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Snacks with Santa

December 16, 2017
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One event on December 16, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on December 17, 2017 at 12:00am

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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A holiday season tradition at the Farm! Each visit includes a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride, a holiday sing-a-long, (complete with cozy blankets, song sheets, and jingle bells), snacks, (fruit, cookies, juice, hot cocoa, and coffee), and most importantly, a visit with Santa by the Christmas Tree! *Tickets are only available in advance at the Park Office, and can be purchased over the phone or in person. Call the Park Office at (810) 227-8910 for ticket sales and info. Once on sale, tickets go fast! Please preregister.

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Natural Ornaments

December 16, 2017
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Make some unique Christmas ornaments from natural materials. Bring along a glue gun and some pruning shears if you have them available. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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10:00 am

Bittersweet Wreaths

December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us as we turn an invasive plant into a beautiful decorative wreath to hang on your door just in time for the holidays. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Winter Solstice Walk

December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Learn about the myths and cultural folklore surrounding the Winter Solstice. Make a special keepsake to take home. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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The Beavers of Hudson Mills Metropark

December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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North America’s largest rodent, the Beaver, was once abundant in Michigan, until unregulated trapping left only a few in Northern Michigan.  But now they’re back!  After a few seasons of sampling our Aspens and cottonwoods, a family has decided to stay the winter at Hudson Mills.  Meet at the Activity Center, for a brief introduction, then we will drive to the site where the beavers are busy. Please pre-register, 734-426-8211.

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12:00 pm

Kensington Hayrides

December 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2017

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice.

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1:00 pm

Family Lab Day: Snowflake Science

December 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Do you know snow? In this family lab activity, we will examine snow very close up, even through the microscope! We’ll also create some snowy crystals to take home. If the weather is right, we will even head outside for some snow experiments! All Ages.

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Chickadee Chowdown

December 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 29, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 30, 2017 at 1:00pm

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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During the winter, a variety of songbirds will take sunflower seeds from your hands. While inside, you’ll learn about common winter birds. Then you’ll take a short walk along the nature trails to see how many we can find. All ages. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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6:00 pm

Heritage Holidays – Historic Center

December 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 16, 2017

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Create a new family tradition. Stroll through the park and enjoy the holiday decorations and spectacular lights. Visit with Santa in the mill and make holiday crafts. Enjoy a cup of hot cider or cocoa as you watch the blacksmith working in his shop. Cut a log cookie with a two man saw and make an ornament. Listen to holiday music while you make a s’more by the bonfire. Photo vignettes will help you create memories. Visit the Clydesdale horses in their show stalls and enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride. New this year will be nightly live family friendly shows. Dress for the weather.

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