December 8 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Lake Erie Metropark, Brownstown

Make some unique Christmas ornaments from natural materials. Bring along a glue gun and some pruning shears if you have them available. 

 

DINO-CRAFT AND STORY TIME

Saturday, December 8 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Sloan Museum, Flint

Join us for a morning of dinosaur fun! Make a dinosaur craft and listen to a dinosaur story. Includes admission to Dinosaurs Unearthed! Advance reservations are required. 

 

JUNIOR NATURALISTS CLUB

Saturday, December 8 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am

@ Farmington Hills Nature Center

Enrich your child’s natural curiosity with our fun and hands-on, year-long program! Children will explore a different topic each month and gain an understanding of nature and their important role in helping to protect it. Kids will get to touch, smell, hear, taste and see many aspects of the natural world. Please dress your child for the weather and exploring outdoors.

 

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS FROM NATURE

Saturday, December 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Lake St. Clair Metropark.

Visit the Nature Center and make unique holiday ornaments from objects found in nature. Enjoy hot cocoa and music for this laid-back crafter-noon. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister. There are two times, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

 

HOLIDAY ICE FESTIVAL

Saturday, December 8 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

@ Downtown Ferndale

Ring in the holidays with Downtown Ferndale’s annual Holiday Ice Festival, Saturday, December 8th from 10am to 4pm! Come for plenty of traditional holiday-time activities for the whole family to enjoy. Experience downtown as it transforms into a winter wonderland with nearly 50 magnificent ice creations lining streets! Watch the ice carvers as they chain-saw, chisel and shape blocks of ice into magical holiday masterpieces.

 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Saturday, December 8 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Orchard Mall, West Bloomfield

Come enjoy Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus at Orchard Mall, located on the Northeast corner of Maple Road and Orchard Lake in West Bloomfield! Must register in advance. No ticket sales at the door. Everyone 1 year old and older will require a ticket. Breakfast will be served buffet style, compliments of Zoes House of Pancakes, located in the mall! Santa & Mrs. Claus will be the guests of honor for pictures!

 

THE SNOWMAN

Saturday, December 8 / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit

Based on the award-winning children’s book by Raymond Briggs, The Snowman comes to life on the big screen! The DSO performs Howard Blake’s memorable soundtrack while the animated classic plays above the orchestra. Come inside from the cold to enjoy this and other musical winter favorites!

 

LUNCH WITH SANTA

Saturday, December 8 / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

@ Novi Civic Center

Join Santa and Mrs Claus on Saturday, December 8th at the Novi Civic Center! $14 includes a ticket to the Novi Youth Theatre production of Elf Jr. Show begins at 1pm.

 

LUNCH WITH SANTA

Saturday, December 8 / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

@ Livonia Community Recreation Center

Join us for a Livonia holiday tradition. The annual Lunch with Santa will take place at 11 a.m. This event includes lunch, crafts and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

 

KIDS YOGA WITH ANNA GOLDBERG

Saturday, December 8 / 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

@ Citizen Yoga, Royal Oak

We will be holding the Kids Yoga session during the Saturday 11:15a Slow Burn Class at Citizen Yoga Royal Oak so that the parents can practice next door to their children! The practice will physically enhance their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and of course HAVE FUN!

 

CORKTOWN-A-GLOW

Saturday, December 8 / 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Corktown, Detroit

Join us for our 3rd Annual Corktown Aglow Saturday, December 8th starting at noon and going into the evening. Stop by Corktown all day on Saturday, December 8th for heaps of holiday fun and family friendly festivities throughout the neighborhood including time with Santa and a tree lighting ceremony.

 

PIONEER CHRISTMAS

Saturday, December 8 – Sunday, December 9

@ Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, Shelby Township

Whether you’re looking for a new family tradition, some crafts to make or you just appreciate homemade baked goods, Pioneer Christmas at the nature center is a must-see event. Come celebrate the way the pioneers and early settlers of the area would have. Visit our pioneer cabin and see the time-appropriate decorations and even make some of your own. We will be offering warm cups of hot chocolate to go with your holiday cheer.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS WITH SANTA

Saturday, December 8 – Sunday, December 9

@ Danto Furniture, Detroit

Danto Furniture will be hosting their 6th Annual Merry Christmas with Santa event, a free event that includes videos/pictures with Santa, and share on social media. This year the event will be in conjunction with the SW Holidayfest across the street – see event for more information.

