Past Events

The 17th Annual Light the Village is on November 16, 2018. This holiday tradition hosted by the Village of Rochester Hills brings the community of Rochester Hills and the surrounding neighborhoods together for an evening of celebration and "plain-ole" fun! It's about giving back to the community and kicking off the holiday season. It's an evening for families and friends to come together and experience a TRADITION; the tradition of music and entertainment, the tradition of a festive light display, the tradition of SANTA's arrival and the tradition of family and friends gathered for a community purpose.

fireworks"After a 17 year tradition, the Village continues to keep Light the Village unique and fresh with new features each year," states Marketing Director, Shelleen McHale. "The City of Rochester Hills brought us an amazing light show three years ago, and this year we are adding a second stage!" In addition to lighting the Village with over 800,000 lights, which includes the 25 foot Christmas tree, the sky will once again be illuminated with fireworks and music show. It is truly an event families do not want to miss! Kick off the holiday season with us and bring donations to support the local Meals on Wheels program that is brought to our community through the OPC



List of items to bring to donate:

1. Eye glass wipes
2. Note cards and stamps
3. Magnifiers
4. Paper products (Toilet Tissue/ Paper Towels)
5. Bathroom Toiletries (soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste)
6. Lap Throw Blankets
7. Large print word searches
8. Calendars,
9. Grocery and Drug Store Gift Cards
10. Cocoa, coffee or tea

This year we will be hosting two stages! 

STAGE 1 (Located by the Fire Pit and Community Tree)

5:30pm  Children's Choir from St. Irenaeus Catholic Church 

6:00pm  Meadow Brook Theatre's Carolers


6:30pm  Motor City Irish Dancers

7-8pm  Break

8:00pm  Adams HS Marching Band

8:30pm  Motor City Irish Dancers

STAGE 2 (Located in front of AR Workshop by Festival Park)

6:00pm  David Thomas & Co.

7:00pm  Welcome Mayor Barnett and our SPECIAL GUEST

7:30pm  SANTA Arrives on Stage after we LIGHT THE VILLAGE *children will assist in the Magic of Christmas to get the fire works to start

7:45pm SANTA makes his way to Santa's Snug for visits with the children

7:45pm  Stoney Creek Drumline

8:00pm  David Thomas & Co. 

Check out this list of fun "stuff" to do and see!

In addition to the Stage entertainment, we have a special guest coming this year! Plus, families can enjoy bounce houses, our sponsor, Cornerstone Community Financial passing out glow sticks, Mini-FireTruck Rides, Hot Cocoa from the Williams-Sonoma or Pottery Barn for St. Judes, Soup from Noodles & Co, Make & Take ornament with English Gardens, Wood Carving Demonstration with Village Fine Art Gallery, Catalina Jewelers is passing out glow rings & cookies, The Little Donut Factory will be passing out FREE HOT coffee & cider plus you can purchase ome hot donut holes, OPC passing out Jingle Bell necklaces to the first 1000 children and visits with Santa....and more!

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

Again this year for everyone's convenience...

added parking at Adams High School with shuttles running from 5-10pm. So park and ride to make your trip easier!


 Thank you to our 2018 Holiday Sponsor:

Cornerstone Community Financial











Saturday, September 15th from 8am-1pm we will be turning the VillageTealto raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer.

"Little is known by the public about ovarian cancer.  Because there is no routine screening, it is so important to know the symptoms," stated local survivor and co-organizer, Michelle Shepherd.  "It is just a fun day for the whole family where we will share what to look for and how to be aware for earlier detection. This year we celebrate seven years doing this great event for the community."

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This is a day that is truly focused on the entire family. It is fun filled, healthy and entertaining. The day will comprise of:

  • 50+ classic cars all sporting a shade ofteal
  • 5K Fun Run/Walk (starts at 9:00am) 
  • Chance to win a $50 gift card to the Village and many other great prizes
  • Connect with us on our Facebook Event Page
  • Musical performances in Festival Park withJennifer Kincer and Friends
  • Silent Auction of incredible household and personal items.
  • Free t-shirts and reusable bags for all who run the5K fun run/walk!
  • Come and hang out and enjoy the day with family and friends.  To register for the fun run/walk, simplyclick here
  • And most importantly, educate yourself about Ovarian Cancer.


