Celebrate Christmas in the Thumb Region of Michigan

The holidays are the perfect time of the year to travel around our beautiful state and enjoy the Holiday Light Displays, exciting Christmas Parades, magical Holiday Shows and Events.

Christmas Pole
The Big Bright Light Show in Rochester Michigan at Christmas

Rochester Michigan Christmas Lights

Brighten your holidays in downtown Rochester with The Big, Bright Light Show!

Of course Christmas is the time when we all gather in the local Christmas Tree Farms to pick out the perfect Christmas Tree, enjoy hot chocolate and apple cider while taking a horse drawn sleigh-ride through the woods of Michigan. Enjoy Life, Christmas Life, with Michigan Life!

What to See and Do in Region 6 -Michigan's Thumb Area

Fifteen years prior to being bitten with the fruit passion, Stan Pankiewicz worked in a nearby apple orchard. He started there in 1969 and worked for several years for an elderly man named Harvey. It was a way for Stan to make a supplemental income for his growing family.

Our Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Farm always opens the Saturday before Thanksgiving 9-5 daily with wagon rides to and from the plantation. We have over 118 acres of spruce and firs.

Christmas trees, Fresh wreaths and roping. Hot drinks in the barn. Exotic animals.

December 5, 2020 5:30 PM

The Harbor Beach Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will travel from City Hall east down State Street to the light and then south on Huron Avenue to Trescott Street. Join Harbor Beach for this festive occasion!

Western's Tree Farm in Applegate Michigan is a 3rd generation family owned business for 60 years. In addition to Christmas Trees they make their own Wreaths, Garland, Porch Pots and Christmas Crafts. Enjoy a Horse drawn and tractor hayride, visit Santa, and check out their Craft Shop.

Choose from a variety of our trees:

2020 Dates: Nov 27-29 Dec 4-7, 11-14, 17-24, 26-30

Costumed villagers prepare for the holiday season in the Village’s homes and shops. The Colwell Opera House presents live entertainment, and Santa Claus visits with the children. See model trains and craft demonstrations, and enjoy holiday music and unique shopping opportunities.

Offering 20 acres of choose-&-cut or fresh pre-cut Christmas trees from the following varieties: Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir and Scotch Pine. Garland, wreaths and living trees also available. Saws, shaking and wrapping service. We may be small, but our well-groomed farm and beautiful trees are sure to keep you coming back.

MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER - JANUARY 3, 2021

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.

Friday - Sunday: 9am - 5pm

Country Christmas Tree Farm & Gifts is a full service Christmas Tree Farm. Christmas Trees, Christmas Wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations, saws provided, trees tied, sleigh rides

Friday, Nov 20, 2020 – Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 7:00pm

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.

Natural Tree Farm features Blue, White, Black Hills and Norway Spruce. We also offer tree wrapping, fresh cut trees, and trees 9-feet and bigger. Open for the season the Saturday after Thanksgiving to December 15 from 9am-dark.

Friday, January 17, 2020 – Sunday, January 19, 2020

Annual Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester is back for another year of family fun and festivities. Enjoy the ice sculptures along Main Street, tube sledding hill, ice skating rink, dog sled rides, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, fireworks, food trucks and tent and so much more!

Located in southern St. Clair County near Macomb County, Michigan. We sell the Colorado Blue Spruce Christmas trees. All sizes are available up to 8 feet. Cut your own tree or select from our pre-cut trees. Saws and twine are provided. Free shaking and wrapping. Convenient tree carts for your tree, camp fires, and warming barn.

2020 Dates: ?

Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade.
Bring the family to enjoy the largest Christmas parade in Michigan. The parade will include floats, bands and of course, Santa Claus. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 248-651-6700.

December 12th, 2020. Parade starts at 2:00pm

The Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade, and is right out from the pages of a Victorian Christmas.... Go back in time and experience the pageantry and beauty of horses and equestrians dressed in the their holiday finest in Lexington's Christmas Horse Parade!

Awesome night in Lexington. Does not get anymore Americana than this night.

Santa, chestnuts, tree lighting, carols. A great way to kick off the holiday.

Welcome to one of Michigan's favorite attractions. Come out and take part in some of the finest fruits our state has to offer. You can pick your own apples, cherries, pears or grapes, or let us do it for you. You can even have your next party, conference, BBQ or trade fairs on our grounds.

Sat, December 7, 2019 4pm – 8pm

Christmas Tree Lighting and Merchant Luminary Walk

MBTB Tasting Room unites the founders of MichiganByTheBottle.com with multiple Michigan wineries to bring a taste of the state’s wine trails to metro Detroit.

Brewing World Class Beers with Tradition and Innovative Technology.

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