 

HOME ALONE

Saturday, December 8 / 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Redford Theatre, Detroit

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. 1990, rated PG, digital presentation.

 

CANVAS KIDS: PAINTING PARTY

Saturday, December 8 / 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

@ RaRa Recreation Complex, Rochester

Parents, are you in need of a Saturday evening dinner date? Then drop your young artist off with Miss Amy for a fun night of their own! We will start off the evening by creating a canvas keepsake to take home. Afterwards, we will have a yummy snack and spend some time in the new playscape. Please wear/bring socks and a paint smock if desired. Sign up soon, space is limited. Ages 5-9

 

HOLIDAY EXPRESS

Saturday, December 8 / 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

@ Joy Park, Clinton Township

The Polar Express story will be read as the train begins its journey, while families feast on hot chocolate & cookies, sing carols and more!  The train boards at Joy Park on 24001 Joy Boulevard, south of Hall Road and east of Gratiot. Be sure to bring your camera for capturing those special moments with our favorite holiday guests!  

 

S’MORES AND SANTA

Saturday, December 8 / 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

@ Kensington Metropark, Milford

Visit with Santa, make s’mores around the campfire, drink hot chocolate, hear a story and create some crafts. Program is geared toward small children. 

 

KIDS NIGHT OUT SNOWPOCALYPSE

Saturday, December 8 / 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

@ Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield

The weather outside may be frightful, but our indoor pool will be delightful. Come chill with us for a night full of bounce houses, swimming, indoor snowball fight, pizza, hot chocolate, and more.

 

KIDS NIGHT OUT

Saturday, December 8 / 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

@ Troy Gymnastics

Kids can tumble, jump & play while their parents are away! Shop, dine, or catch a movie while your child is supervised in a safe environment and meeting new friends!

 

SUNDAY

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Sunday, December 9 / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

@ Shelby Township Community Center

Enjoy pancakes, sausage and a drink at our family-style breakfast and give children the chance to meet Santa Claus without having to wait in line at the mall. Mrs. Claus and her friends will be there to visit and entertain while guests enjoy crafts. Our wait staff is made up of Eisenhower Key Club student volunteers so don’t keep them waiting and get here on time.

 

DROP-IN PLAY

Sunday, December 9 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale

Nature’s Playhouse offers a non-toxic yesteryear playtime experience with our all-natural play environment. At Nature’s Playhouse we take pride in hosting only hand-crafted toys and play elements made exclusively from natural wood or cloth products.

 

SANTA CENTRAL

Sunday, December 9 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter

Join us for Santa’s visit to Hudson Mills! Kids (and adults) can visit with Santa, go on a hay ride, and make seasonal crafts.  Don’t stand in line at the mall- we have small groups, and you can use your own camera for that perfect Holiday moment. Please preregister!

 

SNACKS WITH SANTA

Sunday, December 9 / 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

@ Kensington Metropark, Milford

A holiday season tradition at the Farm! Each visit includes a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride, a holiday sing-a-long, (complete with cozy blankets, song sheets, and jingle bells), snacks, (fruit, cookies, juice, hot cocoa, and coffee), and most importantly, a visit with Santa by the Christmas Tree! *Tickets are only available in advance at the Park Office, and can be purchased over the phone or in person.

 

SCHOOL OF ROCK MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Sunday, December 9 / 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

@ Legacy 925, Oxford

School of Rock in Rochester presents its Midseason Session, featuring the talents of young musicians from the area. Through our performance-based approach to music lessons, students are more inspired to learn, more motivated to excel and more confident as a result. Hosted at Legacy 925 in Oxford, spend the day listening to a range of musical genres, and enjoy lunch and games at the in-house restaurant/bar 925 Social.

