Festive events around Metro Detroit


Now through Dec. 23: Holiday Art Market Debut — Paint Creek Center for the Arts has transformed its gallery space into a showcase of art, offering one-of-a-kind handmade gift items by Michigan artists in a range of prices. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. 407 Pine, Rochester. Call (248) 651-4110.

Fri.-Dec. 31: Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo —Trees, buildings and animal sculptures covered with more than a million lights will highlight this event, along with live entertainment, arts, crafts, ice carving and holiday train displays. $9 advance, $11 at-the-gate. Free for children 2 and younger. Parking is $6. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. Visit detroitzoo.org/events/wild-lights.

Twelve big holiday traditions in Metro Detroit

Fri.-Jan. 1: Kellogg Park Walk of Trees — Treat the family to a stroll through the park where you’ll find over 75 trees, each decorated by a local family, business or organization. The trees are lit 24 hours a day starting the Saturday after Thanksgiving through Christmas. Free. 298 S. Main, Plymouth. Visit plymouthmich.org/events/Walk-of-Trees_ET418.html.

Sun.- Nov. 29: Festival of Trees — See professionally decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses in support of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. Other highlights include kid-friendly fun and a visit from Santa. $5 adults, $3 children, free for those 2 and younger. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. Visit fot.org/wp/.

Dec. 4-26: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Seasonal Events — This historic mansion will serve as a showcase for 80,000 sparkling lights and the chance to hear holiday stores around a fire and visit Santa in his workshop. Other events include a Nutcracker Tea for children and a Holiday Tea for adults. Prices depend on the event. 1100 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Shores. Visit fordhouse.org.

Dec. 5-6: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” at Fox Theatre — Based on the 1964 stop-motion television special. 1, 4:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6. $25-$60. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com.

Dec. 6: Hometown Christmas Parade — Around 3,500 participants will take part in this year’s parade, with the theme being “The Sounds of Christmas.” Kick-off time is 6 p.m. Free. Along Main in downtown Rochester. mi.com/pages/RochesterHometownChristmasParade.

Dec. 6: “Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas” — Classic songs from the Carpenters’ Christmas albums performed by Michelle Berting Brett and a seven-piece band. 2 and 7 p.m. at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. $40 and up. 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. (586) 286-2222.

Dec. 12: Mix 92.3 Holiday Jam 2015 —- Featured performer will be Jill Scott, with special guests New Edition and Babyface at Joe Louis Arena. (Lineup is subject to change). 7 p.m. $39.95-$499.95. 19 Steve Yzerman, Detroit. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com.

Dec. 12: Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday — Travel back in time through the sounds of Broadway with the music of Kander & Ebb, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and others, all at the Fox Theatre. 3 p.m. $19.50-$44.50. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com.

Dec. 15: “Christmas Eve on Woodward Avenue” — Karen Newman performs holiday songs at the Fox Theatre, 7:30 p.m. $25, $35, $45. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com.

Dec. 20: Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” — Featuring more than 40 dancers and life-sized Russian nesting dolls. 3 and 7 p.m. at Fox Theatre. $28-$122. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com.

Compiled by Jocelynn Brown