Holiday Glow, Trees of Hope campaign kick off holiday season Saturday

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Livingston County’s holiday season kicks off at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in downtown Brighton, when the annual Holiday Glow begins. The event, which runs from 4-7 p.m., is presented by The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce, Champion Automotive Group, Stillwater Grill and Consumers Energy.

The event begins at 4 p.m. with holiday music provided by Livingston’s Own 93.5 WHMI; a special performance by the Brighton School of Ballet; horse-drawn hay rides; the popular Jollie Choo-Choo train; a nativity petting farm; a visit from Emma the Elf; live entertainment, including a letter writing station to Santa; pictures with the reindeer; and tasty holiday treats.

Mt Brighton is on tap to bring the ski hill to Main Street with the Burton Riglet Park for kids age 3-7, a live interactive experience where young ones can try their hand at snowboarding on a specialized track. St Joseph Mercy Livingston will be offering a Teddy Bear Clinic where little ones can get “some stitches” for an ailing stuffed friend.

At approximately 6 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will join the Mayor of the City of Brighton, along with Mike Marino and Jon King of WHMI’s Mike and Jon in the Morning Show on stage at the Mill Pond, to magically light up our first annual Tree of Hope.

This year, the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce and downtown Main Street businesses have partnered with the Salvation Army of Livingston County to bring you the First Annual Trees of Hope campaign.

This year, as a part of their holiday display, participating businesses will purchase and decorate a Tree of Hope. These trees come to life during Brighton’s Annual Holiday Glow and will be on display throughout the month of December. On Dec. 20, the trees will be picked up by volunteers and delivered to the Salvation Army for distribution to area families in need. It is our hope that by the simple giving of these trees, recipients will in one small way, share in the true meaning of the season: love and hope.

Attendees can also enter to win one of five VISA Gift Cards to be given away live on stage at 5:45pm. Stop by the WHMI 93.5 Sponsor booth for more information.

Come play in the snow with the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce and don’t forget to come inside after the event and enjoy one of our many area shops and restaurants!

For more information or to volunteer, call Sophia Freni, Director of Events, Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce at 810.227.5086 or via email at

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