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12 Drags of Christmas

By |2012-11-22T09:00:00-05:00November 22nd, 2012|Entertainment|

Royal Oak’s Five15 kicks off the holiday season with 12 Drags of Christmas, featuring local queens, at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 (doors at 7). Proceeds from the event will benefit Mittens for Detroit and the Ruth Ellis Center.
Mittens for Detroit provides new, unused mittens and gloves to those in need – both children and adults – in metro Detroit. The organization was founded by Cummings in 2010.
The show starts at 8 p.m. and includes September Murphy, Natalie Cole, Sir Walt, Hershae Chocolattae and National Entertainer of the Year 2011 Aurora Sexton.
Tickets are sold exclusively at Five15 or online at

Holiday Magic Marketplace!

The Royal Oak Farmers Market will host a Holiday Marketplace before, during and after the City Tree Lighting Ceremony from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. Over 60 local crafters and artisans, featuring antiques, collectibles, crafts, will be on hand, in addition to many downtown merchant booths. Even Santa will make an appearance! For additional information call 248-246-3276.

3rd Annual Metro Detroit’s Finest

The Metro Detroit/Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will hold the Third Annual Metro Detroit’s Finest Event benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market. This event is being held to celebrate the accomplishments of six individuals who have accepted the challenge of raising a minimum of $2,500 each over a six-week period. There will be food vendors from local restaurants, a live and silent auction, beer and wine, a photo booth and music. Local restaurants include Royal Oak Andiamo, BlackFinn, bd’s Mongolian Grill, Crispelli’s, Treat Dreams and more.

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