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7 Must Do Events in Royal Oak this December!

1. Skate with Santa

Royal Oak has a new ice rink located in Centennial Commons Park on Third and Troy. For the first time you will have three opportunities to skate with Santa on the new rink this December! These events will take place on December 9th, 10th, and 11th. There will be several radio stations on site as well as hot chocolate and marshmallows for roasting over the fire. Check out all of the details at The Rink at Royal Oak.

2. Royal Oak Jingle & Light Parade

Join the community on Saturday December 10th from 12pm to 10pm for a holiday light parade on Main St, including photos with Santa, live reindeer, a cookie crawl and winter market. For all of the details surrounding this event, check out the Royal Oak Jingle and Light Parade.

3. Santacon Pub Crawl

Put on your best Santa costume, ugly sweater, or holiday attire for this pub crawl Saturday December 17th starting at 4pm! Purchase tickets to get free entry to the best bars with cash prizes for best costume, up to 50% off drink specials, up to 20% off select food specials, and live music! For more details and tickets, go to Royal Oak Santacon Crawl 2022.

4. Detroit Zoo Wild Lights

With over 5 million LED lights illuminating trees, buildings, and animal sculptures through a half mile trail, this immersive experience has quickly become a bucket list event. Tickets must be purchased in advance and no tickets will be sold at the entrance. This event will be taking place from 5-10:30pm December 8th-11th, 15th-23rd,  and 26th-31st. To find out more and purchase tickets in advance, go to Detroit Zoo Wild Lights 2022.

5. Whiskey and Wine Festival

Hosted by the Royal Oak Farmers Market at 316 E 11 Mile Rd, this event kicks off Saturday December 10th from 6-10pm! Along with Whiskey and Wine, this event will have live music from Cosmic Groove and food available for purchase. To grab your tickets, click the link for the Royal Oak Farmers Market.

6. Hip-Prov All Star Holiday Show

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, located at 310 S Troy St, is hosting a one night only holiday hip-hop based improv show December 21st starting at 7:30pm! Appearances include Josh Adams, Heather Sejnow, TBarb, Tim Finkel, Beatboxer Stevie Soul, and hosted by Tam White and Jake Russell. Grab your tickets at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle.

7. The Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Show

“The Queens of Christmas” are coming to the Royal Oak Music Theatre Thursday December 8th at 7pm. Join in on the music and comedy the New York Times says is “sure to lift your spirits and make you howl with laughter.” Grab your tickets at Royal Oak Music Theatre.

Stay where you play!

Hotel Royal Oak is your perfect home away from home, just steps from all of the action in Royal Oak this holiday season. When planning your holiday events or nights out on the town in Royal Oak, contact Hotel Royal Oak for exclusive deals and discounts to bars, restaurants, group bookings and events throughout the city. 

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