Village of Rochester Hills Transforms Into Outdoor Art Gallery


The charming location of the Village of Rochester Hills shopping center will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery when it hosts the 15th Annual Summer Fine Art at the Village of Rochester Hills on Saturday, August 4 (10a-8p) and Sunday, August 5 (12-6p), 2018. More than 100 artists from across the United States have been invited to show their work at Summer Fine Art at the Village of Rochester Hills with several new artists joining the show this year. An outside panel of experts juried the entries and asked artists with the highest scores to participate. Admission to the festival is free and parking is free. Check the Facebook Event page for details as the date gets closer.


The Village of Rochester Hills brings the community Movement Mondays starting on May 14th. What is Movement Monday? It is an opportunity for the community to take part in a FREE fitness class each week that is provided by local businesses and professionals. 

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Each week on Monday, plan to be at the Village of Rochester Hills at 6:30-7:30pm (unless another time noted) for class. You can bring your family and friends too! Bring water and a mat.


June 4 - Starting Line Health & Fitness in Festival Park (FAMILY EXERCISE) from 6:30-7pm

June 11 - Updog Yoga in Festival Park (Everyone Yoga) 

June 18 - Join the Madness with Moosejaw! Meet at the Moosejaw store in the Village to celebrate School's Out for Summer!  Let's go on a bike ride and have snacks and stuff after.

June  25 - Join Lululemon for class in Festival Park 

June 29 - Pilates for Pets! FRIDAY evening with donation required of $10 for Michigan Animal Rescue League hosted by East Street Pilates 

July 2 - Join the Madness with Moosejaw! Meet at the Village Moosejaw store in the Village for as we celebrate 'Merica! 5k run with hotdogs, snacks and cook out fun after. Red, White and Beer is the theme!

July 9 - Starting Line Health & Fitness in Festival Park (FAMILY EXERCISE) from 6:30-7pm

July 16 - Join Doug from Live Clean Nutrition for a class in Festival Park 

July 23 - Join Lululemon for class in Festival Park

July 30 - Updog Yoga in Festival Park (Everyone Yoga)

August 6 - Starting Line Health & Fitness in Festival Park (FAMILY EXERCISE) from 6:30-7pm

August 13 - Updog Yoga in Festival Park (Everyone Yoga) 

August 20  - Join Doug from Live Clean Nutrition for a class in Festival Park 

August 27 - Join Lululemon for class in Festival Park

September 10 - in Festival Park (FAMILY EXERCISE) from 6:30-7pm

September 17 - Updog Yoga in Festival Park (Everyone Yoga)

September 24 - Join the Madness with Moosejaw! Meet at the Moosejaw store in the Village to celebrate the beginning of fall with a 5K fun run with your furry friend! Meet us at the Moosejaw storefront! 

October 1 -  Retro Fitness in Festival Park from bodyweight movement from 6:30-7:15pm

October 8 - Updog Yoga in Festival Park (Everyone Yoga)

October 15 - Join Doug from Live Clean Nutrition for a class in Festival Park
October 22 -  Join the Madness with Moosejaw! Meet at the Moosejaw store in the Village to celebrate National Nut Day! We will be making our own trail mix and then heading out for a nature walk. 
Check out the VORH Events page for more information and to join the conversation.

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Win your favorite MOM a gift package worth $500

Ever struggle over what to get your favorite mom for Mother's Day? Have you already started to look for the perfect gift and just cannot find what you are looking for? Let's face it, moms deserve so much appreciation that we sometimes feel our gifts are insignificant in regards to their never ending job.

