Meadow Brook Hall Presents Landmark in Lights

The 47th Annual Holiday Walk Meadow Brook Hall’s 47th annual Holiday Walk runs through December 23. The Hall will be decked in holiday splendor with over 50 dazzling trees on display, including a 10-foot tall Poinsettia tree created by 150 live plants. Visitors can tour the grand rooms of the Great Estate decked in elegant holiday décor and on select evenings warm themselves by the fire while roasting S’mores and enjoying holiday beverages. The Meadow Brook estate will shine a little … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Do You Think About Elf on a Shelf?

Dear Crabby, My Facebook feed is being flooded with images of friends’ Elf on the Shelf antics. Do you think this is a great holiday tradition or just more trouble than it’s worth? Thanks! Kris Claus Dear Kris Claus, Sadly, I know exactly what you are talking about. And if you can believe it that little rascal has been around for 13 years. Now, I’m sure the idea behind it all started out innocently enough, but now it seems to be all about selling more Elves (and everything that goes … [Read more...]

2016 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade Photos by Rochester Media

Photo Highlights of the 65th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. Thank you the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for another successful event. Photos by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media and The Community Edge. … [Read more...]

Experience the European Essence of the Kris Kringle Market in Downtown Rochester

Downtown Rochester’s annual Kris Kringle Market returns this holiday season on Friday, December 2, 4:00 - 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3, noon - 10:00 p.m. The market will be located on W. Fourth Street between Main and Walnut and will coincide with The Big, Bright Light Show. The Kris Kringle Market, presented by Lincoln of Troy, is inspired by the 700 year-old tradition of the European Christmas markets. Visitors can enjoy the food, shopping, entertainment and ambience of an open-air … [Read more...]

Santa and Mrs. Claus go to the Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Santa’s Visit Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm on Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Timed tickets can be purchased by visiting www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms or in person on Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for Rochester Hills Museum Members and $8 for non-members. Guests arrive at the Dairy Barn for activities and then take our hay … [Read more...]

Experience the European Essence of the Kris Kringle Market in Downtown Rochester

The 7th annual Kris Kringle Market returns to Downtown Rochester this holiday season, Friday, December 5, 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, December 6, Noon-10 p.m. The market will be located on W. Fourth Street between Main and Walnut and will coincide with The Big, Bright Light Show. The Kris Kringle Market, presented by Lincoln of Troy and C & G Newspapers, is inspired by the 700 year-old tradition of the European Christmas markets. Visitors can enjoy the food, shopping, entertainment and … [Read more...]

Holiday fun is coming to town!

The flakes haven’t started falling, but of the holiday spirit is calling! Like cherished family traditions, the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills will once again bring good will and cheer to its merry citizens with a festive variety of holiday events. Check (twice, if you must) and see if your favorite made the list. God bless us, everyone. Don’t be a Scrooge. Spend a delightful evening in the company of Meadow Brook Theatre’s talented actors as they bring Charles Dickens’ classic … [Read more...]

Santa, reindeer coming to Dino Hill

Santa will return to Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve with his live reindeer, Donder and Blitzen, on Sunday, December 9 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Santa will talk with good little boys and girls inside the Nature Center where his elves will also have a story and nature activities.  Donder and Blitzen will be in the Candy Cane Coral in the front garden area. Snowmen will be hiding along the nature trails and there will be an old-fashioned treat at the end of the trail in the Little House at the Edge … [Read more...]

Tree Lighting at The Village of Rochester Hills

The Christmas Tree lighting at The Village of Rochester Hills was a spectacular event this year! Rochester Media was there to witness and video the festivities. Mayor Bryan Barnett and Channel 7 News Anchor Dave Lewallen were there to emcee the ceremony. Rochester Hill's First Family, the Babiak's, were there as well to count down the final seconds until the tree was lit. The crowd that had gathered consisted of parents, grandparents, and children who were all pleasantly entertained by the … [Read more...]