The lights are up and The Village of Rochester Hills is showing its festive spirit!

Whether you are meeting friends for some holiday cheer or looking for a place to relax after power shopping, The Village has four great Happy Hour options: 

DSCN2325B Spot Burgers wants you to "slide on in" for Happy Hour and they've got the specials to entice you to do just that. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, the B Spot features slider specials. One slider is $1.99 or you can get six for $9.99 or a dozen for $17.99. To wash them down, draft beer is $3, wine $4 and B Spot's wide selection of bourbon is $5 for a 1.25 ounce pour. If your looking for something more, signature cocktails, like the Bacon Old-Fashioned, is $6 or well drinks are $4.

Get there early as the bar fills up fast.

Right next to theVillage's popular Santa Snug, Bravo! Cucina Italiana celebrates HappyDSCN2316 Hour Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to close Grab a seat around the large rectangular bar to enjoy special pricing on bar plates, like Bravo fries with crumbled bacon and gorgonzola, and drink deals including $5 Martini Wednesday or $5 Wine Pour Thursdays.  We're hoping the scrumptious Hot Apple Cider Martini comes back for the holidays!

Looking for a warm, relaxed atmosphere? Max & Erma's is ready for you. Their Monday through Friday Happy Hour is from 2 p.m. to 6 pm. and includes great drink specials and featured appetizers. The drinks start with domestic beer for $2, craft beer for $3 and featured cocktails for $4. Appetizers, like nachos, meatballs and pretzels, are only $5 during Happy Hour.  

If you're craving seasonal spirit in liquid form, they've got that too, with special drinks like Fiery Cider (Fireball cinnamon whiskey with Angry Orchard hard cider) for $7.25.

mitchellsAt Mitchell's Fish Market they call it Martini Hour but don't worry, the specials encompass much more than that. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Friday domestic drafts are $3, imported drafts are $4.50 and wine is $5 a glass. Martinis and cocktails, including the Vermont Apple Martini, are $5. There are four levels of munchies pricing starting at $4 for shrimp potstickers or fried zucchini, $5 Asian chicken lettuce wrap, $6 crispy calamari or $7 Baja fish tacos and much more.

Mitchell's Market Bar is spacious with a variety of high tops, tables and booths. It's the perfect place to put down the shopping bags and kick back.

Wherever you choose to unwind, Happy Holidays from The Village!

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The Village once again continues the tradition of a visit with Santa-without all the commercial hype. It is a free visit and no cost because you get to take your own photos. Enjoy the magic of "Santa's Snug" and start your holiday tradition at the Village of Rochester Hills.
Friday,November 20: 7-9pm
"Light the Village" and Santa Arrives at 7pm (entertainment and fun start at 6pm)
Saturday, November 21: 1-5pm
Sunday, November 22: 1-5pm
Friday, November 27: 1-5pm 
Saturday, November 28: 1-6pm
Sunday, November 29: 1-5pm
Friday, December 4: 4-8pm
Saturday, December 5: 1-6pm
Sunday, December 6: 1-5pm
Friday, December 11: 4-8pm
Saturday, December 12: 1-6pm
Sunday, December 13: 1-5pm
Friday, December 18: 3-8pm
Saturday, December 19: 1-8pm
Sunday, December 20: 1-6pm
Be sure you get your visit in with Santa:
Tuesday, December 22: 11am-7pm
Wednesday, December 23: 11am-7pm
Thursday, December 24: 11am-5pm

Upload your photos to our Facebook or Instagram feed for a chance to win a $25 gift cards throughout the holiday season. #thevorh and #bestsanta

Helping to bring Santa to the Village:
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A Metro-Detroit Holiday Tradition


The secret is out...the 14th Annual Light the Village is on November 20, 2015. This holiday tradition hosted by the Village of Rochester Hills bring the community of Rochester Hills and the surrounding neighborhoods together for an evening of tradition and "plain-ole" fun! It's about giving back to the community and celebrating the start of the holiday season. It's an evening for families and friends to come together and experience TRADITION; the tradition of music and entertainment, the tradition of a festive light display, the tradition of Santa and the tradition of family and friends gathered for a community purpose.

fireworks"After 14 years of tradition, the Village continues to add features to the Light the Village event to keep our community excited about coming," states Marketing Director, Shelleen McHale. The City of Rochester Hills brought us an amazing light show last year, and it will be the highlight of the 2015 event along with the lighting of our Village. In addition to lighting the Village with over 800,000 lights, which includes the 25 foot Christmas tree, the sky will once again be eluminated by fireworks and music. It is truly an event families do not want to miss!

Festivities begin at six in the evening with family friendly activities, music and entertainment. The annual parade will kick off at 7 o'clock sharp with the highlight of the trip down Village Main ending with the man of the hour, Old St. Nick!

