The Village of Rochester Hills “LIGHT THE VILLAGE” To Dazzle & Delight This Friday!

The Village of Rochester Hills “LIGHT THE VILLAGE” To Dazzle & Delight This Friday!

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The Village of Rochester Hills Shopping Center

Kick off The Holidays with a Fireworks Display, Shopping, & Free Visits with Santa

Friday, November 17 at 6:00PM


The Village of Rochester Hills, metropolitan Detroit’s premier outdoor lifestyle shopping and dining destination, is once again kicking off the most wonderful time of the year on Friday, November 17, 2023, with their annual Light The Village holiday celebration.  The 375,000 square foot outdoor shopping center will be covered with over 800,000 dazzling-colored lights and offer an evening of family-fun entertainment. The event will delight folks of all ages and include holiday music and entertainment, delicious food, a spectacular fireworks display, and Santa Claus’s first appearance for 2023!

The Light The Village event will feature:

*Holiday Music

*Santa Claus’ Grand Entrance – at 6:45pm

 *FREE walk-up visits to see Santa – from 8pm-9pm

*Fireworks Show – beginning promptly at 7:15pm

*Food Trucks

            *The Grilled Wrap


            *Detroit Popcorn Co.

            *Sugar Honey Macaroons

            *Armandos Taqueria

            *Little Donut Truck

*Fun Interactions from 6:00pm-9:00pm with Stilt Walkers, Fire Performers, LED Performers, and Balloon Twisters

*Magic Show at 6:30pm

*The Grinch and Cindy Lou Appearances

*Free Face Painting

*Free Arts & Crafts Activities compliments of Paint Creek Center for the Arts

*Free shuttle service from Adams High School beginning at 5:30pm

The Village of Rochester Hills is your go-to destination this holiday season. Starting November 17 through Christmas Eve, The Village will be offering FREE events all season long, including seasonal music from local carolers, a petting farm and reindeer visits, and free weekly walk-up visits to see Santa.

With over 50 unique and sought-after retailers, including Von Maur, lululemon, Woodhouse Day Spa, and Barnes & Nobles, guests can find something for everyone on their shopping list. The Village also offers a collection of restaurants that are sure to satisfy hungry holiday shoppers.

The beautifully decorated center is conveniently located at 104 N. Adams Road at the corner of Adams and Walton, in Rochester Hills. All holiday festivities are free and open to the public. For a full list of events, visit

The Village of Rochester Hills Special Holiday Hours
Holiday Hours (Black Friday 11/24 to 12/23) Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm / Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Closed Thanksgiving 11/23 and Christmas 12/25

Christmas Eve 12/24: 10:00am-5:00pm

New Years Eve 12/31 & New Years Day 1/1: 10:00am-6:00pm

Restaurant & Von Maur hours may vary.


The Light The Village event is taking place on Friday, November 17, 2023 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Free Shuttle service to/from Adams High School is available from 5:30pm to 9:30pm.


The Village of Rochester Hills

104 N. Adams Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309


Light The Village is a FREE event for all guests.

Visits with Santa are also FREE!

All visits with Santa will be walk-up visits and will be available to all who want to visit during Santa’s hours. Guests should bring their own camera as photographers will not be provided.


About The Village of Rochester Hills

The Village of Rochester Hills, metropolitan Detroit’s premier and award-winning outdoor lifestyle shopping center, was developed in 2002 by Robert B. Aikens & Associates, LLC. This dynamic 375,000-square-foot property, in the heart of Rochester Hills, Michigan, is co-anchored by Whole Foods and Von Maur.  The Village boasts an outstanding mix of notable retailers and standout stores like Sephora, lululemon, Barnes & Noble, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, EVEREVE, Soft Surroundings, Woodhouse Day Spa, Banana Republic, Aveda, Eddie Bauer, Chico’s, White House | Black Market, and a broad selection of dining options include BRAVO! Italian Kitchen, Kruse & Muer, Mitchell’s Fish Market, P.F. Chang’s, Shake Shack, Chipotle, The Jagged Fork, and Starbucks.  The center features a walkable, pedestrian friendly streetscape, beautiful fountain and firepit, lush gardens and an outdoor park that is home to signature events and community activities.

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Lindsey Jenn

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