Macomb County Tree Lightings and Holiday Festivals

Browse this list of Macomb County tree lightings and local events to plan your family's roster of festive activities this holiday season.

The holidays are here – and there are plenty of ways to kick off the season with your friends and family. In Macomb County, tree lightings and holiday fest begin as early as Nov. 13 and continue until Christmas. Looking for a tree lighting or holiday event near you? Browse this list of Macomb County tree lightings and holiday fun.

Note: Due to COVID-19 some events may have safety protocols in place or may cancel unexpectedly. Check ahead before you go out.

Tree Lightings

A Merry Little Virtual Tree Lighting at the Mall at Partridge Creek

Nov. 15, 2020

  • Location: Virtual
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

This time-honored tradition has gone virtual in 2020. Tune in on the mall’s Facebook page to see the tree light up for the season.

Downtown Christmas Open House in Mount Clemens

Nov. 20, 2020

  • Location: Downtown area, Mount Clemens
  • Time: 5-9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Kids can visit with Santa and experience the tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season.

Jingle Bell Roll & Community Tree Lighting in New Haven

Nov. 28, 2020

  • Location: Fountain Park, 58420 Main St., New Haven
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Deck out the family car and ride through town. No car? No problem! Step outside and watch at the parade rolls by — and don’t forget to stick around for the tree lighting after.

Holiday Tree Lighting and After Glow at the Macomb Township Recreation Center

Dec. 1, 2020

  • Location: Macomb Township Recreation Center, 20699 Macomb St., Macomb Township
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

This 16th annual tree lighting event kicks off with caroling and Santa’s arrival on a Macomb Township firetruck. The entire event is outside this year so be sure to dress for the weather.

Harrison Township Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa Visit

Dec. 3, 2020

  • Location: Rosso Hall at L’Anse Creuse, 38255 Lanse Creuse St., Harrison Township
  • Time: 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

This outdoor event features photo ops with Santa, a holiday sing-along and more.

Romeo Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting

Dec. 4, 2020

  • Location: Starts at Washington Street and heads north to Village Park
  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

The parade begins at Washington Street and heads North to the Village Park where attendees can see the tree lighting, enjoy holiday music and snacks, and meet with Santa from six feet away.

Ray Township Christmas Tree Lighting

Dec. 20, 2020

  • Location: Ray Township Hall, 64255 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
  • Time: 7-8:30 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

The city welcomes Santa to kick off the season with an annual tree lighting, cocoa, cookies and more.

Holiday Fests and Fun

Holiday Market at the Anton Art Center

Nov. 13-Dec. 22, 2020

  • Location: Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens
  • Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 21 and 28 or Dec. 5, 12 and 19
  • Cost: Free

Year 50 features handmade gifts and decor to shop from this holiday season. Shop online or in-person on select days.

Santa’s Craft Castle at Eisenhower High School

Nov. 21, 2020

  • Address: Eisenhower High School, 6500 25 Mile Road, Shelby Township
  • Times: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Cost: $3/admission

Find unique, handmade, original items from more than 125 artists at this 36th annual event. No strollers allowed.

Christmas Fair and Market in St. Clair Shores

Dec. 13, 2020

  • Address: St. Clair Shores Farmers Market, 24800 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores
  • Times: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Cost: Contact for details

This event features crafts, vendors and hot cocoa in a winter wonderland.

For more information on holiday happenings in Macomb County, visit the Make Macomb Your Home website.


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