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Heritage Holidays at Wolcott Mill Metropark in Ray Township

Bring your family to this Macomb County historic center on Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 7-8 and 14-15, 2012 for a trip into Christmas past and a bit of modern festivities

Experience the holiday memories of the past while making new ones of your own at the Heritage Holidays exhibit at the Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center, happening Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 7-8 and 14-15, 2012.

Kids can explore holiday traditions of yesteryear and visit Santa in an old-fashioned setting displaying Christmases of past decades from the 1870s, 1900s and 1950s.

Each barn on the site is decorated to display an era with the popular holiday inventions and styles of that time. For example, take a stroll by a barn decorated with wreaths and candles from the Victorian Era – then take a look into a 1950s household centered on the family's brand new television set.

This event is a great way for the family to learn all about the past and its influence on how we currently celebrate the holidays.

The mill grounds will be decorated in a '60s style with a modern light show and music. Kids can play with old-fashioned toys and visit with Santa. Mrs. Claus will be handing out steaming cups of hot cider and the whole family can cook up s'mores at the outside bonfire. Kids can make their way to the lumbering barn to make their very own log cookies!

Visit the event 6-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 30-Dec. 15. This year the event will cost $1 per person, but preregistration is not required.

See the Metro Parent listing for more about the 2012 Heritage Holidays exhibit at the Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center.

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