Have you been swept up in the holiday spirit? Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to indulge it this weekend in Oakland County. Shop for cookies and crafts, tour nativity sets from around the world, check out a Chanukah Wonderland and more!
Candy Cane Lane Craft Show: The annual Berkley Junior Women's Club fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Berkley Community Center. Browse crafts, home decor, jewelry, children's items and more while you do your holiday shopping, pick up goodies from the bake sale and grab lunch. Shoppers also can win free items in hourly raffles. Admission and parking are free.
Our Lady of La Salette Parish Cookie Walk: The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Our Lady of La Salette Catholic School and Academy. Customers will receive a box and may pick from dozens of homemade Christmas cookies on display. The cost is $6.50 per pound; other Christmas gifts will be on sale as well. Call 248-543-2357 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Breakfast with Sgt. Santa: Representatives of the United States Marine Corps will entertain guests while they enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee from 8-11 a.m. at VFW Post 9222. The cost is $2 plus a new, unwrapped toy, or $5 without a toy. The toys will be distributed to 9- to 12-year-olds in need of a Christmas present throughout Wayne and Oakland counties.
Holiday Ice and Winterfest Market: The annual three-day event continues Saturday and Sunday in downtown Ferndale. Enjoy an outdoor market with unique gifts, ice sculptures, photos with Santa, children's activities and more. Find more information here.
Historic holiday tour: See historic Ferndale homes and other buildings - all decked out for the holidays - beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday at a tour benefiting the Ferndale Historical Society and the Ferndale Community Foundation. More info here.
Huntington Woods Lutheran Church Christmas Choral Service: Celebrate the season with the adult and children's choirs as they perform nine lessons and carols. The annual performance will be from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.
Lake Orion Lighted Holiday Village Shopping Event: All day Saturday, Dec. 8. Look for horse-drawn carriage rides, reindeer petting stations, ice carvings, carolers and more during this all-day festive shopping extravaganza.
Third annual Indoor Walk-through Display of over 300 Nativity Sets from Around the World: Held at Bridge Community Church from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. For all ages; light refreshments provided.
West Bloomfield/Keego Harbor
Chanukah Wonderland at Orchard Mall Shopping Center, Dec. 9-12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Includes live historical exhibit on how olive oil was pressed from raw olives during Temple period. Giant menorah lighting takes place Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m.
Looking for more events? Check out our Holiday Guide for Metro Detroit.
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