The Jolly Old Elf will make one of his first stops of the season this weekend at The Mall at Partridge Creek, capping off the mall's two-day tree lighing celebration by flipping the switch on more than 300,000 lights and a 42-foot tree.
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Here's a schedule of events and activities planned throughout the weekend:
Saturday, Nov. 10
- 12:30 p.m. – Magician Jasen Magic at the Center Court Stage. Magic will also perform a strolling show Saturday and Sunday.
- 2-2:30 p.m. – Chippewa Valley High School choir at the Center Court Stage
- 2-6 p.m. – Green Screen photo station sponsored by Motor City Co-op Credit Union
- 4-8 p.m. – Brian Sheehan Band at the Center Court Stage
Sunday, Nov. 11
- 1 p.m. – Magician Jasen Magic at the Center Court Stage
- 3-6 p.m. – Cancel Monday band at the Center Court Stage
- 4:30-8:30 p.m. – Green Screen photo station
- 6:30 p.m. – Michigan Opera Theatre Community Programs Choir
- 6:30 p.m. – Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace will serve free apple cider and donuts near the Nordstrom Court while supplies last, and children in attendance will be given free light wands just before the lighting ceremony begins.
- 7 p.m. – Fresh 100.3’s Jay Towers welcomes Santa Claus, led by the Detroit Pistons Drum Line, to the Center Court
- 7:30-9 p.m. – Santa at Parisian, guests may bring their own cameras to take pictures