Hometown Holidays

Start date: November 25, 2017

End date: December 11, 2017

Location: Downtown Lake Orion


Lake Orion is a special place.

A downtown filled with radiant restaurants, blissful boutiques and an incomparable shopping experience.  Feel good about where you shop this holiday season!


 Small Business Saturday – November 25, 2017

Shop Small Oakland County  Kick off the Holiday Season shopping in downtown and get rewarded for supporting your local businesses!

 On Saturday, Nov. 25th from 10 am until 4 pm come visit the Welcome Booth on the corner of Broadway & Flint Street.  Volunteers will be passing out shopping bags, dog treats for your furry friends and helping you learn how to sign up for the Oakland County Small Business Saturday Contest! 

All you have to do is shop in downtown Lake Orion starting November 25th through December 4th, 2017. Then, simply text Shop2017 to 41411 to receive a text message with a link to the shopper registration page. Follow the instruction on the registration page and submit a picture of your receipt.

 For every entry you turn in Y\you get entered to win!  First prize is $5,ooo, Second prize is $1,000 and Third prize is a $500 voucher for an airline ticket.

Visit www.AdvantageOakland/ShopSmall for more details!

Make sure to pick up your Shopping guide while you’re there too! Not only does it have great gift ideas from local downtown businesses, you’ll also get a parking map, a list of the 2018 events, as well as the Holiday Schedule of Events!

November 16 – December 23

Orion Art Center Holiday Market Seasonal gift shopping experience for one-of-a-kind works of art. Business hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 8 p.m. Fridays and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays.

November 25 – December 18

New this year! Check out “O’Ryan”, the OACC Dragon Elf  on the shelf! 

 As you’re shopping through-out downtown businesses, keep an eye out for this guy and you could win a prize valued at $25! 

From Nov. 25th through Dec. 15th, O’Ryan will visit one store per day, except Sundays. We will announce via the Monday Motivator and OACC Facebook page, where O’Ryan will be visiting. Clues will be released on the Facebook page by 9:00 am.

Customers will be asked to find O’Ryan, take a selfie with him and post it to the OACC Facebook page with the hashtag #OACCDragonElf to be entered to win one of three Grand Prize gift baskets filled with gift cards provided by the participants.

Basket winners will be picked from all the entries submitted and awarded on Monday, December 18th.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Family portrait! Thanks to Mrs Claus and our Reindeer-Doggy from Seniors Helping Seniors!

November 25th, at Children’s Park starting at 5:30 pm

Join the Orion Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority on Saturday, November 25th, starting at 5:30 pm, as we kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony at the Gazebo in Children’s Park.

Bring the kids to see Mrs. Claus, who is bringing a special guest from the North Pole – one of Santa’s reindeer friends!

shop-with-a-hero-logo-clear1 Purchase special ornament kits made by the elves at Knude Products, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Shop with a Hero program. Write the name of your personal hero on a handmade wooden ornament, and place on the community tree prior to the lighting. Ornament kits are $10.00 and can be purchased at these fine stores!

  •  Knude Products 
  • 20 Front St. Golling Buick/GMC
  • ABeanToGo coffee
  • Dandelion Market
  • Builders Custom Flooring
  • Urban Air
  • Oxford Bank
  • Northern Flooring

Keep a few, hang a few, and be your own hero to a local kid!