Berkley welcomes Santa, preps for holiday shopping

Need to get in the holiday spirit? Downtown Berkley is the place to be during Hometown Holidays.

The Downtown Development Authority is inviting one and all to gather for the annual Hometown Holidays Saturday afternoon and evening.

Watch the video above to get a sneak peek at the fun.

Step back in time with vintage trolley rides, carolers, a petting zoo, community art project, treats, and deals from the unique restaurants and shops downtown leading up to the Hometown Holidays Lights Parade. After the parade, gather to enjoy the tree lighting, visit with Santa, drink some hot cocoa, and get in the spirit while riding in a horse drawn carriage.

The fun starts at 1:00 p.m. and goes until 8:00. Here's the rundown of events from Berkley.

In the Afternoon
Free Vintage Trolley Rides from 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Trolley stops along 12 Mile Road and Coolidge Hwy.
Discounts, special activities and holiday treats at your favorite Berkley stores and restaurants.
Stop in Articipate (Free) to work on a Community Art Project
Chance to win prizes from participating Berkley stores and restaurants
Petting zoo (Free), 2:00-5:00pm at 12 Mile Road and Tyler.
Frozen Sing-along and crafts 2:00 at the Berkley Public Library
Carnival Games (Free), 1:30 - 4:00 pm on Coolidge

In the Evening
Holiday Lights Parade, 5:30 pm
Tree lighting ceremony immediately after the parade at the Gazebo in front of City Hall.
Visit with Santa and drink hot chocolate in the gazebo.
Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides immediately before and after the parade* Ticket charge per person/family rate available.
For details visit Questions call RoseAnn at 248-239-0284 or email
Hometown Holidays brought to you by Berkley Downtown Development Authority.
Holiday Lights Parade brought to you by Berkley Holiday Lights Parade Committee.
Trolley sponsored by Air-Master Heating and Air Conditioning and other sponsors are The Print Stop and Berkley Area Chamber of Commerce.

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