Taylor Winter Festival

The City of Taylor will welcome in the holiday season during its annual Winterfest on Saturday, November 30. The celebration will include the Winterfest 5K, holiday parade, opening of Santa’s Magic Forest and official tree lighting celebration and fireworks display.

The day kicks off with the  Winterfest 5K, which will start at the Heritage Park Petting Farm before the runners make their way down Pardee Road to Goddard, eventually on the streets of neighborhoods in the City Hall area, and then back toward the Heritage Park. The race begins and finishes at the Petting Farm. 

The event features custom Winterfest 5K medals for all finishers; age group awards; Reindeer costume contest with awards; overall top male and female finish awards; and big tag timing by RF Events.

The entire day is one of family fun. The Winterfest Parade featuring marching bands, floats and many organizations, will travel from City Hall to the Heritage Park’s Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion. Once there, crowds will be entertained by music and various activities. 

The official opening of Santa’s Magic Forest will take place, Downriver’s premiere Christmas display is housed in the Heritage Park Activities Building and uses many of the former J.L. Hudson displays that bring the season to life. Tickets are $3 per person and photos with Santa are $8.

The official Christmas Tree (housed in the Sheridan Center all winter) will be lit by Mayor Rick Sollars and his special guest for the day, Santa Claus. Fireworks will cap off the evening.

  • Admission to the Winterfest is free. 
  • Food and refreshments will be available. 
  • Parking is free. Those attending the festivities in Heritage Park should use the Northline Road (south) entrance, and park in any of the lots inside the park. The Pardee Road entranceway, and the adjacent parking lot, along with the Taylor Community Library lot, will be inaccessible. 
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