Santa's Magic Forest

Santa's Magic Forest -- Downriver's finest holiday display -- is open weekends through December 21 at the Heritage Park Activity Building, 12111 Pardee Road, Taylor.

Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, 1 to 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 7 p.m. Sundays.

The magical winter wonderland includes hundreds of animated characters, dozens of Christmas scenes and beautiful holiday light displays. Visitors have an opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This year, entertainment will be provided.

Santa will make a grand entrance to Santa’s Magic Forest by fire truck on Saturday, November 29. That day, Santa will meet with Taylor firefighters about 12:30 p.m. at the Midtown Taylor Fire Station on Goddard Road and be transported to the Magic Forest in the Heritage Park Activity Building at 12111 Pardee Road by 1 p.m.

Residents are invited to stand along the route from the Fire Station to the Activity Building and welcome Santa to Taylor.

Admission to the Magic Forest is only $3 -- $2 for seniors and children 10 an under. Photos will Santa by Rosecrans Picture Perfect Photography are only $7 each.

All proceeds from the Magic Forest benefit the Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry, a nonprofit organization that is operating the holiday display as a fund-raiser. Fish & Loaves, located at 25670 Northline Road, provides food and nourishment to shoes in need in Taylor and surrounding communities.

For more information about the Magic Forest, call the City of Taylor Department of Golf, Parks and Recreation at (734) 374-3906.

For more information on Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry, call (734) 778-1611 or visit the Web site www.downriverfishandloaves.org.