Sunday, December 23, 2012
There will be no refuse collection on either Christmas or New Year’s days.
In both Rochester and Rochester Hills, trash collection will be delayed one day beginning Tuesday for the week of Christmas. So, you can set your trash out at the usual time on Monday, but Tuesday pickup will be on Wednesday (and so on). The same is true for New Year's week: trash pickup will be normal on Monday, but delayed a day starting Tuesday.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Patch events calendar is a great place for local churches to post dates and times for special and regular services.
We're compiling a list of Christmas-related church services, concerts and special events and need your help. Adding a church service on Patch is easy to do. Just click on the Events tab at the top of the page, and then click on Add an Event. Simple! Tell us the date, time and place of the service, and then let us know if there will be anything special going on. Later next week, we'll compile all of the submissions into a master guide to church services around town. Thanks for your help!
Saturday, December 8, 2012
This year, the home on the edge of Rochester Hills features 47,462 lights choreographed to Christmas music.
If you missed the Waldrep family's indescribable display of music and lights last year, know this: the show is back. It's called "Our Dancing Lights" and it's a destination for between 100 and 500 cars each night during the holiday season.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
From the Kris Kringle Market to Santa to "Forever Christmas" on stage, there's tons to do to get in the holiday spirit around town this Saturday.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The European-style holiday market in downtown Rochester will feature food, drinks, music, shopping and Santa!
An open-air Christmas market opens Friday afternoon in downtown Rochester. The tradition known as the Kris Kringle Market is located on West Fourth Street between Main Street and Walnut Street. It's inspired by the 700-year-old tradition of outdoor, European Christmas markets. It opens at 2 p.m. Friday through 10 p.m., then reopens Saturday from noon-10 p.m. Here's what you'll find on the street: There will be a craft activity station from 2-8 p.m. Friday and noon-8 p.m. Saturday. A kid-sized gingerbread house is also a fun attraction. Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the event. He'll be on site during the market for photo opportunities with the kids. Bring your own camera! In a warming tent you can purchase at …
'Forever Christmas' opens on the Avon Players stage this weekend. Here's a sneak preview.
A selection of holiday tunes will be performed on stage during 'Forever Christmas,' which opens this weekend at the Avon Players Theatre on Washington Road in Rochester Hills. Tickets are still available for the opening performance at 8 p.m. Friday night. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through Dec. 15 at the community theatre; tickets cost $16-$18. Check out this video preview of the show. Here's a look at the cast and crew: Director and show creator: John (JD) Deierlein To purchase tickets, go to www.avonplayers.org For more holiday events around town, read Your Guide to Holiday Events in Rochester, Rochester Hills
Thursday, November 22, 2012
You can have brunch and dinner with him — and even swim with him this year!
Santa has arrived in Rochester and Rochester Hills already this season, and he'll be making the rounds around town. Here's a guide to various Santa events. Is your event missing from this list? Tell us in the comments! Kris Kringle Market Swim with Santa! Pizza with Santa Santa's Visit on the Farm Hometown Christmas Parade Lunch with Santa Story Time with Santa at Dinosaur Hill Brunch with Santa at the Royal Park Dinner With Santa Brunch With Santa Buffet Brunch with Santa at the Mills Santa at The Village
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Looking for some holiday cheer in the area? Santa is busy this weekend with a parade in Royal Oak, listening to wishes in Troy, and arriving in Rochester Hills.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Santa has a busy agenda this weekend. He's going to be traveling around Oakland County for a parade, a welcome and other fun events. Santa Scamper in downtown Royal Oak: The half-mile run along Washington Avenue on Nov. 18 is open to all walkers, joggers, and runners. The noncompetitive event takes place at 1:30 p.m., just ahead of Royal Oak's Holiday Magic Parade. Registration includes a race number, Santa hat, McDonald’s coupon and hot chocolate after the run to enjoy while watching the parade. Holiday Magic Parade in downtown Royal Oak: Get into the holiday spirit along Washington Avenue with over 80 parade units, including marching bands, floats, musical performances, circus acts and Santa. After the parade, visit Santa at the Emagine…
Friday, November 16, 2012
You'll never guess how he entered the scene at the Village of Rochester Hills on Friday night!
Santa doesn't need a sleigh to make a grand entrance. At the Village of Rochester Hills on Friday night, he arrived — with Mrs. Claus, of course — atop a Rochester Hills fire truck. "It's a lot easier getting down a chimney than it is getting down from a fire truck," Santa joked while on stage receiving the key to the city from Mayor Bryan Barnett. Here's a short video look at the night's festivities. Did you take photos during the event? Share them with Patch readers here!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Michigan Ballet Theatre will present the holiday ballet at Avondale High School next month.
The Nutcracker, a beloved ballet story of a Christmas Eve dream, will be presented by the Michigan Ballet Theatre at Avondale High School this season. The show, running Dec. 14-16 at the Avondale Performing Arts Center, is under the direction of MBT's Cornelia Sampson. The story of The Nutcracker recreates the Christmas Eve dream of a young girl named Clara and her fantasies of a Nutcracker Prince, an evil Mouse King, a Sugar Plum Fairy and her magical Kingdom of Sweets. The role of Clara will be shared by MBT dancers Isabella Little and Gina Newsome, both of West Bloomfield. Featured as the Sugar Plum Fairy is MBT's Elizabeth Yanick of Troy and joining her as Cavalier will be Momchil Vladenov, former principal dancer with the Suzanne …