SAT NOV 10 | ROYAL OAK FARMERS MARKET
Sip Savor Stomp
RAISE YOUR GLASS AND TOAST IN HONOR of Sip Savor Stomp –metro Detroit’s hottest wine and wine-inspired event. Produced by Ultimate Fun Productions and Real Detroit Events, this festive event will take place at the Royal Oak Farmers Market on Saturday, November 10. Attendees will be encouraged to sample their way across the state, country and globe – featuring over 150 delicious wines. Sip Savor Stomp will also feature artisan cheeses, chocolates, coffees, wine-inspired cuisine from numerous vendors, plus live music in a fun and social atmosphere. Guests of Sip Savor Stomp will receive a commemorative glass, keepsake photo, live entertainment & games.
SUN NOV 11 | 11:00 AM | MEMORIAL MALL
Veterans Day Observance
THIS ANNUAL EVENT HONORS ALL VETERANS who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. This year’s Veterans Day observance is still in the planning stages as of press time. A bell will be rung eleven times, and there will be a guest speaker (to be determined.) Following the observance, there will be an open house, with refreshments, at the Ferndale Fire Station on Livernois, next to the Memorial Mall. All are welcome to attend.
SAT DEC 1 | DOWNTOWN FERNDALE
85th Anniversary of the End Of Prohibition
FERNDALE’S DOWNTOWN WILL AGAIN COMMEMORATE THE DAY, in December, 1933, that Congress and President Franklin D Roosevelt passed the 21st Amendment to the Constitution ending prohibition, by enjoying legal libation and a taste of history. Venues will decorate with a 1930s flair, and offer special drink prices. Staff and patrons are encouraged to wear period costumes (gangsters, flappers, rum-runners etc.).
Two years ago, eight watering holes and a half-dozen volunteers raised almost $3,200 for the Ferndale Goodfellows, who offer assistance to needy families during the holiday season. Off-duty police officers work with the fire department and other service organizations as part of Good Fellows to en-sure every child is warm, sheltered, fed and have a toy for the holiday.
Donations will be collected through “passing the moonshine jug” possible cover charges at some venues and through corporate contributions. Sponsors have included: Tito’s Vodka, Sneakers, Howe’s Bayou, Danny’s Irish Pub, The Bar Down Stairs, Green Thumb Garden Center, John R Glass of Troy, Sucher Tire Service, Dynamic Dents, Twisted Tavern, now Boogie Fe-ver Cafe, Oakland 115.com, Ferndale Friends, Tiffani & Tom Gagne, Craig Covey, Councilman Greg Pawlica and Councilman Dan Martin. Past participating clubs and restaurants include: Bosco, Boogie Fever Café, Danny’s Irish Pub, Dino’s, Howe’s Bayou, The New Way, Sneakers, Soho. Other venues and sponsors interested in joining the fun, contact Larry or Monica Mills 248-330- 2328 or email@example.com.
SAT DEC 8 | DOWNTOWN FERNDALE
Holiday Ice Fest
IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR – time for the annual Downtown Ferndale Holiday Ice Festival! This year, everyone’s favorite winter event will take place Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 AM to 4:00PM inn Downtown Ferndale. Experience Downtown as it transforms into a winter wonderland, with ice sculptures displayed up and down 9 Mile, Wood-ward and Vester Streets.
Stop by Downtown Ferndale’s North Pole at W. 9 Mile & Planavon for lots of fun wintertime activities kids from 1-100 will enjoy, including free photos with Santa and urban hayrides! Stop by the Warming Tent for some hot cocoa and goodies, or to decorate a card for soldier! Plus, lunch with Santa and lots of other fun activities to be announced.
The Holiday Ice Festival, which is proudly produced by the Ferndale Down-town Development Authority, also features live demonstrations by a world-champion, so you can see how these gorgeous sculptures come to life. You can even get some holiday shopping done. Bundle up and bring the whole family out to enjoy the festivities. For more information, visit the Downtown Ferndale web site
at www.downtownferndale.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DowntownFerndale
FRI DEC 14 | ROYAL OAK FARMERS MARKET
REAL DETROIT EVENTS AND ULTIMATE FUN PRODUCTIONS presents the MItten Market on Friday, December 14 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Shop 100+ Michigan art, vintage, maker,design, and food vendors – plus a pop-up coffee house, food trucks, and pet-friendly fun (well-behaved pets welcome) with a Santa Paws holiday pet picture booth, Tito’s Handmade Vodka bar, holiday DJ sets, and much more!
SAT DEC 15 | DOWNTOWN ROYAL OAK
Santa Pub Crawl
GRAB YOUR FRIENDS AND SPREAD THE HOLIDAY CHEER while experiencing the 6th annual Santa Pub Crawl! It’s the phenomenon wildly popular in major cities around the globe, from London, Boston,New York and Chicago to San Francisco and beyond. Thousands of pub-crawlers will attend Santa Pub Crawl in Royal Oak on Saturday, December 15 to kick off their holiday season! Guests of Santa Pub Crawl will receive a Santa hat or holiday headband, event lanyard for beer, cocktail & shot specials, keepsake photo, as well as access to a Christmas carol karaoke station, pictures with Santa, and free drawings for prizes. a commemorative glass, keepsake photo, live entertainment & games.