The Village of Rochester Hills Hosts Annual ‘Light the Village’ Event with Free Fireworks Display and Visit from Santa

The Village of Rochester Hills, a local lifestyle shopping and dining destination, is kicking off the most wonderful time of the year on Friday, November 18, with their FREE spectacular Light the Village annual holiday celebration. The 375,000 square foot outdoor shopping center will be covered with over 350,000 colored lights and will offer an evening of family-fun entertainment, including the grand arrival of Santa Claus direct from The North Pole. There will be photo opportunities throughout the shopping center along with fireworks display.

A dark sky lite up with fireworks with a holiday lights and a crowd of people in the foreground.

The Light the Village event will feature Live Musical Entertainment beginning at 6:00 p.m., a special arrival from Santa Claus at 6:45 p.m. with FREE walk-up visits from 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Fireworks show beginning promptly at 7:15 p.m. along with Food Trucks, Selfie Stations, Free Face Painting, Free Arts and Crafts, Stilt Walkers, Jugglers, and more. There will also be a free shuttle service to The Village from Adams High School from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

A man dressed up as Santa Claus waves his hand in a welcoming way. He sits in an area surrounded by holiday decorations.

The Village of Rochester Hills is the holiday shopping destination and has gifts for everyone on your list.  The Village has extended shopping hours, over 50 unique and sought-after retailers, including the new Von Maur department store, and a collection of restaurants that is sure to satisfy hungry holiday shoppers. Throughout the Holiday Season, The Village will offer entertainment and fun for the entire family with music from local carolers, weekly visits from Santa’s reindeer, FREE walk-up visits to see Santa Claus, and more.

All holiday festivities are free and open to the public. Learn more about The Village of Rochester Hills’ events, holiday hours, reindeer visits, and Santa’s schedule at The Village of Rochester Hills is located at 104 N. Adams Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48309 at the corner of Adams and Walton Roads.

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