December Events

ONGOING: Santa's Magic Forest will be open throughout the month at the Activity Building in Heritage Park. Click on for more information.

December 3

Taylor Winterfest Celebration, presented by Stieper & Brust Orthodontics

Heritage Park 

12111 Pardee Road

INFO:  The Taylor Winterfest Goodfellows 5K Run and Walk (and 1 mile children’s run) will kick off at 10 a.m. December 3 at the Sheridan Open Air Pavilion in Heritage Park. All proceeds benefit the Taylor Goodfellows. The earlier you register, the less you pay. Until the end of October, it’s $30 per person. Then it goes to $35 through December 2. The day of the race it is $40 per person.

The course runs inside the park this year, starting and finishing in front of the Sheridan Center. It circles Bzura Parkway and Coan Lake. Medals, shirts, snacks and treats are all included in a first-rate running event. Don’t miss out and remember it’s all for charity!

The Winterfest Parade will stage at the Taylor Recreation Center and step off at 5 p.m. It will march down Parade Road to the park. The prime viewing area for the parade is the berm directly in front of the Sheridan Center along Pardee. 

Once the parade and crowd get inside the pavilion, they will be musically entertained until Santa and Mrs. Claus join Mayor Tim Woolley to officially light up the City’s 40-foot Christmas tree, which stands in the middle of the Sheridan Center throughout the season. Fireworks will follow in Heritage Park.

Food trucks and plenty of drinks and refreshments will be available, along with photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and even the Grinch. Crafts will be available for children.


December 4

Breakfast with Santa

Lakes of Taylor Golf Course 

25505 Northline Road

INFO: Santa and Mrs. Claus will be waiting to meet you while you enjoy your meal. Scheduled from 9:30-1 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $11 for children 4-12 and 3-years-old and younger are free. Purchase tickets at the pro shop.


December 3-4

Taylor Dance’s The Nutcracker 

Dearborn Center for Performing Arts 

15801 Michigan Avenue

INFO: Taylor Dance’s annual Nutcracker performance accompanied by the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra. Tickets will be available at the Dearborn box office or online.


December 3-4

Goodfellows Corner Days 

Multiple locations

INFO: Help ring in the Christmas season by collecting donations for the Taylor Goodfellows. Volunteers needed. Interested? Contact

December 10-11

Jingle Bell Barn (new)

Heritage Park Petting Farm 

12803 Pardee Road

INFO: Visit with the farm animals, Santa and take a carriage ride in Heritage Park. The event runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Tickets are $5 per person, 1-and-under are free. 


December 11

Holiday Concert by Taylor Community Chorus

William Ford Senior Center

6750 Troy

INFO: The chorus, under the direction of Brandon Tomblin, will host its annual holiday concert at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person at the door.


December 16,17 and 18 and December 22-23

Winterfest Stroll

Heritage Park 

12111 Pardee Road

INFO: Ticket reservation time slots run on the half-hour each evening, beginning at 6 p.m. with the final timeslot of 8:30 each night. A holiday stroll around Heritage Park will include carolers, characters, the Holiday Barn at the petting farm and a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tickets go on sale November 1.Tickets are $10 for resident adults and $5 for resident children; and $12 for non-resident adults and $6 for non-resident children. Children under 2 are free. You can purchase a Taylor Resident Family Pack for $25.


December 23 

Christmas Eve Holiday

City Hall closed


December 26
 Christmas Holiday

City Hall closed


December 30

New Year’s Eve holiday

City Hall closed


January 2

New Year’s Day holiday

City Hall closed

Winterfest, December 3


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winterfest 5k run 2022 flyer

Breakfast with Santa

breakfast with santa 2022

Senior Center Dec. 11


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