Events at the Village

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The Village once again continues the tradition of a visit with Santa-without all the commercial hype. It is a free visit and no cost because you get to take your own photos. Enjoy the magic of "Santa's Snug" and start your holiday tradition at the Village of Rochester Hills.

Upload your photos to our Facebook or Instagram feed for a chance to win a $25 gift cards throughout the holiday season. #thevorh and #bestsanta

Helping to bring Santa to the Village in 2017:



SANTA HOURS: Please note that Santa will need to take a break mid way through his shift when he is working long use the restroom, feed the reindeer or even grab a cookie.

Santa Visits-November 2017

  • Friday, November 17, 8-10p *Light the Village
  • Saturday, November 18, 5-8p *Special Needs Only
  • Sunday, November 19, 3-6pm  *Pet Night Only ($10 donation)
  • Thanksgiving - Closed
  • Friday, November 24, 11a-8p 
  • Saturday, November 25, 11a-8p
  • Sunday, November 26, 1-5p

Santa Visits-December 2017

  • Friday, December 1, 4-8p
  • Saturday, December 2, 1-8p
  • Sunday, December 3, 1-5p
  • Friday, December 8, 3-8pm 
  • Saturday, December 9, 10a-8p
  • Sunday, December 10, 1-5p
  • Friday, December 15, 5-8p
  • Saturday, December 16, 10a-8pm 
  • Sunday, December 17, 1-5p
  • Friday, December 22, 10a-8p
  • Saturday, December 23, 10a-8p
  • Sunday, December 24, 10a-5pm 








The 16th Annual Light the Village is on November 17, 2017. 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 16 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 two years ago, and this year it will grow with a sponsorship from Ascension Crittenton Hospital. The fireworks have become one of the highlights of the event along with the lighting of our Village and of course the arrival of Santa." 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

Festivities begin at six in the evening with family-friendly activities, music and entertainment. The annual parade will kick off at 7 o'clock sharp with the highlight of the trip down Village Main ending with the man of the hour, Old St. Nick!

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

Motor City Irish Dancers, Caroling with the Violette's, Dancing with Pointe Academy, Bounce Houses, Mini-FireTruck Rides, Hot Cocoa from the OPC, Soup from Noodles & Co, Stilt Walkers, Facepainting, Glow Sticks, Parade with the Rochester Hills Fire Department, Stoney Creek HS Band, 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!

And added 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 2017 Fireworks Sponsors:

Ascension Crittenton Hospital & Village of Rochester Hills

 Thank you to our 2017 Holiday Sponsor:

Cornerstone Community Financial