Celebrate the holidays Royal Oak style at these city events.
Dec. 1: “Tree Lighting Ceremony.” Royal Oak’s 24th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 at City Hall Plaza. This tree lighting starts at 6:15 p.m. with caroling by Stagecrafters and performances by the Royal Oak Salvation Army Band and the Royal Oak Children’s Choir.
Dec. 1: “Holiday Marketplace.” The Royal Oak Farmers Market will host a Christmas Holiday Marketplace before, during and after the City Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4-8 p.m. featuring antiques, collectibles, crafts and downtown merchant booths. For additional information call 248-246-3276.
Dec. 2: “Winter Concert.” The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra will hold its Winter Concert on Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 at the Kimball High School Auditorium (1500 Lexington, N of 13 Mile Road off of Crooks) starting at 8 p.m. This program includes music by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, and a Carol Songfest for audience and orchestra. Tickets are available at the door. Adult tickets $10, student/senior tickets $7, and children are free. For more information call 248-988-6991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 10: “Late Fall.” – This time of year is just before the beginning of winter, so come and see the changes taking place in the woods on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Cummingston Park. No registration or appointment is necessary, just stop by and enjoy walking through this fine nature preserve. For additional information, call 248-246-3380 or visit the official Royal Oak Nature Society Web site at http://www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/nature.
Dec. 11: “A Song for the Holidays.” The South Oakland Concert Band will hold their Winter program on Dec. 11, 2005 at 3 p.m. at Kimball High School (1500 Lexington, N of 13 Mile Road off of Crooks). Admission is $5 at the door. For more information call 248-288-0858.