WinterFest: Multi-Cultural Holiday Celebration in the Log Cabin
Free Fun for Families, snow or shine!
Bring your whole family for an afternoon of old-fashioned holiday fun at WinterFest, a multi-cultural holiday festival at the historic Log Cabin. Enjoy Christmas magic with Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse & carriage and hayrides through the woods (suggested donation $5per adult or family, $2 per child), sweets, treats and hot cocoa, holiday ornament making and music with violinists from Detroit Youth Volume, excerpts from the Dream Acts Co. musical "Madeline's Christmas," as well as Hanukkah with the Downtown Synagogue and Kwanzaa with the Wright Museum of African American History.
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 from the nearby neighborhoods and organizations for a friendly competition. Thus far, Sherwood Forest will decorate the stairway and Preservation Detroit will decorate the mantel in the Living Room. If you or your group would like to participate, please contact Selma Goggans, email@example.com. With recently restored and sparkling stained glass windows and original front door, the Cabin will once again be dazzling.
WinterFest is a free annual community event that encourages families to visit and enjoy the beauty of the park during the colder months. This will be the second winter celebration in the Cabin. 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.
In the spirit of giving and sharing, please bring NEW, unused mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for "Mittens for Detroit" to donate to those in need. Thank you to mittensfordetroit.org for their partnership!
AND...Official PFPP merchandise will be for sale for all your gift-giving needs: winter hats, Palmer Park Log Cabin prints, magnets, postcards and more. 100% of the proceeds to People for Palmer Park.
WinterFest is presented by People for Palmer Park with the support of the City of Detroit and other generous community sponsors. We thank them for their support!
LOCATION: WinterFest will take place in Palmer Park, in and around the Log Cabin which is located just north of McNichols (Six 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.