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Mark your calendar! Plenty of holiday-related activities are on the schedule this weekend – and the City of Taylor is keeping Santa busy while he’s in town.
On Friday, “Santa’s Magic Forest” (Activities Building, Heritage Park) reopens from 5-8 p.m. General admission is just $3 to see Downriver’s premiere indoor Christmas display. Children under 3 are free, and a picture with Santa or the Grinch is $8. Santa’s Magic Forest is also open on Saturday (noon-8) and Sunday (noon-7) and is also open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December 22. Proceeds go to the Downriver Fish & Loaves Food Pantry.
Also on Friday, Taylor Dance presents the first of three weekend showings of “The Nutcracker” at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Friday’s showing starts at 8 pm. There are also two performances on Saturday (1 and 7 p.m.). For ticket information, click here.
Saturday, December 7, is a very busy day and one you can’t miss, especially if you have young children.
The Lakes of Taylor Banquet Facility hosts “Breakfast with Santa” at 9 a.m. Includes breakfast, crafts, music and a meeting with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This is a can’t-miss ticket in Taylor. It’s $10.50 per person; $5 for children under 3. Purchase tickets in the Pro Shop.
There is a “Holiday Craft Show” at the William Ford Senior Activities Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by Taylor Parks & Recreation. Great spot to find some holiday gifts. Admission is only $1.
The Heritage Park Petting Farm plays host to one of its most popular events of the year – “Reindeer Days” – from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 (cash only). Live reindeer, Santa Claus, hot cocoa, crafts and much more. Continues on Sunday (December 8) at the same times.
The Taylor Animal Shelter hosts its holiday-related event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The volunteers at the shelter will be raising funds for the animals through a baked goods and gift basket sale. Pictures with Santa will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like to donate to the shelter’s ongoing bottles and cans drive, Saturday would also be a good day for that. And, of course, the most important thing that the shelter does is adopt out dogs and cats to “furever” homes – so please stop by if you are interested in adopting!
The Taylor Sportsplex hosts its “Skate with Santa” program from 3-5 p.m. Saturday. Music, food and fun for just $5, and yet another chance to keep Santa company while he’s in the community.
And don’t forget that on Sunday, December 8, the Taylor Community Chorus presents “Sing a Little Christmas” at the William Ford Senior Center. The chorus always in top form this time of year. Performance kicks off at 4 p.m. Tickets are $8 (18 and over); $5 (ages 6-17); and no charge for 5 and under crowd.