Light the Village 2013

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November 04, 2013

 |  Posted in Past Events

Written by Shelleen McHale

Join us on November 22nd for our 12th annual “Light the Village” event.   Once again the Village will come to life with over 850,000 lights that will illuminate all at once!  In addition to lighting our 25 foot tree, we will welcome Santa to the Village for another year of free visits in Santa’s Snug sponsored by Cornerstone Community Financial and Crittenton Hospital.

The festivities begin at 5:30pm with the “Crittenton Stage” coming to life with entertainment and special guest Jay Towers and Jennifer Kincer. 

The community is being asked to bring a new toy to donate to the Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division as we host our second toy drive through the Village. 

Bring your toy to donate and you could win a ride with Santa from the stage to Santa’s Snug in a convertible!  And your family gets to be the first to visit with Santa and take your annual photo.  


Entertainment Schedule:  “Crittenton Stage”

5:15-5:30 p.m. - We welcome the St. Irenaeus Children's Choir to the stage - to remind us what the season is truly about!

5:30-6 p.m.Zippidy 2 Dads opening performance, you won't want to miss this crazy, fun show!

6-6:45 p.m. - The Gratitude Steel Band brought back for an encore performance from 2012!

6:45-7:15 p.m. - Jay Towers from Fresh 100.3, Mayor Bryan K Barnett, Jennifer Kincerand the Salvation Army Brass Band help welcome Santa and Mrs. Clause to the stage for lighting count down and caroling. 

santa wave

The “Cornerstone Parade” begins at 7 p.m. & includes:


7:15-7:30 p.m. -  Caroling led by The Violettes as Santa makes his way to Santa's Snug

7:30-8:15 p.m. - Rockin Around the Christmas Tree with The Gratitude Steel Band


tree light

All night long: The following activities will be available from 5:30-9 p.m.:

This year you will not want to miss our “Light the Village” event…it will be fun for the entire family!