A Christmas To Remember in The Village

Holiday Photo Contest: December 7-22
Families can snap a photograph in front of the holiday float display on the Plaza on St. Clair at Kercheval avenues and enter to win one of the daily prizes from Village merchants. Submit photos on The Village Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thevillagegrossepointe

Ascension Giving Thanks
Donations of small toys and crafts for young children hospitalized in Ascension St. John over the holidays have long been part of the Santa experience in The Village. While this year is no different, Santa cannot see visiting children in person. However, gift receptacles are located at Apple Blossom Baby and Décor at 17110 Kercheval Avenue, Verizon 16839 Kercheval and at Posterity Gallery at 17005 Kercheval Avenue. Holiday cards for healthcare workers at Ascension can be dropped off at Small Favors, 17112 Kercheval Avenue and Bayne Optical, located at 16841 Kercheval Place. 

Convenient Shopping Hours
Many Village stores will remain open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays in December for the convenience of shoppers. In addition, many retailers will remain open until 8 p.m. the week leading up to Christmas. Many stores also will be open on Christmas Eve for limited hours.

Individual store hours vary, so patrons are reminded to check ahead for the latest information. 

Free Weekend Parking
The City of Grosse Pointe and the Main Street Grosse Pointe Downtown Development Authority provides free parking in surface lots on Saturdays and Sundays between Thanksgiving and Christmas.