Fair   46.0F  |  Forecast »

Winter Fantasyland Holiday Display in Lincoln Park

Walk through a true winter wonderland, experiencing the sights, smells and sounds of the Christmas season Nov. 24-Dec. 24, 2012

Looking for an immersive, cheery holiday experience – a bit reminiscent of, say, Disney's "It's a Small World" attraction? Well, the answer is right here in southeast Michigan – at Lincoln Park's annual Winter Fantasyland. Now in its 48th year, this walkthrough favorite, open to explore Nov. 24 until Christmas Eve, pulls you into the holiday spirit full swing, showcasing everything Christmas, from the scents of yummy goodies to the sounds of carols.

Listen to your favorite holiday songs as you stroll this pint-sized town, where you'll encounter a candy house, bakery and chocolate shop. What's that you smell? Ahh, it's the wafting aromas of peppermint and gingerbread.

Curious what the elves have been up to? Just check out the animated scenes that show the little guys hard at work. Some are making toys, others are baking and one group is setting up Santa's sleigh for his big trip later in December.

And, naturally, Christmas wouldn't be complete without a visit with Santa Claus himself. Kids can meet St. Nick and take a photo with him, too. Prices are $3 for one picture and $5 for two.

This holiday scene is open to visitors 4-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 2-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. On Christmas Eve, the hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Admission is only $1 and free for babes-in-arms. Fantasyland is located at the Kennedy Memorial Building band shell. Don't miss this nostalgic trip that's been a holiday tradition for downriver families for decades.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2012 Winter Fantasyland in Lincoln Park.

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

Paper Craft Fun with Handprints, Garland and Kawaii Art

Paper Craft Fun with Handprints, Garland and Kawaii Art

This versatile craft material transforms into an acorn fall creation, decorative ribbon, cute Japanese critters and cool dividers for your kid's closet.

How to Prevent Your Child from Choking

How to Prevent Your Child from Choking

Mealtime can turn from pleasant to panic in a matter of seconds. Protect your child from this mishap with our list of dos and don’ts.

YouTube Moms Parody Iggy Azalea's Hit Song 'Fancy'

YouTube Moms Parody Iggy Azalea's Hit Song 'Fancy'

The rapper's had the hit of the summer, but these clever mothers made it their own, riffing on pregnancy and motherhood in some pretty funny viral videos.

Biscuit Recipes: From Classic to Chocolate

Biscuit Recipes: From Classic to Chocolate

September is National Biscuit Month, but you can bake these any time! These recipes, including classic biscuits from Betty Crocker and cornmeal biscuits from Martha Stewart, will have you reaching...

Little One-Yard Wonders Book Review and Play Mat Project

Little One-Yard Wonders Book Review and Play Mat Project

Check out a new title that promises lots of sewing projects you can make for kids. Also, for the skilled seamstress, try one of its cool play-oriented patterns.

Talking to Kids About 9/11

Talking to Kids About 9/11

Do you remember where you were on Sept. 11, 2001 when you got news of this tragedy? Here are nine tips to calm, educate and understand it 13 years later.

Fall Crafting at Home: Tea Towels, Harry Potter Owl, More

Fall Crafting at Home: Tea Towels, Harry Potter Owl, More

Whether you're planning a kids party, want to capture autumn art in a frame or would rather keep summer going with ice pops, try these family DIY ideas.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement