Park Director's Blog
Crossroads Village has been undergoing a transformation for the past couple weeks. Gone are the straw maze and the ghosts and goodies that delight kids of all ages during our month-long celebration of Halloween. The witch hats and tree eyes and boiling cauldrons have been put away for another year.
On November 14, the Village will open its gates from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Ladies Night Out, and I may be a little partial, but I think this is one of the best events of the entire holiday season!
For starters, there’s the Village itself, which will look absolutely magical with thousands of twinkling lights and even a live reindeer holding court. The stores will be stocked to the ceiling with an amazing selection of merchandise, and the Mill Street Warehouse will host vendors selling everything from hand-made wreathes and holiday décor to natural soaps, jewelry and chocolates.
Try your hand at a make-it-and-take-it craft. Tour the historic homes and indulge in free tasty treats. Take a spin on the 100-year-old carousel. Meet author Susan Newhof and pick up a copy of her new novel Spirits & Wine for the readers on your gift list.
Shop. Eat. Play. Laugh. Get it? Big fun!
Admission is just $5. What? That’s right. $5. And if you have a current annual pass to the Village, your tickets are free, but you must reserve them in advance by calling the Genesee County Parks office at 810-736-7100, ext. 6 or 800-648-PARK (7275), ext 6.
So gather your moms, daughters, aunts, grandmas and girlfriends, and bring your gift list so you can get a jump on your holiday shopping. You can even get a free photo taken of your group with the reindeer or train conductor Handsome Harry as a memento of the evening.
Hey, guys, you want to be heroes? Offer to watch the kids!
You can order tickets from this website, or just show up at the gate. It all happens Monday night, November 14. I’m counting the days!!!