November 7 2018

Holiday events in Shelby Township

Holiday Fun in Shelby Township 2018

Holiday family fun is happening all season long in Shelby Township and surrounding areas! Here are just a few ideas for all ages:

  • Gingerbread Barn at Wolcott Mill Metropark
    November 24 and 25, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Create your own gingerbread barn—fun for the whole family. Supplies will be provided. Preregistration required. For more information call (586) 752-5932 or visit the website.
  • Tree Trimming at the Shelby Township Library
    November 29, 6-7 p.m.
    This annual tree trimming event takes place in the library atrium. Children can decorate ornaments to trim the tree or take home. Cookies and refreshments will be served. Learn more.
  • Heritage Holidays at Wolcott Mill Metropark
    November 30-December 1, 7-8 and 14-15; 6-9 p.m.
    Bring the entire family to the historical center for holiday fun. Children can make a craft and visit with Santa. There will also be horse drawn wagon rides, hot chocolate, mulled cider and s’mores. Learn more.
  • A Sterling Christmas at Dodge Park
    December 1, 5:45-8:30 p.m.
    A great event for the whole family! Tree lighting, music, visits with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, petting farm, carousel, train rides, ice skating, refreshments and more! Learn more.
  • Lunch with Santa at Wolcott Mill Camp Rotary
    December 2, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Enjoy lunch and a visit with Santa. Make a holiday craft to take home and go for a horse-drawn wagon ride. Bring your camera! Preregistration required, (586) 752-5932. Learn more.
  • Holiday Tree Lighting in Utica
    December 2, 6 p.m.
    Santa and Mrs. Claus come to downtown Utica with actual reindeer and elves. Highlights include the cast of A Christmas Carol from the Meadowbrook Theatre production. Horse drawn carriage rides, tree lighting and more! Learn more.
  • Lightbulb Ornaments at Stoney Creek Metropark
    December 3, 1 p.m.
    Create holiday ornaments and decorations using elements found in nature. For ages 5 and over. Must preregister by calling (586) 781-9113. Learn more.
  • Christmas Aglow at Shelby Township Municipal Grounds
    December 6, 7 p.m.
    Family event with many highlights including a visit with Santa, caroling, kids crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, refreshments and more. This year’s theme is “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.” For more information, visit
  • Breakfast with Santa at Shelby Community Center
    December 8, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.
    Family-style breakfast of pancakes and sausage. Bring your own camera and wish list. Mrs. Claus and friends will also be there. Preregistration required. For more information, call (586) 731-0300 or see page 22 of the Parks and Recreation Newsletter.
  • Snacks with Santa at Stoney Creek Metropark
    December 8, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    December 9, 1 p.m.
    Visit with Santa! Also enjoy story time, seasonal crafts, musicians and goodies to eat. Preregistration required. For more information call (586) 781-9113 or visit the website.
  • A Pioneer Christmas at Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center
    December 8-9, Noon–4 p.m.
    Learn how the pioneers celebrated Christmas. The pioneer cabin will be decorated for Christmas. Crafts and activities for all ages, including old-fashioned ornament sessions. For more information, see their Facebook page.
  • Dinner and Dancing with Santa Claus at Cherry Creek Banquet Center
    December 13, 6 p.m.
    Family event with a buffet dinner, DJ and dancing, and visit with Santa Claus, Rudolph and Frosty. Children will receive a small gift. Reserved seating. Call (586) 731-0300. Learn more.
  • Holiday Storytime with Mrs. Claus at the Shelby Township Library
    December 15, 2-3 p.m.
    Mrs. Claus will read holiday stories, followed by a sing-along of classic holiday songs. Children will make a holiday craft to take home and be able to have a picture taken with Mrs. Claus. Learn more.
  • Shelby Twp. 9th Annual Jingle Bell Run at Shelby Twp Community Center
    December 16, 9 a.m.
    Annual 5k run benefiting the Penrickton Center for Blind Children, Cat Tail Acres, Macomb County Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors, Shelby Fire/EMS Burn Center, National MPS, K9 Stray Rescue League and Trinity Community Care. For more information and to register online, visit
  • Santa visits the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center
    December 16, 12-4 p.m.
    Visit with Santa and give him your list! Parents, bring your own camera for pictures. For more information, see their Facebook page.
  • White Christmas Dinner Dance at the Shelby Twp. Senior Center
    December 21, 5:30 p.m.
    Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and music by the Tri City Plus. Advance tickets required. Call (586) 739-7540.
*Events and times a subject to change without notice.