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Check out the links to the right and learn about the nuances of this little piece of Southeast Michigan!

Upcoming Downriver Events – Downriver’s Best Source for Events

Visit our CALENDAR to see hundreds of annual events!

Magic Forest @ Heritage Park Activities Building (behind the Taylor Comm Library)
Nov 27 all-day
Magic Forest @ Heritage Park Activities Building (behind the Taylor Comm Library) | Taylor | Michigan | United States

Santa’s Magic Forest – Downriver’s finest holiday display is back for the 2022 season.

Hours are :

Fridays – 5 pm to 8 pm

Saturdays – 1 pm to 8 pm

Sundays – 1 pm to 7 pm

This is the the largest fund raiser of the year for the Downriver Fish & Loaves Food Pantry!!!

Wayne County Lightfest
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wayne County Lightfest @ Westland | Michigan | United States
The Wayne County Lightfest will be open Wednesday – Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday) from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM from Thursday, November 17, 2022 – Saturday, December 24th….


The fees for the Lightfest are below:
Cars: $5 cash
Commercial Van/RV/Limo: $20 cash
Mini-bus (20 passengers): $25 cash
Bus (40+ passengers): $50 cash

There will NOT be a Santa Shelter in 2022 BUT there will be two food trucks and mailbox for Santa letters at Perrin Park (halfway through the Lightfest).

NOTE – during the Lightfest, Hines Drive closes to traffic for set-up/clean up from Ann Arbor Trail to Outer Drive from 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM.


Southgate Self-Defense for Children for ages 6 -10 @ Southgate Civic Center Ice Arena
Nov 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Southgate Women’s Self-Defense @ Southgate Civic Center Ice Arena
Nov 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lego Club @ Taylor Community Library Community Rooms (Papp & Trolley)
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lego Club @ Taylor Community Library Community Rooms (Papp & Trolley) | Taylor | Michigan | United States

Do you love LEGOS? JOIN our Lego Club!

Every Monday at 6 p.m

We will challenge you to make something relating to that week’s theme.

We will display your creation for one week and will tear them apart at the next event.

This event is open to kids, tweens, teens, and parents. No registration is required, just stop in and build!

Flat Rocks Pint Size Picassos Classes @ Flat Rock Community Center
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lincoln Park – Fantasyland
Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lincoln Park - Fantasyland @ Lincoln Park | Michigan | United States

Fantasyland which is a magical place filled with the sights, sounds and smells of the Christmas season!!!


Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays – 5 pm to 8 pm

Saturday & Sundays – 2 pm to 8 pm

LAST DAY is Saturday, Dec. 24th, Christmas Eve – 10 am to 2 pm

Open every year since 1964, we continue the tradition so many families look forward to each year. See what it’s like up at the North Pole, where Santa’s elves are busy building, repairing, polishing, baking, tending reindeer, and all of the other chores that go into making Christmas happen. You’ll hear carols being sung by our Fantasyland School children’s’ choir, and the figures in the Shadow Boxes The aromas of peppermint, cookies and chocolate hang in the air. Be sure to see the trains upstairs in the Lincoln Park Train Club.

Make your visit with us even more special by taking a few moments to chat with Santa himself!




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