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Heritage Holidays – Historic Center

December 9, 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


64162 Kunstman Road
Ray, MI 48096-2434 – Map Me
(586) 749-5997

  • Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m
  • Date: December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th
  • Cost: $5 per person. This is a pay at the door event and no registration is required.

Take a step back in time and experience the charm of holiday seasons past. During Heritage Holidays, at Wolcott Mill Metropark, the entire Historic Center is transformed into a magical holiday wonderland. The moment you step out of your car, you’ll stroll through a grove of twinkling trees that leads you to the wooden bridge decorated with archways of light and accompanied by holiday music. As you cross the Clinton River you’ll see our festival of trees and the Historic Center will be aglow with thousands of lights.

An exciting new addition to Heritage Holidays this year is Doc Pawlaczyk’s Medicine Man Show.  The show is a mix of storytelling, magic, music and a lot of audience participation and miracle elixir.  Shows will occur each evening at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Returning for a second year are glorious, majestic Clydesdale horses! These beasts of grandeur will be on display throughout the night and available for families to even snap a few photos. In the holiday photo vignette barn, a mini horse named Kramer will be on site for a visit along with his donkey pal, Baron.  Not to mention wagon rides for the entire family to enjoy.

Heritage Holidays boasts lots of fun festivities to help get you into the holiday spirit.  Try out a two-man saw to cut your own wood for a log ornament to take home. Kids can play with old-fashioned wood toys and make holiday crafts. The Wolcott Mill Car Club will have their car barn decorated and their restored Model T Dump Truck on display.

And what holiday event would be complete without a visit with Santa Claus? Good ‘ol St. Nick will be spreading joy inside the mill, where parents can peruse items straight from the farm, like honey and wool yarn.

Heritage Holidays is the perfect way to kick off the yuletide season. Come share the feeling of old time traditions and make new memories this holiday season.

For more information, please contact Wolcott Mill Metropark, at (586) 752-5932 or Wolcott.Farm@metroparks.com

Festival of Trees

Please join us as we celebrate the season by participating in our annual Festival of Trees at Wolcott Mill Metropark! We will supply the tree, lights, and location. You supply the creativity, decorations, and helpers to get it done!

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December 9, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wolcott Mill Metropark
65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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(586) 752-5932