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Rochester Michigan in November

Why You Must Experience Rochester Michigan in November!

Rochester Michigan comes alive in November and December! Not to say this area isn’t wonderful all year long, but there’s a lot going on in these coming months and if you are in the area then you might want to know about some of these events. If you are visiting then maybe plan your trip around one that interests you.

Holiday Farmers’ Market

Location: Rochester Fire Department

Just because Summer is over doesn’t mean the Farmers’ Market is. Shop at the indoor Holiday Farmers’ Market!


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A Christmas Carol

Location: Meadow Brook Theatre

Everyone’s favorite holiday classic captivates audiences for the 37th year with the tale of a mean-spirited miser and the ghosts that haunt him. Celebrating 37 years of holiday magic!


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Holiday Expo

Location: Royal Park Hotel

Get a jump on your holiday shopping or discover some new businesses in the greater Rochester area. Free admission, light refreshments, door prizes and more!


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Festival of Trees

Location: Downtown Rochester

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.

November 16
The Festival kicks off on Friday, November 18 with the Cocktail Preview from 7-10 pm.

NOVEMBER 17 & 18

The event will be open to the public on Saturday, November 17 from 10 am – 9 pm and Sunday, November 18 from 10 am – 5 pm.  Enjoy the amazing holiday decorations, kids craft station. All proceeds benefit The Big, Bright Light Show.

The Big Bright Light Show

Location: Downtown Rochester

You are invited to brighten your holidays in Downtown Rochester with The Big, Bright Light Show! The buildings in downtown Rochester will be covered with more than 1 million points of glimmering holiday light.


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Location: Downtown Rochester

Join the merchants of downtown Rochester when they offer their customers Lagniappe (Creole for “a little something extra”) in appreciation for their support throughout the year! Big, Bright Light Show Kickoff.


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Small Business Saturday
Date: Saturday, November 24th, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Downtown Rochester

Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 24th. We encourage everyone to shop small in Downtown Rochester!













Kris Kringle Market
Date: Friday, November 30th – Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Downtown Rochester

The Downtown Rochester Kris Kringle Market was inspired by the 700-year old tradition of the open-air Christmas markets throughout Europe. The event will feature one-of-a-kind shopping, specialty foods, fresh greens & wreaths and handcrafted gifts for the holiday.  The event will be located on W. Fourth Street (between Walnut & Main).

Friday, November 30 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 Noon – 10:00 p.m.


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Phew!! I think that’s it. It’s enough, right?! 🙂 Enjoy!


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