Metroparks Events Calendar 2018

Metroparks Events Calendar 2018 – Kids fun and family-friendly events for Stony Creek, Kensington, Lake St Clair, and ALL of the HCMA Metroparks. Nature walks, fireworks, hayrides, sleighrides, seasonal celebrations, and MUCH more!

Oakland County Moms highlights special events from the Metroparks events calendar to bring you the latest news and info on special events happening at the 13 Metro Detroit area Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Call to confirm costs when pre-registering for events.

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December 2018 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10a-noon
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Nature Holiday Crafts
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)Indian Springs Metropark provides the materials and projects, you provide the crafting power. Each participant will take home at least three nature and sustainability-inspired items to gift or keep. This program is ideal for families with preschool to early elementary age children. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $5 adult, $3 child or $10 per family.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1p
Lake St Clair Metroparks Events – A Visit with Santa & Mrs Claus
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Unique event where games are played, crafts are made and snacks are served while you get to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa’s helpers will take your photos, but you are welcome to bring your own camera and snap as many photos as you please. Admission by advance ticket purchase only. Tickets go on sale November 1 at the Park Office of Lake St. Clair Metropark. Please preregister, (586) 463-4581. $7 Adult, $4 Child.

December 1, 8, 9, 14, & 15 from 6p-9p each night
Wolcott Mill Metroparks Events – Heritage Holidays at the Historic Center
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Stroll through the park and enjoy the holiday decorations and spectacular lights, visit with Santa and make holiday crafts. Enjoy a cup of hot cider or cocoa as you watch the blacksmith working in his shop. Cut a log cookie with a two man saw to make an ornament. Photo vignettes will help you create memories. Visit the Clydesdale horses in their show stalls and enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride. Vote for your favorite decorated tree at the Festival of Trees. Dress for the weather. $5. Location is Wolcott Mill Historical Center at 64162 Kuntsman Rd, Ray, MI.

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11a & 1p (2 sessions to choose from)
Wolcott Mill Metroparks Events – Lunch with Santa
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy lunch and a visit with Santa. Make a holiday craft to take home and go for a horse-drawn wagon ride, weather permitting. Use your own camera to capture special holiday moments. Please preregister, 586-752-5932. Located at Wolcott Mill Camp Rotary – 20505 29 Mile Rd $4 Adult, $7 Child.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8:30a-9:30a
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Ever wanted to feed the pigs? Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Ages 6 – 15. Space is limited so please call 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot. Please preregister, 248-684-8632. $5.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10a & 1p (2 sessions to choose from)
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Snacks with Santa
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Santa will be here to visit with boys and girls who are eager to share their Christmas list with him. Children will also decorate a cookie and have fun making holiday crafts. Use your own camera to capture the perfect holiday memory. This program fills quickly. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $5.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10a-1p
Lake St Clair Metroparks Events – Holiday Ornaments from Nature
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Visit the Nature Center and make unique holiday ornaments from objects found in nature. Enjoy hot cocoa and music for this laid-back crafter-noon. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $6.

Saturday, December 8 at 11a & 1p (2 sessions) or Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1p
Stony Creek Metroparks Events – Snacks with Santa
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Bring your list and visit Santa. There will be seasonal crafts, guest musicians and goodies to eat. Photos with Santa are taken on your own phone. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $3 Adult, $6 Child.

Sunday, December 9 at 10a & 12:30p (2 sessions to choose from)
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Santa Central
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Kids (and adults) can visit with Santa, go on a hay ride, and make seasonal crafts. Don’t stand in line at the mall, Hudson Mills Metropark will have small groups, and you can use your own camera for that perfect Holiday moment. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $5.

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 10a, noon, & 2p (3 sessions to choose from)
Oakwoods Metroparks Events – Sunday with Santa
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Sing Christmas carols, play games, visit Santa, and make holiday crafts. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. Use your own camera to capture the perfect holiday memory. Admission by advance ticket sales only, 734-782-3956. $6.

Sunday, December 9, Saturday, December 15, Sunday, December 16 at 10:30a, noon & 2p (3 sessions to choose from each day)
Kensington Metroparks Events – Snacks with Santa
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Each visit includes a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride, a holiday sing-a-long, (complete with blankets, song sheets, and jingle bells), snacks, (fruit, cookies, juice, hot cocoa, and coffee), and most importantly, a visit with Santa by the Christmas Tree. Tickets are only available in advance at the Park Office, and can be purchased over the phone or in person. Call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 for ticket sales and info. Once on sale, tickets go fast! Please preregister. $10.

Saturdays, December 15, 22, & 29 2018 at 1p (4 sessions to choose from)
Lake St Clair Metroparks Events – Critter Corner
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
It’s feeding time for the animals. Drop in to learn more about our Michigan reptiles and amphibians. FREE.

Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 8:30a-9:30a
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Ever wanted to feed the pigs? Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Ages 6 – 15. Space is limited so please call 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot. Please preregister, 248-684-8632. $5.

Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 10a & 2p (2 sessions to choose from)
Lake Erie Metroparks Events – 12 Days of Chrismtas Critter Style
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Take a light-hearted look at the 12 Days of Christmas with an animal twist. Enjoy cocoa and cookies during the program. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $6 Adults, $4 Children.

Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 6p
Oakwoods Metropark Event – Full Cold Moon Hike & Bonfire
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
December is the month of the Full Cold Moon. Discover why it was known as the Full Cold Moon as we hike the woods and end the evening around the bonfire. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. $6.

Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 7p-9p
Kensington Metropark Events – Winter Solstice Full Moon Walk
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy some moon facts and folklore & search for nocturnal wildlife. Ages 8 and older. Please preregister, 810-227-8917. $5.

Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 2p
Lake Erie Metroparks Events – Winter Walk on the Wild Side
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Search for some of the wild creatures that call the winter wonderland known as Lake Erie Metropark, “home.” Furred or feathered, big or small, be in search of them all. Please preregister 734-379-5020. $5 Adult, $3 Child.

January 2019 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 1p-2p
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Winter Walk
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
The constant search for food and shelter brings our local animals out during the relatively warmer time of the day. Get outdoors and see all that’s going on in the winter woods. Stop out at the Activity Center to join an interpreter for this refreshing walk. Dress for the weather. Ages 7 and older. $5.

HCMA Metroparks

Delhi Metropark – (3902 E Delhi, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Dexter-Huron Metropark – (6535 Huron River Drive, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Huron Meadows Metropark – (8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI 48116, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Lower Huron Metropark – (40151 E Huron River Drive, Belleville, MI 48111, 734-697-9181, metroparks.com)
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Willow Metropark – (23200 S Huron Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-697-9181, metroparks.com)
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)

PHOTO CREDIT (with permission) – metroparks.com

For a complete listing of the Huron-Clinton Metro Authority Metroparks Events Calendar, visit metroparks.com