It's the most wonderful time of the year! Are you looking for exciting Christmas and Holiday events for your family? Check out these holiday events in Oakland County:

Santa's Flight Academy at Great Lakes Crossing: Now - December 24
Visit the North Pole and partner with Santa's Elves to prepare his sleigh for its journey around the world. Children become a member of Santa's flight crew. At the end is an opportunity for pictures with Santa! (www.greatlakescrossingoutlets.com) 

Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops: Now - December 24
Bass Pro has a ton of free Christmas fun for kids through Christmas Eve, plus you get a free photo with Santa! (www.greatlakescrossingoutlets.com)

Dancing Lights Holiday Display: Now - January 1
Dancing Lights is located at 3111 Paramount Lane in Auburn Hills, MI. You'll see 50,000 light display synced to your favorite holiday songs! Donations are accepted in front of the display and go to The Rainbow Connection of Oakland County.

Fort Clarkston Christmas Extravaganza: December 17 12:00 - 2:00
Hangout with your favorite superheros and princesses and of course Santa! $12 admission per child (www.fortclarkston.com)

Lights On Lake Orion: Now - January 1
15,000 Christmas lights synchronized to holiday music. Donations accepted for the Daisy Project (non-profit organization that helps families with special needs children).

Royal Park Hotel Holiday Express Gingerbread Train: Now - January 1
Located in Rochester, check out the lobby of Royal Park Hotel to get into the holiday spirit. The giant gingerbread train was created with 50 lbs. of holiday candy and 200 lbs. of gingerbread mix. (www.royalparkhotel.com

Rochester Bight Bright Light Show: Now - January 7
See Downtown Rochester lit up in Holiday spirit with over 1.2 millions Christmas lights (5:00pm - midnight)

Meadowbrook Hall Holiday Walk: Now - December 23
The Meadow Brook Hall annual Holiday Walk explores the Dodge and Wilson family’s winter traditions and activities they enjoyed while living on the Meadow Brook Estate.

Rochester Caroling in the City: December 17 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Enjoy live entertainment, Ugly Sweater Contest, Christmas Cookie Eating Contest, Christmas Minute To Win It Activities, holiday sweets & treats and caroling. (www.downtownrochestermi.com)

Rochester Hills Old Fashioned Christmas: December 16 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Located at the Rochester Hills Museum (1005 Van Hoosen Rd, Rochester Hills, MI) Model train display, wagon rides, crafts, snacks, and chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Call 248-656-4663 for ticket information.

Detroit Zoo Wild Lights: Now - December 31 5:30pm - 9:30pm
For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and animal sculptures on a half-mile trail through the front of the Zoo. 

Royal Oak Holiday Spectacular: December 16 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Enjoy live music, pics with Santa, a kids zone, tree-lighting, and more! For more info, visit www.downtownroyaloak.org or www.royaloakholidayspectacular.com