 

MICHIGAN FIREHOUSE MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, December 9 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Michigan Firehouse Museum, Ypsilanti

The Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center’s mission is to enhance the appreciation of firefighting history through engaging and informative exhibits, as well as teaching and promoting fire safety and prevention.

 

FREE SECOND SUNDAY

Sunday, December 9 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Stony Creek Nature Center, Shelby Township

Bring your list and visit Santa. There will be seasonal crafts, guest musicians and goodies to eat. Photos with Santa are taken on your own device. Please preregister

 

ELF THE MOVIE

Sunday, December 9 / 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

@ Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor

This modern holiday classic comedy stars funnyman Will Ferrell as Buddy, a human who was raised as an elf and thus struggles to fit in. So when Buddy discovers his true identity, he sets off to New York City to meet and form a relationship with his biological father, a cynical businessman played by James Caan, with increasingly chaotic results. In the Big City, Buddy learns that the real world is not as magical as the North Pole, but remains determined to spread Christmas cheer.

 

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS FAMILY PARTY

Sunday, December 9 / 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

@ Arab American National Museum, Dearborn

It’s time to celebrate! Revel in the spirit and joy of the season at AANM’s FREE Countdown to Christmas Family Party featuring seasonal crafts, cookie decorating, Maples Elementary Arabic Music Ensemble performance and a visit from Santa Claus!

 

WINTERFEST: MULTI-CULTURAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION IN THE LOG CABIN

Sunday, December 9 / 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Palmer Park, Detroit

Bring your whole family for an afternoon of old-fashioned holiday fun at WinterFest, a multi-cultural holiday festival at the historic Log Cabin. Enjoy Christmas magic with Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse and carriage rides through the woods (suggested donation $5per adult or family, $2 per child), sweets, treats and hot cocoa, holiday ornament making and music as well as Hanukkah with the Downtown Synagogue and Kwanzaa with the Wright Museum of African American History.

 

SUGAR PLUM TEA PARTY

Sunday, December 9 / 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

@ The Community House, Birmingham

Take a trip to the Land of Sweets with The Community House Dance Academy!  You and your little one will have the chance to dance alongside our ballet ensemble, make custom holiday crafts, and enjoy exquisite tea and punch fit for a prima ballerina!  Fancy dress is welcome and encouraged.

 

COOKIES WITH SANTA

Sunday, December 9 / 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

@ Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores

Listen in as your little ones share their Christmas wishes with the elf himself. Santa will make his annual stop in Josephine Ford’s Playhouse to visit with your children. You can snap your own family photos to cherish this holiday moment. Santa will send each child home with one of his favorite sweet treats!

 

THE CHANUKAH BASH

Sunday, December 9 / 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

@ Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Southfield

We hope you’ll join us for the 8th night at our first annual Chanukah Bash! It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday for families with children ages 0 to 4 with something for every kid and kid at heart!

 

SUPPER WITH SANTA

Sunday, December 9 / 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

@ Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester

Couldn’t make breakfast, why not join him for dinner? Children of all ages will enjoy this wonderfully festive event. Don’t forget to bring your appetite, your Christmas wish list, and your holiday spirit, because Santa would love to have supper with you.

 

CORNMAN FARMS HOLIDAY LIGHTING CEREMONY

Sunday, December 9 / 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

@ Cornman Farms, Dexter

Get into the holiday spirit at the Cornman Farms’ Holiday Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 9th from 5-7pm!  Featuring holiday carols by University of Michigan’s Dicks and Janes a cappella group, signature Cornman Farms’ snacks, including sweet and savory pancakes, mini savory pies, hot chocolate and a cash bar for the adults. We hope you join us for this casual, family-friendly evening.

 

For MORE EVENTS happening this weekend, please check out our full EVENT CALENDAR!

 

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Chrissy Hartig is a recent graduate of Wayne State University and contributing writer for Little Guide Detroit. Born in the Metro Detroit suburbs, she moved to Midtown to be closer to the excitement of the city. She loves spending her time outdoors and enjoying nature in places like Belle Isle and the Riverwalk.

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