By Sarah Shurge – As fall begins to fade and the temperature begins to lower, that means one thing is on the way – winter. Winter is coming and with winter comes the holidays.
If you and your family are looking for a night of good holiday fun, an event is coming up just for you. Wayne’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony is happening again this year.
Holiday Night at the museum will be Saturday, December 4th, at the Wayne Historical Society on 1 Towne Square St. The event will start at 6:00 p.m. and will go until 8:30 p.m.
The evening will kick off with a short parade around the church at 6:00 p.m. Santa will be there and the Mayor of Wayne will present him with a key to the City of Wayne. Mrs. Claus will also attend, as well as other holiday characters.
“This event is more than just seeing Santa,” said President of the Wayne Historical Society Nicole Conklin.
Aside from the tree lighting, the night will be filled with activities for the whole family.
There will be craft projects, along with outside games in the parking lots. Candy and give-aways will be available for the kids. Professional balloon twisters will attend, along with a choir singing and bells playing. There will be a petting zoo and a DJ.
Two performers from Detroit Flyhouse Circus will also attend, as well as two ice sculptors. The sculptors will have finished ice sculpture on display and will be carving and answering questions throughout the night.
A food truck will also be at the event. One free ticket will be handed out for each person.
Hillcrest Bible Church will provide cookies and hot chocolate.
Being a month out before the event, The Wayne Historical Society is still working on finalizing all the sponsors and details.
The event is currently sponsored by the City of Wayne Downtown Development Authority (DDA), The Wayne Historical Society, Hillcrest Bible Church, Parkside Credit Union, The City of Wayne Department of Public Works (DPW), St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus.
“The DDA is a proud sponsor of the event,” said Lori Gouin, Community Development/Planning Director.
This is the fifth year in a row the The Wayne Historical Society has planned Holiday Night.
The museum is open Wednesday 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you want to learn about events, fundraisers or more information about the museum, you can visit the website at facebook.com/waynehistoricalsociety. Or call (734)722-0113.