The Village of Rochester Hills Shopping Center
Visits with Santa: November 18 thru December 24

Rochester Hills, MI – The Village of Rochester Hills, metropolitan Detroit’s premier lifestyle shopping and dining destination, is once again welcoming Santa Claus and his Reindeer to the 375,000-square-foot outdoor shopping center which will be surrounded by over 350,000 dazzling-colored lights this holiday season.

Santa and his Reindeer will be making weekly appearances to the shopping center beginning November 18th through Christmas Eve. During these free visits, guests can visit Santa’s Snug in Festival Park where they will be able to meet and take photos with Santa in a beautiful cozy outdoor winter setting. New this year, guests will not need to make advance reservations, as walkup visits will be available to all who want to visit during Santa’s hours. Guests should bring their own camera as photographers are not provided.

The Village of Rochester Hills is the holiday shopping destination and has gifts for everyone on your list. Conveniently located at the corner of Adams and Walton Road, The Village has extended shopping hours, over 50 unique and sought-after retailers, including the new Von Maur department store, and a collection of restaurants that is sure to satisfy hungry holiday shoppers. Throughout the Holiday Season, The Village will offer entertainment and fun for the entire family with music from local carolers, weekly visits from Santa’s reindeer, FREE daily walk-up visits to see Santa Claus, and more! The Village of Rochester Hills is the place to shop this season.

FREE and Open to the Public

All holiday festivities are free and open to the public. Learn more about The Village of Rochester Hills’ events, holiday hours, and Santa’s schedule at

The Village of Rochester Hills Special Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours (Black Friday 11/25 to 12/23)

Monday-Saturday: 10am to 9pm / Sunday: 12pm to 6pm

Christmas Eve 12/24: 10am to 5pm

New Year’s Eve 12/31 & New Year’s Day 1/1/23: 10am-5pm

The Village will be closed Thanksgiving Day 11/24 and Christmas Day 12/25

All holiday festivities are free and open to the public. Learn more about The Village of Rochester Hills’ events, holiday hours, and Santa’s schedule at

FREE walk-up visits to see Santa!

Visits with Santa November Dates & Times:

Friday, November 18: 6pm-9pm

Saturday, November 19: 2pm-8pm* Special Needs Night

Sunday, November 20: 2pm-6pm* Pet Night

Friday, November 25: 2pm-8pm

Saturday, November 26: 2pm-8pm

Sunday, November 27: 2pm-6pm

Visits with Santa December Dates & Times:

Friday, December 2: 4pm-8pm

Saturday, December 3: 2pm-8pm

Sunday, December 4: 2pm-6pm

Friday, December 9: 4pm-8pm

Saturday, December 10: 11am-8pm

Sunday, December 11: 12pm-6pm

Friday, December 16: 4pm-8pm

Saturday, December 17: 11am-8pm

Sunday, December 18: 1pm-6pm

Monday, December 19: 4pm-8pm

Tuesday, December 20: 4pm-8pm

Wednesday, December 21: 4pm-8pm

Thursday, December 22: 4pm-8pm

Friday, December 23: 10pm-8pm

Saturday, December 24: 10am-4pm

Themed Nights:

The Village of Rochester Hills will once again be offering two special themed nights for visits with Santa.

Saturday, November 19th from 2pm-8pm, guests that need additional accommodations are encouraged to come out and visit with a special Santa who has experience in working with individuals with sensory, physical or other developmental needs. Families will be given extra time and assistance during these visits. EveryBody by Dutton Farm will be onsite selling handmade bath and body products created by EveryBody by Dutton Farm employees with disabilities. Proceeds and donations will help provide needed tools and items for developmentally disabled adults.

Sunday, November 20th from 2pm-6pm, animal loving guests are encouraged to bring their furry friends to The Village to take photos with Santa. Rochester Hills Leader Dogs for the Blind will be onsite selling stocking stuffers, accessories, and more for you and your cherished pet. Proceeds and donations will help Leader Dogs for the Blind provide programs to their clients at no cost.

Reindeer Visits!

Two of Santa's Reindeer will be stopping the Village of Rochester Hills.

Saturday, November 19: 2:30pm-5:30pm

Sunday, November 20: 2pm-5pm

Saturday, November 26: 2:30pm-5:30pm

Sunday, November 27: 2:30pm-5:30pm

Friday, December 2: 5pm-8pm

Sunday, December 18: 2:30pm-5:30pm

Friday, December 23: 3pm-6pm

About The Village of Rochester Hills

The Village of Rochester Hills, metropolitan Detroit's premier and award-winning outdoor lifestyle shopping center, was developed in 2002 by Robert B. Aikens & Associates, LLC. This dynamic 375,000-square-foot property, in the heart of Rochester Hills, Michigan, is co-anchored by Whole Foods and a new Von Maur department store. The Village boasts an outstanding mix of notable retailers and standout stores like Sephora, lululemon, Barnes & Noble, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, EVEREVE, Soft Surroundings, Woodhouse Day Spa, Banana Republic, Aveda, Eddie Bauer, Chico's, White House | Black Market, and a broad selection of dining options include BRAVO! Italian Kitchen, Kruse & Muer, Mitchell's Fish Market, P.F. Chang's, Shake Shack, Chipotle, The Jagged Fork, and Starbucks. The center features a walkable, pedestrian friendly streetscape, beautiful fountain and firepit, lush gardens and an outdoor park that is home to signature events and community activities.

About Dutton Farm & EveryBody By Dutton Farm

Dutton Farm is a nonprofit organization located in Rochester, MI (Oakland County) that was established in 2010 whose mission is “Empowering and supporting adults with disabilities to live a life of purpose, inclusion and dignity.” We offer a pipeline of services that allow our participants to have self-directed choices on what they see as the path to success for them as an individual. These services include adult education, like skills building, community involvement and workforce development.

EveryBody by Dutton Farm is a social enterprise created to remove barriers to employment for adults with disabilities who face an 85% unemployment rate. The shop focuses on the strengths of its participants to successfully create handmade bath and body products, creating an environment where people with different abilities work for equal pay and thrive. The EveryBody product line includes candles, lip balm, body balm, body butter, beard balm, bar soap, liquid hand soaps, sanitizers, honey and apparel. Visit to learn more.

About Leader Dogs For The Blind

People who are blind or visually impaired endure hardships most of us can barely imagine. Things that were once routine and taken for granted may gradually or suddenly become insurmountable hurdles. That’s where Leader Dogs for the Blind comes in. From white cane training to matching people with a Leader Dog, we provide the tools and training to reintroduce people to a life of independence, confidence, and companionship. It’s a way of living that leads to a new perspective on life. Visit to learn more.


November 21, 2022 The Village of Rochester Hills and Rochester.Life Staff

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