We are going to let you in on a little secret, many times what mom really wants is not something you can purchase. It is often what you say or do that makes mom the happiest. This year the Village is giving you the opportunity to tell the whole world on social media why your mom is the best. You simply have to comment on our Celebrate Mom event page with a photo of your mum and why she deserves to win by May 9, 2018. Here is a list of what your mom could win:

  • Yankee Candle Large Candle $28 & Yankee Candle Bonus Tote worth $100
  • Woodhouse Day Spa Warm Agave Nectar Mani & Pedi $95
  • Soft Surroundings matching silk pillow cases $70, On the Go Masque $18, Letters to My Mom $15, Baby Foot Peel $22, Less Stress Bath Bomb $10 
  • Starbucks Gift card $25
  • Evereve "Mama Knows Best" T-shirt $48
  • Williams-Sonoma Mom stemless glass $15, Mom coffee mug $10, Sangria Mix $17, Lemon Moravians $20

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Unfortunately due to the weather and this event being outside...we had to cancel. Please reach out to any of these organizations to make your donations. We will try and reschedule another drop off day soon.

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Spring Clean. Purge. Organize.

Spend the first few weeks in April getting your home clean and organized....

Then plan to donate items you are no longer using or that your children have grown out of, to an organization that will be onsite at Village of Rochester Hills, April 15, 2018 from 2-5pm. Join us for Good Deeds Day! You will have the opportunity to donate to the following:

1. Humble Design: List of items click HERE

2. Rock It: Childrens new & used clothes, coats, shoes, etc.

3. Grace Center's of Hope: Always looking for clothes for adults (both men and women) along with children. Click HERE for full list.

4. Rochester Hills Public Library: Friends of RHPL raise money every year via a book sale, so they are looking for new and gently used books. Please click HERE (for guidelines for donated materials) to be familiar with what items are accepted and which items they cannot use.



The Village of Rochester Hills is excited to once again bring back our music program for children and their caregivers. Every Wednesday, starting on July 11th and running until August 29th, we will enjoy music (singing and dancing) every week, and an activity or craft with our friends and of course, friendship making! We start the day at 10:15am and are normally done by 11am, but we always have plenty of time for new friendships, hanging in the park to chat, picnics or having lunch at one of our great restaurants...and of course ice cream! 


In her sixth year with our program, we welcome back Ms Jenna as she teaches music in the beautiful Festival Park. Her Mini Musicians program is well-known and popular in the community. Ms Jenna loves to bring a book or two to read to begin our program! Ms. Jenna will be teaching the dates that are BLUE.

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We welcome back Ms Carissa, who rocked has rocked with us for four years now! We will be bringing her back for a few music Wednesdays Carissa Style. Come and jam with Ms Carissa and her pink guitar as she teaches and sings some crazy fun songs. Ms Carissa will be with us on the dates that are PINK.












We welcome dress-up and hope to make this a weekly event that you won't want to miss. Be sure to bring water and a blanket. It can get pretty sunny some days in the park. 



Click on the date and it will take you right to the Facebook page for the event. Great way to learn and share!

July 11 Summer Lovin  Activity will be provided by our friends at Paper for mom and their kids!

July 18  Furry Friends  Great Start of Oakland County will join us with activities and tons of amazing information.

July 25   Children's Favorite Songs  Fit4Moms will provide a fun activity. Did you know they are at the Village every Tuesday and Thursday?

August 1  Teddy Bear Picnic is going to have some added fun by our friends at Toyology...right here in the Village! Make sure you visit their amazing store.

August 8  Dress Up Macaroni Kid will be visiting and bringing a fun activity for the day. Have you ever checked out their site?

August 15  Traveling  / Around the World  Fit4Moms will provide a fun acitivity. Get information about their classes too!

August 22 Disney  AR Workshop will be doing some fun wood crafts with the kids...and moms, you are going to want to check out this store for your next GNO!

August 29 End of Summer Luau Our friends from the Rochester Hills Public Library will be visiting for our final 2018 Music & Me program. We can't wait to see what fun activity they bring!