Enjoy the Holidays this Christmas Season

The holidays are a busy time. Many are working longer hours, shopping more, and finishing the semester at school – the list is long. We all need a break from the action to enjoy the holidays. This time of year offers us a chance to take part in the holiday magic with bright lights, special events, and festive festivals. The Michigan Festivals and Events Association is “Your source for pure Michigan fun!” Here are a few highlights for the holidays: Big, Bright Light Show The lights … [Read more...]

Decorate a gingerbread man as fast as you can!

My family and I attended The Polar Express event at The Rochester Hills Public Library this past Friday. It was so busy but everything was well-organized so we didn't feel crowded or rushed. Before I proceed, let me emphasize that we do not handle organized fun very well. If it's supposed to be fun then we will be disappointed. I'm not really sure why because we're really fun people! I guess it's just the pressure to purposely do something that's fun. Anyway, we waited in line just a bit and … [Read more...]

Experience the Essence of the Kris Kringle Market in Downtown Rochester

The Kris Kringle Market returns to downtown Rochester this holiday season, Friday, Dec. 6, 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7, noon to 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 holiday … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things Every Rochester Dad Should Know

Here is a quick list of 10 things every dad in Rochester should know before Christmas. Believe me, it will certainly help you be a hero with the family because they can provide hours upon hours of entertainment for everyone... just what the doctor ordered with the kids on vacation from school! The Big Bright Light Show in downtown Rochester continues through January 1, 2012.  As a dad, you SHOULD KNOW that lights go on at 6 p.m. So eat dinner before and then enjoy the show with a walk down … [Read more...]

Polar Express Event at the Rochester Hills Public Library Filled to Capacity

On Friday evening December 9, the library will be celebrating the magic of the children’s holiday classic, The Polar Express. There will be many activities for children of all ages. The highlight of the evening will be a trip on the Polar Express Trolley through Rochester’s “Big Bright Light Show. “We are thrilled that the program filled within the first few hours of registration, but regret that we cannot accept anymore registrants. There are 750 people registered for this event, a record … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Hosts Parade Exhibit, Santa, and Holiday Events

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting a new exhibit – The Rochester Home Town Christmas Parade Celebrates Six Decades of Christmas Joy from November 25 – December 30. The exhibit features news articles, photographs, and memorabilia that have sustained one of the largest events in our community for the past sixty years. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit the Museum on Saturday, December 3 from 9-4 p.m. – Timed tickets are available and all guests can enjoy a hayride, fresh baked … [Read more...]