Picture Credit: Barbara Barefield
Log Cabin WinterFest: Multi-Cultural Holiday Celebration in Palmer Park
The Metro Detroit area has been ready for the holiday season, since the Thanksgiving Parade made its way down Woodward Avenue. The people at Palmer Park don’t want that holiday spirit to end so they are inviting everyone out to the Second Annual Log Cabin WinterFest & Multi-Cultural Holiday Celebration.
This fantastic festival will take place at the historic Palmer Park Log Cabin on Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2018 from 2-5 pm. Guests will enjoy a variety of activities including the following:
- Christmas magic with Santa and Mrs. Claus
- Horse & Carriage and hayrides through the woods
- Tasty sweets, treats and hot cocoa
- Holiday ornament making
- Music with violinists from Detroit Youth Volume and excerpts from Dream Arts Co. musical “Madeline’s Christmas.”
The celebration is not just about Christmas and guests will get to celebrate Hanukkah with the Downtown Synagogue and Kwanzaa with the Wright Museum of African American History.
There is no cost for admission and free parking will be available. They just ask that you give a small donation for horse & carriage and/or hay rides. These funds will go to PFPP (People for Palmer Park.) 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. You can learn more about the organization by visiting them online at peopleforpalmerpark.org.
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.
Date: December 9, 2018 from 2-5 pm
Location: 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.
Address: Detroit, MI