Light the Village 2018

The 17th Annual Light the Village is on November 16, 2018. This holiday tradition hosted by the Village of Rochester Hills brings the community of Rochester Hills and the surrounding neighborhoods together for an evening of celebration and "plain-ole" fun! It's about giving back to the community and kicking off the holiday season. It's an evening for families and friends to come together and experience a TRADITION; the tradition of music and entertainment, the tradition of a festive light display, the tradition of SANTA's arrival and the tradition of family and friends gathered for a community purpose.

fireworks"After a 17 year tradition, the Village continues to keep Light the Village unique and fresh with new features each year," states Marketing Director, Shelleen McHale. "The City of Rochester Hills brought us an amazing light show three years ago, and this year we are adding a second stage!" In addition to lighting the Village with over 800,000 lights, which includes the 25 foot Christmas tree, the sky will once again be illuminated with fireworks and music show. It is truly an event families do not want to miss! Kick off the holiday season with us and bring donations to support the local Meals on Wheels program that is brought to our community through the OPC



List of items to bring to donate:

1. Eye glass wipes
2. Note cards and stamps
3. Magnifiers
4. Paper products (Toilet Tissue/ Paper Towels)
5. Bathroom Toiletries (soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste)
6. Lap Throw Blankets
7. Large print word searches
8. Calendars,
9. Grocery and Drug Store Gift Cards
10. Cocoa, coffee or tea

This year we will be hosting two stages! 

STAGE 1 (Located by the Fire Pit and Community Tree)

5:30pm  Children's Choir from St. Irenaeus Catholic Church 

6:00pm  Meadow Brook Theatre's Carolers


6:30pm  Motor City Irish Dancers

7-8pm  Break

8:00pm  Adams HS Marching Band

8:30pm  Motor City Irish Dancers

STAGE 2 (Located in front of AR Workshop by Festival Park)

6:00pm  David Thomas & Co.

7:00pm  Welcome Mayor Barnett and our SPECIAL GUEST

7:30pm  SANTA Arrives on Stage after we LIGHT THE VILLAGE *children will assist in the Magic of Christmas to get the fire works to start

7:45pm SANTA makes his way to Santa's Snug for visits with the children

7:45pm  Stoney Creek Drumline

8:00pm  David Thomas & Co. 

Check out this list of fun "stuff" to do and see!

In addition to the Stage entertainment, we have a special guest coming this year! Plus, families can enjoy bounce houses, our sponsor, Cornerstone Community Financial passing out glow sticks, Mini-FireTruck Rides, Hot Cocoa from the Williams-Sonoma or Pottery Barn for St. Judes, Soup from Noodles & Co, Make & Take ornament with English Gardens, Wood Carving Demonstration with Village Fine Art Gallery, Catalina Jewelers is passing out glow rings & cookies, The Little Donut Factory will be passing out FREE HOT coffee & cider plus you can purchase ome hot donut holes, OPC passing out Jingle Bell necklaces to the first 1000 children and visits with Santa....and more!

Connect with us on our Facebook page to keep up to date on the event and see who is coming to entertain!

Again this year for everyone's convenience...

added parking at Adams High School with shuttles running from 5-10pm. So park and ride to make your trip easier!


 Thank you to our 2018 Holiday Sponsor:

Cornerstone Community Financial