Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Metro Detroit

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Mom Among Chaos has teamed with a fantastic group of local bloggers to provide you with a comprehensive list of local Metro Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremonies. You will find links to other counties at the bottom of the post. Make sure you share with friends!

Macomb County

Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Square

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time: 5-8 PM
Address: Van Dyke, North of 12 Mile in Warren, Michigan
Phone: 586-268-8400
Description: Activities include:
  • Santa Claus
  • Free skating admission all day ($3 skate rental)
  • Petting farm
  • Reindeer
  • Caroling
  • Free ornament
  • Parade
  • Marshmallow Roasting
  • Light refreshments

Holiday Tree Lighting Afterglow
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Address: 20699 Macomb Twp. Recreation Center, Macomb, Michigan
Phone: (586) 992-2900
Description: Macomb Township Parks and Recreation Department cordially invites you to join us as we welcome the holiday season with our 11th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. This FREE EVENT begins outside with caroling, a greeting from township officials, the arrival and greeting of SANTA and concludes with the lighting of the tree. After the ceremony join us inside the recreation center for a warm festive celebration that includes visits with Santa, refreshment stations, children crafts & activities and “carol-o-ke” entertainment.


Friday, November 18, 2016

Time: 5-9 PM

Address: Downtown, Mount Clemens, Michigan (various locations)

Phone: (586) 469-4168
Description: Downtown Mount Clemens hosts its 26th Annual Christmas Open House & Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 18.  The festivities kick off at the Fountain Stage at 5:00 PM with music provided by the First Presbyterian Church Arts Academy. Santa Claus arrives by horse-drawn sleigh at 6:00 PM, and on his cue, all of the Downtown holiday decorations will be lit.  Free photos with Santa will be available from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.  Starting at 5 PM, "Santa Pass" reservations may be picked up at the Fountain Stage.  Santa Passes are in half hour intervals so that families can explore the Downtown businesses and activities without having to wait in line for photos.  Passes go quickly and are issued on a first come, first served basis.  Other activities include free horse-drawn trolley rides and a variety of children's activities at different Downtown businesses.  Many businesses will also feature sales, giveaways, and refreshments.  

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Time: 6-8 PM
Address: 29777 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, Michigan
Phone: (586) 445-5440
Description: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The City’s Christmas Tree is officially lit tonight on the Square. Experience an old fashion celebration and holiday cheer with decorating cookies, visiting with Santa, kids activity zone, music, food, and celebration. The weather is even forecasted for some snow!
*Christmas Tree Lighting will be held rain or shine.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Time: 6 PM
Address: 7609 Auburn Rd, Utica, Michigan
Phone: (586) 739-1600
Description: Santa Claus arrives on top of the firetruck. The Mayor and Santa Claus will welcome all of the good boys and girls no matter the age. The lights will light up in a colorful display. Everyone is invited into the station for free cider and donuts.

Santa's Lighted Parade
Friday, November 18, 2016
Time: 6-9 PM
Address: 2000 Stephens St., St Clair Shores, Michigan
Phone: (586) 445-5353
Description: Santa, in his sleigh, will go through the streets of St. Clair. He will receive the key to the city and countdown to the lighting of the tree in Palmer Park. Refreshments will be served, and visitors can see reindeer in the Candy Cane Corral.

Chesterfield Tree Lightning Ceremony
Friday, December 2, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Address: 47275 Sugarbush Rd, Chesterfield, Michigan
Phone: (586) 949-0400
Description: Come and join us as we light up the Township grounds, welcome Santa Claus and present him with a key to the Township.

Christmas in Fraser
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time: 5:30-8 PM
Address: 33000 Garfield Rd, Fraser, Michigan
Phone: (586) 296-8483
Description: Join us as we ring in the Holidays by lighting up City Hall! WE will sing Christmas carols, enjoy refreshments and welcome Santa to Fraser! All ages are welcome and encouraged. Please remember to dress for the weather.

Ray Township Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 7-8 PM
Address: 64432 Wolcott Rd, Ray, Michigan
Phone: (586) 749-5171
Description: Help us welcome SANTA and kick off the official Holiday Season at this great family event. Join us for hot cocoa, cookies and horse drawn wagon rides on a lighted path around our beautiful Ray Township Park. Enjoy raffles, caroling and of course… SANTA!

City Tree Lighting & Santa Parade

Friday, December 2, 2016
Time: Website states all day
Address: The Aud
Phone: (586) 727-7571
Description: None currently available.

Tree Lighting Celebration Weekend
Saturday, November 12-13, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Address: 17420 Hall Rd, Clinton Township, Michigan
Phone: (586) 226-0330
Description: Join us for two days of festive fun, all leading up to Santa arriving at 6:30 on Sunday, November 13 at 6:30 pm to light the tree!

Teaming up once again with four great Michigan bloggers to bring you Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Christmas parades from all around Metro Detroit.

Mrs. Weber’s Neighborhood Livingston County Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Christmas Parades
Mom Among Chaos Macomb County Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Christmas Parades
Metro Detroit Mommy Oakland County Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Christmas Parades
Ann Arbor With Kids Washtenaw County Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Christmas Parades
Redesigning Happiness Wayne County Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Christmas Parades



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