Special Events

The Parks and Recreation Department hosts a wide variety of special events each year. Check below to see some of our current offerings!

Holiday Fun

2022-12 Holiday Lineup

2022 Night of Lights FB Post Opens in new windowNight of Lights

Night of Lights, presented by Masco Corp., is back at Greenmead Historical Park with more lights, more activities and more community fun!
Formal activities for this regional holiday attraction will take place 5-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday (excluding Dec. 4) the first three weekends in December, with the lights on display all month long for this self-guided walking event.

Join us Dec. 2-3, 9-11 and 16-18 for:
- Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus Visits at the Friends Meeting House
- Arts and Crafts at Newburg Schoolhouse
- Music in Newburg Church
- Town Peddler Holiday Shop inside Alexander Blue House (NEW!)
- Heated tent with food and drinks
- Street hockey and cornhole
$10 suggested donation per vehicle upon entry for weekend activities (cash only, no advance tickets).

Newburg Church musical lineup:

Fri, Dec. 2 - Quinto Milito and Friends of the Opera  

Sat, Dec. 3 - Heaven Connection Choir

Fri, Dec. 9 - St. Michael’s Children’s Choir

Sat, Dec. 10 - Livonia Franklin High School Bands

Sun, Dec. 11 - Rennie Kaufmann

Fri, Dec. 16 - Livonia Franklin High School Bel Canto Choir

Sat, Dec. 17 - HarmonyTown Chorus

Sun, Dec. 18 - Livonia Civic Chorus 

Click here for volunteer opportunities or contact the Livonia Chamber of Commerce to inquire about sponsorships.

Lunch with Santa 2022-12-10_Lunch with Santa Opens in new window(sold out)

Come join us 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Civic Park Senior Center for a photo with Santa, lunch, crafts and story time from Santa and Mrs. Claus. This annual event sells out quickly with families excited to dine with the big man.

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Lunch will consist of pizza, salad, chips and a sweet treat. (This event sold out Nov. 12.)

2022-12-12_Santas Workshop Calling Opens in new windowSanta's Workshop Calling (sold out)

'Tis the season... to get in touch with Santa's Workshop. Register for your 3-11 year old to receive a call from the workshop between 6-8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 12-13. Calls typically last less than five minutes and will occur within the two-hour time window. (This event sold out Nov. 29.) 

Co-sponsored by Livonia Kiwanis Early Risers.

LIGHT UP LIVONIA2022-11-29_Lights Contest Flyer Announcement Opens in new window

Do you think you have one of the best December light displays for the holidays? Let the rest of Livonia know! Register between Nov. 29-Dec. 13 to showcase your display. Mayor Maureen Miller Brosnan will pick three residences, a Clark Griswold award winner and one business with the best holiday decorations. She and Santa Claus will visit the winners to deliver the awards on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Register online and indicate if you would like to be part of the Light Up Livonia Holiday Lights Map, which will be posted online here for people to tour the lights.

2022-12-17_Santas Workshop Opens in new windowSanta's Workshop

Visit Santa's Workshop and create some hand-made gifts this year. There are two dates to pick from: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Kirksey Recreation Center. There will be several craft projects to choose from at each event. Make one or make three!

All children ages 5-12 must register; parent/guardian participation is optional, but does not require registration. Adults are not required to stay. Event staff will supervise participants during the event.

DECK THE REC2022-12-1 Deck the Rec Flyer Opens in new window

Deck the Rec is back Dec. 2-28! Local organizations, families and businesses are hosting and decorating festive artificial trees at both the Kirksey Recreation Center AND Greenmead Historical Park. Make sure to stop by and vote for your favorite “en-tree” at each location before they're taken down Dec. 29-30.