See Santa in an intimate, old-fashioned setting brimming with nostalgia during “Heritage Holidays” at Wolcott Mill Metropark, near Romeo, Fridays and Saturdays, December 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Children’s games, candles, television and outdoor Christmas lights all played a part in the history of winters past. Families will discover how these items – kids’ games from the lumbering era of 1870, candles and natural decorations used during the Victorian Era of 1900, old-time television from the 1950s, and the advance of popular electric lighting of the 1960s – all influenced holiday celebrations and winter traditions seen today. Kids can try out old-fashioned toys, visit with Santa and create holiday crafts indoors, and make s’mores at the outside bonfire each evening. Enjoy hot mulled cider in the 1950s barn.
The mill grounds will be lighted and decorated in a ‘60s motif for these evening programs and a modern synchronized light show set to holiday music will fill the air. Holiday exhibits depicting the 1870s, 1900 and 1950s will be on display inside the mill and surrounding barns.
In addition to all the holiday cheer, 10 families will be chosen to win a Christmas tree from Blake Farms in Armada each evening.
There is a fee of just $1 per person to attend this event.
“Skip the mall and come to the mill, where our bridge takes you across the river to holidays of yesteryear,” says Bill Thomas, supervising interpreter at the historic mill of Wolcott Mill Metropark.
For more information, contact Wolcott Mill Metropark at 586-749-5997.