Heritage Holidays at Wolcott Mill Historic Center in Ray Township

'Tis the season for family fun in southeast Michigan – especially when Wolcott Mill Metropark holds its annual Christmas event, Dec. 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17, 2016.

Lights, trees, ornaments – and maybe even snow! – decorate the Wolcott Mill Historic Center at the Wolcott Mill Metropark for Heritage Holidays, running Dec. 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17, 2016.

This annual event in Ray Township features holiday fun for the kids. They can play with old-school wooden toys, check out the Model T Dump Truck, which will be on display in the Wolcott Mill Car Club’s decorated car barn, and more. Plus, Santa plans to make a visit at the event, so don’t miss out on seeing him. He’ll be happy to learn about your kids’ Christmas wishes!

Families can snap a photo with beautiful Clydesdale horses or take a horse-drawn wagon ride, too. Kramer, a mini horse, will be attending the event, too, to hang out with a donkey named Baron. Be sure to stop by and see these two, as well!

Feeling hungry? Purchase tasty food available as you stop to grab a few gifts. Sip on a nice cup of hot chocolate or mulled cider sitting by one of the two bonfires. And definitely don’t forget to make some s’mores.

From 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17, 2016, let the cold winter season bring the warm holiday spirit. Admission is $5 per person. There’s also a $10 vehicle entry fee.

For more details on the 2016 Heritage Holidays event and so much more, visit the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated for 2016.

  • By mistake we arrived an hour early thinking the event started at 5. The very nice gentleman at the front informed us they weren’t open yet but we were more than welcome to walk around, but we’d have to come back to pay our admission and get our tickets at 6pm. We were later stopped by a very rude women who coarsely told us we couldn’t be inside the park until 6pm. She directed us back to the gates. I understand she was doing her job, but she should try to be nicer when trying to address a situation.


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