Experience the holiday and the way it all came about – early-20th-century-style! That’s the spirit of Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, an annual three-weekend family festival that serves up slightly eerie sights and characters – including the favorite Headless Horseman and dancing skeletons.
This year’s event – which happens Oct. 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26, 2014 – features a walk lit by 1,000 jack-o’-lanterns, all guiding families to goody stations dotting the village streets.
Kids can come dressed up in their Halloween costumes or in plain clothes to trick-or-treat among the ghouls of the Henry Ford. Strolls are family friendly and suitable (not scary!) for all ages. Each one starts at 6:30 p.m. (all nine nights), and the walk takes about a half hour to finish. Be sure to register in advance, as this event gets very busy and tends to fill up and sell out!
During the walk, you’ll see it’s all a throwback to the way Halloween was celebrated in the early 1900s. Along the way, enjoy treats from the various treat stations scattered throughout (treat bags are provided for you!) Also find performances, characters and live music.
This event costs $15 for adults ($12.75 if you’re a member of The Henry Ford), and children under age 2 get in for free. Time slots, which start every half-hour, run 6:30-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays.
For more information on the 2014 Hallowe’en family event at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, check out the Metro Parent calendar listing.