Top 10 Things Every Rochester Dad Should Know

Here is a quick list of 10 things every dad in Rochester should know before Christmas. Believe me, it will certainly help you be a hero with the family because they can provide hours upon hours of entertainment for everyone… just what the doctor ordered with the kids on vacation from school!

  1. The Big Bright Light Show in downtown Rochester continues through January 1, 2012.  As a dad, you SHOULD KNOW that lights go on at 6 p.m. So eat dinner before and then enjoy the show with a walk down Main Street.
  2. What you SHOULD KNOW is that Mayor Barnett is NOT Santa in The Village of Rochester Hills.  You also SHOULD KNOW that Santa will be there until Christmas Eve, so if  you haven’t taken your picture with the big guy, get down to The Village of Rochester Hills! Click Here for days and times.
  3. Dads, you SHOULD KNOW that the Rochester Hills Public Library is closed December 23-25 and 30-31. Books are great, but only when the library is OPEN!!!!!
  4. Have you been to Onyx Ice Arena for open skate? Between now and the end of the year, check out all the open skate times and tap your inner Steve Yzerman!
  5. Every dad SHOULD KNOW the history that can be found at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farms! From the old homes and schools to how they make cookies. Take a tour of the farm and museum and see how things used to be done!
  6. Every dad SHOULD KNOW about this little gem in Auburn Hills. Our Dancing Lights has been going strong for the past few years and our family has already gone 3 times! Bring the family and watch this local dancing light show from the comfort of your vehicle. Don’t forget to tune into 90.3 on your FM dial!
  7. Every dad SHOULD KNOW about Oakland County’s largest gingerbread house at the Royal Park Hotel! Help support The Salvation Army by sponsoring a $10 gingerbread brick or purchasing dessert in The Brookshire or The Commons. Click Here for more information and to see what else is going on!
  8. Every dad SHOULD KNOW about sledding at Oakland University’s golf course. But you also should know there currently isn’t any snow. However, when there is, this is free fun for the entire family and kids of all ages!
  9. If you’re looking for a great Christmas experience, why not go to one of Kensington Church’s Christmas services? Featured recently on WDIV, Kensington goes all the way to Bethlehem to see how to nations divided can come together in peace. For tickets and times, go to By the way, only Kensington can figure out a way to incorporate Eminem, Nirvana, Katy Perry, and Beyonce into the 12 days of Christmas!
  10. Finally, every dad SHOULD KNOW that Christmas is a time to enjoy with your family. Enjoy the moments the kids rush downstairs to open gifts on Christmas morning. Enjoy eating to your hearts content. Most of all, enjoy the times you have with your spouse and kids. These are the memories that Christmas should be made of!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

About Patrick Reyes

Patrick Reyes works for MRM Detroit, a leading digital agency in Birmingham. He also blogs at Rey(es) of Light and Edooce. You can follow him on Twitter at @patrickreyes.

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