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People for Palmer Park Multicultural Holiday Festival
December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Gather your friends and family for and family for an old-fashioned day of seasonal fun at
Enjoy Christmas magic with Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse & carriage and hayrides through the woods, sweets, treats and hot cocoa, holiday ornament making and music with violinists from Detroit
Youth Volume and excerpts from Dream Arts Co. musical “Madeline’s Christmas.”
Celebrate Hanukkah with the Downtown Synagogue and Kwanzaa with the Wright Museum of African American History. Admission is free with
Senator and Mrs. Palmer’s home, built in 1885, is a rare gem lovingly being restored by PFPP and the City of Detroit. Decorated for the holidays, the Log Cabin — a Victorian home disguised as a rustic cabin— will be transformed with the magic of the season as we celebrate diverse holidays
treasured in Detroit and around the world.
Continuing a tradition started last year, the Cabin will be decorated for the season by a number of teams of nearby neighbors and organizations in friendly competition. Together with the recently restored stained glass windows and original front door, the Cabin will once again be a welcoming
display of holiday warmth and spirit.
People for Palmer Park President Rochelle Lento says, “We are very excited to host our second multicultural WinterFest in Palmer Park’s historic log cabin. In the spirit of the Palmer family, who built and donated the cabin to Detroit, our event will be inclusive of religions and traditions …
Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Hope you can join us to celebrate the season!”
Reopening the Log Cabin in the winter — which has been closed for most of the past 40 years — with this magical and inclusive celebration, will be an enriching and memorable event for all ages.
WinterFest is presented by People for Palmer Park with the support of the City of Detroit and other community sponsors. We thank them for their generous support.
WinterFest will take place in Palmer Park, in and around the Log Cabin which is located just north of the McNichols (6 Mile Road) and just west of Woodward Ave. in Detroit. Follow the signs to free parking.
Admission is free, but small donations are suggested for carriage rides. PFPP is a
volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, started in 2011. It is the adopt-a-park organization that works closely with the City of Detroit on all events and activities in Palmer Park. For more information, please visit peopleforpalmerpark.org.
SOURCE: People for Palmer Park
All photos by Barbara Barefield