Connect with us on Facebook to keep up to date on the event and see who is coming to entertain! 

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 Thank you to our 2015 sponsors:

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Michiganders know that before the cold weather sets in, we're treated to one of the most spectacular displays of fall color anywhere on earth. It seems that everywhere we look, nature is bursting with a brilliant palette of greens that first become gold, ease into orange, and climax with a range of reds that intensify from rose, to ruby, and eventually, crimson.
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Our traditional fall wardrobes change color, too. After Labor Day, white is retired, pastels are put away, and brights are restricted. But why should we succumb to this approach just as the landscape becomes so muted and drab? One of the foundations of great style is knowing how to break the rules. This means you purposely pair burgundy...with peach. Navy blue can be bold...when teamed with teal and turquoise, and camel longs to become more playful...with something violet and carnation. 
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Talbots has long been respected for their consistently stylish interpretation of classic fashion. But take a look at where they're headed this fall...with this Double Face Wing Collar Jacket, in particular.
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"Fiesta Pink" is the vibrant shade and cropped is the cut. "No-Close" styling assures that this fashion is always fluid and the fit, flattering. It easily goes from indoors to outdoors, and can be casual by day, cocktail by night. Wear this now to add interest to any fall ensemble, layer-it-up when the snow flies, and continue to "work it" as spring buds begin to bloom.
This is the season to ponch-up your wardrobe...with a poncho.
Everyone can wear this versatile outerwear option. They're surprisingly warm and will withstand blasts of cold, but won't overheat you for a dash indoors. Ponchos are all the rage because they drape and flatter every figure and are not cumbersome and constricting like traditional coats. Have you every tried to maneuver yourself into your car seat in an over-sized overcoat? It can sometimes be an effort that requires a degree in engineering.IMG 1159
The Appaloosa Plaid Poncho from Evereve will accommodate your mobility and enhance your style because it has the added fashion feature of being reversible. Bold plaid on one side is paired with a colored-coordinated subtle houndstooth pattern on the other. You can commit to one...or the other...or even show them off simultaneously by tying an asymmetric knot on one side to expose both patterns.
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It gets better. This fabulous, functional feat of fashion is 100% hand-washable acrylic...and retails for only $38.00 at Evereve!
And here's the best part...YOU can win the poncho and shirt to layer. Simply post your favorite part of autumn on our Facebook page
Investment dressing always makes cent$. Tried and true pieces that transcend trend and that can be repurposed and re invented are ultimately a bargain. For fall, though, the term inVESTment dressing takes on an added dimension. IMG 1113The vest is being interpreted in countless ways and clearly the most interesting application is as outerwear. We're not talking about the short, puffy, down-filled version. To the contrary, this season, long lengths and fluid lines are the signature look for the "en-trend-y".
IMG 1111The Shawl Collar Sleeveless Coat from White House/Black Market epitomizes the design concept of "flow follows function". It's perfect for layering and looks great with virtually anything: skinny jeans, wide-leg pants, midi and mini skirts, turtlenecks, and even hoodies. The Color Camel is cool again, too, and easily integrates in any wardrobe scheme. Take a look at our lovely model, Tombi Stewart. She managed to make the Sleeveless Coat both inner and outer wear and effortlessly transitioned it from edgy to prim and proper. Her fashion formula: a versatile garment + a little imagination = a grand entrance.
Think you need to add this piece to your fall fashion wardrobe? White House Black Market has it and you can even try to win it on our Facebook page.
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That's a wrap! the phrase every model wants to hear during a fashion shoot because it means that the job has been completed...the moves, looks, and attitude were perfect and the resulting images...stunning. 
 IMG 1038This season, "a wrap" is undoubtedly the single-most versatile wardrobe addition for any woman. It's functional, flattering, and fashionable. It's a garment that can be whatever you want it to be...outerwear, inner wear, casual, cocktail...and the proof is in this editorial photo spread.
The Icebreaker Women's Bliss Wrap is created from lightweight merino wool and is therefore a year-round option. It's wrinkle and odor resistant, easy to care for and perfect for travel. But as practical as all of these qualities are, it also possesses genuine charm.
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You can throw this on, dash out the door and achieve drape-y perfection with zero effort. By buttoning one edge up and
onto the opposite shoulder, you can opt for asymmetric drama. Tie it in the back...or the front...wear a loosely-slung bow...or "raise the stakes" with an empire waist.
Where will you find such fashion-forward thinking? You may be surprised know that the Icebreaker Women's Wrap is from Moosejaw.
Or, as our model Tombi Stewart put it, "THIS is from MOOSEJAW"???!!! Win this fabulous fall fashion piece on the Village Facebook page by sharing how you "wrap up your day."