Macomb County’s Weekly Top 5

1 – The Anton Art Center’s Christmas Market
Shop for unique gifts and holiday decor, all created by Michigan artists, at the Anton Art Center. The market officially opens on Friday, Nov. 18 and will run until Friday, Dec. 23. A “Meet the Artists Reception” will be held on Sunday, Nov. 20, and “Late Night Shopping” will take place on Thursdays in December when the market will stay open until 9 p.m. A variety of holiday workshops will also occur throughout the next month, including: Holiday Ornament Wreaths, Custom Holiday Cards, Patterned Christmas Trees and much more!


2 – The Macomb County Santa Parade
The Macomb County Santa Parade, presented by the city of Mount Clemens, marches down Main Street starting 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Continuing tradition, the parade ushers in the holiday season with the arrival of the jolly old elf himself, Santa! There are over 120 units including new floats, marching bands, characters and sights and sounds for all to enjoy. The parade route runs on Main Street from Church Street north to Clinton Street. After the parade, enjoy a Meet & Greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and live reindeer! Visit the Inflatable Christmas Village with 20-foot tall Rudolph, Elsa, Olaf and more.


3 – Santa’s Craft Castle at Eisenhower High School in Shelby Township
Eisenhower High School is hosting its 33rd Annual Santa’s Craft Castle from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. The event will include work from over 120 vendors selling one-of-a-kind handmade gifts. The cost for admission is $3 per person.


4 – Downtown Mount Clemens Christmas Open House
Downtown Mount Clemens is hosting its 26th Annual Christmas Open House & Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 18. The festivities kick off at the Fountain Stage at 5 p.m. with music provided by the First Presbyterian Church Arts Academy. Santa Claus arrives by horse-drawn sleigh at 6 p.m., and, on his cue, all of the downtown’s holiday decorations will be lit. Free photos with Santa will be available from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Starting at 5 p.m., Santa Pass reservations may be picked up at the Fountain Stage. Santa Passes are in half hour intervals so that families can explore the downtown businesses and activities without having to wait in line for photos. Passes go quickly and are issued on a first come, first served basis. Other activities include free horse-drawn trolley rides and a variety of children’s activities at different downtown businesses. Many businesses will also feature sales, giveaways and refreshments.


5 – Tony Orlando at the Macomb Center for Performing Arts
No entertainer can move and excite an audience like Tony Orlando. One of America’s most endearing and enduring stars, Tony brings to the stage a warmth and exhilarating energy that electrifies an audience. Celebrating his 50th year in show business, join one of America’s best-loved personalities singing all your favorite hits including: “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree,” “Knock Three Times,” “Candida,” “My Sweet Gypsy Rose” and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You).”  The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Macomb Center for Performing Arts.


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