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Holiday Displays and Tree Lightings in Southeast Michigan

'Tis the season for family fun! Gather the kids and head to these 2013 holiday events in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties to make it merry.

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Wixom Tree Lighting

Dec. 5, 2013

  • Address: Wixom Community Center, 49015 Pontiac Trail, Wixom
  • Time: 6:15-8 p.m.
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 248-624-4557

City hall lights up for the holiday season and starts with the celebration featuring a visit from Santa and his reindeer. Bring the whole family to this event, which includes free refreshments.

Tree Lighting Ceremony, Royal Oak

Dec. 5, 2013

  • Address: near Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Time: 6-8:50 p.m. (7 p.m. tree lighting)
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 248-246-3280

This community shebang kicks off with refreshments at 6:15 p.m. and caroling lead by Stagecrafters and the Royal Oak Salvation Army Band. Then, hear the city's children's choir at about 6:30 p.m., followed by the tree lighting at 7 p.m. – and Santa sticks around to visit after the ceremony. Also includes the Holiday Magic Marketplace (4-8 p.m.) and goodies like cocoa, hot dogs coffee and candy canes.

Christmas Aglow in Clinton Township

Dec. 6, 2013

  • Address: Clinton Township Civic Center grounds, 40700 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township
  • Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 586-286-9336

Watch the decorations fill the grounds with light, visit with ol' Saint Nick, take a horse-drawn trolley ride, view beautiful ice sculptures and much more. Warm up with hot chocolate and fresh-baked cookies.

Light Up the Night, Novi

Dec. 6, 2013

  • Address: Novi Civic Center, 45175 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi
  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 248-347-0473

Indoor and outdoor activities abound, including seasonal entertainment, kids' activities, ice carving demonstrations, marshmallow roasting, a craft show and, of course, Santa and the main tree lighting event (6:15 p.m.). Visit the nearby library, too, for a magic show, crafts and activities – and ride the children's train behind the civic center.

Auburn Hills Tree Lighting

Dec. 6, 2013

  • Address: MOMS Memorial at Auburn and Squirrel roads, downtown Auburn Hills
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 248-370-9353

Even Santa and Mrs. Claus will reportedly be on hand for this 20th annual community tradition.

Saline Tree Lighting Ceremony

Dec. 6, 2013

  • Address: Key Bank, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Saline
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 734-604-0051

This festive community event kicks off the holiday season with a tree lighting, a few Christmas carols and cups of hot chocolate.

Heritage Holidays at Wolcott Mill Historic Center, Ray

Dec. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 2013

  • Address: Wolcott Mill Historic Center, 64162 Kunstman Road, Ray Township
  • Times: 5-8 p.m. Fridays, 2-8 p.m. Saturdays, 2-6 p.m. Sundays
  • Cost: event entry is around $5/kids, $3/adults (check ahead for finalized costs); $5/vehicle entry fee
  • Phone: 586-749-5997

This year it's open on Sundays, too! Make old-fashioned crafts, check out historic displays from the 1840s to 1960s and take the kids for a visit with Santa that will wrap them up in the holiday spirit (and encourage them to be on their best behavior!).

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

Dec. 6-8, 13-15, 19-23, 26-28, 2013

  • Address: Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Times: 6:30-10 p.m.
  • Cost: $22/adults ages 13-plus, $16/kids ages 5-12, free/ages 4 and under (less for members; more if you add-on Holiday Dining in Eagle Tavern)
  • Phone: 313-982-6001

Walk the candle-lit village streets to see costumed characters, live entertainment, shops decked out for the holidays and Santa with his sleigh and reindeer. Plus take a Model T ride, go ice skating and watch the marvelous fireworks display.

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