Holiday Bulletin Board
Dec. 16, 2016 PLYMOUTH VOICE.
Plymouth Michigan News
Local Holiday Events
Christmas Tea is served
The Canton Historical Society members will host their 4th Annual Christmas Tea at the Bartlett-Travis House, one of the oldest homes in the Canton community, The home will be decorated for the holidays in Christmas finery of the 1900s.
The tea will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. Participants can take a step back in time as they enjoy a holiday tea in the home, located in Preservation Park at 500 N. Ridge Road in Canton. Guests will enjoy an assortment of teas, mini-quiches, sandwiches and desserts.
Musical entertainment will be provided by harpist Laurel Federbush. Tickets are priced at $25 per person and available at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton. Seating is limited.
For more information, visit www.cantonhistoricalsociety.org or call (734) 397-3048.
Santa and his elves will be visiting with children at Maybury Farm from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18. Santa will be waiting to meet with children of all ages on his antique sleigh in the Maybury Farm Welcome Center. Santa’s elves have decked the halls of the Welcome Center with all kinds of Christmas cheer and the fire in the wood stove will keep everyone toasty and warm. Children can bring their wish list and sit with Santa on his sleigh while parents and grand parents take photos. The Welcome Center shelves will be stocked with gifts including Maybury Farm honey, jams, jellies, popcorn and more. Admission is just a smile and a small donation used to help to care for the animals at Maybury Farm throughout the winter months. Maybury Farm is located at 50165 Eight Mile Road, between Beck and Napier roads (do not enter at the State Park). Parking is free. For more information, visit www.northvillecommunityfoundation.org, call (248) 374-0200, or find Maybury Farm on Facebook.
Plymouth Ice Festival
January 6th-8th marks the 35th annual Plymouth Ice Festival in downtown Plymouth. Come witness as Kellogg Park is transformed into a magical winter wonderland of icy fun for the whole family. Professional ice sculptures can be seen throughout downtown and are available for viewing 24 hours during the festival. Nightly entertainment, interactive ice sculptures, dueling chainsaw competition and live ice carving exhibits are just some of the activities that can be seen during the festival.
Pure Michigan Holiday Light Displays
Step into a living Christmas card — the glowing candlelit windows, the scent of roasting chestnuts, and the sounds of carolers and sleigh bells — when you enter Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. This year, The Henry Ford has added nights to keep up with demand, so book tickets quickly before the most popular nights sell out! A great event for the whole family at one of the nation’s true hidden gem locations.
Wayne County Lightfest – Westland
The Wayne County Lightfest in Westland is the largest and longest drive-through holiday light show in the Midwest as it features more than 47 giant animated holiday-themed displays. Lightfest is open through December 31, but be sure to mark your calendars for December 6, 13 and 20 for Toy night where you can bring a new, unwrapped toy in lieu of the entrance fee. Visitors enter Lightfest at Hines Drive and Merriman Road in Westland and exit onto Warren Avenue near Telegraph Road in Dearborn Heights. When you’ve reached the end, don’t forget to stop for a visit to Santa’s Workshop, at Warrendale Park.
Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic – Flint
Bundle up and come visit during this special time when thousands of lights sparkle like tiny stars throughout the Crossroads Village. You’ll find villagers making vintage crafts, shops full of great gifts and the beloved Huckleberry Railroad waiting to take you on a festive nighttime ride. Hurry and buy your tickets now as some times are already sold out. Your whole family will love this holiday celebration that goes through December 30.
Brighten your holidays in downtown Rochester with The Big, Bright Light Show, celebrating its 11th anniversary this year. The buildings in downtown Rochester will be covered with more than 1 million points of glimmering holiday light. It will be lit every evening until January 1. As a bonus, the lights will be aglow every weekend in January through the Fire & Ice Festival. Be sure to check out the wonderful Rochester businesses while you gaze at the city’s lit-up beauty.
Nite Lites – Jackson
The 2016 season is the 21st year for Nite Lites in Jackson! One of Michigan’s largest Christmas light displays, this animated drive-through display is over one mile long! Each year the Jackson County Fairgrounds are filled with dancing lights featuring scenes with reindeer, Santa Claus and the Nativity among the millions of lights. Winter Wonderland–inside the American 1 Events Center each weekend in December–features many kid-friendly activities. Get your photo taken with Santa Claus himself, watch a holiday puppet show, or take a ride on the kid’s holiday train. Real live reindeer will be stopping by for a special visit on three nights only so plan your visit now.
Christmas Lite Show – Grand Rapids
Through January 2, you can enjoy Michigan’s largest Christmas light show! The Christmas Lite show uses more than 40 animated displays that stretch almost two miles. Now in its 19th year, Christmas Lite Show is a family tradition for thousands of folks in the Grand Rapids area and beyond.
Wild Lights – Royal Oak
This list wouldn’t be complete without the Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo! Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and activities for guests of all ages. More than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and more than 100 animal sculptures throughout the front of the Zoo until December 31. Advance ticket purchase is advised as many nights might sell out.
Light up the Soo – Sault Sainte Marie
Visit the Tower of History this holiday season and experience the lights of Sault Sainte Marie from 210 feet in the air. Businesses, homes, and area attractions will be decked out in festive lights for your viewing pleasure. Celebrate this wonderful time of year by creating a new family tradition with a trip to the top of the Tower. This light display will start on December 16 and go through December 31.
Pure Michigan and light display information © Michigan Economic Development Corporation