Macomb County Tree Lightings and Holiday Festivals

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 fests begin as early as Nov. 15 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.

Tree Lightings

Tree Lighting Celebration at the Mall at Partridge Creek

Nov. 17, 2019

  • Location: The Mall at Partridge Creek, 17420 Hall Road, Clinton Township
  • Time: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

There are tons of activities leading up to the tree lighting at 6 p.m. including dance performances, face painting, a magic show, holiday shows and more.

Downtown Christmas Open House in Mount Clemens

Nov. 22, 2019

  • 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.

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Village of New Haven Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting

Nov. 30, 2019

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

A parade and tree lighting is followed by a snack and beverage with Santa at the New Haven Fire Department.

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

Dec. 3, 2019

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

This 15th annual tree lighting event kicks off with caroling and Santa’s arrival. After the tree lighting, step inside the Macomb Township Recreation Center to visit with Santa, do a craft and more.

Ray Township Christmas Tree Lighting

Dec. 4, 2019

  • 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.

Roseville’s Christmas Tree Lighting

Dec. 5, 2019

  • Location: Roseville City Hall, 29777 Gratiot Ave., Roseville
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

The Christmas tree is lit on the Square, followed by visits with Santa, a kids activity zone, live music and more.

Harrison Township Christmas Tree Lighting

Dec. 5, 2019

  • Location: Rosso Hall at L’Anse Creuse, 38255 Lanse Creuse St., Harrison Township
  • Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Bring a can of food to donate to those in need – and then enjoy the tree lighting ceremony.

Romeo Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting

Dec. 5, 2019

  • 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.

Utica Tree Lighting

Dec. 6, 2019

  • Location: Contact for details
  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

This annual tree lighting also features fireworks.

Warren Christmas Tree Lighting

Dec. 7, 2019

  • Location: Warren City Square, North Van Dyke Avenue and 12 Mile Road, Warren
  • Time: 5-8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Visit with Santa, free ice-skating admission all day (skate rental available), horse-drawn wagon rides, refreshments, and more.

Christmas in Fraser

Dec. 7, 2019

  • Location: Fraser City Hall, 33000 Garfield Road, Fraser
  • Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Welcome the holidays with a tree lighting, caroling, snacks and more.

A Sterling Christmas

Dec. 7, 2019

  • Location: Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation, 40620 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
  • Time: 5:45-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

A tree lighting, ice skating, train rides, pony rides, a petting farm and more is in store for families.

Armada Holly Days Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade

Dec. 7, 2019

  • Location: Armada Fairgrounds, 74280 Fair St., Armada
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

The Christmas tree lighting begins at 6 p.m. on Main Street, followed by the parade at 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Aglow in Clinton Township

Dec. 7, 2019

  • Location: 40700 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Kick off the holiday season at this annual tree lighting event, which also features trolley rides, refreshments, visits with Santa and more. Bring a non-perishable item for donation.

Holiday Fests and Fun

Holiday Market at the Anton Art Center

Nov. 15-Dec. 22, 2019

  • Location: Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens
  • Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Free

Year 50 features handmade gifts and decor to shop from this holiday season.

Santa’s Craft Castle at Eisenhower High School

Nov. 23, 2019

  • 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 35th annual event. No strollers allowed.

Macomb County Santa Claus Parade

Nov. 23, 2019

  • Address: Downtown area, Mount Clemens
  • Time: 10 a.m. step off
  • Cost: Free

Line up on Main Street to enjoy floats, music and holiday fun at this annual tradition.

Holiday Heritage Faire at the Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site

Nov. 29, 2019

  • Location: Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township
  • Time: 4-9 p.m.
  • Cost: $20/family, $5/rides

This family-friendly celebration includes lighted tunnels, horse-drawn carriage rides, a light and music show, Christmas car show and more.

Heritage Holidays at Wolcott Mill Metropark

Dec. 6-7, 13-14, and 20-21, 2019

  • Location: Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Cost: $5, $10/vehicle entry

Celebrate the holiday season with Santa visits, crafts, farm animals, holiday music and more.

Holiday Express Train Rides at Joy Park

Dec. 14 and 21, 2019

  • Location: Joy Park, 24001 Henry B Joy Blvd., Clinton Township
  • Time: first ride begins at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays
  • Cost: $16/residents, $20.50/nonresidents

Cookies, carols and a reading of The Polar Express is in store for families during this annual holiday event. The first ride kicks off at 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

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

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