Holiday Events in Rochester, Michigan

Rochester, Michigan, is a wonderful place to live during the holidays because of the many events we hold throughout December that provide tons of fun for families. Here are some of the events we’re most excited for, and if you’re looking for more holiday events in Rochester, check out their event calendar.

One event that will be going on all month until January 1st is the Bright, Bright Light Show. Every evening from 5 pm to midnight, downtown Rochester will be lit up with over a million lights for the public’s viewing pleasure.

One has already passed, but on December 13th you can go to the Meeting House and eat sweets and drink cocoa while watching the Bright, Bright Light Show. You can also enjoy Friday Night Carriage Rides, where you can ride around downtown Rochester while enjoying the sights.

In early December, Rochester holds Kris Kringle Market, inspired by the European tradition of open-air Christmas markets and the Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. If you missed these, make sure to come next year!

And though it’s after the holidays, we’ll celebrate the winter season with the Fire and Ice Festival in January, which will feature TasteFest, fireworks, sledding, ice skating, broom ball, and more..

Holiday Light Display

Head downtown to see beautiful light displays!

Our Picks for the Top 5 Restaurants in Rochester Hills

Our Picks for the Top 5 Restaurants in Rochester Hills

At Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Ram, we are so lucky to have our dealership nestled in one of the best areas of the country for top-notch restaurants.

Looking for something new? Check out the top 5 restaurants in Rochester Hills, as well as the Detroit area:


  • The Clubhouse BFD, Rochester Hills: Offers a varied menu of appetizers and salads, as well as a ton of craft beers.
  • The Silver Spoon, Rochester Hills: Offers a fine dining experience focused on Italian food and wine.
  • Yates Cider Mill, Rochester Hills: A scenic location that offers cider and many tasty baked goods.
  • Slows Bar BQ, Detroit: Offers unique, gourmet barbeque and an enormous craft beer list.
  • Pizza Papalis, Detroit: Offers some of the best pizza in the state, in tasty deep-dish style.


And if you would like to head to one of these hotspots in a brand new vehicle, contact us or visit us anytime, here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Ram!

Troy, Michigan Welcomes Dr. Refaai Hamo, the Syrian Scientist Featured On Facebook


Welcome to Troy, Dr. Hamo!

We at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram know how great Troy, Michigan is. Now, our wonderful city is getting national attention with the arrival of Dr. Refaai Hamo.

Dr. Refaai Hamo is a Syrian scientist featured on Facebook, who has become an international sensation due to the compelling social media posts by the Humans of New York blog.

For those unfamiliar with Humans of New York, it is an online publication that highlights the lives of random people in New York City. Stories are sometimes sad, sometimes uplifting, but always eye-opening glimpses into someone’s personal life. The author of the blog recently spotlighted 12 Syrian families who have been cleared to come to America.

Dr. Refaai Hamo was one of the Syrians who were featured. He had a seven-part photo series where he describes his life as a scientist, his trouble with stomach cancer, and the impact that the war has had on his family. He lost his wife, daughter, and several other family members in a missile attack that hit his house.

In the last part of the series, Dr. Hamo mentioned his relocation to Troy, Michigan. People living in Troy immediately began commenting on the Facebook post offering their services for moving, healthcare, job searching, etc. Even influential people like Edward Norton have helped him by raising money for his cancer treatments.

Dr. Hamo has arrived in Troy and stated that he just wants the chance to feel human again. He also stated that he wants to get working and make a positive impact in America.

We at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram extend our welcome to Dr. Refaai Hamo. We are sure he will like Troy, Michigan as much as we do.

Chrysler Shows a Positive Future

2008 was a hard economic year for many. Companies closed, people lost their jobs and families struggled. In 2009 Chrysler was close to liquidation. Chrysler has done what many would say was unthinkable at the time and turned their company around. If Fiat purchases the rest of Chrysler, Chrysler will become a $6 billion company overnight.

Chrysler’s achievements and new $6 billion worth comes partially from the success of new cars like the Dodge Viper, Dart and more that have heads turning. To boost morale, Chrysler recently decided to open an office in downtown Detroit, making it the smallest Detroit automaker.

Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep, in Rochester Hills, MI, could not be more excited to hear this news. To search some of their inventory or find out more about Chrysler vehicles, visit their website at or like Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep on Facebook.

Win a Free Paint Proof: Rochester Hills CJD Bracket Madness Challenge

Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge basketball bracket

Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge March Basketball Bracket Challenge

What a wonderful time of the year. The birds are back, flowers are starting to bloom and it is time to fill out your “March Madness” 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship bracket. Reported by CBS, TNT, TBA and truTV, all games will be displayed nationwide for all of America to watch. This year, Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep near Auburn Hills and Detroit, MI, is holding their own 2013 Bracket Madness Challenge.
Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep of Rochester Hills, Michigan is hosting their first Bracket Madness Challenge and giving away a FREE Full Paint Proof to the winner. Is your car looking a little dull? Are there scratches that need to be fixed? Would you like to see your car a different color? Then compete for free in Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep’s dealership for a chance to win a full paint proof! Brackets must be submitted by 11AM EST on March 21, 2013. Visit with either Google Chrome or Firefox to register. The group password is rochesterhills.
Follow the rules on the website to fill out a bracket, cast who you think will be in the “Sweet Sixteen” and “Final Four” and compete against others to win. Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep is a dealership in Rochester Hills, Michigan that sells new and used Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles. They are also complete with a fill service and parts department. Visit the Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep website at, Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep or like their Facebook page for more offers and discounts!