6:00 PM - Event Begins
6:15 PM - Tree Lighting Ceremony Begins
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus - Photos by Waterhouse Photography (The Den)
Holiday Craft (The Den)
S'mores (Outside the Den)
Live Ice Sculpting (Auburn Road)
Live Reindeer (Auburn Road)
Christmas Caroling (Auburn Road)
Detroit Mini Donut Food Truck (Auburn Road)
Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Cookies (Auburn Road)
Live music and storytelling performances (University Center)
Live winter character performances from Snow Queen, Ann, and Ollie (University Center)
Christmas Wagon Rides Around Town (near the Den at Primary Street)
Creative Writing Contest
The Auburn Hills City Council invites you to participate in the annual Creative Writing Contest! Winners will be acknowledged citywide and will be invited on stage to help the Mayor and Santa light the tree! Essays must be postmarked or e-mailed by Monday, November 22nd.
Sponsored by the City of Auburn Hills and the Tax Increment Finance Authority.
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
There is nothing more magical than watching a Christmas tree lighting up for the first time during the holiday season! The City of Auburn Hills Tree Lighting Ceremony is a time for the community to come together to celebrate the start of the holiday season. We have many activities planned for people of all ages!