6:00 pm18:00

Haig's Holiday Party

Join us for our annual Holiday Party!

We will have Entertainment from Sheila Landis and Rick Matle, Wine from Cose Di Lusso, cheese from The Cheese Lady and deserts from Holy Cannoli. 

Any purchase of $200 or more through December 8th will be entered in our  raffle  of gift certificates at 6:30 of $250, 7:30 of $500 and 8;30 of $1,000. Winner must be present 

Additionally, there will be a raffle on December 20th for an additional $1,000 gift certificate for those that cannot attend  the Holiday Party. 

9:00 am09:00

Christmas Parade

Bring the family downtown to enjoy the largest Christmas parade in Michigan. Arrive early to get the best spot to see floats, bands, and Santa Claus. For more information, call 248-651-6700.

Dec 3

Kris Kringle Market

Visitors can enjoy food, shopping, entertainment, and ambiance of this open-air market which features fresh greens, wreaths, handcrafted gifts and specialty foods for the holiday.

9:00 am09:00



The 44th annual Lagniappe (Creole for "a little something extra") kicks off the holiday season just in time for Thanksgiving in Downtown Rochester. Merchants offer "lagniappe" to their customers as a token of appreciation for their support throughout the year. Enjoy strolling carolers, free horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa Claus, and the lighting of the Big, Bright Light Show at 7:00pm. For more information, call 248-656-0060. 

Nov 20

Festival of Trees

Rochester Community House

The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes, centerpieces and Gingerbread Houses designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community. We are seeking businesses, organizations, individuals and families to donate their time and talents as Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Designers. In exchange for your donation, all designers will receive a tax-deductible receipt for all the materials used in the creation of your item. All items will be available for sale or auction at the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, with proceeds benefiting The Big, Bright Light Show.

Oct 31

Lueur Jewelry Show NYCWe

  • Jacob K. Javits COnvention Center

We will be exhibiting Friday through Monday at the Lueur show. 

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Oct 24


Rochester Mills Beer Co.

An event for the entire family featuring moonwalks, petting zoo, pony rides, games, live entertainment, great food, and of course, German-style lager beer. For more information, call 248-650-5080 or visit

9:30 pm21:30

Downtown Trick-or-Treat


Watch the streets of Rochester come to life with ghosts, ghouls, superheroes and more as children trick-or-treat with the downtown merchants! Children can then meet at the corner of East Street and E. University for a costume parade at 5:15 pm. For more information, call 248-656-0060 or visit

9:30 pm21:30

Rochester Posed


Join us in Downtown Rochester for an evening of shopping, dining and live mannequins! Live Mannequins will be “posed” in storefronts from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. This year’s theme is Classic Movies. For more information, call 248/656-0060 or visit

Sep 11

Art & Apples Festival®

Presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts, this festival features over 290 exceptional artists, free children’s art zone, great music, dancing, delicious food, and more! For more information, call 248-651-4110 or visit

9:00 pm21:00

Rockin' Rods 'N Rochester

9:00am - 5:00pm • Downtown Rochester

Shift gears and cruise downtown for a nostalgic look at classic cars including hot rods, custom cars, muscle cars, specialty vehicles and more! Proceeds benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind. For more information, call 248-375-5096.

9:00 pm21:00

Princess & Pirate Ball

4:00-7:00pm • Royal Park Hotel

Calling all pirates and princesses! Grab your tiaras and treasure and join us for great food, dancing, magical kids’ crafts, silent auction and more! Tickets for the Princess & Pirate Ball are $30 for adults, $10 for kids 5- 12 and kids under 5 years of age are free. Tickets are available at the Rochester DDA Office, 308 ½ Main Street.