West Bloomfield Parks Letters to Santa event (half-hour sessions begin at 11a) – at West Bloomfield Twp Recreation Activities Center. Don’t mail your letter to Santa when you can drop it off in person. Meet Santa, give him your letter, take a family picture and he will have a cookie for you. The event is held completely outdoors and the photo backdrop is nature themed. The family photo is done by a professional photographer and emailed within 7 days of the event. $15 Resident / $17 Non Resident. To register, call 248-451-1900 or visit www.wbparks.org
Stony Creek Metropark Kids Night at the Nature Center – Drop your kids off and enjoy your Friday night, kid-free. Your kids will have a blast as they meet the nature center animals, including our nocturnal opossum. They’ll get a chance to explore outside along a trail, looking for tracks in the moonlight, gazing at the growing moon, and listening for owl calls and coyote howls. Kids will warm up around our campfire and cook s’mores. Snacks will be provided. Ages 7-12. $10 per child. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.
West Bloomfield Winter Solstice Celebration at Recreation Activities Center – Celebrate the most magical and darkest night of the year and the slow return of the sun. Come learn about nature in winter as you explore the half mile lantern lit trail. Enjoy a glowing craft, view the night sky with telescopes, photo ops, cocoa and marshmallows by the fire and more. Bring your own flashlight. This event is entirely outdoors. $7 per resident and $9 per nonresident. To register, call 248-451-1900 or visit www.wbparks.org.