Weekend Planner: Wreath Sale, Twelfth Night Singers

Also happening this weekend: Learn contra dancing in Troy and stop by Birmingham's Santa House all weekend long.

It’s the holiday weekend, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend besides recovering from your turkey-induced coma. Birmingham Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time.

Holidays: Boy Scouts Wreath Sale

  • When: All day Sunday
  • Where: First United Methodist Church of Birmingham
  • Cost: Depends
  • Why Go: Pick up your holiday wreaths and 50-foot garlands courtesy of Birmingham boy scout troop 1032 at the First United Methodist Church. Besides this Sunday, the boys will be selling holiday greens on Dec. 2.

Kids: Popcorn Fun and Thanksgiving Stories

  • When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday
  • Where: Baldwin Public Library
  • Cost: Free
  • Why Go: Popcorn stories, games, activities and snacks! Pop in for a great morning celebrating this very American treat. Bring your weekend guests, family and friends to enjoy the day at the library.

Holidays: Santa House and Carriage Rides

  • When: Friday-Sunday
  • Where: Shain Park
  • Cost: Donations encourages
  • Why Go: Will you be in downtown Birmingham doing some holiday shopping this weekend? Stop by Shain Park to visit Santa at his North Pole outpost all weekend long (see Santa House hours here). Then, take a load off and enjoy a scenic carriage ride around town, courtesy of the Birmingham Principal Shopping District. 

Holidays: Twelfth Night Singers Wintertime Cheer Concert

  • When: 3 p.m. Sunday
  • Where: Zion Lutheran Church (143 Albany St. in Ferndale)
  • Cost: Free
  • Why Go: Twelfth Night Singers, a south Oakland a cappella choral group, under the direction of Mimi Gass will perform secular and sacred works, including several celebrating the joy and cheer of the Christmas season. The group, now numbering 39 voices, was founded in 1980. In Renaissance costume, it performs Christmas music at clubs, churches, service agencies and institutions in southeastern Michigan.

Family: Oakland County Traditional Contra Dance

  • When: 7:30-11 p.m. Friday
  • Where: First United Methodist Church of Troy (6363 Livernois Rd. in Troy)
  • Cost: $10
  • Why Go: Learn contra dancing from the Oakland County Traditional Dance Society this weekend in Troy. Your $10 admission fee includes introductory demos, snacks, plus all the great music and dancing you can hand. Music will be provided by the Pittsfield Open Band.


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