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The FREE campus-wide event returns for the 7th year on:
Friday, December 6, 2019 | 6:30–9 pm
Start the night at the south entrance of City Hall for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:30 pm.
Community Center for activities for the whole family!
Activities geared for ages 5 and under will take place at the Library and activities for all ages will take place at the Community Center. Walk, drive, or take the Troy Shuttle!
See details for each building below and stay tuned for more updates!
| CITY HALL - 6:30 pm
||TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY - 7–9 pm||TROY COMMUNITY CENTER - 7–9 pm|
|Christmas Tree Lighting (6:30 pm)||Holiday Unicorn - outside||Candid Detroit Photo Booth|
|Santa (north side)||Storybook Trail - outside||Inflatables in the Gym|
|Hot Cocoa & Timbits||Feature film in the Meeting Room||Snow Sisters & Friends performance (7:15 pm, 8 pm, 8:45 pm)|
|Carols by AHS Choir||Photo stations in the Cafe||Open Swim (free, 7–9:30 pm)|
|Performance by THS Drum line||Scratch Art||Facepainting|
|Movie shorts in the Story Room||Indoor Snowball Room|
|Sgt. Sugarplum of Troy PD - parked at main entrance||Crafts|
|Felt Play Area||Pizza, water, and pop for sale, $1 each|
|The Library is a stroller-free zone for this event||All lines will be cut at 9 pm|
Winter Wonderland Interactive Map
Winter Wonderland FAQ
Q: Do I need to register?
No, this is a free event and no registration is required. All are welcome to attend.
Q: Where should I park?
This event takes place at three different buildings, so parking is available in all lots. City Hall and Library parking lots will likely fill quickly, but plenty of parking will be available at the Community Center, Court House, and Troy Family Aquatic Center. See the map for all open lots.
Q: What time can my child meet Santa?
The Christmas Tree Lighting festivities take place at 6:30 pm with Athens High Choir and Troy High Drumline performing. After Santa lights the Christmas Tree, he will walk to his tent on the north side of City Hall, near the Library’s Peace Garden and remain seated to meet with children until 9 pm. Line will be cut at that time.
Q: What time will the Snow Sisters be performing?
7:15 pm, 8 pm, 8:45 pm. There will be no meet-n-greets this year.
Q: Will there be food and drink for purchase?
Tim Hortons will provide free hot cocoa and Timbits (one bag and cup per person) at two locations outside City Hall and the Library while supplies last. Pizza and water will be available for purchase (cash only) inside the Community Center from 7–9 pm.
Q: Can I bring my stroller/wagon?
Strollers/wagons will be permitted in the Community Center, but not inside the Library.
Q: What if I have a child under 5 and a child over 5? Will one not be allowed to participate at the Library?
No child will be turned away from an activity. However, activities at the Library are designed more specifically for ages 0–5. Activities are for all ages at the Community Center. The event has been planned so that you may be able to visit both buildings throughout the evening if you would like.
Q: Do I need to drive back and forth to the Library or Community Center?
The Troy Shuttles will drive between both the Library and Community Center continuously throughout the event, with a pick up at the east side of the Library and a pick up at the north entrance of the Community Center. See the map for specific pick up spots.
Q: What should I bring with me?
Use our Winter Wonderland check list!
· Warm clothes/jackets to enjoy outdoor activities
· Socks for the little ones to use the inflatables at the Community Center
· Swimwear for those who plan to partake in open swim at the Community Center
· A camera or phone to take pictures with Santa
· Cash for purchasing food and refreshments
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
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