Here's a guide to some of the popular community events celebrating the Christmas season. Click on each event for more details. Then, help us make this list all-inclusive by adding details of your own events in the comments section attached to this story.

Gingerbread House at Royal Park Hotel

  • When: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 through Christmas
  • Where: The lobby of the Royal Park Hotel
  • Cost: Free to admire and take photos 

A Christmas Carol

  • When: Friday Nov. 16 through Dec. 23
  • Where: Meadowbrook Theatre
  • Cost: $17-$34
  • To reserve a spot: 248-377-3300 

Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk

  • When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 23-Dec. 22
  • Where: Meadow Brook Hall
  • Cost: $5-$20

Lagniappe (and the start of the )

  • When: 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26
  • Where: Downtown Rochester
  • Cost: Free

Kris Kringle Market

  • When: 2-9 p.m. Nov. 30, noon-10 p.m. Dec. 1 
  • Where: West Fourth Street between Main and Market streets in downtown Rochester
  • Cost: Free to browse, but there is a cost for food, drinks and shopping at the outdoor European-style market.

'Forever Christmas'

  • When: Nov. 30-Dec. 9 (shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays)
  • Where: Avon Players Theatre
  • Cost: $18
  • More information:  www.­AvonPlayers.­org

Annual Greens Market

  • When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
  • Where: St Philip's Episcopal Church
  • Cost: $2

the OPC Annual Christmas Show

  • When: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 7
  • Where: Older Persons Commission
  • Cost:  Free
  • To reserve a spot: 248-608-0251

Santa's Visit on the Farm

  • When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
  • Where: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
  • Cost: $4 for members; $7 for nonmembers; adults are free.
  • To reserve a spot: 248.656.4663

Hometown Christmas Parade

  • When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
  • Where: Down Main Street in downtown Rochester
  • Cost: Free to watch

Polar Express Celebration

  • When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7
  • Where: Rochester Hills Public Library
  • Cost: Free
  • To reserve a spot: Sign up beginning Nov. 23 at www.rhpl.org

Brunch With Santa

  • When: 10-noon Saturday, Dec. 15
  • Where: The Rochester Community House
  • Cost: $4 for kids; $7 12 and over
  • To reserve a spot: 248-651-0622

Story Time with Santa at Dinosaur Hill

  • When: Sunday, Dec. 9; groups start at 11 a.m. 
  • Where: Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
  • Cost: $7 per child
  • To reserve a spot: Call 248-656-0999

Rochester Symphony Orchestra "Lights of the Season"

  • When: 8:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14
  • Where: St. Andrew Church, Rochester
  • Cost: $25.00 adult; $5.00 student
  • To reserve your spot:  248-651-4181

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

  • When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
  • Where: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
  • Cost: $4 for members; $7 for nonmembers; $10 at the door.
  • To reserve a spot: 248.656.4663

Elegant Christmas Luncheon to benefit Rochester Symphony

  • When: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tues., Dec. 18 
  • Where: Royal Park Hotel 
  • Cost: $45 per person 
  • To reserve a spot: 248-651-7337

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