'Tis the season for photos with Santa Claus. Here's a list of places the jolly old elf will be found around Clinton Township.
Ride with Santa aboard the Holiday Express train, Dec. 1, 15 and 22 at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $14 for Clinton Township residents and $18 for non-residents. Registration can be completed at the Parks and Recreation Department, 40700 Romeo Plank Road, at the department’s website or by fax.
Clinton-Macomb Public Library - Main Branch
Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Santa will be visiting the Main Branch to read stories and take pictures. Children must be preregistered and under 12 years old.
Clinton-Macomb Public Library - South Branch
Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Santa will be visiting the South Branch to read stories and take pictures.Children must be preregistered and under 12 years old.
Santa will be in the mall's center court until Christmas Eve. Visit the mall website for more information.
Nordstrom in The Mall at Partridge Creek – Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. Enjoy a family breakfast, holiday activities, face painting and a balloon bender, plus a visit with Santa. Space is limited. Tickets are $17 per person or free for two years and under.
Macomb Township Hall
Santa leads the eighth annual holiday tree lighting on Nov. 28 and poses for pictures in the Macomb Township Recreation Center during the after glow. The tree lighting starts at 7 p.m. Cookies, hot chocolate and crafts will be available during the after glow.
Ray Wiegand's Nursery
Santa and Elvin visit Wiegand's Nursery, 47747 Romeo Plank Road, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23 from noon to 4 p.m. Photos will be available for $5 or you are welcome to take your own. Kids can do a craft for an additional $5.
Donner and Blitzen will visit with Elvin on Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Clinton-Macomb Public Library - North Branch
Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Santa will be visiting the North Branch to read stories and take pictures. There will also be a small craft. Children must be preregistered and under 12 years old.
Heritage Holidays – Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center
Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 30-Dec. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit the mill to meet Santa Claus and make keepsake crafts reminiscent of Christmas past, experience a 1950s Christmas in the barn and enjoy a cup of hot mulled cider from Mrs. Claus. Guests are also invited to watch the light show at the gazebo and warm up by the bonfire with "S’more-fun".
Preregistration is required. The event is $1 per person. Call 586-749-5997.
Lunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus – Lake St. Clair Metropark
Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fun begins with Rosco the Clown and story time with Mrs. Claus, followed by lunch and a visit with Santa at the Thomas S. Welsh Activity Center. Children will make a craft, and get their picture taken with Santa, plus receive a small gift from him.
Admission is by advance ticket sales only. Tickets are are $7 per person and on sale at the park office.
Lunch with Santa – Wolcott Mill Metropark
Dec. 1 and 2 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Enjoy lunch and a visit with Santa, make a holiday craft to take home, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride, weather permitting.
Tickets are $7 per child/$4 per adult and are on sale at the Farm Center. Preregistration is required.
Lunch with Santa – Stony Creek Metropark
Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit with a visit, lunch, and sing-along with Santa. Kids can make a Christmas craft to take home, too.
Tickets are $5 per child/$3 per adult and are on sale at the Nature Center. Preregistration is required.
Rosco the Clown will welcome Santa to Macomb Mall Nov. 17. The event begins in the Kohl's Court at 10 a.m. with Rosco the Clown's magic performance and story time. Santa will arrive at the completion of story time. The festivities will include balloon animals, airbrush tattoos, entertainment and a coloring event. Kids can also enter to win an Xbox 360 donated by Sears. Kids ages 3-12 can color a picture and enter to win a $100 Macomb Mall Gift Card.
Santa will arrive at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in front of Somerset Collection North between J Alexander’s and Capital Grille. There will be stilt walkers, jugglers, a caroling quartet and townspeople handing out roasted almonds to guests.
At 7 p.m., the Dearborn Marching Band will begin playing a holiday tune from Nordstrom’s to the center doors as Santa arrives in a horse-drawn carriage with Princess Celeste.
- Monday through Saturday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Sunday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Thanksgiving: CLOSED
- Christmas Eve: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Capture a great shot of the kids with Santa? Upload it here or text it to 586-764-3791.